River Tay salmon season extended

The salmon season on one of the best game fishing waterways in the UK is set to be extended in a bid to give fisherman more hours on the bank during the peak of the year.

Sport on the River Tay usually hits top gear just before the season concludes on October 15 but officials have announced this will be pushed back until October 31 in certain areas for at least the next three years.

Anglers will now be able to target the venue between Perth and Dalguise for an extra fortnight and all fish caught in the added on period must be released and reported to help research projects.