David Paton Trophy

The David Paton trophy is awarded annually to the angler who lands the first salmon of the new season.

Richard McHattie claimed this year’s honour after successfully landing a 7lb spring salmon on the 1st of March whilst fishing Grandhome Estate.

The fish fell to a slowly spun black and yellow Devon minnow and swam away strongly after a quick photo.

Richard was presented with the trophy last week along with a bottle of whisky.