What happens on the Glorious 12th?
How do you go about stalking a real life Monarch of the Glen?
What is a Macnab?
Had I read the book, I would have known who owns the rivers and the land and how much or how little you can pay for a a day’s fishing, as I did with a salmon casting champion who assists rods (anglers) on the Coupar Grange beat of the River Isle in Scotland. I would have had a better understanding of the part field sports play in conservation of the Scottish countryside. And I would have comprehended that while field sports are not the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous, they do comprise a heritage of etiquette as detailed as customs for country club cotillions in the Deep South of the U.S.
Nevertheless, learning to salmon fish with junior ghillie Jamie Cathro is one of my fondest memories on the water.