Cramond Angling Club recently held its annual salmon season opening day on Saturday, 1st February, 2014
The River Almond, once classified as the most polluted river of its size in the UK, has gradually been improving since the dark days of 1884, when angling on the River Almond had ceased completely.
The River was at one point said to flow "nearly black at times and oil and particles of coal dust had been seen," but the creation of the Forth Purification Board saw the start of improvement. Thanks mostly to the industries that relied upon its water falling into decline, the River Almond has improved vastly and now offers excellent opportunities for sea and brown trout with the occasional salmon. For details visit the Cramond Angling Club website.
At the opening this year the club will be officially presenting a new bench and plaque in memory of 90-year-old founding member of the club, Tam Wallace.