Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Salmon #Scotland – A Speyside Odyssey by Norman Matheson

A lovely review for ‘A Speysde Odyssey’.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I was delighted to receive a copy of A Speyside Odyssey by Norman Matheson and having read it this week, I have a deeper respect for a fish that I have eaten all my life and its incredible life cycle.

About A Speyside Odyssey

Filled with beautiful illustrations, “A Speyside Odyssey” details the fascinating life story of the Atlantic Salmon as it undertakes one of the most remarkable, and most deadly, journeys in nature.

The story begins with conception in a remote highland burn, and follows the hazardous journey the salmon take through small tributaries, to the River Spey, and from the estuary on to distant oceanic feeding grounds.

After gorging for one or more years on the prolific food sources of the North Atlantic, the odyssey draws to its conclusion as, with remarkable accuracy, the salmon complete the long journey home, to spawn in the burn of their origin.

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