I can't take credit for this quote but a sage gillie once uttered " no photos lad, no fish".. ( it was, of course, a "modern" gillie) .Actually the "proper" quote was :Sport to gillie " no fish, no Glendronach. Gillie to sport " no Glendronach, no fish". Legend has it gillie won that standoff.
That a bit off topic but, hap, I too would love to "see" those vast quantities.