BEST selling author Paul Torday will speak at a special screening of the movie ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’ at Keswick’s Alhambra Cinema next month.

The film is based on Mr Torday’s book and he will take part in a question and answer session at the screening on Saturday March 2, starting at 5pm.

West Cumbria Rivers Trust has organised the event and project manager Ian Creighton said: “The film and the meeting with the author is open to the public and all proceeds from the event will go - through the work of the trust - to the conservation and protection of the rivers, lakes and surrounding countryside.”

The film is about a fisheries expert recruited by a consultant to help a wealthy sheikh’s impossible dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the Yemen desert.

It is also being shown to highlight the problems facing Atlantic salmon in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Last year salmon runs on the rivers Greta and Derwent and their various tributaries were at an all-time low.

The screening co-incides with the town’s Words by the Water literature festival from March 1 to March 10.

Tickets are available on the door of The Alhambra on the night.