The biggest salmon to be caught in Scotland in 85 years has been reeled in from a Borders river.The fish was over four feet long, and weighed in at 50 pounds, about the same as a six year old child. An average salmon weighs about eight pounds. Jenny Longden reports.
A fisherman has described his record breaking catch as 'a fish of a life time'.
Shamus Jennings caught the 50lb salmon on the River Tweed.
The fish was so big that it took him and head boatman Nigel Fell nearly 45 minutes to catch.
A fisherman who caught a 50lb salmon on the River Tweed said it was the 'best sporting day of his life'.
Shamus Jennings was on the Boleside beat near Galashiels with head boatman Nigel Fell when they landed the fish, the largest seen in Scotland since the 1920s.
He told ITV Border how he celebrated the record breaking catch.
The largest salmon seen in Scotland since 1928 has been caught on the River Tweed.
Fisherman Shamus Jennings tells our reporter Jenny Longden the story of how he caught the 50lb salmon.
A salmon caught on the River Tweed has broken records by becoming the largest in Scotland since 1928.
Shamus Jennings was on the Boleside beat near Galashiels with head boatman Nigel Fell when he caught the 50lb fish.
It was so big that it took nearly 45 minutes to catch, and it couldn't be weighed with the usual net.
The pair had to record its size on a piece of string, and asked a biologist to calculate its weight.
– Shamus Jennings
"To catch a 50 pound fish is a fish of a lifetime, in salmon fishing terms everybody would just love to do that. To use a golf analogy, it is like getting a hole in one on a par five. I dreamed about it that night and I have thought about it since, and I think for the rest of my life I will always remember that fish."
The fisherman that caught a 50lb salmon on the River Tweed says it's every fisherman's dream to catch a fish that big.
Shamus Jennings was on the Boleside beat near Galashiels with head boatman Nigel Fell when he caught the whopper.
A 50 pound salmon has become the biggest fish to be caught in Scotland since 1928.
The fish was caught on the fly on the River Tweed by fisherman Shamus Jennings.