Biggest salmon in Scotland

A 50 pound salmon has become the biggest fish to be caught in Scotland since 1928

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Fisherman celebrates record breaking 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.

Record breaking salmon caught in Scotland

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.

"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."

– Shamus Jennings

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Record-breaking salmon caught in Scotland

A 50 pound salmon has become the biggest fish to be caught in Scotland since 1928.

Record breaking fish caught on the River Tweed Credit: Boleside FishTweed

The fish was caught on the fly on the River Tweed by fisherman Shamus Jennings.

50 pound salmon becomes largest caught in 85 years Credit: Boleside FishTweed
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