Man catches salmon weighing same as 7-year-old boy

Shamus Jennings caught the 50lb salmon on the Boleside beat near Galashiels. Credit: Boleside FishTweed

A fisherman on the River Tweed has landed the biggest salmon to be caught on Scottish waters since 1928.

Shamus Jennings caught a fish weighing 50lb - roughly the same as a 7-year-old boy.

"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," Mr Jennings said of the salmon that took around 45 minutes to land.

After posing for a photograph, the fish was returned to the water.