Friday, August 21, 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland The Malloch Challenge Trophy.

Salmon Fishing Scotland The Malloch Challenge Trophy.

Now we are about to enter the Autumn period of the Salmon fishing season this is a reminder that the Malloch Trophy is back for this season in Scotland.
It is awarded to the angler who catches and returns the largest Atlantic Salmon fly fishing in Scottish waters.
The details are listed below. Tight lines.


The most prestigious and historic trophy in the Scottish angling world, The Malloch Challenge Trophy has been reinstated from the opening of the 2009 salmon fishing season after an absence of 10 years.

The magnificent silver model of a leaping salmon, which for decades was the most coveted and keenly contested award in Scotland, has been acquired by The Tay Foundation under the Chairmanship of John Milligan. It will again be awarded annually to the angler catching the heaviest salmon of the season on any Scottish River. The new criteria for the Trophy will reflect the Tay Board’s promotion of Conservation in that the fish which must be caught on a fly must also be released alive back into the water.


The Malloch Challenge Trophy is named after the Perth-based manufacturer and retailer of fishing tackle, Mallochs of Perth – one of the most legendary names in Scottish tackle history. Its founder was P D Malloch, one of the greatest authorities of his day on salmon.

The Malloch Trophy was first awarded in 1972 for a 43lb fish caught on the Tweed by Lady Burnett and last awarded in 1999 following a run of 28 consecutive years for a 33lb fish caught on the Spey by Mr J Montupet; during this time the winning fish came from a variety of rivers including the Dee, Spey, Tweed, Tay and Naver. 2 ladies apart from Lady Burnett have been winners of the trophy with fish from the Tweed (33lbs) and the Spey (35lbs).

After 1999 the trophy was not presented and remained locked in a cupboard for over 10 years and was lost to the salmon fishing world until the Tay Foundation was able to acquire it.

Secretary to the Malloch Trophy:

Robert Rattray of CKD Galbraith has been appointed as Secretary for the Malloch Trophy. Entries should be submitted in line with Challenge Trophy critera and the final decision will be made immediately after the end of the season by a committee.

Criteria for application for the Award are detailed below.

Entry forms are available below or can be obtained from the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board office on 01738 583733 or mobile no 07974 360787.

Malloch Challenge Trophy Entry Details


* Entry form: The Malloch Trophy entry form must be duly completed and signed as required and returned to the Malloch Secretary as soon as possible and no later than one month after capture (except in the case of a November capture, where the entry form must be returned by c.o.b. on Wednesday 9th December 2009). For entry form click here.

* The fish must be a bone fide wild Atlantic Salmon; must be caught on recognised artificial fly tackle and artificial fly in an approved manner; and must then be returned safely to the water.

* Full details including fishing tackle used (rod, reel, line, leader and fly) should be recorded as should the date, place and time of capture.

* Witness/Photograph: The capture must be verified by a minimum of one independent witness and wherever possible with accompanying photographic evidence.

* Weight: Ideally the salmon should be carefully weighed in either a weigh-net or with scale and net, the weight of the net being deducted. The weigh-net or scales should be available for independent testing if required. Alternatively Sturdey’s formula will be used to assess the weight of the fish in the event that the fish cannot be weighed.

* Measurement: An accurate measurement of the length (from nose to fork of tail) and girth (around the body just forward of the dorsal fin) should be taken with a tape measure. These measurements must be verified by the independent witness/es

All entries will be considered by the Malloch Challenge Trophy committee after the last salmon fishing rivers close on the 30th November 2009 and must be notified/received not later than c.o.b. Wednesday 9th December 2009.

The Malloch Challenge Trophy Committee is made up of representatives from the regions in Scotland and the Chairman of RAFTS. The Committee’s decision in all matters is final and no correspondence will entered into subsequent to the award winner being annnounced.

The winner will be announced not later than the 17th December 2009.
The winner and their guests and representatives of the Trust on whose river the fish was caught, will be invited as guests to the Annual River Tay Dinner.

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Anonymous said...

You mentioned the biggest fish for the Malloch trophy was 43lb from the Tweed back in 1972,what was the smallest fish to have won the Malloch trophy,bob?

Anonymous said...

can someone tell the salmon to enter the tay.

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