Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Salmon Fishing Scotland Large Spring Salmon on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Large Spring Salmon on the Tay, Perthshire, Scotland.

The Tay is famous over the years for large spring salmon. Today I was lucky to catch one of them.
This was a true Tay spring salmon caught on the Pitlochrie beat at Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland in front of Stanley Mill. I was harling on my own at the tail of the pool when the fish took my yellow Kynoch. After about 20 minutes I landed the salmon on the other side of the river. I started to realize it was a good fish when it swam upstream and went to the other side of the river! Another sign of a good salmon is when you beach it you can not get your hand round the wrist of its tail. That is the case in this instance.

Beat owner Francis Jennings witnessed the catch and helped me weigh it. It tipped the scales at 35 pounds.

This is the largest salmon I have caught in my 30 years plus salmon fishing career. My previous best was a 32 pounds spring salmon caught in April 1981 at the Fir Trees pool on the Kinnaird beat. A very memorable day for any salmon fisher.

A truly magnificent Tay spring salmon.

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20 comments:

Martin Ritchie said...

Amazing fish Bob, Very well done

Martin

Dave said...

Congratulations... what an amazing catch!!

Anonymous said...

What a fish Bob! Well done and its good to see the TAY is still able to produce such magnificent fish. Well done again.......Steve

Anonymous said...

Awesome Bob, really well done. Hope you had a good few drams tonight!!!

Rob

Anonymous said...

well done bob,fantastic fish,good to see it was not caught on the fly- as sometimes you need to irritate fish to get them to take,a kynoch would just be a snack for this cracker!Hopefully this will be a worthy local winner of the Malloch trophy and puts your 26.5lb fish that you have on the trophy as still the smallest fish to win it,once again well done.PS Hope that gets you a wage rise!

Graham Nichols said...

Bobbie, well done lad - shame it wasn't on the fly but that is one heck of a fish.

Graham

Anonymous said...

A very well done that man on beating your p.b..God could take me now if I was to land a fish of this size & hope the Salmon gods are kind to you for the rest of your 2011 fishing season.
Tight lines & all the best Ray from edinburgh.

Jock Monteith said...

Superb Bobby !!! Very Well Done.

Anonymous said...

well done bob some haddy

Dave Godfrey

Anonymous said...

I once met an angler called GOD! I said to him we should be promoting the Tay better than we do. His reply What is there to promote! Bob your photo says it all! Photos speak louder than simple words. But then simple people speak simple words......

Anonymous said...

Well done Bob, absolutely stunning fish.Iain Wilson

john said...

Truly the fish of a lifetime Bob. Congratulations.

Robert White said...

Thank you for all your kind comments

Anonymous said...

looks like a baggot
(just kidding)
Its a cracker - well done.
Can't imagine what the record tay fish was like in comparison....30lb bigger again - WOW!

Anonymous said...

Nae baggot or rawner there then . . . . what about a kelt though . . . lol.

SB

Paul McTiernan said...

Great fish by a great fisher!! fantastic

Paul

Quentin said...

What a fantastic fish, well done!

Anonymous said...

well done bob.fish of a life time.
alan wales, now in tasi

Stewart Collingswood said...

Bob, what a fish. Well done - afetr 30 years of fishing the Tay, truly deserved. You'll take the memory of that one to the grave..

Tim G said...

Congratulations Bob.
Fantastic fish.
A Tay springer doesn't come better than that!

Tim G

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