14 year old Frank Cottons 28lb fish caught at Sprouston during this week has to be applauded – being the largest springer recorded on the river for a considerable number of years. The fish was a fraction short of 45″ long and well proportioned in the girth, was netted by Frank’s father who weighed it at 28 lb 5 oz’s on a set of digital scales. Frank had a titanic battle with the fish as it made many downstream runs – it didn’t show on the surface for around 40 minutes – before it was netted some 55 minutes after it was hooked. Although Frank is only a young chap, he is fast becoming a seasoned salmon fisher with a fair number of fish to his name – mainly caught on the fly – and on this occasion the fish took his size 8 Red Ally’s Shrimp. After pictures were taken, in line with the rivers C&R rules, the fish was successfully returned. Well done Frank. See Bill Stanworth’s weekly report for further news about this week.
- Taking the boats off the river #tweed #rivertweed #kelso #scottishbordersFirst day of the North East Fly Casting Club trip to Tweed and Zoila showing the boys how to do it fishing Ladykirk. Well done 🐟 . #visitscotland #thisgirlcan #fishing #fishpal #scottishbordersThe ladies from the North East Fly Casting Club are having a super time on the Tweed. Heidi Williams with her 15lb salmon on Dryburgh Upper. . #visitscotland #thisgirlcan #scottishborders #fishing #flyfishing #fly #fishpal #upperdryburghFishPal’s Joe Early fishing Tweed yesterday on Milne Graden beat. Two fish up to 16lb. A brilliant day fishing with Kevin Right the ghillie. . #visitscotland #scottishborders #fishing #fishpal #fly #flyfishingFishPal’s Joe Early has been fishing the Tweed this week. This is today’s fish from Ladykirk. . ☎️ (44) 01573 470612 🌐 www.fishtweed.co.uk . #visitscotland #scottishborders #fly #fishing #fishpal #fishAlan Herd fishing the Cauldron Beat on the Border Esk. He said his fish was "3 split shot short of 13 lb” and safely returned. . ☎️ (44) 01573 470612 🌐 www.fishpal.com . #visitscotland #fishing #fishpal #fish
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