Lady Haig welcomed guests to Bemersyde House last week for the annual Bemersyde award ceremony for the largest fly caught Atlantic Salmon, caught and released, on the River Tweed.
This years winner of the prestigious Bemersyde Trophy is Fin Wilson, who caught and released a 24lb spring salmon at Lower Floors on February 13, 2015. He caught his magnificent fish using a 14 foot Demon rod from Alnwick based rod manufacturer Hardy and a Monkey tube fly.
This year Lord & Lady Haig announced a NEW Junior Award which they hope will encourage more young people to try salmon fishing on Tweed and increase participation of existing junior anglers.
The years winner is Jess England (17), for a salmon caught and safely released on Hendersyde Beat, River Tweed, 31st July. She caught two fish (15lb & 13lb) that day on a aurora shrimp size 8. Jess also won a gift voucher presented to her by the Tom Leslie owner of Tweed tackle business Fin & Game.
The Bemersyde Trophy is awarded annually by Lord & Lady Haig to the captor of the best salmon caught using the fly on Tweed. All fish to be considered for the award must have been safely returned in order to qualify.
The Bemersyde Junior award is open to all juniors aged 18 years or under, on the 31st December of that year, who catch and release an Atlantic Salmon on Tweed river using any legal method.
To enter the Bemersyde Trophy please complete the form on the FishPal website (Malloch Trophy), where you will be automatically entered into both national fishing awards.
For further information please contact:
Anne Woodcock FishPal 01573 470612 and/or David Proudfoot Bemersyde 01968 678465