50 Pound Salmon Caught on River Tweed in Scotland

November 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A 50 pound salmon was caught on the River Tweed in Scotland earlier this month.

The salmon is the largest fly-caught salmon caught since 1925 on the river and possibly the biggest salmon caught in the entire country since that year, reported the Berwick Advertiser

Shamus Jennings, a long-time fisher, caught the huge salmon with his brother Francis. 

“It’s taken me almost 40 years to catch a 25 pounder – which I caught the day before on the same beat – but this is simply incredible,” Jennings said. 

Dr. Ronald Campbell, a senior biologist with the Tweed Foundation, estimated the catch at 50 pounds, reported the Journal.

The salmon had a 33-inch girth.

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