Biggest salmon caught in the UK this year landed

The biggest salmon caught in the UK this year has been landed from the River Tweed in Scotland – this 50lb specimen banked by Shamus Jennings.

The huge fish, that measured 50ins in length with a 33ins girth, was caught by the experienced fly fishing expert from an area known as Glenmayne Pool on a Boleside Shrimp tied by head boatman Nigel Fell.

After hooking the fish a nerve-wracking 35 minute fight followed, and Shamus said: “When we got it to the boat we were shocked at the size of its head. It took us four attempts to get it in the net.”

His historic catch puts him in a strong position of landing the coveted Savills Malloch Trophy which is awarded to the angler who catches and releases the biggest rod caught salmon of the year.