Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK, Towy, Tweed, Dee, Deveron
Jim is correct, the British record is Miss Ballantyne's 64lb Tay fish; this was taken on bait [a"Trailled Dace" I believe].
The British fly caught record is a 61lb fish from the River Deveron, again caught by a lady angler, in this case a Miss "Tiny Morrison".
The Deveron has a habit of producing some big fish to this day, a friend of mine took one of over 43lbs a few years ago, & I still have hightmares about one I lost on Forglen beat which would have been my biggest ever by some margin.
Historically the Dee has produced fish in the upper 50's [pounds], but not for some while, so it is great news to hear of this fish - particularly from the Upper River as it must have swum past a lot of anglers flies on its' way there.
I'm back up fishing the other bank in three weeks time, I just hope it had company from other fish in it's year class on its' spawning run!