And now this one, and this time I can post a picture! Another day another huge spring salmon from a Scottish river, this time from the Aberdeenshire Dee and this time on the fly. The 30-pounder, a potential Malloch Trophy candidate, was caught yesterday by Marko Hannonen from Finland as part of a 3 fish catch to his own rod on a small plastic Sunray Shadow.
DDSFB & Dee Trust fisheries development officer Ken Reid (otherwise known as Ken, thanks Ken!) told me the fish was caught from the Irrigation pool at Birse. Marko’s pal also took a fish at Birse yesterday. Ken said: “Having written recently about big Dee fish being seen recently it’s great to hear of one being landed.”
Ken added: “The length was 1 metre 10 cms which would be 30lbs according to our data and length to weight conversion charts.”
One metre ten. Love it, that’s the cry at the Gaula when a big one’s landed, “One metre salmon, one metre salmon!” Happy days.