On Wednesday 20th April on Dalmarnock
Beat on the Tay – a 30lb sea liced
springer was caught on the fly by head chef
of East Haugh Hotel, Neil McGown, witnessed
and filmed by the gillie Colin MacFayden,
and returned to fight another day- what a
Haugh Hotel is one of a few genuine
sporting hotels where the owners take a real
interest in fishing
and their angling guests.
The hotel has long had fishing rights on
the River Tummel, but has more recently aquired
the rights to the Dalmarnock Beat, which
has some 3 miles of double bank fishing,
making it one of the largest of the Tay beats.
It also benifits from being below the confluence
of the Tay and Tummel.
The fish is now a serious contender for
Trophy - the biggest fly Salmon
caught on any Scottish river, witnessed and
returned. The Malloch's Trophy is awarded
The trophy was named after PD
famous tackle manufacturer who established
the PD Mallochs tackle shop in Perth. Originally
it was for the biggest fish caught on the
Tay. This was changed in modern times to
a fly caught fish, which had to be returned
unharmed and covers the whole of Scotland.
This was done to encourage catch and release.
Is this the biggest one... if you know better....