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Best fly caught salmon on the Tay? A Malloch's Trophy Contender for 2011.

 
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Neil McGown Catches a Whopper!
   

On Wednesday 20th April on Dalmarnock Beat on the Tay – a 30lb sea liced springer was caught on the fly by head chef and co-owner of East Haugh Hotel, Neil McGown, witnessed and filmed by the gillie Colin MacFayden, and returned to fight another day- what a fish.

The East 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 the Malloch Trophy - the biggest fly Salmon caught on any Scottish river, witnessed and returned. The Malloch's Trophy is awarded annually.

The trophy was named after PD Malloch the 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....


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