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Who caught the biggest salmon in the UK?

Who caught the biggest salmon in the UK?

Miss Georgina Ballantine
On 7 October 1922 the legendary Miss Georgina Ballantine landed the biggest ever rod-caught British salmon from the Glendelvine beat on the River Tay.

Who caught the biggest salmon?

The current IGFA all-tackle record Chinook weighed 97 pounds, 4 ounces. It was caught in Alaska’s Kenai River in May 1985 by Les Anderson. That fish measured 58.5 inches long, with a 37 inch girth—similar measurements to Gordon’s massive released salmon.

What is the largest fish caught in the UK?

Back in 1997, when Goliath was caught from Withy Pool in Bedfordshire by Richard Garner, he weighed 62lb and was put back alive into the lake. He was accepted by the BRFC as the biggest caught in the UK and was named after the biblical giant.

What was the biggest salmon ever caught in Scotland?

50 pound salmon
Record-breaking salmon caught in Scotland A 50 pound salmon has become the biggest fish to be caught in Scotland since 1928. The fish was caught on the fly on the River Tweed by fisherman Shamus Jennings.

What is the largest Atlantic salmon ever caught?

74 pounds
The salmon’s weight was calculated to be 72 pounds, only a few pounds less than the largest rod-and-reel salmon on record, 79 pounds 2 ounces, caught on the Tana River in Norway in 1928. The largest Atlantic salmon taken by a fly fisherman weighed slightly more than 74 pounds.

What is the biggest salmon in the world?

Chinook/King salmon
Chinook/King salmon are the largest salmon and get up to 58 inches (1.5 meters) long and 126 pounds (57.2 kg). Pink salmon are the smallest at up to 30 inches (0.8 meters) long and 12 pounds (5.4 kg), although they average 3 to 5 pounds (1.3-2.3 kg).

Where can I find the biggest salmon?

The world record was caught in the Kenai River in Alaska in 1985. This monster weighed in a 97 pounds and 4 ounces.

Which Great Lake has the biggest salmon?

1. Chinook Salmon. The Chinook are the largest of the Pacific salmon and have been established in the Great Lakes for more than 50 years.

What is the British Rudd record?

4 lb 10 oz
Current records not supported by any photographic evidence

Species Weight lb’s oz Date
Gudgeon (Gobio gobio) 5 oz 1990
Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) 13.5 drams (24 grams) 1998
Roach (Rutilus rutilus) 4 lb 5oz 11 April 2006
Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) 4 lb 10 oz 7 October 2001

What’s the British carp record?

The biggest carp ever caught in Britain was an 83lb 4oz mirror known as ‘The Big Plated’ from the Wingham syndicate in Kent.

What is the biggest trout caught in the UK?

31 lb 12 oz
Current records supported by photographic evidence

Species Weight lb’s oz Location
Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta) 31 lb 12 oz Argyll, Scotland
Trout, Rainbow (Onchorhynchus mykiss) 34 lb 12 oz Perthshire, Scotland
Wels Catfish (Silurus glanis) 147 lb Essex
Zander (Sander lucioperca) 22 lb Cambridgeshire

What is the largest Chinook salmon ever caught?

126 pounds
Commonly called “king salmon” or simply “kings” by Alaskans, Chinook are the largest of Alaska’s salmon and, even in the best of times, the least abundant. The heaviest on record, caught in 1949 in a Petersburg commercial fish trap, weighed an astonishing 126 pounds.