Speculations were all over yesterday when a massive salmon landed on the banks of the River Ness. It was feared that this catch would smash the historic rod catch record by the young daughter of a Scottish ghillie set way back. The news about this giant salmon catch spread like fire and was soon circulated on the angling website. It was known that this River Ness monster was hooked and was later released on the Highland river.
After the wide spread of this catch speculations were made whether this River Ness monster will break the historic record set in1922. This historic record was named after Georgina Ballantyne, she caught a gargantuan salmon on the Glendelvine stretch of River Tay, the fish weighted 64lb. This amazing catch set a record for the largest salmon ever caught in the British Isles and also the heaviest freshwater fish caught by an angler in the British water.
According to a web-blog which stated the huge salmon was caught and was left unharmed, revealed that the fish measured accurately at 56in long and 50in around the girth. That means the fish was two inches longer than the previous record catch, which pointed out a chance for a new record on the cards. But still there were speculation and rumours all around with no accurate data available pointing out the exact weight and measurement of this monster catch.
According to Grant Sutherland, who has been ghillie on the Dochfour beat for past 20 years, one can not tell what exactly the weight of the fish would be, as the scale on the river bank can only weigh up to 30lb. He further added, I have never seen such a big fish in my life, it measured length was 56in which is really a big catch. In order to get the correct and accurate measurement of the fish pictures of this giant salmon has been sent to the government’s Feshwater Laboratory at Faskally near Pitlochry in Perthshire. It is expected that these experts will be able to figure out the weight and length of this monster.
Now all eyes are glued on the reports which the marine experts will release, that will be the deciding factor whether this River Ness Monster will set a new record in the British Isles. Even the officials of the British Record Fish Committee are eagerly waiting to know the weight of this giant catch before coming to any conclusion.