Last Wednesday fishing the Ballathie beat of the lower Tay 14 year old Lois Brown hooked and landed this fantastic salmon.

George and Lois with a fine Tay salmon.

Head ghillie George McInnes had manoeuvred the boat over a likely spot in the Blackstones pool when the fish took. Lois' father an experienced angler could only stare in disbelief and admiration when his daughter hooked her first ever salmon, a fresh springer of a lifetime!

The fish measured 44 inches long (estimated at 33lb) and was safely returned.

Congratulations to all involved.