Angler Shamus Jennings with 50 lb salmonThe 2013 winner of the Savills Malloch Trophy – for the largest salmon caught by an angler on the fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – has been announced. The successful angler is Shamus Jennings CBE from County Down for a fish, estimated at 50 lb, landed in the River Tweed.

Mr Jennings, on being told of the decision of the Savills Malloch Trophy Committee on December 13th, commented: “I am delighted to have been awarded this prestigious trophy and highly honoured to join such select club. I was fortunate enough to catch a 25 lb salmon the day before. That was my biggest fish to date and it is unbelievable that I was able to better it so dramatically the very next day”.