Georgina Ballantine’s 64lb salmon remains the largest recorded from a British river with rod and line.
Gayle Ritchie looks at the significance of the historic two-hour tussle’ on the Tay 100 years on.
As the last rays of sun shone down on the Tay, there was a tremendous tug upon Georgina Ballantine’s fishing line.
She had hooked an enormous salmon, although the 32-year-old nurse had no idea just how big he was and that she would have to endure a two-hour struggle to secure him.
At 6.15pm on October 7 1922, Georgina began what she later described as a “Homeric battle”.
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