Huge salmon are being caught in Scottish rivers this year, leading angling experts to claim the king of fish are growing bigger than they have for decades. Fishermen have been stunned by the size of salmon weighing more than 30lbs that have been landed from rivers including the Tay, the Dee and Tweed.

Earlier this month, the largest salmon of the year was caught at Upper Cargill on the Tay, weighing in at an impressive 40lbs. The fish are believed to have stayed out in open-sea feeding grounds for longer than normal because of changes to the ocean environment. Fishing groups say these super-size catches are enticing anglers from across the world to Scottish rivers, generating much-needed income for the sector.

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