Big Fish Centennial

Georgina Ballentine with 1922 salmon from River Tay

In 1922 a fishing legend was born, as Georgina Ballantine proceeded to hook, line and land a record-breaking salmon from out of the River Tay. On 7 October 1922, Georgina landed a salmon weighing 64 lbs and measuring 54 inches long. Out on a fishing trip with her father, James Ballantine acting as his daughter’s ghillie, Georgina battled with the fish for two hours to bring it to dry land. This was record-breaking at the time and is now one of the longest surviving records in the UK, having never been beaten. 

“MONSTER SALMON TAKEN FROM TAY” (Dundee Courier, 10th October 1922)