Following on from the impressively large Salmon that was caught at Bemersyde on 24th October, Dr Ronald Campbell (The Foundation’s senior Biologist) revisited Tweed’s Length:Weight chart to update it.
Extending the calculation further than the Tweed scale currently stretched (it stopped at 42lbs!), and using the measurements of the Bemersyde fish (127cms in length), and a particularly bulky and deep specimen, Dr Campbell reckoned that fish to be closer to 50.1lbs than the quoted 37lbs.
One of the few instances when an angler has under-estimated the size of his catch!
An updated Tweed Foundation FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) on Tweed fish sizes, including a sliding scale, can be viewed here.