Entries for the 2015 Bemersyde Trophy are now being invited for the largest wild Atlantic Salmon caught on Tweed this season. This annual challenge Trophy was the inspiration of The Earl Haig, owner of the Bemersyde beat in middle Tweed, who instigated it in 2012.
To qualify for entry an angler must have caught his/her fish in a sportsmanlike manner, adhering to the Tweed Angling Code for Salmon, using fishing rod, reel and line with an artificial fly and have returned the fish, unharmed, to the water. The catch must be independently witnessed and full details of the capture must be recorded on an official entry form:
Bemersyde Fishing Trophy Entry Form 2015. The entry form includes a guide prepared by The Tweed Foundation and tailored specifically to Tweed fish sizes, which will help anglers to gauge the size of their fish, although it is only an estimate and fish are best weighed with an electronic scale to be sure of their weight.
The winner of the 2015 Bemersyde Trophy will have his or her name, and the details of the size of the fish, engraved on the Trophy. If the beat upon which it is caught is a ghillied one, the ghillie will receive The Bemersyde Ghillie’s Trophy.
Tight lines & Good luck!