The River Tweed Commission extends our congratulations to Mr Andy Britton who has won the Bemersyde Trophy with a 32lb salmon. The fish, which was caught at Tweedmill Beat, near Coldstream, secured Mr. Britton’s award for the annual trophy, which celebrates the largest – and best-caught – salmon landed on a fly on the River Tweed.
A delighted Harry Brownlow of Denholm won the junior award with a 16lb specimen caught at the Hawick Association Water at Rulefoot on the Teviot. Well done Harry!
The winners were announced live online from Bemersyde House on Saturday, 27 March.
Andy, from Braidwood, Lanarkshire, caught his fish on 11 August 2020 on a light 12lb nylon and tackle, using the latest Gaelforce fly line and a self-tied, size 12 double-hooked fly. He played the fish for 45 minutes before it was netted by Jock Veitch, one of the two ghillie witnesses to the triumph and winner of the Ghillie’s Award. Harry also landed his fish on a 12lb nylon with a Conehead Ally Shrimp on 29 October 2020.
Photos and further info can be found here