This record fish was taken from the River Tay near Caputh in Perthshire by Miss Georgina Ballantine on October 7th 1922. She was fishing with her father, a ghillie, and as dusk approached she hooked this monster salmon. After a battle which lasted two hours it was landed. The salmon weighed 29 kilograms (64 pounds) and is the heaviest British rod-caught salmon and a record which is unlikely to be beaten.
The prize catch was brought to Perth, where the taxidermy firm of P.D.Malloch’s captured its size and beauty in a striking plaster cast, The salmon was gifted to Perth Royal Infirmary and eaten by staff and patients alike! On display in the Wild and Wonderful Perthshire Gallery is a modern fibreglass replica of the original plaster cast.