Miss Georgina Ballantine and the Record Rod Caught Salmon

On 7th October 1922, Georgina Ballantine entered the record books. Fishing from a boat on the Glendelvine stretch of the River Tay in Perthshire she cast her spinning tackle into the water. She hooked a large and powerful salmon and her angling skills were tested in the two hours that it took to land the fish. The salmon weighed 64 pounds. To this day her salmon still stands as the British rod-caught record for the species, as well as being the largest freshwater fish ever landed by an angler in the British Isles. This photograph of Miss Ballantine and her record breaking fish was taken at the Raeburn Photographic Studio in Perth a few days after the capture.

  • Material/Medium: silver gelatin print
  • Date: c1922
  • Creator: Raeburn Photographic Studio, Perth
  • Accession number: PPNN1058
  • Category: Photography
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