The biggest salmon caught in Britain
Lot 403
The biggest salmon caught in Britain
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,800 - 10,000
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The biggest salmon caught in Britain
A Malloch block model of Miss Ballantine's fish carved and naturalistically painted on a wooden backboard by P.D. Malloch, Perth, and inscribed: '64lb caught 1922 Miss G.W. Ballantine, River Tay Scotland' and within an oak frame, 142cm wide

Footnotes

  • Georgina Ballantine caught the largest salmon ever recorded in British waters one evening while fishing with her ghillie father and using a Malloch rod and reel. Mallochs took a plaster cast of the fish and there have been later facsimile glass models. This fish would appear to date from the 1920s and is one of the original wooden block models.

Saleroom notices

  • THIS IS NOT A MODEL OF THE BIGGEST SALMON. It is inscribed as though it is and this fish would appear to date from 1920's, it is also a very big salmon but probably 50-55lbs give or take and certainly not as huge as the 64lb fish that it is purporting to be.
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