The British Record Salmon, Caught by Miss Ballantine on 7th October 1922 (4)
Lot 81
The British Record Salmon, Caught by Miss Ballantine on 7th October 1922
Sold for £ 9,500 (US$ 12,479) inc. premium

The Sporting Sale

25 Oct 2017, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

Lot Details
The British Record Salmon, Caught by Miss Ballantine on 7th October 1922 (4) The British Record Salmon, Caught by Miss Ballantine on 7th October 1922 (4)
The British Record Salmon, Caught by Miss Ballantine on 7th October 1922
Cast and painted by George C. Jamieson, Edinburgh 1988, No. 5/12, together with a reproduction photograph of Miss Ballantine with her prize catch and rod; a certificate that this reproduction of 'The British Record Salmon' is number 5 of a series of 12 signed by Sir Gavin Lyle of Glendelvine and a record of the landing of the salmon, all framed and glazed 169.5cm wide, 17cm deep, 67cm high (66 1/2in wide, 6 1/2in deep, 26in high) (4)

Footnotes

  • Miss Ballantine caught the biggest salmon ever to be taken on a rod and line in British waters. Ninety-one years later this record remains unbroken, now one of the longest surviving records in the UK. She was fishing from a boat on the river Tay, accompanied with her father who was a ghillie, fishing with a spinner and a Malloch rod she hooked in to this behemoth of a salmon, it subsequently took her 2 hours to play and catch the record breaking fish.

    The original fish was cast in plaster by P. D. Malloch and is at Glendelvine with Sir Gavin Lyle. The limited edition replicas were cast in fibreglass by George Jamieson by taking a mould from this original plaster cast.
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