Bill Cockburn has landed the first salmon of the season to be caught from the Kelso Angling Association water on the Teviot for the second year in a row.
Bill, who lives in Kelso, caught the 7lb hen fish on February 28, using a red Flying ‘C’ while spinning from the Bridge Pool. He was assisted by boatman Gavin Brown who just happened to be walking over the bridge on his way home. The pair netted and returned the catch to the river.
Bill received a certificate, crystal tumbler and a crystal decanter – put up by Tweedside Tackle of Bridge Street, Kelso – from Tim Pilcher, of Tweedside Tackle, where the trophy remains on show.