Dave’s king of the Castle Pool

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For the nineth year running, a trophy has been put up for the first salmon of the season to be caught from the Kelso Angling Association (KAA) water on the Teviot.

The fish was bagged on February 15 by local angler Dave Simpson. Caught from the Castle Pool with a yellow flying C, it was a lovely 14lber and was landed by ex-Lower Floors head boatman Jim Smail.

Dave was presented with a certificate and the Tweedside Tackle Crystal Decanter the following day by Tim Pilcher, of the Bridge Street, Kelso, business where the trophy remains on show.