River Tweed anglers land trophies

Bemersyde Trophy winners John Rogers and Debbie Harris outside Bemersyde House
Bemersyde Trophy winners John Rogers and Debbie Harris outside Bemersyde House

The Bemersyde Trophies – awarded for the best fish caught on the Tweed during the 2017 season – were handed out at a presentation, hosted by Lady Haig, at Bemersyde House.

A panel of judges had earlier decided that the senior winner was John Rogers, of Chiswick, London, who landed a 33lb fish at Upper Caberston – in the Cauld Hole Pool – on October 16. The catch was weighed by ghillie Steve Dickson.

The junior honours went to 10-year-old Debbie Harris, from Cranshaws in Berwickshire, who bagged a 10lb springer – her first salmon. It was caught at Lower Birgham under the careful watch of Ryan Morrison on April 4, 2017.

Both winners are seen holding their trophies at Bemersyde House.

The presentation, hosted by Lady Haig, took place at Bemersyde House.

A panel of judges had earlier decided that the senior winner was John Rogers, of Chiswick, London, who landed a 33lb fish at Upper Caberston – in the Cauld Hole Pool – on October 16. The catch was weighed by ghillie Steve Dickson.

The junior honours went to 10-year-old Debbie Harris, from Cranshaws in Berwickshire, who bagged a 10lb springer – her first salmon. It was caught at Lower Birgham under the careful watch of Ryan Morrison on April 4, 2017.

The pictures show John, wearing a cap, and Steve with the 33lb fish, while Debbie proudly displays the result of her efforts.

Both winners are also seen holding their trophies at Bemersyde House.