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Upstream struggle: we are running out of time to save Britain’s salmon

In a few years’ time, there could be no more wild salmon in Britain

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

24 January 2020

10:00 PM

In October 1987, Hugh Falkus, the most famous name in salmon fishing, and I, with three other friends, caught 124 wild salmon in a week’s fishing on the Junction Pool of the River Tweed. This included several fish over 20lb. Today, you would be lucky to catch a tenth of that number, and there would be no big fish among them.

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