Friday, July 06, 2007

Vidar strikes silver on return home

PAC member Vidar Thomassen caught this 23lbs salmon when he took a break from pike fishing on the Thames and Norfolk Broads and made return trip to his native Norway.

He caught two salmon over 20lbs from the Stryns Elva - a river in the West of the country.

"The biggest one being a female fish of no less than 10.5kg or 23Ib in English money," Vidar said. "The fish was 40 inch long female looking like a bar of silver because it was freshly run.

"It was super fit and put up one hell of a scrap in a river that was carrying a lot more water than normal for early July. It's safe to say I'm walking on air at the moment."