What a whopper! Northumberland angler catches giant fish

A Northumberland angler has caught what is believed to be the largest salmon landed in Iceland this year.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10 July, 2019, 16:13
Bill Teasdale with local guide Oli and his giant catch.

Bill Teasdale was fishing in the River Sela when he caught the giant one metre long fish after a titanic one hour and 45-minute struggle.

The 70-year-old, formerly a senior partner at PWC as well as a Newcastle United fanatic was fly fishing with a group of friends in the northern Iceland river, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest salmon rivers.

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It has recently seen celebrities including President Bush, Cameron Diaz and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus fish there.

Bill, from Tranwell, near Morpeth, was chuffed to bits but the Sela has a strict catch and release policy and the fish was returned unharmed to the river. Before he did so, however, he made sure he got a picture with his once-in-a-lifetime catch.