The Savills Malloch Challenge Trophy is open to all anglers hoping to catch the heaviest salmon caught on the fly and safely returned to a Scottish river during the 2013 season. All entries will be considered by the Malloch Challenge Trophy Committee after the last salmon fishing river closes on 30th November 2013. The Malloch Challenge Trophy Committee is made up of representatives from the regions in Scotland and the Chairman of RAFTS (River and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland). The Committee’s decision in all matters is final and no correspondence will entered into subsequent to the award winner being announced. The winner and their guests will be invited to a formal presentation of the Savills Malloch Trophy and the Malloch Medal. Further details can be found HERE.
The Competition Rules are as follows:
The Savills Malloch Trophy entry form must be duly completed and signed as required and returned to the Savills Malloch Secretary as soon as possible and no later than one month after capture (except in the case of a November capture, where the entry form must be returned by c.o.b. on 7th December 2013). For entry form click here.
The fish must be a bone fide wild Atlantic Salmon; must be caught on recognised artificial fly tackle and artificial fly in an approved manner; and must then be returned safely to the water.
Full details including fishing tackle used (rod, reel, line, leader and fly) should be recorded as should the date, place and time of capture.
Witness/Photograph: The capture must be verified by a minimum of one independent witness and wherever possible with accompanying photographic evidence.
Weight: Ideally the salmon should be carefully weighed in either a weigh-net or with scale and net, the weight of the net being deducted. The weigh-net or scales should be available for independent testing if required. Alternatively Sturdey’s formula will be used to assess the weight of the fish in the event that the fish cannot be weighed.
Measurement: An accurate measurement of the length (from nose to fork of tail) and girth (around the body just forward of the dorsal fin) should be taken with a tape measure. These measurements must be verified by the independent witness/es