A north-east fisherman has taken home the silverware after landing a whopper of a catch.
Richard Breakell, who lives near Inverkeithny, between Turriff and Huntly, reeled in this year’s heaviest catch from the River Deveron.
He cast the line and caught the salmon before his friend Mark Watson landed the catch and helped him return the fish to the water.
Mr Breakell achieved the feat at Muiresk Fishings, near Turriff, and the 22lbs salmon – which was 96.5cm long and 48.2cm in girth – was judged to be the heaviest.
The fisherman was awarded the Morison Trophy, an annual recognition of the heaviest fly-caught salmon from the Deveron.
The trophy is named after Clementina “Tiny” Morison who caught a 61lbs salmon on October 21 , 1924, which set the the UK record.
Her family started the trophy, which is made of silver and black limestone, in 2011 together with the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers charitable trust.
Mr Breakell will be presented with the trophy at the opening of the fishing season in February.