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Recently one of our very experienced syndicate members with a hell of a lot of salmon under his belt, reported a biggish fish measured, then carefully returned! he was reluctant to enter it into our book until a second opinion, was given, I sought advice from a experienced tweed gillie, who sized it at 25lb from a general national weight to size gauge, in fairness to the captor, he immediately expressed that he didn't think it had been that big, so it was booked in at 22lb, the photo on tweedfisher was heavily laughed at and disputed by one particular member of this forum! but my gut feeling felt that, not seeing the fish myself, but also knowing that depending on how the photo has been taken, it generally can be deceiving, but again my gut feeling was that it hadn't been that size! however yesterday, rummaging around our hut with time to spare regarding fishing a rapidly rising river, hi ho I came across a RTC tweed weight to size scale, and giving the size reported (38 inches) using the scale it worked out to be 20.5 pound? allowing for the length maybe being a little shorter but the fish being also very fresh, we have amended our book accordingly and altered it to 19lb do members think that this is reasonable conduct, or not? and in general a fair assessment? oversizing salmon or keeping a incorrect book has never been a option as far as I have ever been concerned, and the continual criticism, can really be done without!