Eric Clapton Lands Biggest Salmon of the Summer

Weighing in at 28 pounds and with a length of 108 cm, Eric Clapton has landed the biggest salmon of the year on Iceland’s Vatnsdalsá river.

The fish took him a kilometer downriver before his guide was able to net it, not unlike this guy. That day on the river, the team from Vatnsdalsá managed to land 11 salmon, with two over 100 cm including Clapton’s. The legendary guitarist hooked the salmon two and half hours before he was actually able to land it. The pair traveled through four pools together during their epic fight. It was hooked on a size 14 Nighthawk. Undoubtedly the fish of a lifetime. Congratulations Eric!

Nighthawk fly,

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