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Lilla Black

from Icelandic Tails – Series 2

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94 year old, Lilla Black is this week's guest and she's salmon fishing on the Big Laxa, something she has done every year for the past 33 years. This river produces a very high percentage of salmon over 100cm and Lilla has had her fair share over the years. A remarkable woman, who's father founded oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell, Lilla has fished all over the world, and was fishing, in now popular destinations like Tierra Del Fuego for Sea Trout and Mongolia for Taimen, before anyone had really ever heard of them. Whilst here Grandson, Hugo and Great Grandson, Drummond, fish on a lower beat, Lilla and her guide fish upstream in The Dam Pool, and she hooks into a nice fish, which gives here a powerful fight. Lilla is exhausted as the fish is netted but both her and the guide are thrilled with the capture and Drummond also has something to celebrate with a stunning 94cm fish. Drummond then proceeds to catch some nice Arctic Char for dinner, cooked by the lodge's chef to perfection. Lilla recounts her fascinating life story, and how after growing up Nazi Germany, returned to England just 2 weeks before the Second World War. The following day and Drummond and Hugo fish the Dam Pool and Drummond lands a stunning 99.5cm Salmon which weighs in at over 21lb, demonstrating what a fantastic river the Big Laxa really is. To watch, just login or join

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