Eric Clapton records a record of a different kind, and this one has fins.
Eric Clapton, the legendary 71-year-old English rocker, set a record of a non-musical kind August 5 when he landed the largest salmon of the season from the Vatnsdalsá river in Iceland.
The accomplished angler, who’s well-known hits include “Layla” and “Cocaine,” fought the fish for half an hour and covered a kilometer of shoreline before landing the new record.
The fish measured 42.5 inches and weighed 28 pounds. Although Iceland is famed for its salmon rivers, the Vatnsdalsá is one of the most well-known. Strictly limited to fly fishing, the Vatnsdalsá river implemented a catch and release only policy in 1997.
Our hats off to you, Eric. Whether holding a guitar or fishing rod, you still rock.