UK Boat Caught Record Fish

Please note: new catches are regularly being submitted as new UK boat caught record fish. The information below may not reflect fish which have recently been ratified as new records.

Species Scientific Name Weight
(lb-oz-dr)
Year Caught Angler Location of Capture/Port Sailed From
Angel Shark Squatina squatina
66-00-00 1965 C. Chalk Shoreham, Sussex
Bass Dicentrarchus labrax 19-9-2 1987 P. McEwan Herne Bay, Kent
Black Bream Spondyliosoma cantharus 6-14-4 1977 J. Garlick Off the South Devon Coast
Brill Scophthalmus rhombus 16-0-0 1950 A. Fisher Derby Haven, Isle of Man
Bullhead Taurulus bubalis 2-3-0 1973 R. Stephenson Greater Cumbrae Island, Scotland
Bull Huss Scyliorhinus stellaris 22-4-0 1986 M. Hall Minehead, Somerset
Coalfish Pollachius virens 37-5-0 1986 D. Brown Eddystone (over wreck)
Cod Gadus morhua 58-6-0 1992 N. Cook North Sea, Whitby
Conger Eel Conger conger 133-4-0 1995 V. Evans Berry Head, South Devon (over wreck)
Dab Limanda limanda 2-12-4 1975 R. Islip Gairlock, Wester Ross, Scotland
Dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula 4-9-0 2005 M. Donnelly Irish Sea, out of Fleetwood, Lancashire
Flounder Platichthys flesus 5-11-8 1956 A. Cobbledick Fowey, Cornwall
Garfish Belone belone 3-9-8 1994 A. Sounders Mount Bay, Cornwall
Gurnard (Tub) Chelidonichthys lucerna 11-7-4 1952 C. King Wallasey, Cheshire
Gurnard (Red) Chelidonichthys spinosus 2-14-10 2005 G. Shields Porthleven, Cornwall
Gurnard (Grey) Eutrigla gurnardus 2-7-8 2013 K. Quenault English Channel, Plymouth (over wreck)
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus 13-11-4 1978 G. Bones Falmouth, Cornwall
Hake Merluccius merluccius 25-12-14 1997 R. Roberts Loch Etive, Scotland
Halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus 234-0-0 1979 C. Booth Dunnet Head, Scrabster, Scotland
Herring Clupea harengus 1-1-0 1973 B. Barden Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex
Ling Molva molva 67-5-0 2013 J. Isbister Muckle Flugga, Shetland Isles
Mackerel Scomber scombrus 6-2-7 1984 W. Chapple Penberth Cove, Cornwall
Megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis 3-12-8 1973 P. Christie Loch Gairloch, Scotland
Monkfish Lophius piscatorius 94-12-14 1985 S. Neill Belfast Sea Lough, Northern Ireland
Mullet (Red) Mullus surmuletus 3-7-0 1981 M. Hamel Petils Bay, Guernsey
Mullet (Golden Grey) Liza aurata 2-13-6 1999 J. Case Brixham Harbour, Devon
Mullet (Thick Lipped Grey) Chelon labrosus 10-1-0 1952 P. Libby Portland, Dorset
Mullet (Thin Lipped Grey) Liza ramada 6-15-0 2014 G. Gavey * Unknown
  6-15-0 2014 D. Kane * Unknown* Joint record
Plaice Pleuronectes platessa 10-3-8 1974 H. Gardiner Longa Sound, Scotland
Pollock Pollachius pollachius 29-4-0 1987 W. Mayes Dungeness, Kent
Poor Cod Trisopterus minutus No data available
Porbeagle Shark Lamna nasus 507-0-0 1993 C. Bennett Dunnet Head, Scotland
Pouting Trisopterus luscus 5-8-0 1969 R. Armstrong Berry Head, Devon
Ray (Spotted) Raja montagui 8-10-8 1998 A. Hodge Whitsands Bay, Cornwall
Ray (Blonde) Raja brachyura 39-10-2 2006 S. Underwood Brixham, Devon
Ray (Thornback) Raja clavata 31-7-0 1981 J. Wright Liverpool Bay, Merseyside
Ray (Small Eyed) Raja microcellata 17-8-0 1991 S. Storey Watchet, North Somerset
Rockling (Three Bearded) Gaidropsarus vulgaris 3-4-4 1992 C. Hurst Isle of Wight
Rockling (Four Bearded) Enchelyopus cimbrius No data available
Rockling (Five Bearded) Ciliata mustela No data available
Rockling (Shore) Gaidropsarus mediterraneus 0-12-10 2000 J. Simmonds Redcliff Point, Dorset
Sandeel Hyperoplus lanceolatus No data available
Scad Trachurus trachurus 3-5-3 1978 M. Atkins Torbay, Devon
Silver Eel Anguilla anguilla No data available
Skate (Common) Dipturus batis 227-0-0 1986 R. Banks Tobermory, Inner Hebrides
Smoothhound Mustelus mustelus 28-0-0 1969 A. Chilvers Heacham, Norfolk
Sole (Dover) Solea solea 4-6-0 2005 M. Le Moignan Lepe Beach, Western Solent
Sole (Lemon) Microstomus kitt 3-4-14 2006 G. Newcombe Teignmouth, Devon
Spurdog Squalus acanthias 24-5-0 2013 T. Walsh Red Bay, Northern Ireland
Sunfish Mola mola 108-0-0 1976 T. Sisson Saundersfoot, Wales
Tope Galeorhinus galeus 82-8-0 1991 R. Chatfield Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex
Turbot Scophthalmus maximus 33-12-0 1980 R. Simcox Salcombe, Devon
Tusk Brosme brosme 15-12-11 2005 H. Foster Shetland Islands
Weever (Lesser) Echiichthys vipera No data available
Weever (Greater) Trachinus draco 2-2-7 1999 R. Pope Porthcurno, Cornwall
Whiting Merlangius merlangus 7-6-0 2012 M. Curtis English Channel, Plymouth (over wreck)
Wrasse (Ballan) Labrus bergylta 9-7-12 1999 A. Heart Jersey, Channel Islands
Wrasse (Cuckoo) Labrus mixtus 2-7-12 1998 K. Marden Dungeness, Kent

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