UK Boat Caught Record Fish

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
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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