IGFA All-Tackle World Records

Please note: These records above are listed by the International Game Fish Association as the official all-tackle world record for each species, caught under the rules set down by the IGFA. Due to discrepancies in the ways in which records are verified and recorded there may be situations where the official BRFC British shore caught record is a larger catch than the IGFA world record. Similarly, there may be species above which have no world record listed but do have a British record. In these cases this may be because the catch was never submitted to the IGFA for verification. As the IGFA only consider fish which are over 1lb in weight for all-tackle records many of the mini species which have British records are omitted from this list.

 

Species
Scientific Name
Weight
(lb-oz)
Year Caught Angler Location of Capture
Angel Shark Squatina squatina
57lb 4oz 1989 Jim Dooley Tralee Bay, Ireland
Bass Dicentrarchus labrax 22lb 6oz 1999 Phillipe Boulet Pirou, France
Black Bream Spondyliosoma cantharus 4lb 3oz 2002 Patrick Sebile Bonifacio, France
Blue Shark Prionace glauca 528lb 2001 Joe Siedel Montauk Point, USA
Brill Scophthalmus rhombus Listed as vacant
Bullhead (Sea Scorpion) Myoxocephalus scorpius
1lb 7oz 2017 Elsi Hoffman Sudavik, Iceland
Bull Huss Scyliorhinus stellaris No record listed
Coalfish Pollachius virens 50lb 1995 Thor-Magnus Lekang Salstraumen, Norway
Cod Gadus morhua 103lb 10oz 2013 Michael Eisele Sørøya, Norway
Conger Eel Conger conger 133lb 4oz 1995 Victor Evans Wreck off Berry Head, England
Dab Limanda limanda 2lb 11oz 2018 Tommy Soder Sörvaer, Norway
Dogfish Scyliorhinus canicula 11lb 10oz 2002 Jacques Andre Guerande, France
Flounder Platichthys flesus 6lb 7oz 2004 Anne Karin Lothe Maurangerfjorden, Norway
Garfish Belone belone 2lb 9oz 2002 David Mesure La Teste, France
Greater Forkbeard Phycis blennoides 7lb 12oz 1997 Susan Holgado Strait of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Gurnard (Tub) Chelidonichthys lucerna 6lb 11oz 2011 Guillaume Fourrier Dieppe, France
Gurnard (Red) Chelidonichthys cuculus 3lb 2oz 2011 Emma Hodge Falmouth Bay, England
Gurnard (Grey) Eutrigla gurnardus 1lb 10oz 1998 Lars Kraemer Kattegat, Sweden
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus 14lb 15oz 1997 Heike Neblinger Saltraumen, Norway
Hake Merluccius merluccius 32lb 10oz 2019 Detlef Brandl Etnefjord, Norway
Halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus 418lb 13oz 2004 Thomas Nielsen Vannaya Troms, Norway
Herring Clupea harengus 2lb 4oz 2011 Guillaume Fourrier Dieppe, France
Ling Molva molva 88lb 6oz 2002 Gareth Laurenson Shetland Islands, Scotland
Mackerel Scomber scombrus 3lb 8oz 2015 Lorenzo Roca L’Ampolla, Spain
Megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis No record listed
Monkfish Lophius piscatorius 126lb 12oz 1996 Gunnar Thorsteinsen Sagnefiorden, Norway
Mullet (Red) Mullus surmuletus No record listed
Mullet (Golden Grey) Chelon aurata No record listed
Mullet (Thick Lipped Grey) Chelon labrosus 7lb 12oz 1996 Frits Kromhout vander Meer Zuid Pier, Holland
Mullet (Thin Lipped Grey) Chelon ramada 7lb 2012 Steven Maliska Malpas, England
Plaice Pleuronectes platessa No record listed
Pollock Pollachius pollachius
27lb 6oz 1986 Robert Milkins Salcombe, England
Porbeagle Shark Lamna nasus 507lb 1993 Christopher Bennett Penland Firth, Scotland
Pouting Trisopterus luscus 2lb 2011 Guillaume Fourrier Boulogne Sur Mer, France
2lb 2015 Steven M. Wozniak Portsmouth, England
Ray (Spotted) Raja montagui 3lb 4oz 2015 Steven M. Wozniak Portsmouth, England
Ray (Blonde) Raja brachyura 31lb 8oz 1989 John Thompson Jersey, Channel Islands
Ray (Thornback) Raja clavata 16lb 12oz 1988 John Thompson Jersey, Channel Islands
Ray (Small Eyed) Raja microcellata 14lb 3oz 2014 Ross Macklin Youghal, Ireland
Silver Eel Anguilla anguilla 7lb 14oz 1992 Christoph Lave * River Aare, Buren, Switzerland
7lb 14oz 1988 Luis Rasmussen * River Lyckeby, Sweden                [* joint record]
Skate (Common) * Dipturus batis 214lb 1968 Jan Olsson Scapa Flow, Scotland
Smoothhound Mustelus mustelus No record listed
Sole (Dover) Solea solea
1lb 12oz 1997 P. C. Ouwendijk North Sea, Netherlands
Sole (Lemon) Microstomus kitt 3lb 15oz 2004 Robert Stalcrona Andorja, Norway
Spurdog Squalus acanthias 15lb 12oz 1989 Horst Muller Kenmare Bay, Ireland
Sunfish Mola mola No record listed
Tope Galeorhinus galeus 72lb 12oz 1986 Melanie Feldman Parengarenga Harbor, New Zealand
Triggerfish Balistes capriscus 13lb 9oz 1989 Jim Hilton South Carolina, USA
Turbot Scophthalmus maximus Listed as vacant
Whiting Merlangius merlangus 6lb 13oz 1997 John Kofoed Dypdalen, Norway
Wrasse (Ballan) Labrus bergylta 9lb 9oz 1983 Bertrand Kron Clogher Head, Ireland
Wrasse (Cuckoo) Labrus mixtus 1lb 2014 Steven M. Wozniak Lastovo, Croatia