ANGLER’S MAIL magazine often get asked about British record fish. Here, online, is the game species record list as it stands with each species having a Natural and Cultivated categories.
The list is run by the British Record Fish Commitee. Should you, or a friend, catch a fish near or over the British record weight (listed below) your best bet is to contact the friendly Angler’s Mail magazine newsdesk, exclusively, without delay.
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GAME FISH BRITISH RECORDS
Natural 9 8 0 1995 W Fairbairn, Loch Arkaig, Inverness, Scotland
Natural 4 8 0 2018 Simon Ellis, Wessex river (pictured)
Natural 64 0 0 1922 Miss Georgina W Ballatine, River Tay, Scotland
SALMON (Pacific Humped Back)
Natural 3 8 12 2007 Louis Hunter, River Tweed, Scotland
TROUT, AMERICAN BROOK (Brook Char)
Cultivated 8 3 0 1998 E Holland, Fontburn Reservoir, Northumberland
Natural 31 12 0 2002 Brian Rutland, Lock Awe, Argull, Scotland
Cultivated 28 1 0 1995 D Taylor, Dever Springs Trout Fishery, Hants
Cultivated 33 4 0 2003 J Lawson, Watercress Trout Fishery, Devon (yet to be ratified)
Resident 24 1 4 1998 J Hammond, Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex
The previous cultivated record of 36 lb 14 oz 8 drms caught in 1995 at Dever Springs Trout Fishery, and claimed by C White has been suspended due to statements made by Mr White as to the authenticity of the record claim.
TROUT (Sea) (Salmo trutta)
Natural 28 5 4 1992 J Farrent, Calshot Spit, River Test