scottish carp record
It's actually the third time he's banked the impressive fish as he set the old record of 45lb 8oz in September 2016, in addition to first putting it on the bank at 43lb 12oz a month previously. WayneFin Forum Rules, Feedback & Suggestions We fish for the pike but on occasion we are drawn to the fish as they swim by in the margins, I've personally seen a couple that I would say are close to 30lb, literally 2 feet from the bank. Mostly the carp … 368. Cheshunt was every bit as beautiful as it was historic. His rig was the rig of the moment, The Ronnie Rig. He and Pete Thomas (who had recently taken the second largest fish ever caught, a mirror of 28lb 12oz, also from Redmire) arrived at the pool late on the 12th. Good angler that he is, he emerged from his stint on the lake with the main prize under his belt, at a new record weight too! H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. Need to know. The UK’s first recorded twenty was later set-up, and Cheshunt’s fate was no less grim: the beautiful place was tragically filled in for housing in 2004. Tom Doherty, 33, caught the 70lb 4oz carp known as 'Big Rig' on Monday. At 4am on the 9th September 1916, John Andrews headed to the lake, oblivious to his impending date with immortality. Almost before we knew who Oz was, he was staring back at us from the pages of the Angling Times from behind the proud new record carp. AMAZED angler John Harvey has posed with his world-record catch — a Siamese carp weighing 232lbs, or 16.5 stone. First, it was to herald that fish’s total domination of the record books over the next decade, and second, it was the first record to be banked on an imitation bait! Ireland’s official carp record could have broken the 30lb barrier for the first time. B 3lb 10oz 8dr 1972 J Semple, off Heads of Ayr, Scotland S 5lb 14oz 8dr 1998 S. Ostler, Aldbrough Beach, East Yorkshire BLUEMOUTH (Helicolenud dactylopterus) B 3lb 2oz 8dr 1976 Anne Lyngholm, Loch Shell, Stornoway, Scotland S 1lb Qualifying weight BLUE RUNNER (Caranx crysos) S 2lb 8 12dr 2007 Nick Rogers, North Coast, Cornwall. Why is this? 3. The Scottish Carp Group was formed in 1988 by five individuals who were keen to promote, protect & develop carp fishing in Scotland and this is still the main aim of the group today. The 45-year-old regularly drives 80 miles to fish the venue after work, driving back the following day to start his next shift. Game fish British records. When his chance came to capture a fish that looked, “Like a sunken rowing boat” he made it count and following an epic battle and equally dramatic netting, he banked a giant mirror that he’d caught seven years previously: the magnificent Bishop. Finally, late in 2017 we received news that the UK had produced an 83lb 4oz mirror, with Kent super water Wingham being the venue. Can there have been a more popular record holder? With a PB of just 19lb, Roddy Porter was hoping for his first twenty when he set his traps for his first-ever session at the lake. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 Only fish from the towpath side of the canal. The list is vital to the future of coarse fishing in Scotland as a way of raising general awareness and confirming the variety and value of Scotland’s coarse fish. *It is now widely accepted that George Holden caught a carp of 23lb 1oz from Broadwater Lake in 1899, but for some reason, it has never made its way onto the record lists, official or unofficial. An off-the-radar angler, Mark ‘Cockle’ Toland had already banked Mary when he headed to Conningbrook. So, the spawn-bound fish from the forest pond (it was reckoned to be carrying 11lb of spawn, according the taxidermist who set it up) is perhaps a bit lucky to be included here! Two-Tone had clearly pushed on again when established big fish hunter Jon Pack banked it two years after Jacko’s record – it was a sign of things to come! Those assembled weighed the fish at 31lb 4oz, a new record by a wide margin. The Scottish carp record stands at a respectable 26lb 4oz from Lanark Loch while the Annan has some good chub, the Scottish record of 6lb 2oz was taken by Lisa Breckell when she was just 10 years old. The capture attracted a fair degree of criticism, having played out in what would have been the old closed season, but it stood, and fishing in the old closed season now seems totally normal! Unbelievably, despite his time at the top of the big fish lists, Mary was only to hold the record at two weights, the second of which was recorded when he was caught by Watford rod Kev Cummins. Left reeling by 222lb world record carp: British angler takes 90 minutes to land huge fish at lake in Thailand Angler Tim Webb, 57, spent 90 minutes landing the world's biggest carp A roofer who caught Britain’s biggest ever carp may not claim the record over backlash fears. A short while after Bob Richards broke the record, angling superstar Richard Walker and his Carp Catcher’s Club gained permission to fish the pool. During his second stint on the lake, the evening of the 16th June to be precise, he landed a mirror that shattered the near-thirty-year-old best. Well, one thing’s for sure: with no homegrown big ‘uns on the horizon, it’s going to be controversial! Re: daily record [yesterday ] fish of the week seen it yesterday,absoloute pig always said that about loch fad i really think this is where the british record will fall 28 Jun 2008, 19:32 Bob actually took the great fish back to Gloucester with him on the bus, where it was witnessed by the Secretary of the Gloucester Anglers Association, cementing into history the great Redmire Pool. An amusing side note to the capture was that after taking to the boat to land the fish, Gary found himself stranded with no oars and Two-Tone in the net. He was the shooting star of the carp scene, amassing a big fish tally unlike any that we’d seen before, and when he turned his attentions to the sprawling Wraysbury No.1 it was simply a case of how big its biggest resident, Mary, would be when Tel caught her, not if. VAT no 918 5617 01 In the days before the British Record Fish Committee made things a little more official, the record was the fish that was recognised most widely and it does seem that the Wyatt fish, caught from Warren Pond in Epping Forest, achieved that status, but it certainly wasn’t the biggest carp caught up to that point. He’d managed a small carp before sunrise on the 16th, but had to wait until the evening for his next chance, when the fish moved onto the shallows to feed. Official list’s ‘biggest British carp’ is 68 lb 1 oz. By 1980 Chris Yates had already taken a Redmire common carp that shook Walker’s record. The Committee must be satisfied by the evidence that the fish was correctly identified and weighed, and was captured by fair angling. Both Two-Tone and The Parrot are now dead, leaving something of a void behind them, yet it seems certain that the record will tumble again. His bait was picked up almost immediately and the next hour saw him patiently play the fish from the bank, then a punt, until he extracted a simply magnificent common from the thick weed. Of course, the aforementioned Holden fish, would have trumped Mr. Wyatt, had it been more widely accepted, and in 1924 there had also been a 22lb 11oz carp caught from Wellington Park Lake. Toffee Publications Ltd, Dunelm House, 65b Lower Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BY. An angler is celebrating after catching the heaviest common carp seen in British waters, although his achievement will not be gracing the record books. 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. When Two-Tone was caught for the third time in October 2001, it wasn’t a surprise that the massive mirror had finally breached the 60lb mark. He played the fish on his roach rod and 5lb line, eventually beating the huge mirror, whereupon he whisked it up to the manor house to be weighed. He’d been on the lookout for waters with carp potential, and had managed to secure permission to fish the pool from Mrs. Barnardiston, its then owner. I hear the ones up there are no way as big! So far it has been able to see them off. Set-up as a unified page for coarse fishing all over Scotland. All registered in England and Wales. Just a few weeks after Roddy Porter’s capture, Alex White also banked Scaley, setting a new benchmark at a mind-boggling 55lb 6oz. The record was set by Ben Mir from Glasgow, who bagged an impressive 45 lbs 12 oz carp in the waters of Castle Loch. We all owe the pioneering and peerless Walker a debt of gratitude. New record for Scottish salmon exports. © 1962-2019 Bauer Media Group. GRAYLING The list is more than just an up to date list of the heaviest fish of each species every recorded in Scotland, it provides a vital source of data which helps to promote and protect the future of coarse fishing in Scotland. Record Carp of 25lb caught from Eliburn Reservoir. This forum is open for anyone to take part who is interested in Carp & Coarse angling in Scotland, not just Scottish Carp Group members. Fishing the swim called Mad Dogs in the South Lake, Kev tricked the fish on his hand-rolled Activ-8 pop-ups. Record Fish. In its brief time at the top of the list, The Parrot has been buffeted by claims from RH Fisheries The Avenue, and Holme Fen. There are specimen carp at 45lb a Scottish record. 21lb 10oz, A.E. A roofer who caught Britain’s biggest ever carp may not claim the record over backlash fears. "I've seen both of them from a boat and the dark fish seems more cautious and hangs back behind this one. Wyatt, Warren Pond, 1926 . Missouri has a long, proud tradition of fishing, and its abundant lakes and streams have produced exceptional fish. The 40-year-old Lairg, Scotland-based fish scientist targeted a deep … The fish was initially rejected as a record, on the grounds that it hadn’t been killed, but following pressure from the likes of Richard Walker, it was accepted, and heralded the new era that Walker had instigated, in which fish didn’t have to be killed to be records. Visit website Constantly making headlines and establishing its great reputation, the Castle Loch fishery is easily one of Scotland’s premiere fishing locations. The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is custodian on the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List.. As well as a keen carp angler, which was rare enough back then, Mr. Otto Christop Joseph Gerhardt Ludwig Overbeck was also a scientist and inventor of some renown. He carefully flicked out a few pieces of side-hooked corn, with just a blob of plasticine for weight. In the days before the British Record Fish Committee made things a little more official, the record was the fish that was recognised most widely and it does seem that the Wyatt fish, caught from Warren Pond in Epping Forest, achieved that status, but it certainly wasn’t the biggest carp caught up to that point. The list is run by the British Record Fish Commitee. The list is more than just an up to date list of the heaviest fish of each species every recorded in Scotland, it provides a vital source of data which helps to promote and protect the future of coarse fishing in Scotland. John revealed his previous biggest catch at the water was an 18lb carp and he said: “I’d been at the lake since Sunday night and the best fish I had landed was a 14lbs carp.”So, I changed my position on Tuesday to be at the area where the weed at been cut in a bay area near the car park.” I think I might have lost her last year when she cut me off on a mussel or something," he said.This was his first carp in 20 nights on the water and fell to a Dynamite Baits Complex-T fluoro pop up over a bed of Complex-T boilies fed by throwing stick. Tench in excess of 10lbs (a new Scottish record) have been caught, so it’s not just bream that make Castle Loch special and 7lbs specimens are quite common. Records correct at time of update 2019 All records on this page are published in good faith for information purposes only. Nobody was truly shocked when Terry Hearn set a new record in November 1996. Built to help meet the drinking water demands of the sprawling metropolis that was London, it extended to just under 10-acres and held good stocks of carp. It beat the old record by 10lbs — so … British record fish weights are in pounds, ounces and drams with the angler and then venue. His solution? Many Scottish carp anglers grew up with Lanark as their first serious experience of the sport, and multiple catches were the order of the day. The carp record in Scotland has been broken by an angler who first caught the same 45lb 12oz common exactly a year ago to the day!Ben Mir from Glasgow added 4oz to his own unofficial best for the country during an overnight session on Castle Loch, Lochmaben. At the eye of the storm would be Duncan Kay’s famous Mid Northants Fishery, and an unknown 25-year-old from Leicester. The huge common, which Walker called Ravioli, but would later become known at Clarissa, was weighed at ‘Not less than 41lb’ by combining two sets of scales. He couldn’t have known that the fish on the other end of his line would herald the start of the modern carp scene as we know it. When the closed season was abolished in 1995, few could have imagined the storm of controversy that was gathering just over the horizon. An innovative angler, he caught loads of carp from the private Croxby Pond, in Lincolnshire, many on his special bread paste hookbaits. It is located in Lochmaben in the South West of Scotland, and is truly in the middle of some historic and breathtaking sights. An angler has caught Britain's biggest carp but won't claim the record amid fears of death threats from fishing purists. Now in what all would consider the fishing season, much of the bad feeling towards Roddy Porter’s capture evaporated and Scaley was roundly accepted to be the new British best. For specimen-hunters, carp over the magic 20lb mark have been recorded and former Scottish carp record-holders over 34lb were captured on the Forth and Clyde Canal in … Sometime between 4:30 and 5am Walker had a run and struck into a fearsome resistance. I wasn't actually targeting this fish as there's a big dark common which this one hangs around with, it hasn't been caught before to my knowledge. When Two-Tone’s crown finally went, many hoped it would be a fitting replacement that supplanted the giant Kent mirror at the top of the list. The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is custodian on the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List.. Lee’s long campaign for the giant mirror was captured in his diary for Advanced Carp Fishing magazine at the time, so we all felt a sense of relief when Jacko, one of the industry’s best-loved figures, banked his target, and at a new British record too! Following their introduction in 1934, the now-infamous Leney stock of Redmire Pool lay undiscovered, until Mr. Bob Richards, the manager of a Gloucester tobacconist, changed all that forever. A stunning 20-acre loch nestled in a picturesque public park, the first in Scotland to receive significant stocks of 'modern' mirror carp Contact: 07547 344678Lake record: 27lb plus Rules: Night fishing by membership only, unhooking mats are compulsoryStock: 500 carp with an average of mid-doublesTickets: Day £6; £125 per year (inc £25 joining fee) to join the Scottish Carp Group, … When popular angler, Terry, banked Conningbrook’s Two-Tone in 2001 it was notable for two reasons. Fish-uk.com takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the records and for a complete list of British rod caught fish records visit the Angling Trust Website Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae.The earliest sturgeon fossils date to the Late Cretaceous, and are descended from other, earlier acipenseriform fish who date back to the Triassic period some 245 to 208 million years ago. Pike are present on most sections of the waterways. Record & Specimen Fish Scottish Record Coarse Fish. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Bigger fish have been imported into the isl The current Scottish Carp record of 34lb 12oz was captured on the Forth & Clyde Canal in May 2010. An angler has caught Britain's biggest carp but won't claim the record amid fears of death threats from fishing purists. Many people catch record fish each year and do not claim a record. We were all naturally excited at the looming prospect of the first UK 60! The Department of Conservation has developed a State Record Fish Program to acknowledge and honor anglers who have caught the largest recorded fish from a list of recognized species found in Missouri waters. Scottish Coarse Fishing. The Avenue’s Big Rig was rejected as a new No.1 because it was deemed to have been grown to near-record size before being stocked (it later came out at 71lb 4oz to Robby Harrison, who decided not to claim) and missing paperwork scuppered Captain Jack’s (The Holme Fen biggie) claim to the throne, although that fish too has since been out at over the record again, with the captor opting not to claim. After losing a colossal carp during the summer, by September Walker’s resolve to bank one of the monsters that he’d seen stiffened. Politics Post-harvest. After brewing up, presumably in one of the many fishing huts on the site, Mr. Andrews made the fateful cast at 5am. It's a very big fish and could be knocking on 50lb. Carp approaching a colossal 20lb in weight have been recorded, and Firhill Basin in Glasgow is the noted hotspot for this species. An angler who received death threats after catching Britain's biggest carp could lose his record, according to reports. The IGFA maintains the World Records for all species of game fish. Before dawn broke the next day, he’d done the unthinkable and smashed Yatesy’s 15-year-old record with a rather spawn-bound mirror called Scaley. Whats the record carp in Scotland? "I've got no choice but to put the miles in up here! With help from Ian Chillcott and Jim Shelley, Kev weighed Mary at a new record weight; the last time Wraysbury would see such feat. Please take the time to say hello and introduce yourself. He had actually already caught the giant mirror at over 50lb in 1995, so he very nearly put the fish back without establishing a true weight this time! Sadly there was a massive fish kill in the mid eighties when park staff accidentally drained most of the water, and all … It reputedly took him over four hours to land the beast, during which time he had to take to the water up to his waist. In the lists of biggest British carp, Dean Fletcher holds the official carp record with a 68 lb 1 oz giant. Ben Mir from Glasgow added 4oz to his own unofficial best for the country during an overnight session on Castle Loch, Lochmaben. Alex continues to catch big carp to this day, although sadly Scaley died relatively soon after this capture. This just tells you of the impressive carp that swims in these waters. The fish had topped forty-pounds in the past, racing to that mark after being stocked as a fingering in 1978, but nobody thought it would be quite so huge!