Record & Specimen Fish

Scottish Record Coarse Fish

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The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is custodian on the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List.

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.

It raises awareness of the variety and value of Scotland’s coarse fish, and provides inspiration and motivation to all those who dream of catching a specimen, or indeed a record, fish.

Many people catch record fish each year and do not claim a record.

Please help us by encouraging anyone you know to make a claim if they are lucky enough to catch that coarse fish of a lifetime.

More information about Record Fish

Specimen Coarse Fish

In the past the Federation has only kept data on Record fish and record fish claims.

This means that the capture of a large number of specimen fish, often falling just short of existing Scottish Records, go unreported each year.

Gathering and analysing information about these specimen fish provides essential data about the health of our waters and growth and development of our fish stocks and, when combined with information about the distribution of coarse fish in Scotland, provides the federation with the data required to fight to protect the future of our sport.

Please report details of the capture of any specimen coarse fish and help use to gather the data that will help protect and promote coarse angling in Scotland.  This year sees the re-introduction of a competition aimed at encouraging individuals to report the capture of specimen size fish.

More information about Specimen Fish and the Competition