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.
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.
SCOTTISH RECORD RECORD FISH LIST – as at January 2014
|Barbel||Barbus barbus||9lb 8oz||4.310 kg||River Clyde||S. Wilson||2010|
|Bream||Abramis brama||14 lb 0oz||14 lb 0oz||Castle Loch, Lochmaben||S. Harbottle||2007|
|Carp||Cyprinus carpio||34lb 12oz||15.760 kg||Forth & Clyde Canal||D. McLeish||2010|
|Crucian||Carassius carassius||1lb 9oz||710g||undisclosed Dumfries & Galloway still water||G. Postlethwaite||2013|
|Chub||Leuciscus cephalusLeuciscus cephalus||6lb 6oz6lb 2oz||2.891 kg2.835 kg||River Annan||J.WhitelawL. Breckell||20141999|
|Dace||Leuciscus leuciscus||1 lb 3oz 8dr||0.553 kg||River Tweed, Coldstream||G. Keech||1979|
|Eel||Anguilla anguilla||6 lb 2oz||2.780 kg||Undisclosed Border Quarry||J. King||2007|
|Goldfish||Cyprinus auratus||1 lb 9oz||0.709 kg||Forth & Clyde Canal||B. Stevenson||1978|
|Grayling||Thymalus thymalus||3 lb 13oz||River Clyde||S. Thomson||2012|
|Orfe or Ide||Leuciscus idus||7 lb 15 ½ oz||3.604 kg||Culcreuch Castle Loch, Fintry||M. Cole||2005|
|Perch||Perca fluivatilis||5 lb 2oz||Loch Ard||P. Taylor||2011|
|Pike||Esox lucius||47 lb 11oz||21.631 kg||Loch Lomond||T. Morgan||1947|
|Roach||Rutlius rutilus||4 lb 2oz 8dr||1.885 kg||Culcreuch Castle Loch||M. Stone||2008|
|Tench||Tinca tinca||10lb 0oz||4.540 kg||Castle Loch, Lochmaben||P. Crookhall||2003|
Powan was deleted from the list in October 1991, being a protected species.
How to claim a record
- No claim will be considered in respect of coarse fish that have been killed, on or after capture, fish must be returned to the water alive.
- The claim should be made on a form available from the Fish Recorder of the Scottish Record Coarse Fish Committee (see below). The Committee must be satisfied by the evidence that the fish was correctly identified and weighed, and was captured by fair angling.
- The decision of the committee is final and no correspondence thereafter will be entered into.
- New claims will be considered subject to the following minimum requirements –
- Photographs of the fish must be available.
- The scales must be certified as accurate.
- Witnesses will assist the claim and, if possible, should be experienced anglers.
Any information required in relation to the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List, or requests for a claim form, should be directed to the Fish Recorder for the Scottish Record Coarse Fish Committee, by e-mail.