The SFCA is keen to collect information and pictures showing the capture of specimen coarse fish in Scotland to gain a better understanding about the distribution, growth and health of stocks and thus help us to promote and protect the sport we all love.
Thanks to the continued generous sponsorship from Daiwa we are again able to offer a fantastic prize, and the DAIWA Specimen Fish Trophy to the angler who catches the best specimen coarse fish in Scotland before 31st March 2016. The lucky winner will receive an engraved trophy and and win tackle worth £500 from DAIWA.
To encourage entries Specimen coarse fish are those exceeding 50% of the Scottish Record weight, or record qualifying weight, current at the date of capture (see list below). If you are fortunate enough to catch a coarse fish of at least this size, please enter the contest.
Table of Scottish specimen weights for coarse species (as at 31 Mar 2015):
|Common name||Latin name||Specimen weight (imperial)||Specimen weight (metric)|
|Barbel||Barbus barbus||4 lb 12oz||2.155kg|
|Bream||Abramis brama||7 lb||3.175kg|
|Carp (common)||Cyprinus carpio||17 lb 14oz||7.880kg|
|Carp (crucian)||Carassius carassius||1lb||454g|
|Chub||Leuciscus cephalus||3lb 1oz||1.389kg|
|Dace||Leuciscus leuciscus||12 oz||340g|
|Eel||Anguilla anguilla||3lb 1oz||1.389kg|
|Grayling||Thymalus thymalus||1lb 15oz||879g|
|Ide or Orfe||Leuciscus idus||4 lb||1.814kg|
|Perch||Perca fluivatilis||2 lb 9oz||1.162kg|
|Pike||Esox lucius||23lb 14oz||10.816kg|
|Roach||Rutlius rutilus||2 lb 2oz||964g|
|Rudd||Scardinius erythrophthalmus||1 lb||454g|
How to enter the Specimen Fish Competition
You can find the full Rules and download an Entry Form by Clicking the links below:
 The Specimen Fish Competition is open to everyone who is an individual member of either SFCA or an SFCA member club at the time of capture (applications for membership submitted at time of entry will be accepted).