Specimen Fish

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.  We have therefore decided to resurrect the Annual Specimen Fish Competition.

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 send us the details and enter the competition.

Table of Scottish specimen weights for coarse species (as at 1 Jan 23):

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
Goldfish Cyprinus auratus 13oz 369g
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
Tench Tinca tinca 5lb 2.268kg

How to enter the Specimen Fish Competition                                     

You can find the full Rules and download an Entry Form by Clicking the links below:

Specimen Fish Entry Rules

Specimen Fish Entry Form