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! 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. Castle Loch gets its name from a ruined Lochmaben Castle that lies on its banks, and it guarantees a special atmosphere of historic Scotland. © 1962-2019 Bauer Media Group. Please take the time to say hello and introduce yourself. This forum is open for anyone to take part who is interested in Carp & Coarse angling in Scotland, not just Scottish Carp Group members. 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. 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! 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. An angler has caught Britain's biggest carp but won't claim the record amid fears of death threats from fishing purists. 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. "I've got no choice but to put the miles in up here! 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. 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. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, 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. Game fish British records. It beat the old record by 10lbs … British record fish weights are in pounds, ounces and drams with the angler and then venue. His solution? At the eye of the storm would be Duncan Kay’s famous Mid Northants Fishery, and an unknown 25-year-old from Leicester. 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. Dean Fletcher's 68lb 1oz British record carp "The … WayneFin Forum Rules, Feedback & Suggestions Sometime between 4:30 and 5am Walker had a run and struck into a fearsome resistance. Dean banked 87 carp from Cranwells lake before finally bumping into the biggest of them all, smashing his personal best by over 20lb. AMAZED angler John Harvey has posed with his world-record catch — a Siamese carp weighing 232lbs, or 16.5 stone. 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. Well, thankfully, respected carper Dean Fletcher gave us the record that we all wanted, when he slipped his net under The Parrot at its biggest-ever weight on a cold night in January 2016. Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 09 Jun 2017, 06:14. GRAYLING 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 … Missouri has a long, proud tradition of fishing, and its abundant lakes and streams have produced exceptional fish. 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 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. Records correct at time of update 2019 All records on this page are published in good faith for information purposes only. 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 The 45-year-old regularly drives 80 miles to fish the venue after work, driving back the following day to start his next shift. Since those early days the group has grown to around one hundred & fifty members and now has five waters to it's name. Alex continues to catch big carp to this day, although sadly Scaley died relatively soon after this capture. Kent native and talented angler, Simon Bater concentrated his efforts on the ‘Brook for a relatively short time by many angler’s standards, banking the beast on the 23rd October. The current Scottish Carp record of 34lb 12oz was captured on the Forth & Clyde Canal in May 2010. It's a very big fish and could be knocking on 50lb. After brewing up, presumably in one of the many fishing huts on the site, Mr. Andrews made the fateful cast at 5am. "I've seen both of them from a boat and the dark fish seems more cautious and hangs back behind this one. Wayne Mansford, 38, reeled in the 75.2 lb mirror carp … An angler is celebrating after catching the heaviest common carp seen in British waters, although his achievement will not be gracing the record books. So far it has been able to see them off. The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. The list is run by the British Record Fish Commitee. The record was set by Ben Mir from Glasgow, who ba… 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. 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. All registered in England and Wales. 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, … Sadly there was a massive fish kill in the mid eighties when park staff accidentally drained most of the water, and all … With help from Ian Chillcott and Jim Shelley, Kev weighed Mary at a new record weight; the last time Wraysbury would see such feat. Experienced Nashbait man, Gary Bayes was the lucky captor, but his record was to last less than a year. Nobody was truly shocked when Terry Hearn set a new record in November 1996. 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. Whats the record carp in Scotland? 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. Ireland’s official carp record could have broken the 30lb barrier for the first time. "It isn't an easy place as there's about 25 carp in 200 acres of water, they are old fish stocked in the eighties. New record for Scottish salmon exports. Record & Specimen Fish Scottish Record Coarse Fish. The claim should be made on a form available from the Fish Recorder of the Scottish Record Coarse Fish Committee (see below). The common took 100 yards of line on the first run just before dark, so I knew it was a big fish and I recognised it when it rolled 20 yards out," said the Dynamite consultant and Team Scotland Carp Team member. So, where do we go from here? It is located in Lochmaben in the South West of Scotland, and is truly in the middle of some historic and breathtaking sights. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Finally, late in 2017 we received news that the UK had produced an 83lb 4oz mirror, with Kent super water Wingham being the venue. 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. The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is custodian on the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List.. 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! 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. Wyatt, Warren Pond, 1926 . Toffee Publications Ltd, Dunelm House, 65b Lower Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1BY. H Bauer Publishing are authorised and regulated for credit broking by the FCA (Ref No. 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. We all owe the pioneering and peerless Walker a debt of gratitude. When the closed season was abolished in 1995, few could have imagined the storm of controversy that was gathering just over the horizon. Also reaching specimen proportions are roach, perch and pike at 30lb. Tom Doherty, 33, caught the 70lb 4oz carp known as 'Big Rig' on Monday. You can search all IGFA World Records for freshwater and saltwater fishes in All-TackleLine Class, All-Tackle Length for male, female and junior anglers. 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. Official statistics released by the UK Government show that sales of salmon overseas increased by 22 per cent in 2019. 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! The Committee must be satisfied by the evidence that the fish was correctly identified and weighed, and was captured by fair angling. 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. Mapperley ‘Pond’ as it was known, was dug in 1820 to feed the Nutbrook Canal in Derbyshire and stocked with carp in 1911. 3. That mighty mirror carp, The Parrot, lived in Berkshire’s Wasing Estate but it has sadly now passed away. It beat the old record by 10lbs — so … 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. 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. Only fish from the towpath side of the canal. 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. Official list’s ‘biggest British carp’ is 68 lb 1 oz. 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. Visit website Constantly making headlines and establishing its great reputation, the Castle Loch fishery is easily one of Scotland’s premiere fishing locations. 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. 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. To cast his rig into the bankside trees and reel himself in…. 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. Bigger fish have been imported into the isl 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. Many people catch record fish each year and do not claim a record. 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. His ten years at the venue saw him catch many of the lake’s finest, finally topping it all with the biggest of them all, at an eye-watering weight too! 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! Pike are present on most sections of the waterways. He later wrote about his time on his beloved ‘Brook in his book, For the Record. 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! 2468. Ben Mir from Glasgow added 4oz to his own unofficial best for the country during an overnight session on Castle Loch, Lochmaben. 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. 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. Need to know. Since those early days the group has grown to around one hundred & fifty members and now has five waters to it's name. The IGFA maintains the World Records for all species of game fish. We were all naturally excited at the looming prospect of the first UK 60! Terry fooled the giant mirror, which was stocked by the Kent River Board in the 1970s, on Enterprise plastic sweetcorn, presented over a bed of the real stuff! As it turns out, Mary was at his peak weight and, although Tel didn’t know straight away, he soon learned that the fish he’d banked from the Rocky Barge swim was a new record. An angler who received death threats after catching Britain's biggest carp could lose his record, according to reports. 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. 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. 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. It is 18-acres in extent, and on Thursday 24th July 1930, it was about to play a significant part in the history of UK carp fishing. Fishing the swim called Mad Dogs in the South Lake, Kev tricked the fish on his hand-rolled Activ-8 pop-ups. Two-Tone capped off a successful stint on the lake for Oz, during which time he also banked the second-biggest mirror, The Friendly Mirror. 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! Record Fish. He carefully flicked out a few pieces of side-hooked corn, with just a blob of plasticine for weight. Castle Loch is also the home to the biggest carp ever caught in Scotland. Resident 24 1 4 1998 J Hammond, Hanningfield Reservoir, Essex. Video footage of chub and carp records. 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! 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. There are specimen carp at 45lb a Scottish record. Why is this? A roofer who caught Britain’s biggest ever carp may not claim the record over backlash fears. The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling is custodian on the Scottish Record Coarse Fish List.. Can there have been a more popular record holder? I hear the ones up there are no way as big! After setting his sights on the distinctive mirror, the greengrocer from Wokingham spent three years on its trail, a trail that led to his net after just an hour’s fishing on that fateful evening. 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. 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! Well, one thing’s for sure: with no homegrown big ‘uns on the horizon, it’s going to be controversial! This just tells you of the impressive carp that swims in these waters. 845898), Privacy & Cookies Policy | Privacy Settings | Terms & Conditions | Competition Terms & Conditions | Complaints, Scottish carp record broken for the second time by captor. After registering a few blanks, Bob made contact with a true monster at 3:30pm on the 3rd October. The home of record breaking catches, this fishery is a 200 acre reserve of exceptional nature, beauty, and wildlife. After losing a colossal carp during the summer, by September Walker’s resolve to bank one of the monsters that he’d seen stiffened.
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