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Mullet smashes old record – Specimen Fish Report 2017

January 26th, 2018 | by

Dublin angler Ian Mulligan has broken the Golden Grey Mullet record, which was established as recently as 2014.

The new record, weighing 1.29 kg, was caught at Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, on the 4thof July 2017. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee recently ratified this new Irish record fish.

Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017

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The announcement was made in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017, which has just been released. The Irish Specimen Fish Committee, which is supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland, is an independent voluntary body which verifies and records the capture of large fish caught on rod by anglers in freshwater and marine waters.

As well as the new record, detailed information on 422 specimen fish (large fish) taken by anglers from venues throughout Ireland in 2017, comprising many different species, is detailed in the report. The main species were smaller shark species like Smooth hound and Spurdog and, in freshwater, Carp dominated. All fish were caught, weighed, measured and released.

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee report is available on the ISFC website www.irish-trophy-fish.com or from this link  Irish Specimen Fish Commmittee Report 2017. Hard copies of the report are available from Inland Fisheries Ireland offices nationally.

The ISFC Awards Day, when anglers will be presented with their awards and certificates, will be held on 17th Feb 2018 in Dublin (in conjunction with Irish Angling Show weekend: http://www.maramedia.ie/irish-angling-expo).

Meanwhile, anglers both at home and abroad will be reading the report carefully to plan their angling trips to catch the big fish in Ireland in 2018.

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