Anglers with specimen claims for shad and cyprinids (roach, rudd and their hybrids), which require genetic analysis for positive identification, are requested to submit their claims to the Irish Specimen Fish Committee as soon as possible.

The genetic analysis involved, which is necessary for conservation and to enable high quality fish identification, takes a considerable amount of time and expertise.

All other claims should be submitted as soon as possible so that the ISFC can begin to assess all claims.

Contact details for the Irish Specimen Fish Committee, claim forms and more are available from:

Josh Higginson age 13 - 1.35kg Twaite Shad
Josh Higginson age 13 – 1.35kg Twaite Shad