Two records broken in 2015

New Irish Twaite Shad and Smooth Hound records set in 2015.

Irish Specimen Fish coverAs well as the new record fish detailed information on almost 450 specimen fish (i.e. large fish) taken by anglers from venues throughout Ireland in 2015 are presented.

The new report has details of 45 different species of specimen fish taken by anglers in 2015. 32 different species (including Blue Shark, Pollack, several species of ray, Gilthead Bream etc) were taken by sea anglers while freshwater anglers accounted for the remaining species. Particularly large numbers of specimen thick lipped mullet (16% of total ratified) and smooth hound (14%) were caught, weighed and released, and in freshwater, carp (10%) dominated specimen returns. Large numbers of the exotic mullet species, golden greys and thin-lipped, were also ratified.

Download a copy of the Irish Specimen Fish 2015 ‘Here

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New Records are –

Irish Twaite Shad, 1.64 kg, River Barrow, St. Mullins, Co. Carlow on 15th May 2015 – Thomas Lynch

Smooth Hound, 8.62 kg, Wicklow Bay on 24th May 2015 – Garech Murphy

Other important news:

    • ISFC Awards Day will be held on 20th Feb 2016 in Dublin (Irish Angling Show weekend)
    • More species can be claimed as length-based specimens from 2015 onwards