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British Record (rod caught) Fish Committee

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British Record Fish Committee Aims and Objectives

The Committee exists to recognise and publish record weights of both fresh and salt water fish caught on rod and line by fair angling methods in the waters of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and aims:

  • To provide an adjudicating body to which marine and freshwater anglers may submit claims for record fish taken by fair rod and line angling.
  • To investigate all such record claims to the fullest possible extent and maintain a permanent record of such investigations.
  • To establish and maintain accurately a list of British fish, marine and freshwater, of record size and to publish this list frequently and make it readily available to all interested persons.

The activities of the Committee are voluntary, and claims are considered and adjudicated upon, only on the basis that the Committee shall be under no obligation whatsoever to claimants, that its decisions shall be final, and it shall not be obliged to give reasons for its decisions.

Record listings from the © British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee can be downloaded in PDF format from the footer of the page. 

Issued by the: BRITISH RECORD (rod-caught) FISH COMMITTEE


  • Mr Mike Heylin - Chairman
  • Mr Nick Simmonds - Secretary
  • Mr Andy Nellist – Freshwater specialist
  • Mr Paul Coulson – Freshwater Specialist
  • Mr Will Barnard – Freshwater Specialist
  • Mr Chris Clark – Marine specialist
  • Mr Paul King - (SFSA) Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers
  • Mr David Craig – Ireland sea angling representative
  • Mr Richard Poole – Wales sea angling representative
  • Mr Glyn Jones – Wales game angling representative
  • Mr Tim Froome – Marine Specialist and Channel Islands representative
  • Mr Andrew Dugdale – Isle of Man representative
  • Mr Nigel Hewlett, Scientific Advisor – Freshwater Fish - Environment Agency
  • Mr Oliver Crimmen, Scientific Advisor – Sea Fish - Natural History Museum

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