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Having just read the thread on setting up a WSF specimen list it appears that it never got off the ground. So I thought why dont we do our own just for fun.
Here are the rules:

1) No fish to be entered that were caught before todays date

2) All fish must be photographed against something that will show the relative size (A measure, Reel, Tackle box etc)

3) Wherever possible all claims must be witnessed and the witness contactable or your entry will be marked 'Unverified'

4) Only the captor of the fish to post in this forum and myself or another mod if we need to verify it. (No chatter please, it will be removed)

5) As many details about the capture as you are prepared to give (Where caught, Bait, Weather, Tide State, Boat or beach etc)

6) The fish do not have to be caught in the South East but you must reside in the South East Area

7) All entries must only be caught on rod and line

8) Any fish submitted without a picture may be added to list as 'Unverified' at the discretion of a Moderator

I have started a separate thread for any suggestions or additional rules that may be necessary
See here

We just need some decent catches now so that we can start building the list up. Obviously for a while it will need updating regularly but once we get some decent ones on here it will be less often. Please only post your catch if it beats the existing biggest.

Update 10th June 07. I have today removed many of the species that are extremely unlikely to get caught around our coast to simplify the list. If you should happen to catch something that is not on the list it can still be added.



All of the fish below have been caught in british waters (Beach, Boat)
Entries in Red signify that the fish was not caught in the South East counties


BASS------12lb 8oz-------Mackerel Fillet----------Admiralty Pier--------------5/8/10----------Birdseye Berry
BASS-------14lb-------Squid and lug----Thames 01/08/09------size 2/0 hook4ft trace------Ospray---witnessed by father in law and son. Also 14lb Bass, caught aboard the Reecer out of Dover,
large cuttle fish bait, 10/0 hook flowing trace, stepped downtide from boat-----on 24/10/09----Curious badger.

BASS-----4lb 5oz 12drms-----Pakefield------squid------26/5/09-------Misfit.
BREAM (black)-----2lb 5oz-----Pagham----Misfit---15/5/10----- crab----.
BLENNY (Tompot)----1oz----Samphire hoe--25/09/09---Misfit----2 hook rotten bottom flapper, size 4 hooks---pieces of ragworm for bait---witnessed---Beno and brickie lee.
BREAM (black)
BREAM (black) -------4lb 2oz-----------Squid strip--------Newhaven----------5-5-08---------Pedro the Fisherman
BREAM (couch's sea)
BREAM (couch's sea)
BREAM (gilthead)
BREAM (gilthead)
BREAM (red)
BREAM (red)
BRILL
BRILL----------3lb 8oz------------Live Launce--------Thames Estuary---------13/9/07---------Ron
BRILL-------------7lb 12oz----------mackerel fillet--------Shambles--------13/609------Raymondo94b
BULL HUSS
BULL HUSS
BULL HUSS------12lb 12oz----- Launce Flapper---------Kilmore Quay, Eire (BOAT)--------14/9/08------Cascars
COALFISH
COALFISH ------------2lb 3oz-------------Pirk-----------Jolly Fisherman, Dover---------14/05/09---------LEADBEATTER
COALFISH------12oz---LA old pier------ragworm----2hk, RB flapper----10/09/08 smutty dan
COD-----------------14lb 12oz--------Lugworm--------Dengemarsh-----------30/11/09---------Foxy52
COD --------22lb 3oz.....Fair Chance....Dungeness....Cuttle....Geordie Si
COD-----14lb 10oz.....Dungie.....23-11-10 Lug and squid------Pablo
CONGER
CONGER
CONGER (BOAT)-----big! TBA----Mackerel flapper-----Weymouth-----11/6/08----Cascars
DAB--------------1lb 1oz-------------- yellow tailed Lug/herring, Size1, 2 hook clip down rig--------------Dungeness--------Feb09-------Leadbeater---.
DAB------3oz-------Burnham-------5/4/09-----Juan Dogee-giza.
DOGFISH (lesser spotted)------2lb 13oz------Sandeel-----Sandown-----10/1/08-----Misfit
DOGFISH (lesser spotted)------2lb 0oz------Frozen Sandeel------Westgate------8/4/07------Monktonlad
DOGFISH (lesser spotted)-----2lb 6oz------Sound of mull, catchalot2------mackeral strip---25/4/09-- smutty dan
DOGFISH BLACK MOUTH-----1lb 13oz----Sound of mull, catalot2---hokkies mackeral strip----25/4/09--Smutty Dan.
FLOUNDER-----------1lb 4oz--------Lug-------- Erith Pier-------Feb 2008-------WILL93 (Pic in Sea Angler May 08)
FLOUNDER
GARFISH ----------------1lb 14oz------------------------Southend Pier------------------16/5/10-----------EssexDangler
GARFISH -----------1lb 2oz------------Redgill----------Newhaven----------12-10-07---------------Ron
GOBY BLACK-----LA stone pier, 2 hook flapper ragworm -------8dr!!!!-----11/09/08 Misfit
GOBY LEOPARD---------8dr LA, Catchalot2, rag baited sabikis----07/09/08 smutty dan
GREATER WEAVER
GREATER WEAVER
GURNARD (grey)----3oz---catchalot2 rag baited sabikis---13/09/08--- Misfit
GURNARD (red)
GURNARD (red)
GURNARD (red)-----2oz 8dr Catchalot2 LA, rag baited sabikis----13/09/08. Misfit
GURNARD (tub)------2lb 03oz------halfpintawhelks----River crouch (Essex)---herring chunk-- 29/4/09
GURNARD (tub)---------5lb 0oz------Shad-----Newhaven-----11/7/07------Thedeesbees
HADDOCK
HADDOCK
HERRING
HERRING
LING
LING
LING-----1lb 13oz---LA--Catchalot2--mackeral strip 07/09/08 Misfit
MACKERAL-------------1lb 5oz-----------Mackerel strip---------------Dover Breakwater-------------15/9/07------------GregD
MACKERAL-----------1lb 8oz----------Storm Sandeel------------Newhaven-------------12-10-07---------------Cascars
MACKEREL----------1lb 8oz----------Feathers--------Sound of Mull---catchalot 2 12/09/08 smutty dan
MULLET (golden grey)
MULLET (golden grey)
MULLET (red) -------------8oz-----------Ragworm-----------Folkestone Pier-----------1-9-07----------Jeff1960 (Unverified, no photo)
MULLET (red)
MULLET (thick lipped grey)------------11lb 8oz-----------Freelined bread crust------------Gravesend----------26/07/08-----------Kmpuggy
MULLET (thick lipped grey)
MULLET (thin lipped grey)
MULLET (thin lipped grey)
PLAICE
PLAICE-------2lb 8oz-------Lug/ Squid cocktail---------Newhaven-------------9/10/08---------Cascars
PLAICE------2lb-----mackerel fillet-----Weymouth-----11/6/08----Whopper
POLLACK------2lb 2oz-----Sandeel-----Samphire Hoe----9/4/07----Girlfish (Unverified)
POLLACK -------17lb 0oz------------Tempest Sandeel-----------Newhaven--------------20/2/08-------------Cascars
POLLACK-----------11lb 0oz------------Shad-----------Weymouth--------------Aug 07-------------Pedro the Fisherman
POOR COD---- 3oz---LA, Catchalot2---rag baited sabikis---07/09/08----smutty dan
POUTING (bib, pout)------1lb 5oz ------mackerel fillet-------Admiralty -------18/10/07-------Misfit
POUTING (bib, pout)--------1lb 12oz--------Ragworm-----------N.Oaze-----------20/10/07--------Key Nangler
RAY (blonde)
RAY (blonde) 19lb Poole, Walking Worm
RAY (cuckoo)
RAY (cuckoo)
RAY (small eyed)
RAY (small eyed) 14lb 5oz Boat, Watchett, Andy King
RAY (spotted)
RAY (spotted) ---------------4lb 7oz------------Newhaven-----------Mackerel Fillet-------------10/08/07---------------Cascars
RAY (sting) ----------------Estimated 50lb-------------Frinton on sea-------------Whole Squid--------------3/5/08-------mahoo
RAY (sting) TomtheTank --------23lb-------Thames Estuary
RAY (thornback) Jeff1960-------15lb 4oz--------------Sandwich Bay, ---------------------15/5/10
RAY (thornback) -----18lb 4oz------------Herring chunk--------29/4/07------Fatal Phill
RAY (thornback)------17lb 14oz----river Ore beach-----whole squid--------25/4/09-----Concrete.
RAY (undulate) -----------1lb 2oz----------Widewater----------Lug / squid-------------2/11/07-------------Fuzzball
RAY (undulate)
ROCKLING (3 bearded)
ROCKLING (3 bearded)
ROCKLING (3 bearded)---------6oz---------- Coverack, Cornwall (BEACH)-----------Lugworm---------- w/e 20/5/07-------------Neil T
ROCKLING (shore)
ROCKLING (shore)
SCAD (horse mackerel) -------------1lb 1oz--------------Admiralty Pier----------------Sprat / Squid--------------- 5/7/07-------------WILL93
SCAD (horse mackerel)
SEA SCORPION (Long spine)
SILVER EEL------------1lb 8oz---------Medway City Estate---------Peeler Crab-----------10/6/07--------Tall Tim
SILVER EEL
SKATE (Common)-----198lb-----Sound of Mull---catchalot2---multi Mackeral on running ledger ---26/4/09-- Misfit.
SMOOTHOUND (starry)----17lb 12oz----Selsey-----crab------22/6/09----Misfit.
SMOOTHOUND (Common)---17lb 14oz---4th August 09-----Ferring----Eddie Weitzel----short Pennel rig with Crinley? crab----witness Peter puff.
SMOOTHOUND (starry) ---------16lb 2oz---------ferring--------velvet crab----------15/07/08-----------gregd
SMOOTHOUND (starry) ---------20lb----------Southend Boat----------Uptided Crab-----------02/05/09------------Southendigger.
SMOOTHOUND -----------------17lb 2oz ----------Selsey---------Half a swimming crab --------07/08/08------------peterpuff.
SMOOTHOUND -----------------14lb 02oz-------------Newhaven---------------squid bait-----------04/05/09---------Raymondo94b
SOLE---------------------------------2lb 8oz--------------Dengemarsh---------------Lugworm---------Sept 07------------Ryegaz
SOLE
SOLE---------------------------------2lb 8oz--------------Weymouth---------------Lugworm---------1-9-07------------Jassyfa
SOLE (lemon)
SOLE (lemon)
SPURDOG
SPURDOG 22lb 0oz--------------Weymouth-----------Mackerel Flapper------------5/6/10--------Cascars
SPURDOG-----4lb 0oz---Sound of Mull catchalot2---hokkies with mackeral strips---25/4/09 smutty dan.
TADPOLE FISH------------0lb 7oz-----------POW Pier, Dover-----------Ragworm----------------27/12/07--------------WILL93
TOPKNOT-------10oz----Dover breakwater----small fish baits-----3 hook flapper----4th June---witnesses Captin/wayne72.
TOPE
TOPE------------45lb (Estimated)-----------Essex boat mark------Mackerel-----------13-7-08--------Ron
TRIGGER FISH --1lb 14oz Trigger fish caught at Kilmore, Ireland on 17th Sept 09. Bait was Mackerel and squid strip. Witnessed by Mike Jnr and Niggle. Caught by Cascars.
Picture to follow
TURBOT
TURBOT---------2lb12oz-------just off the Varn (boat)----long flowing trace, sandeel and Mackeral bait---Leadbeater.---witness---skipper of the boat.
TURBOT-------------------9lb 12oz------------Shambles, Weymouth (BOAT)-------------Mackerel Fillet------10/6/08-----------Dingbat
TWAITE SHAD----------------3lb--------Brighton Marina (East arm)--------07/08/08------float fished macky strip------Tom Parker.
WHITING------------------1lb 12oz------------OJ--------------10/11/09-----------FishyBoy.
WHITING-------------------3lb 3oz----------- Burnham on Crouch---------------Lug/Cuttle----------20/2/08-----------Pablo
WHITING----1lb 4oz---sound of mull--catchalot2---hokkies tiped mackeral----25/4/09--.Misfit.
WRASSE (ballan)
WRASSE (ballan)
WRASSE (ballan)---------3lb 10oz-----------Lochaline, Scotland (BEACH)----------Ragworm-----------15/6/07-------------Mjiamnot
WRASSE (Corkwing)---------5oz----------- LA stone pier ---rag worm 2 hook flapper 10/09/08 Misfit
WRASSE (Corkwing)---------3.375oz---Samphire hoe----25/09/09---Misfit----2hook rotten bottom flapper size 4 hooks, pieces of ragworm for bait ---witness Beno and brickie.
WRASSE (cuckoo)
WRASSE (cuckoo)
WRASSE (cuckoo)------1lb 2oz------Lochaline, Scotland (BOAT-------Ragworm-------15-6-07----------Mjiamnot
WRASSE GOLDSINNY ------10dr---Stone pier LA, 2hk flapper, ragworm---13/09/08 Misfit
WRASSE ROCK COOK-------10z 6dr---Stone pier LA, 2hk flapper ragworm----10/09/08.Misfit


Special Category for unusual catches

LOBSTER--------------5lb 0 oz--------------Dover Breakwater-----------------8/7/07--------------Jassyfa
 

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Seeing as Alan & Issy have posted their catch i'll post mine too, around 7 Oz

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Caught on Sunday 8th April from my boat, Wanda.

Witnessed by Tony Green - fishing buddy ([email protected])

We were fishing on East Middle Sands, about 2 miles west of the windfarm in about 7 metres of water.

Tide was rising, about 2 hours below high tide.

The bait was lug on a 2.0 hook, tipped with squid.

Weighed the fish when I got home that evening on IKEA digital bathroom scales. It went 15.0 lb exactly.

Just one more thing - THIS IS THE BIGGEST FISH I HAVE EVER CAUGHT:clap2: :clap2:
 

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16lb 8oz cod caught by Groomyd on the 15th April on a Jelly worm out of Newhaven.
I have put this worthy specimen on the list in addition to the 15lb pounder caught by JandH. Groomyd lives in SE London.
 

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29 4 2007, Wallet, Herring chunk, 16lbs, maybe better.
Looking at the scales it looks over 16lb, more like 17lb!!but i cant be sure. Ill add it to the list as 17lb. Cracking Fish!!!!
 

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Had A Nice 1lb Pouting On Friday 28th At Hythe Witnessed By Mate Jeff Details Avaiable,any Good? About The Middle Of Princes Parade.
 
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New specimen Thornback caught by Flo to beat his previous best of 9lb 3oz. This one weighed 9lb 12oz caught on Herring chunk on 6th May 07 at Holywell, River Crouch
 

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10lb 6oz Starry smoothhound caught on Dover Breakwater. Bait - peeler crab on a long 2/0 pennal. Witnessed by Tommy, the DSAA steward.

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10lb bull huss caught out in caenarfon bay,north wales on chrisp's boat.bait was a mackerel flapper on a 6 foot flowing trace with a 6/0 pennel set up.

witnessed by flathead and chrisp on the 31-5-07.

 

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13lb 7oz Common smoothhound caught on the Admiralty pier, Dover.
Peeler crab on a long 2/0 pennal rig. Witnessed by Paul Phillips & Creedy



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2lb 8oz Whiting caught on a shad on a wreck off Eastbourne on 17th June 07. Caught by Dingbat and witnessed by myself and Raymondo94b
 

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Fished Lochaline in Scotland from 15 to 18 June, my cousin mjiamnot had a Ballan of 3-10-0 from the shore on ragworm on a 1 hook flapper, a Thornie of 4-4-0 on a large mackie bait intended for Skate and a Cuckoo of 1-2-0 on rag on a 3 hook flapper from the boat ( Catchalot, Davy Holt )

All fish witnessed by myself and Davy and the Thornie also witnessed by bigads

The photos are posted on the Scotland forum under Lochaline Awayday
 

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5lb lobster from dover breakwater witnessed by Ash and photos on the relevent thread
 
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