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    SEA FISH RECORDS CORRECTED APRIL 1999
Species Type lbs ozs drms kilo-grms Date Captor Location
Angler Fish
Loahius Piscatorius
Boat  94  12  4  42.985  1985  S.M.A. Neill  Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland.
Shore  68  2  0  30.899  1967  H. Legerton  Canvey Island, Essex.
Bass
Dicentrarchus labrax
Boat  19  9  2  8.876  1987  P. McEwan  off Reculvers, Herne Bay, Kent.
Shore  19  0  0  8.618  1988  D.L. Bourne  Southern Breakwater, Dover, Kent.
Bass
Dicentrarchus labrax
Boat  19  9  2  8.876  1987  P. McEwan  off Reculvers, Herne Bay, Kent.
Shore  19  0  0  8.618  1988  D.L. Bourne  Southern Breakwater, Dover, Kent.
Black Fish
Centrolophus niger
Boat  3  10  8  1.658  1972  J. Semple  off Heads of Ayr,Scotland.
Shore  5  14  8  2.679  1998  S.Ostler  Aldeborough Beach, East Yorkshire
Bluemouth
Helicolenus dactylopterus
Boat  3  2  8  1.431  1976  Anne Lyngholm  Loch Shell, Stornoway, Scotland.
Shore  1  0  0  454    Qualifying weight.  
Bogue
Boops boops
Boat  1  13  0  822  1981  K. McBride  Eddystone Reef
Shore  1  15  4  .885  1978  S.G. Torode  Pembroke, Guernsey,
Bonito
Sarda sarda
Boat  8  13  4  4.004  1969  J. Parnell  Torbay, South Devon.
Shore  2  10  5  1.200  1996  P. Blanning  St.Brides Bay, Pembroke, Wales.
Bream, Couch's Sea
Pagrus pagrus
Boat              
Shore  2  0  7  0.919  1996  M. Thompson  St.Peter Port Breakwater, Channel Islands.
Bream, Couch's Sea
Pagrus pagrus
Boat              
Shore  2  0  7  0.919  1996  M. Thompson  St.Peter Port Breakwater, Channel Islands.
Bream, Couch's Sea
Pagrus pagrus
Boat              
Shore  2  0  7  0.919  1996  M. Thompson  St.Peter Port Breakwater,
Bream, Gilthead
Sparus aurata
Boat  9  15  8  4.521  1991  C.J. Bradford  Salcombe Estuary,Devon.
Shore  10  5  8  4.692  1995  Colin Carr (14 yrs)  Salcombe Estuary, Devon.
Bream, Ray's
Brama brama
Boat  6  3  13  2.829  1978  L/Cpl J. Holland  West of Barra Head, Hebrides, Scotland.
Shore  7  15  12  3.621  1967  G. Walker  Crimdon Beach, Hartlepool
Bream, Red
Pagellus bogaraveo
Boat  9  8  12  4.330  1974  B. Reynolds  from wreck off Mevagissey, Cornwall.
Shore  4  7  0  2.012  1979  A . Salmon  Alderney Lighthouse, Channel Is.
Bream,Black
Spondyliosom cantharus
Boat  6  14  4  3.125  1977  J.A.Garlick  from wreck off South Devon Coast.
Shore  5  0  2  2.271  1994  M . Guilmoto  Cachfliere Pier, Alderney, Channel Is.
Bream,Pandora
Boat  3  6  12  1.552  1997  C.Stone  Newquay, Cornwall.
Shore              
Brill
Scophthalmus rhombus
Boat  16  0  0  7.257  1950  A. Fisher  Derby Haven, Isle of Man.
Shore  7  7  8  3.387  1980  B.M.K. Fletcher  Nr. Vason Bay, Guernsey, Channel Is.
Bull Huss
Scyliorhinus stellaris
Boat  22  4  0  10.092  1986  M. L. Hall  Minehead, Somerset.
Shore  19  14  0  9.015  1992  G.Ebbs  PwllheliBeach,Gwynedd,Wales.
Catfish
Anarhichas lupus
Boat  26  4  0  11.906  1989  S.P. Ward  5 miles out from Whitby, Yorkshire.
Shore  12  12  8  5.797  1978  G.M. Taylor  Stonehaven, Scotland.
Coalfish
Boat  37  5  0  16.923  1986  D. Brown  south of Eddystone from Pollachius Virens wreck.
Shore  24  11  12  11.219  1995   M.Carnmish  FileyBrigg,Yorkshire.
Cod
Gadus Morhua
Boat  58  6  0  26.478  1992  Noel Cook  North Sea off Whitby, N.Yorks.
Shore  44  8  0  20.183  1966  B. Jones  Tom's Point, Barry, Wales.
Comber
Serranus cabrilla
Boat  1  13  0  .822  1977  Master B.Phillips, (Aged 10 yrs).  Mounts Bay,Penzance, Cornwall. Qualifying weight
Shore  12  0  .340      Qualifying weight  
Conger
Conger conger
Boat  133  4  0  6 0.442  1995  V. Evans  from wreck S.E. Berry Head, South Devon
Shore  68  8  0  31.072  1992  M. Larkin  Devil's Point, Plymouth.
Dab
Limanda limanda
Boat  2  12  4  1. 254  1975  Master R. Islip, Wester Ross  Gairloch, Scotland.
Shore  2  9  8  1. 176  1936  M. L. Watts  MorfaBeach, Port Talbot, Wales
Dogfish, Black-mouthed
Galeus melastomus
Boat  2  13  8  1. 288  1977  J.H. Anderson  N.W. Poll Point, Loch Fyne, Scotland
Shore  12  0  .340  0    Qualifying weight.  
Dogfish, Lesser spotted
Scyliorhinus canicula
Boat  4  6  8  1. 998  1994  G. Griffiths  off Port Logan, Galloway,Scotland.
Shore  4  15  3  2. 244  1988  S. Ramsey  Abbey Bumfoot, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Flounder
Pleuronectes flesus
Boat  5  11  8  2. 593  1956  A.G.L. Cobbledick,  Fowey, Cornwall.
Shore  5  7  0  2. 466  1994  B. Sokell  River Teign, S.Devon.
Forkbeard, Greater
Phycis blennoides
Boat  4  11  4  2. 133  1969  Miss M.Woodgate  Falmouth Bay, Cornwall.
Shore  1  0  0  .454    Qualifying weight.  
Garfish
BeloneBelone belone
Boat  3  9  8  1. 630  1994  A. Saunders  Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall
Shore  3  4  12  1.495  1995  F. Williams  Porthoustock, S.W, Cornwall.
Greater Weever
Trachinus draco
Boat  2  0  13  .930  1994  T. Griffiths  Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall.
Shore  1  7  15  .678  1989  B. Bawden  Porthcurno, Cornwall.
Gumard, Grey
Eutrigla gurnardus
Boat  2  7  0  1. 105  1976  D. Swinbanks  Caliach Point, Mull, Scotland.
Shore  1  10  8  .751  1989  P. El-Balawi  Newquay Headland, Cornwall.
Gurnard, Red
Aspitriela caculus
Boat  2  13  11  1.295  1995  Benjamin Le Noury (aged 14 yrs)  Havre Cosselin, Sark, Ch.lslands
Shore  2  10  11  1.209  1976  D. Johns  Helford River, Glebe Cove, Cornwall
Gurnard, Streaked
Trigloporus lastoviza
Boat  1  2  0  .510  1994  M. Adams  Poole Bay, Dorset
Shore  1  6  8  .637  1971  H. Livingstone Smith  Loch Goil, Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
Gurnard, Yellow orTubfish
Trigla lucerna
Boat  11  7  4  5.195  1952  C.W. King  Wallasey, Cheshire.
Shore  12  3  0  5.528  1976  G.J. Reynolds  Langlan Bay, Wales.
Haddock, Norway
Sebastes viviparus
Boat  1  13  8  .836  1975  T. Barrett  Thames Estuary, 2 miles off Southend on-Sea, Essex.
Shore  1  3  0  .538  1973  F. P. Fawke  Southend Pier, Essex.
Haddock
Melanogrammusaeglefinus
Boat  13  11  4  6.215  1978  G. Bones  offFalmouth, Cornwall.
Shore  6  12  0  3.061  1976  G.B. Stevenson  Loch Goil, Scotland.
Hake
Merluccius merluccius
Boat  25  12  14  11.706  1997  R. Roberts  Loch Etive, Scotland
Shore  3  8  2  1.590  1984  W.S.Parry  MorfaBeach,PortTalbotWales.
Halibut
Hippoglossus
Boat  234  0  0  106.136  1979  C. Booth  Dunnet Head, off Scrabster, Scotland.
Shore  10  0  0  4.536    Qualifying weight  
Herring
clupea harengus
Boat  1  1  0  .481  1973  Master B.Barden, (Aged 13 yrs)  off Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.
Shore  1  0  0  .454    Qualifying weight.  
John Dory, St. Peter's Fish
Zeus faber
Boat  11  14  0  5.386  1977  J. Johnson  off Newhaven, E. Sussex.
Shore  3  0  0  1.360    Qualifying weight.  
Ling
Molva molva
Boat  59  8  0  26.987  1989  J. Webster  off Bridlington, Yorks.
Shore  21  10  0  9.809  1994  K. Smith  Seasons Point, Plymouth, Devon.
Lumpsucker
Cyclopterus lumprus
Boat  10  12  10  4.493  1986  J. McCoy  River Tyne estuary.
Shore  20  9  12  9347  1987  AndrewPony (Agedl5ys)  Weymouth,Dorset
Mackerel
Scomber scombrus
Boat  6  2  7  2.790  1984  W.J. Chapple  1.5 mls off Penberth Cove,west Cornwall.
Shore  5  11  14  2.603  1982  M.A. Kemp  Berry Head Quarry, Brixham,Devon.
Mackerel, Spanish
Scomber japonicus
Boat  1  2  0  .510  1995  C.J. Bradford  Chattern Reef, Salcombe, Devon.
Shore  1  5  7  .607  1995  G. Scammell  Lamorna Cove, Penzance, Cornwall.
Megrim
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis
Boat  3  12  8  1.715  1973  Master P. Christie, (Aged 15 yrs)  Gairloch, Scotland.
Shore  2  6  1  1.078  1987  F.J. Williams  Porthcorno, Cornwall.
Monkfish
Squatina squatina .
Boat  66  0  0  29.936  1965  C.G. Chalk  south of Shoreham, Sussex
Shore  52  14  0  23.982  1 984  G.S. Bishop  Llwyngwril Beach Gwynedd, N. Wales.
Mullet, Golden Grey
Liza aurata
Boat  2  3  0  .992  1991  A. Woodhall  St.Peter Port Harbour,Guernsey, Channel Is.
Shore  3,3  0,0  4,4  1.368,1.368  1991, 1994  J. Reeves,D. Heward  Old Man's Nose, east coast of Alderney,Channel Is/Christchurch Harbour, Dorset.
Mullet, Red
Mullus surmuletus
Boat  3  7  0  1.559  1981  M.T. Hamel  Petils Bay, Bordeaux,Vale, Guernsey, Channel Is.
Shore  3  15  0  1.786  1996  A. Wright  Longy Bay, Alderney, Channel Is.
Mullet, Thick-lipped Grey
Chelon labrosus
Boat  10  1  0  4.564  1952  P.C. Libby  Portland, Dorset.
Shore  14  2  12  6.427  1979  R.S. Gifford  The Leys, Aberthaw,Glamorgan, Wales.
Mullet, Thin-lipped Grey
Liza ramada
Boat  5  15  0  2.693  1991  Mrs. Ann Copley,  River Medway, Kent.
Shore  7  0  0  3.175  1991  N.Mableson  Saltside, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Opah
Lampris guttatus
Boat  128  0  0  58.057  1973  A.R. Blewett  Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall.
Shore  20  0  0  9.071    Qualifying weight.  
Pelamid, Bonito
Sarda sarda
Boat  8  13  4  4.004  1969  J. Parnell  Torbay, S. Devon.
Shore  2  10  5  1.200  1996  P. Blanning  St. Brides Bay, Pembroke.
Perch, Dusky
Epinephelus marginatus
Boat  28  0  0  12.700  1973  D.Cope  Off DurlstonHead, Dorset.
Shore  7  0  0  3.175    Qualifying weight.  
Plaice
Pleuronectes platessa
Boat  10  3  8  4.635  1974  H. Gardiner, (Aged 16 yrs)  Longa Sound, Scotland.
Shore  8  6  14  3.822  1989  R. Moore  Southbourne Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset.
Pollack
Pollachius pollachius
Boat  29  4  0  13.267  1987  W.S. Mayes  Dungeness, Kent.
Shore  18  4  0  8.277  1986  C. Lowe  Abbotsbury Beach, Dorset.
Pouting, Bib, Pout
Trisopterus luscus
Boat  5  8  0  2.494  1969  R. Armstrong  off Berry Head, Devon.
Shore  4  9  0  2.069  1991  R. Andrews  Pembrook, Guernsey. Channel Is.
Puffer Fish
Lagocephalus Iagocenhalus
Boat  4  0  0  1.814    Qualifying weight.  
Shore  6  9  4  2.983  1985  S. Atkinson  Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury, Dorset.
Ray, Blonde
Raja brachvara
Boat  37  12  0  17.122  1973  H.T. Pout  Off Start Point, Salcombe, Devon.
Shore  32,32  8,8  0,0  14.742, 14.742  1986,1994  C.M. Reeves, K. Frain  Mannez Targets, southeast coast , Alderney, Channel Is/ Grosnez, north coast of Jersey, Channel Is.of
Ray, Bottle-nosed
Raia alba
Boat  76  0  0  34.471  1970  R. Bulpitt  Off The Needles, Isle of Wight.
Shore  15  0  0  6.804    Qualifying weight.  
Ray, Cuckoo
Raja naevus
Boat  15  11  0  2.579  1975  V. Morrison  off Causeway Coast, N. Ireland.
Shore  4  10  0  2.097  1981  C. Wills  North Cliffs, Cornwall.
Ray, Eagle
Boat  61  8  0  27.894  1989  M.A. Drew  in Nab Waters, south east of Colver, Isle of Wight
Shore  15  0  0  6.804    Qualifying weight.  
Ray, Electric
Torpedo nobiliana
Boat  96  1  0  43.571  1975  N.J. Cowley  Off Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Shore  52  110    23.897  1980  Master M.A. Wills  Porthallow Comwall.
Ray, Electric
Torpedo nobiliana
Boat  96  1  0  43.571  1975  N.J. Cowley  Off Dodman Point, Cornwall.
Shore  52  110    23.897  1980  Master M.A. Wills  Porthallow Comwall.
Ray, Marbled electric
Boat  2  8  8  1.148  1983  B.T. Maguire  St.Aubin's Bay, Jersey, Channel ls
Shore  13  15  11  6.341  1990  M.E.Porter  north coast of Jersey,Channel ls.
Ray, Sandy
Raja circularis
Boat  2  0  0  .907    Qualifying weight  
Shore  2  0  0  .907    Qualifying weight  
Ray, Small-eyed
Raja microocellata
Boat  17  8  0  7.938  1991  Mrs. Susan Storey  Watchet Harbour north Somerset coast.
Shore  15  0  8  6.818  1991  N.J. Wood  South Wales.
Ray, Spotted
Raia montagui
Boat  8  10  8  3.926  1998  A. Hodge  Whitsands Bay, cornwall.
Shore  8  5  0  3.770  1980  D.G. Bowen  Mewslade Bay, S.Wales.
Ray, Sting
Dasyatis pastinaca
Boat  72  2  0  32.715  1996  P. Burgess  River Blackwater, Essex.
Shore  54  9  6  24.760  1991  K. Wyatt  Fairbourne Beach, Gwynedd, N. Wales.
Ray, Thomback
Raja clavata
Boat  31  7  0  14.260  1981  J. Wright  Liverpool Bay.
Shore  21  12  0  9.865  1985  S. Ramsay  The Ross, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Ray, Undulate
Raja undulata
Boat  21  4  8  9.652  1987  S. Titt  4 miles south St.Aldhelms Head, Swanage, Dorset,
Shore  21  4  0  9.638  1983  K. Skinner  St. Cathenne's Breakwater Lighthouse, Jersey.
Rockling, Shore
Gaidronsarus mediterraneus
Boat  12  0  .340      Qualifying weight.  
Shore  1  9  12  .730  1992  D. Lanc  Chesil Cove, Dorset.
Rockling,3-bearded
Gaidropsarus
Boat  3  4  4  1.481  1992  C.Hurst  south of lsle of Wight.
Shore  3  1  12  1.409  1992  W.Crothers  Holborn Head, Scotland
Salmon, Coho
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Boat  1  0  0  .454    Qualifying weight.  
Shore  1  8  1  .681  1977  R.J. McCracken  Petit Port, Guernsey, Channel Is.
Scad, Horse Mackerel
Trachurus trachurus
Boat  3  5  3  1.507  1978  M.A. Atkins  Torbay, S. Devon.
Shore  3  0  14  1.384  1981  R. Dillon  Cockenzie Power Station Scotland.
Sea Scorpion Short-spined
Myoxocephalus scorpius
Boat  2  3  0  .992  1973  R. Stephenson  Keppell Pier, Great Cumbrae Isle, Scotland.
Shore  2  7  8  1.119  1982  B.Logan  Whitley Bay,Tyne&Wear
Shad, Allis
Alosa alosa
Boat  2  0  0  .970    Qualifying weight.  
Shore  4  12  7  1.247  1978  J. Martin  Garlieston, Wigtownshire S.W. Scotland.
Shark, Blue
Prionace glauca
Boat  218  0  0  98.878  1959  N. Sutcliffe  Looe, Cornwall.
Shore  40  0  0  18.143    Qualifying weight.  
Shark, Mako
Isurus oxyrinchus
Boat  500  0  0  226.786  1971  Mrs. J.M. Yallop  north west of Eddystone Light.
Shore  40  0  0  18.143    Qualifying weight.  
Shark, Porbeagle
Lamna nasus
Boat  507  0  0  230.000  1993  C. Bennett  Dunnet Head, Scotland.
Shore  40  0  0  18.143    Qualifying weight.  
Shark, Six-gilled
Hexanchus griseus
Boat  9  8  0  4.309  1976  F.E. Beeton  Penlee Point, Plymouth, Devon
Shore  5  0  0  2.268    Qualifying weight.  
Shark, Thresher
Aiopias vulpinus
Boat  323  0  0  146.504  1982  S. Mills  6 miles south Nab Tower, off Portsmouth, Hants.
Shore  40  0  0  18.143    Qualifying weight.  
Skate, Common
Raja batis
Boat  227  0  0  102.961  1986  R.Banks  8 miles off Tobermory, InnerHebrides, Scotland.
Shore  169  6  0  76.828  1994  G. MacKenzie  Breasclete Pier, Loch Roag, I.of Lewis.
Smoothhound,Starry
Mustelus asterias
Boat  28  2  0  12.757  1998  A. Bowering  Off Minehead, Bristol Ch.
Shore  23  2  0  10.488  1972  D. Carpenter  Beach at Bradwell-on Sea, Essex.
Smoothound
Mustelus mustelus
Boat  28  0  0  12.700  1969  A.T. Chilvers  Heacham, Norfolk.
Shore  19  8  6  8.855  1997  D. Ellis  Hillhead Wall, Hants.
Sole, Lemon
Microstomus kitt
Boat  2  2  0  .963  1976  J. Gordon  Loch Goil Head, off Loch Long, Firth of Clyde, Scotland.
Shore  2  7  11  1.124  1980  W.N.Callister  Victoria Pier, Douglas,I.O.M.
Sole
Solea solea
Boat  4  1  12  2.119  1993  M. Eppelein  Great Bank, off Channel Is.
Shore  6  8  10  2.966  1991  N.V. Guilmoto  South Coast Boulders Alderney, Channel Is.
Spurdog
Squalus acanthias
Boat  21  3  7  9.622  1977  P.Barrett  off Porthleven, Cornwall
Shore  16  12  8  7.611  1964  R.Legg  ChesilBeach,Dorset.
Sunfish
Mola mola
Boat  108  0  0  48.986  1976  T. Sisson  Off Saundersfoot, Wales
Shore  49  4  0  22.338  1976  M. Merry  Fisherman's Cove, North Cliffs, Cornwall.
Tadpole-fish
Raniceps raninus
Boat  1  4  4  .574  1991  S. Bishop  off Christchurch,Dorset
Shore  1  5  12  .616  1990  N. Conn  Seaham Beach, Co.Durham.
Tope
Galeorhinus galeus
Boat  82  8  0  37.422  1991  R. Chatfield  off Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.
Shore  58  2  0  26.363  1982  R.J. White  Baggy Point, N. Devon.
Torsk
Brosme brosme
Boat  15  7  2  7.005  1982  D. MacKay  Pentland Firth,Scotland
Shore  3  0  0  1.361    Qualify ing weight.  
TriggerFish
Balistes capriscus
Boat  5,5  8,11  11,2.5  2.514, 4  1995, 1995  P.Robinson, R. Lovering  Langland, Swansea,~ody Bay,N. Devon.
Shore  5  14  8  2.679  1995  K. Lydiard  Lynmouth Rocks,N.Devon.
Tunny, Big-eyed
Thunnus obesus
Boat  30  0  0  13.607    Qualifying weight  
Shore  66  12  0  30.276  1985  A. Pascoe, (Aged 15 yrs)  Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall
Tunny, Long-finned
Thunnus alalunga
Boat  4  12  0  2.155  1990  B. Cater  Salcombe Estuary, Devon.
Shore            Vacant  
Tunny
Thunnus thynnus
Boat  851  0  0  385.989  1933  L.Mitchell-Henry, Whitby  Yorks.
Shore  40  0  0  18.143    Qualifying weight.  
Turbot
Scophthalmus maximus
Boat  33  12  0  15.308  1980  R. Simcox  Salcombe, Devon.
Shore  28  8  0  12.926  1973  J. Dorling  Dunwich Beach,E.Suffolk
Whiting, Blue, Poutassou
Micromesistius poutassou
Boat  1  12  0  .793  1977  J. Anderson  Loch Fyne, Scotland.
Shore  12  0  .340      Qualifying weight.  
Whiting
Merlangius merlangus
Boat  6  12  0  3.061  1981  N.R.Crofl  Off Manacle Rocks, Falmouth Bay Cornwall.
Shore  4  0  7  1.826  1984  T . Dell  Abbotsbury, Dorset.
Witch
Glytocephalus cynoglossus
Boat  12  0  .340      Qualifying weight.  
Shore  1  2  13  .533  1967  T. Barathy  Colwyn Bay, N. Wales.
Wrasse, Ballan
Labrus bergylta
Boat  9  7  12  4.302  1999  A. Heart  Off Jersey, Channel Is.
Shore  9  1  0  4.110  1998  P. Hegg  Portland, Dorset.
Wrasse, Cuckoo
Labrus mixtus
Boat  2  7  12  1.123  1998  K. Marden  Off Dungeness, Kent
Shore  1  12  2  .796  1984  A. Smart,  Goat Island, Guernsey, Channel Is.
Wreckfish
Polyorion americanus
Boat  10  10  0  4.819  1980  B. McNamara  South of Eddystone.
Shore  1  0  0  .454    Qualifying weight.  




 

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