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Acceptable Species & European Records

Listed below are the acceptable species and line classes for European record claim
Overall minimum acceptable weight of 1.00kg applies
All tackle and shore records defined as all lines testing up to and including 60kgs
As a conservation measure Skate Common has been suspended from the record list and fish should be returned to the sea alive.
The record list is maintained with the co-operation of the Light Tackle Club to whom we offer our thanks.

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Species coloured in red have no current record.

Species   Scientific Name  Line Classes Kgs 
ATLANTIC STARGAZER URANOSCOPUS SCABER 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
ALBACORE THUNNUS ALALUNGA 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
AMBERJACK  SERIOLA DUMERLI 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
ANGLER FISH    LOPHIAS PISCATORIUS 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
ARGENTINE, GREATER ARGENTINA SILUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BARRACUDA, EUROPEAN   SPHYRAENA SPHYRAENA 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BASS   DICENTRACHUS LABRAX 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
BASS, SPOTTED   DICENTRACHUS PUNCTATUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BLUEFISH  POMATOMUS SALTATOR 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BLUEMOUTH   HELICOLENUS DACTYLOPTERUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BONITO   SARDA SARDA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
BORRIQUETTE   CLECTORENEOS MEDITERRANEOUS 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BREAM, BLACK   SPONDYLIOSOMA CANTHARUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM, COUCHES   SPARUS PAGRUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BREAM, DENTEX   DENTEX DENTEX 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BREAM, GILTHEAD   SPARUS AURATA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM, HURTA SPARUS CAERULEOSTICTUS VAL 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BREAM, RAYS   BRAMA BRAMA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM, RED   PAGELLUS BOGARAVEO 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM, RED BANDED PAGRUS AURIGA SPARUS AURIGA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM SAMA   DENTEX MAROCCANUS VAL 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
BREAM, SHEEPSHEAD   PUNTAZZO PUNTAZZO CETTI 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BREAM, SOLDIER   ARGYROPS SPINIFER 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM TWO-BANDED   DIPLODUS VULGARIS GEOF 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BREAM, WHITE   DIPLODUS SARGUS L 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
BREAM, ZAPATA SPARUS EHRENBERGI C & V 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BREAM ZEBRA DIPLODUS CERVINUS CERVINUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BRILL   SCOPHTHALMUS RHOMBUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
BULL HUSS   SCYLIORBINUS STELLARIS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
CANARY DRUM UMBINA CANARIENSIS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
CATFISH, COMMON   ANARHICHAS LUPAS 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
CATFISH, JELLY   ANARHICHAS DENTICULA TUS 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
CATFISH, SPOTTED   ANARHICHAS MINOR 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
COALFISH   POLLACHIUS VIRENS 2 to 24 plus AT and SH
COD   GADUS MORHUA 2 to 24 plus AT and SH
COD, GREENLAND GADUS OGAC 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
CONGER EEL   CONGER CONGER 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
DAB   LIMANDA LIMANDA 2 to 4 plus AT and SH
DENTEX, PINK   DENTEX GIBBOSUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
DOGFISH, BLACK MOUTHED   GALEUS MELASTOMUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
DOGFISH, LESSER SPOTTED    SCYLIORHINUS CANICULA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
DOLPHIN (FISH) CORYPHAENA HIPPURUS 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
EEL, COMMON SALTWATER   ANGUILLA ANGUILLA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
ESCOLAR, BLACK   LEPIDOCYBIUM FLAVOBRUNNEUM 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
FLOUNDER   PLATICHTHYS FLESHUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
FORKBEARD PHYCIS PHYCIS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
FORKBEARD, GREATER   PHYCIS BLENNOIDES 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
GARFISH   BELONE BELONE 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
GROUPER EPINEPHELUS GUAZA 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
GROUPER, DUSKY EPINEPHELUS MARGINATUS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
GROUPER, GOLDEN   EPINEPHELUS ALEXANDRINUS VAL 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
GROUPER POINTED NOSE   MYCTEROPERCA RUBRA BLOCH 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
GRUNT, AFRICAN STRIPED PARAPRISTIPOMA OCTOLINEATUM 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
GRUNT, RUBBER LIPPED   PLECTORHINCHUS MEDITERRANEUS 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
GURNARD, PIPER TRIGIA LYRAL 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
GURNARD, TUB   TRIGIA LUCERNA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
GURNARD, RED CHELIDONICHTHYS SPINOSUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
HADDOCK   MELANOGRAMMUS AEGLEFINUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
HAKE   MERLUCCIUS MERLUCCIUS 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
HALIBUT, ATLANTIC   HIPPOGLOSSUS HIPOGLOSSUS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
HALIBUT, GREENLAND REINHARDTIUS HIPPOGLOSSOIDES 2 to 24 plus AT and SH
HERRING CLUPEA HARENGUS 2 to 6 Plus AT and SH
HORSE-EYE, JACK   CARANX LATUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
JACK, CRAVAILLE   CARANE HIPPOS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
JOHN DORY   ZEUS FABER 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
LEER FISH   LICHIA AMIA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
LING   MOLVA MOLVA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
LING, BLUE   MOLVA DIPTERYGIA DIPTERYGIA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
LING MEDITERRANEAN MOLVA ELONGATA OTTO 4 to 15 plus AT and Sh
LUMPSUCKER   CYCLOPTERUS LUMPUS 4 to 10 plus AT and SH
MACKEREL   SCOMBER SCOMBRUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
MACKEREL FRIGATE AUXIS THAZARD LACEPEDE 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
MACKEREL, KING  SCOMBEROMORUS CAVALLA 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
MACKEREL, SPANISH SCOMBER JAPONICUS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
MARLIN, BLUE   MAKAIRA NIGRICANS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
MARLIN, WHITE   TETRAPTURUS ALBIDUS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
MEAGRE   ARGYROSOMUS REGIUS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
MEAGRE BROWN SCIAENA UMBRA L 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
MONKFISH   SQUATINA SQUATINA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
MORAY EEL   MURAENA HELENA L 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
MULLET, COMMON GREY   MUGIL CEPHALUS L 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
MULLET, GOLDEN GREY  MUGIL AURATUS RISSO 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
MULLET, GREY, THICK LIPPED    CHELON LABROSUS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
MULLET, GREY, THIN LIPPED    LIZA RAMADA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
OIL FISH  RUVETTUS PRETIOSUS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
OMBRINE   UMBRINA CIRROSA 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
OPAH   LAMPRIS GUTTATUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
PANDORA   PAGELLUS ERYTHRINUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
PELAMID SARDA SARDA BLOCH 4 to 10 plus AT and SH
PLAICE   PLUERONECTES PLATESSA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
POLLACK   POLLACHIUS POLLACHIUS 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
POUTING   TRISOPTERUS LUSCUS 2 to 4 plus AT and SH
RAY, BLACK  DASYADS THETIDIS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, BLONDE   RAJA BRACHYURA 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
RAY, CUCKOO   RAJA NAEVUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
RAY, EAGLE   MYLIOBATIS AQUILA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, ELECTRIC   TORPEDO NOBILIANA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, ROUND STING TAENJURA GRABATA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, SAIL RAJA LINTEA 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
RAY, SMALL EYED   RAJA MICROCELLATA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
RAY, SPINY BUTTERFLY   GYMNURA ALTAVELA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, SPOTTED   RAJA MONTAGUI 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
RAY, STARRY
RAJA ASTERIAS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
RAY, STING   DASYATIS PASTINACA 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
RAY, THORNBACK   RAJA CLAVATA 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
RAY, UNDULATE   RAJA UNDULATA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
RAY, VIOLET STING   DASIATIS VIOLACEA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
REDFISH   SEBASTES MARINUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
REDFISH, Deepwater SEBATES MENTELLA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
SALEMA SARPA SALPA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SALMON, SALTWATER   SALMO SALAR 4 to 15 plus AT and SH
SCABBARD FISH   LEPIDOPUS CAUDATUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
SCAD   TRACHURUS TRACHURUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SCORPIONFISH  SCORPAENA PORCUS 4 to 8 plus AT and SH
SCORPIONFISH LARGE SCALED  SCORPAENA SCROFA L 4 to 8 plus AT and SH
SEA TROUT, KAHAWAI ARRIPIS TRUTTA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
SEA TROUT, SALTWATER   SALMO TRUTTA 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
SHAD, ALLIS   ALOSA ALOSA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SHAD, TWAITE   ALOSA FALLAX 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SHARK, BIG EYE THRESHER    ALOPIAS SUPERCILIOSUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, BLUE   PRIONACE GLAUCA 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK COPPER   CARCHARHINUS BRACHIURUS GUN 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, GREENLAND   SOMNIOSUS MICHROCEPHALUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, HAMMERHEAD   SPHYRNA ZYGAENA 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, MAKO   ISURUS OXYRINCHUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, PORBEAGLE   LAMNA NASUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, SHARPNOSE SEVEN-GILL    HEPTRANCHIAS PERLO 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, SIX-GILLED   HEXANCHUS GRISEUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, SMALLTOOTH SAND TIGER ONDONTASPIS TAURUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, SPOTTED SEVEN GILL COW NOTORYNICHUS CEPEDIANUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SHARK, THRESHER   ALOPIAS VULPINUS 4 to 60 plus AT and SH
SKATE COMMON         RAJA BATIS      8 to 37 plus AT and SH
SUSPENDED
SKATE, LONG-NOSED   RAJA OXYRINHUS 8 to 37 plus AT and SH
SKATE, SHARP-NOSE   RAJA LINTEA FRIES 8 to 37 plus AT and SH
SKATE, THORNY   RAJA (AMBLYRAJA) RADIATA 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
SKATE, WHITE   RAJA ALBA 8 to 37 plus AT and SH
SMELT GREATER SILVER   ARGENTINA SILUS 2 to 4 plus AT and SH
SMOOTH HOUND   MUSTELUS MUSTELUS 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
SMOOTH HOUND, STARRY   MUSTELUS ASTERIAS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
SNAPPER GOLDEN CENTROBERYX AFFINIS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
SNAPPER, GRAY LUTJANUS GRISEUS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
SNAPPER, SQUIREFISH PABRUS AURATUS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
SOLE, DOVER   SOLEA SOLEA 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SOLE, LEMON  MICROSTOMUS KITT 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
SPEARFISH, LONG BILLED (ATLANTIC) TETRAPTURUS PFLEUGERI 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
SPEARFISH, LONG BILLED (MED.) TETRAPTURUS BELONE 6 to 37 plus AT and SH
SPURDOG   SQUALUS ACANTHIAS 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
SUNFISH   MOLA MOLA 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
SWORDFISH   XIPHIAS GLADIUS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
TARAKIHI   NEMADACTYLUS MACROPTERUS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
TOPE   GALEORHINUS GALEUS 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
TORSK, TUSK   BROSME BROSME 4 to 24 plus AT and SH
TREVALLY CARANX LUTESOANS 2 to 10 plus AT and SH
TRIGGER FISH   BALISTES CAROLINENSIS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
TRIGGER FISH  OCEAN CANTHIDERMIS SUFFLAMEN 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
TUNA, BIG-EYE   THUNNUS OBESUS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
TUNA, BLUE-FINNED   THUNNUS THYNNUS 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
TUNA, LITTLE EUTHYNNUS ALLETTERATUS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
TUNA, SKIP JACK   EUTHYNNUS PELAMIS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH
TUNA, YELLOW-FINNED   THUNNUS ALBACARES 6 to 60 plus AT and SH
TURBOT   PSETTA MAXIMA 2 to 15 plus AT and SH
WAHOO   ACANTHOCYBIUM SOLANDERI 6 to 37 plus AT and SH
WHITING   MERLANGUS MERLANGUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
WRASSE, BALLAN   LABRUS BERGYLTA 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
WRASSE, CORKWING   CRENILABRUS MELOPS 2 to 8 plus AT and SH
WRASSE CUCKOO   LABRUS MIXTUS 2 to 6 plus AT and SH
WRECKFISH POLYPRION AMERICANUS 4 to 37 plus AT and SH

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Records recognised as at November 1st 2012
*Record printed by permission of the "British Record (Rod Caught) Fish Committee".

 
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