New UK Records Ratified

by David Proudfoot

Three new records have been ratified by the British Record Fish Committee including a monster ling from Shetland and a cracking spur dog from Northern Ireland.

The ratification of the spurdog is believed to be the fastest ever processed with the fish landed earlier this month.

  • Specie: Ling (Molva molva)

  • Record weight: 67lb 5oz (30.533kg)
  • Captor’s name: James Isbister
  • Date caught & venue: 23/02/2013, Muckle Flugga, Shetland Isles
  • Previous record: 59lb 8oz
  • Specie: Grey Gurnard (Eutrigla gurnardus)

  • Record weight: 2lb 7oz 8dr (1.120kg)
  • Captor’s name: Kristian Quenault
  • Date caught & venue: 22/03/2013, Wreck off Plymouth
  • Previous record: 2lb 7oz
  • Specie: Spurdog (Squalus acanthias)

  • Record weight: 24lb 5oz (11.056kg)
  • Captor’s name: Tom Walsh
  • Date caught & venue: 03/06/2013, Red Bay, Northern Ireland
  • Previous record: 21lb 3oz

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