Question: What is the biggest freshwater fish ever caught in the UK?

A chef and keen angler from Essex has caught what is thought to be the largest freshwater fish – weighing more than 10 stone – to be landed in the UK. James Jones, 31, of Southminster, caught the 144lb (65.3kg) wels catfish at the Oak Lakes Fishery, Essex.

What is the largest fish in UK rivers?

The largest ever fish caught by rod and line in a UK river was a giant 414-pound sturgeon, caught in 1903 on the river Severn. A few years later in 1911, another sturgeon was caught in the river Frome, a nine-foot monster of a fish.

What is the largest freshwater fish caught?

Nearly nine feet long (2.7 meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, the behemoth tipped the scales at 646 pounds (293 kilograms). Experts say the fish, which belongs to the species known as the Mekong giant catfish, may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded.

Where is the biggest carp in UK?

The biggest carp ever caught in Britain was an 83lb 4oz mirror known as ‘The Big Plated’ from the Wingham syndicate in Kent.

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What is the biggest pike caught in the UK?

The official British pike record is held by Roy Lewis who caught a 46lb 13oz specimen at the Llandegfedd Reservoir in South Wales in 1992.

What’s the biggest fish ever caught in a lake?

What Was the Largest Fish Ever Caught? According to IGFA records, the largest fish ever caught was a great white shark that weighed an unbelievable 2,664 pounds (1,208.389 kg.). Caught off the coast of Ceduna, Australia, in 1959, it took angler Alfred Dean just 50 minutes to win the fight against this one-ton shark.

What is the biggest fish alive today?

The largest fish in the world is the whale shark. This species can weigh up to 21.5 tons and grow to be 41.5 feet long. In addition to being the largest fish, it is also the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate.

What is the deepest freshwater fish?

There are 24 known species in seven genera. These include, for instance, Abyssocottus korotneffi and Cottinella boulengeri which are among the deepest-living freshwater fish. Baikal is the deepest lake on Earth (1,642 m or 5,387 ft) and sculpins occupy even its greatest depths.

What is the biggest perch caught in the UK?

Current records supported by photographic evidence

Species Weight lb’s oz Water
Perch (Perca fluviatilis) 6 lb 3 oz Stream Valley Lakes, Crowborough
Wilstone Reservoir, Tring Reservoirs
Pike (Esox lucius) 46 lb 13 oz Llandegfedd Reservoir, Llandegveth
Salmon, Atlantic (Salmo salar) 64 lb River Tay, Glendelvine

What is the biggest pike ever caught?

The IGFA currently recognizes a 25 kg (55 lb) pike caught by Lothar Louis on Greffern Lake, Germany, on 16 October 1986, as the all-tackle world-record northern pike.

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What lake in England has the biggest carp?

The current UK record is held by a carp of 68 lb 1 oz caught from Cranwells Lake, Wasing Estate, Berkshire, caught in January 2016 by Dean Fletcher.

What is the biggest carp ever caught?

The World carp record stands at 112 lb 14 oz, a Euro-Aqua fish caught by Dutchman Michel Schoenmakers in 2018.

What is the biggest perch ever caught?

As of May 2016, the official all tackle world record recognised by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) stands at 2.9 kg (6 lb 6 oz) for a Finnish fish caught September 4, 2010.