Here are photos of some of the Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club record fish from shore and boat.
Ben Carter 144lb Common Skate
This is now the new club record for a Common Skate caught in waters outside club waters but caught in AT area "S" (Scotland).
This record will be shown in the UK all areas record on the club website.
It is the heaviest fish weighed in UK waters.
Congratulation to Ben on an outstanding weekend's fishing!
Ben Male - Small Eyed Ray - 11lbs 15ozs
Ben Male caught a 11lbs 15ozs Small Eyed Ray when he went fishing off the Chesil Beach.
Now for the accolades!!
Best catch of the Season, New LRSAC club record, Number 14 on the Top 20 Fish List of all time, Angling Trust Specimen Fish Silver medal with a percentage of 149.35% (just 0.65% outside a Gold Medal), He also broke Alex Rawlings Wyvern Regional record that had stood for two years.
Congratulations to Ben.
Richard Howells - 67lb NCR Conger Eel
Richard with his new club record Conger Eel of 67lbs that beat Phil Crabbe's previous record from 2004.
This fish gave Richard a specimen rating of 167.50% - congratulations to Richard on an outstanding fish!
Ben Male - 12lbs 1ozs Bass
Ben went fishing at Seaton and in one night broke two LRSAC shore records. Pictured above is a 12lbs 1ozs Bass (127.48%) that broke his brother's previous record.
He also caught a 7lbs 7ozs Thornback Ray that broke his own previous record.
This gave Ben a superb 201.91% addition in the fight for the Overall Best Specimen Shield and puts him into second place, just behind his brother Ollie.
Well done Ben!!
Lewis Hodder - Porbeagle Shark
Lewis with a new LRSAC record Porbeagle Shark caught on his own boat Pegasus. The fish weighed in at an impressive 68.5lbs.
Ollie Male - Atlantic Chub Mackerel
Picture of Ollie with a new first for the club and a new club record!
An Atlantic Chub Mackerel caught off Chesil Beach weighing in at 466gms (1lb).
Barry Newman - Atlantic Chub Mackerel
Barry with a new first, an Atlantic Chub Mackerel (just under a pound), caught on Pegasus during the recent four day Alderney Trip. This was one of twenty species caught during the four days fishing.
Adam Morris 27.5lbs Tope
Adam pictured with one of many Tope that were caught during the four day trip to Alderney. As well as many Black Bream up to 4lbs there were Blonde Rays up to 19lbs caught during the four days.
Willow Herbert - Red Gurnard NCR
Willow pictured with her outstanding Red Gurnard of 1lbs 11ozs that not only broke the LRSAC Junior Boat record but also the Senior Boat record!
This fish gives Willow a specimen percentage of 133.69% and qualifies her for a Silver award under the Angling Trust Specimen Awards scheme.
Well done Willow!!
Willow Herbert - Couch's Bream NCR
Willow pictured with her new club record Couch's Bream of 2lbs 5ozs that she caught whilst fishing in a Junior Boat event on Pegasus.
Not only did this fish break the Junior and Senior LRSAC Boat Records but it is being submitted to the Wyvern Region for the vacant Junior Boat Record.
Well done Willow!!
Ryan Male - Gilthead Bream
Ryan picture with his new Junior Record Gilt Head Bream of 507 gms which gives him a specimen percentage of 55.85%
Ben Male's new club record Shore caught Gilt Head Bream
Ben picture with his new record Shore Gilt Head Bream that weighed in at 522gms an improvement on the record he already holds.
Mike Hansell's Plaice 4lbs 8ozs
Mike pictured with his new club record Plaice of 4lbs 8ozs caught on Pegasus. The fish took a bait of frozen lugworm plus prawns.
Mike Hansell's Couch's Bream
Mike pictured with his new club record Couch's Bream of 1lbs 13ozs caught on Pegasus whilst fishing off Lyme Regis for Black Bream. The fish took a cocktail of squid and prawn
Darren Herbert - Sole
Darren pictured with his new club record Sole that he caught in the recent Number of Species match.
The fish weighed in at 1.25lbs
Barry's new LRSAC club record Chinook Salmon
Barry Moore pictured with a 25lb Chinook Salmon that he caught off Vancouver Island in Canada
Steve Fowles - Ballan Wrasse
Steve went to Branscombe for a spot of afternoon fishing on the reef. Using a 1/0 pulley rig baited with ragworm he caught this 5lbs 14.5 ozs Ballan Wrasse which broke the old LRSAC shore record set in 2013.
This fish gave Steve a specimen rating of 118.21% and earns him an Angling Trust Bronze award.
The fish was returned safely to the sea.
Congratulations to Steve
Michael Shipway - SmoothHound
Michael Shipway with a new LRSAC boat record Smooth Hound of 16lbs 2ozs caught on Pegasus. The fish also wins Michael an Angling Trust Specimen Bronze award.
Michael Shipway - New Club Record - Smooth Houndound
Michael pictured with his new LRSAC Boat Record Smooth Hound of 16lbs 2ozs which gave him a specimen fish of 107.60%. The fish was caught on Pegasus.
Steve Fowles - Turbot
Picture of Steve Fowles with the new LRSAC club record boat caught Turbot weighing in at 10lbs 12ozs.
The fish was caught on Amaretto 3 off the Shambles on a thin piece of mackerel.
Congratulations to Steve.
Lewis Hodder record Coalfish
Picture of Lewis Hodder with his new Coalfish record of 7lbs 10 ozs caught on the charter boat Swallow out of Looe.
Lewis Hodder - Scorpion Fish
Lewis with the new club record Scorpion Fish caught on the Friday night Species League.
The fish weighed in at 63gms.
Lewis Hodder NCR - Blonde Ray 25lbs 3ozs
Lewis pictured with his new club record Blonde Ray of 25lbs 3ozs caught on his own boat Pegasus.
This beat the boat record that had been set by Roy Shipway earlier in the day and in all the old record was broken three times in one day!
Keir Tweedale's Junior Record Whiting
Keir pictured with his new Junior Boat Record Whiting of 1lbs 10ozs (752gms) caught on Alice Rose in late December.
Ryan Male's new Junior Shore record Whiting of 517gms
Ryan when fishing the last Saturday league match of the season at Cogden Beach caught this Whiting of 517grams (1lbs 2ozs) that broke his own junior record that he had set earlier in the season.
Well done Ryan.
Mike Hansell's new club record 18lb 4ozs Pollack.
Mike was fishing on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder) on 9th December on a mid-channel wrecking trip in 190ft of water when he caught this 18lbs 4ozs Pollack.
The fish took 10 minutes to play with various surging runs fished on a sidewinder lure.
This fish broke Paul Blake's old record of 17lbs that he had held for 5 days when fishing on a similar trip with Lewis. (Sorry Paul!!)
Paul Blake with 31lb of Pollack caught on Pegasus
Paul pictured on Pegasus with a 17lb and 14lb Pollack that he caught within 90 mins of each other whilst Wreck Fishing in early December
Paul Blake with his new club record 17lb Pollack
Paul Blake pictured on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder) with his new club record Pollack of 7,692gms that he caught in early December. This fish gave Paul a specimen percentage of 105.97%
Ryan Male new Junior Record shore caught Whiting
Ryan with his new Junior shore caught Whiting of 394gms which gave him a specimen size of 57.85%. The fish was caught during a club match at West Bexington.
Ryan Male new Junior record L.S.Dogfish
Ryan pictured with his new LRSAC junior shore caught record L.S.Dogfish of 814gms (1lbs 13ozs).
This fish is being submitted for acceptance as the new Wyvern Junior Shore "Catch & Release" record.
Keir Tweedale - Undulate Ray
Picture of Keir (fishing on Pegasus) who caught this new Junior Boat record Undulate Ray of 13 lbs whilst fishing in the last Senior LRSAC Boat match of the season. This was a fitting highlight for a memorable day for Keir who won the competition beating nine other adults.
Roy Shipway's Porbeagle Shark
Picture of Roy Shipway's Porbeagle Shark caught on Alice Rose (skipper Lewis Hodder) coming up to the surface before disappearing on another searing run. The fish was safely released back into the water.
Roy Shipway's Record Porbeagle Shark
Roy pictured with the new club record Porbeagle Shark of just under 55lbs caught on Alice Rose (Skipper Lewis Hodder). The fish took 20 minutes to play as it continued to swim around the stern of the boat before being safely released back into the sea.
Mike Hansell - new club record Tope
Mike Hansell with the new club record Tope of 25.5lbs caught on Alice Rose (skipper Lewis Hodder) caught in October. All the Tope were safely released back into the water.
Ryan Male - Garfish
Ryan with a Garfish of 386gms (14ozs) which broke his own LRSAC Junior club record. This gave him a specimen size of 68.08% and was caught in the recent Junior match fished at Lyme Regis
Darren Herbert - Butterfish
Picture of another new species caught by our resident mini-species record holder - Darren Herbert. Darren caught this fish whilst fishing in Beer & District SAC shore match.
This fish was calculated at 35gms and becomes a new LRSAC shore record as it is the first one caught by a club member.
For further information on this fish check the British Records - Darren didn't!!
Steve Sweet Couches Bream
A very good example of a Couches Bream. This one caught by Steve Sweet (Amaretto IV) and weighed in at 653grams (1lb 7ozs) is the new LRSAC boat record
New Boat Record Undulate Ray
Lewis Hodder pictured with his new club boat record Undulate Ray that he caught in late September on his boat Pegasus.
The fish weighed in at 8,110gms (17lbs 14ozs) and gave Lewis a specimen percentage of 127.72%.
This fish will give Lewis a silver award in the AT Specimen Award scheme.
The fish was returned safely to the sea.
Keir Tweedale - Black Bream
Keir broke the LRSAC Junior Boat Record with this superb fish of 3lbs 7ozs whilst fishing in the 2017 Black Bream Festival. Over 27 competitors took part and Keir came a very creditable third in this Senior Competition.
Well done Keir!
Keir Tweedale - Garfish
Picture of Keir who broke the LRSAC Junior Boat record for a Garfish weighing in at 208gms .
Keir caught this fish whilst fishing in the 2017 Black Bream Festival
Allan "Bumper" Nation with new Club Record White Sturgeon
Whilst sea fishing off Vancouver, Canada, "Bumper" caught this White Sturgeon in the Fraser River. The fish measured 8 feet from nose to tail and had a girth of 39 inches. Its weight was calculated at 280lbs at its age was estimated at 85 years.It took 35 minutes for the fish to be brought to the shore.
All Sturgeon caught were checked for electronic tagging before being released safely back to the water.
This is the first time that a member has caught a fish that is older and weighs more than the angler themselves!!!
Barry Moore with 135lb White Sturgeon
Barry Moore whilst sea fishing in Vancouver, Canada caught this 6ft. 2ins. White Sturgeon in the Fraser River. The fish weighed in at 135lbs. This was one of six fish caught with a total weight of 715lbs in a six hour period.
Ryan Male's new Junior Record Mackerel
Ryan pictured with his new junior shore record Mackerel of 373gms caught from Abbotsbury in July
Roy Shipway with new LRSAC boat record Tope
Roy when fishing on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder) increased his Tope record when catching this fish that weighed in at 8,308gms (18lbs 5ozs). The fish was returned safely to the water.
Roy Shipway with the new club record Spurdog
Roy pictured with the new club record Spurdog of 20lbs 1oz ((9,110gms). This fish weight is being submitted to the Wyvern region as it is believed that it betters the old Wyvern record of 16lbs 3ozs.
(All Spurdogs caught were safely returned back to the sea.)
Congratulations to Roy on an outstanding fish.
Roy Shipway with Tope
Roy caught this Tope of 17lbs 13ozs (8,100gms) which equals the club record Tope by Mike Vickery back in 2004
Aydan Rawlins Gilthead Bream
New Junior club member Aydan reels in a first for the club - the first ever Gilthead Bream of 96gms, which becomes the new Junior record. Well done Aydan.
He also finished second in the competition.
Ryan Male - New Junior Shore L.S.Dogfish
Ryan Male fishing in the Senior Wednesday Shore league caught a new junior record L.S.Dogfish of 705 grams.
Darren Herbert's new Smoothhound Shore Record
Darren Herbert broke the LRSAC Shore record for a Smooth Hound with a fish that weighed in at 10lb 7ozs when fishing in a Wednesday shore match at Hive.
Richard Bagg's record Spotted Ray
On the same day that Tony Bessford weighed in the first ever Spotted Ray for the club Richard Bagg, fishing on the same boat (Pegasus), broke his record of a few hours by catching a new record fish of just under 4lbs. Well done Richard - Hard luck Tony!