Here are photos of some of the Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club record fish from shore and boat.
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
Steve Sweet with a Couches Bream
Whilst fishing in the Lyme Regis Black Bream Festival on Sunday 24th September Steve caught this Couches Bream. This was the third one of the species to be caught over the last month and the first one to be caught by a LRSAC member. The fish weighed in at 408 gms and is a new LRSAC record
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 Junior record Pouting
Ryan with a Pouting of 436gms that broke the junior shore caught record. He caught this whilst fishing during September's senior shore league match.
Ryan Male's new Junior Record Mackerel
Ryan pictured with his new junior shore record Mackerel of 373gms caught from Abbotsbury in July
Ollie Male NCR Thin Lipped Mullet
Ollie with a new LRSAC shore record Thin Lipped Mullet of 1,193gms (2.63lbs) caught when fishing at West Bay
Ollie Male New Club record Scad
Ollie with a new Shore record Scad of 348gms caught in July when fishing at Abbotsbury.
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.
Sam Norman with 4lb 5oz Cod
Picture of new Junior club member Sam Norman with a 4lb 5ozs Cod caught on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder) when boat fishing for the very first time. This fish becomes a new Junior Boat record for Sam.
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!
Tony Bessford Spotted Ray
Tony Bessford with a new first for the club and consequently a new club record of a 2lbs 5oz Spotted Ray
Ollie Male Shore record Turbot
Ollie went down to Chesil to fish for rays and finished up with this new club shore record Turbot of 1,852gms (4.08lbs.
Roy Shipway - Thornback Ray Boat Record
Roy Shipway with his new LRSAC Thornback Ray boat record of 7,800gms (17lbs 3ozs) which gave him a club specimen size of 132.27%. The fish was caught on Pegasus - skipper Lewis Hodder.
Keir Tweedale -11lb 8 ozs Pollack
Keir Tweedale (aged 10) with his new Junior Record Boat Pollack of 11lb 8ozs caught on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder) during the LRSAC Senior Boat Competition.
Ollie Male Record Undulate Ray
Well done to Ollie Male who broke the LRSAC Shore Record for an Undulate Ray which weighed in at 14lbs 3ozs. The fish took a mackerel and squid cocktail when fishing at West Bexington. The fish was returned safely to the sea.
Roy Shipway with the new LRSAC Boat record Ling
Picture of Roy Shipway with the new record LRSAC boat Ling of 22lbs caught on Alice Rose on 19th February 2017.
This beat Darren Herbert's previous record that had stood for just two hours!!!
Congratulations to Roy
Darren Herbert with the new LRSAC Boat Record Spur Dog of 12lbs 10ozs
Darren Herbert whilst fishing on Alice Rose on 19th February 2017 broke the Boat Spur Dog record with a fish of 12lbs 10ozs (specimen size 105.27%). This fish took a whole squid and was safely returned to the water.
Congratulations to Darren.
Roy Shipway new boat record Spur Dog
Picture of Roy Shipway, fishing on Pegasus (skipper Lewis Hodder), with his new LRSAC boat record Spur Dog of 6lbs 6ozs which bettered his previous record set last year.
Andy Sheader new club record 16lb 4ozs Undulate Ray 07.01.17
Picture of Andy Sheader with his new club boat record Undulate Ray of 16lbs 4ozs caught on Pegasus with Phil Hodder skipper.
New Boat Record LRSAC Ling
Picture of Lewis Hodder with the new LRSAC boat record Ling of 9lbs 10ozs he caught on 30.12.16
Ollie Male - new record Shore caught Bass
Picture of Ollie Male with the new club record shore caught Bass of 10lbs 6 ozs (weighed) which beats Steve Fowles long standing record of 2008.
The fish was caught at Cogden on the 14th November, Congratulations Ollie!
Paul Blake - new club record Blonde Ray
Paul Blake with his new boat record Blonde Ray of 13lb 3ozs caught on Alice Rose off the Shambles in May 2016
Roy Shipway with his new boat record Spur Dog
Roy Shipway with his new record Spur Dog of 1,167gms (Calculated) caught on Pegasus (Phil Hodder - skipper). After fishing all day for the first ever club caught Spur Dog, Roy's persistence paid off when this fish was caught just as the anchor was being pulled up to go home. Prior to this the boat had caught over 60 L.S.Dogfish during the day and Roy brought in a seasons best dogfish as well.
Ben Male's new Shore recod Thornback Ray
Picture of Ben Male with the new club record Thornback Ray of 1,919gms (4.23lbs) caught at Abbotsbury
Phil Marshall with the new LRSAC club record Pollack
Phil Marshall with the new LRSAC club record Pollack of 16lb 14ozs which was over 1lb heavier than the previous record. This fish was caught on the 6th March aboard Alice Rose (skipper Lewis Hodder). This was one of over 50 Pollack caught on the day with over half of them being over 10lbs.
Ryan Male Record Shore Rockling of 510gms
Ryan Male (Junior) with his new record Shore Rockling of 510gms caught off North Wall when fishing in the Wednesday Shore League in February 2016
Dan Evans with the new club boat record Bull Huss of 14.61lbs
"Desperate Dan" Evans with the new boat record Bull Huss of 14.61lbs. This beat Mark Suter's 2002 record by 3.5lbs. The fish was caught in the opening 30mins fishing on November 4th on Amaretto IV. Just to prove it wasn't fluke Dan then caught another sizeable Bull Huss of 8-9lbs. This fish returned a specimen size of over 146% and sits at number 12 in the Top 20 Fish list.
Liam King with his Blue Shark
LRSAC Junior, Liam King has just broken the out of waters club record for a Blue Shark. The fish weighed 48lb 7ozs and was caught on a boat out of Looe whilst fishing with his Dad and Grandad. Well done Liam!!