Irish Record Fish – Freshwater Species

Irish Record Fish – Freshwater Species

In freshwater, the majority of records date from the 1990’s. Others including perch, river brown trout and river pike were established in the 1940’s, 1950’s and the 1960’s respectively.

Although the salmon and lake trout records date from the late 1800’s, the ISFC satisified itself as to the veracity of these claims.

SpeciesWeightDate of CapturePlace of CaptureCaptor
Bream6.07 kg24/06/2012Ballywillan Lough Fisheries, Co. DownBryan Robinson
Carp29 lbs13 ozs05/07/1998The Lough, CorkSidney KennedyLearn More
Dace1 lb2 ozs08/08/1966River Blackwater, CappoquinJohn T. HenryLearn More
Eel6 lbs 15 ozs12/06/1979Lough Droumenisa, BantryJ. MurnaneLearn More
Perch5 lbs 8 ozs1946Lough ErneS. DrumLearn More
Pike (Lake)42 lbs 12 ozs25/09/2005White LakeLarry KellyLearn More
Pike (River)42 lbs22/03/1964River BarrowM. WatkinsLearn More
Roach1.425 kg06/10/2002Drumacritten LakeTerry JacksonLearn More
Roach/Bream Hybrid7 lbs24/04/2002River Bann, ToomeRoy GrettonLearn More
Roach/Rudd Hybrid2.1 kg05/05/2009River Lagan, Co. AntrimTerry Jackson
Rudd4 lbs 8 ozs05/09/1996Coney LakeHugh GoughLearn More
Rudd/Bream Hybrid7 lbs 10 ozs19/10/1996Monalty LakeBrendan DoranLearn More
Salmon57 lbs1874River SuirM. MaherLearn More
Tench8.15 lbs20/06/1995Ballyeighter LakeNick ParryLearn More
Brown Trout (Lake)26 lbs 2 ozs15/07/1894Lough EnnellWm. MearsLearn More
Brown Trout (River)20 lbs22/02/1957River Shannon, CorballyMajor Hugh PlaceLearn More
Sea Trout16 lbs 6 ozs29/10/1983Shimna River, Co. DownThomas McManusLearn More