Irish Record Fish – Marine Species

Irish Record Fish – Marine Species

On the marine side the majority of records were established over several decades commencing in the 1960’s right up to the present day. There are some notable exceptions in cod (1921), conger (1914), pollack (1904), porbeagle shark (1932) and Common Skate (1913).

SpeciesWeightDate of CapturePlace of CaptureCaptor
Angler Fish42.985 kg03/11/1985Belfast LoughSean Neill
Bass17 lbs13 ozs21/10/2000Doughmore StrandEmmet NaughtonLearn More
Black Sole6.32 lbs28/12/1986BallycottonEddie CullLearn More
Bluemouth1.32 kg28/07/2008CaherciveenSue TaitLearn More
Brill9 lbs8 ozs08/09/1984Causeway CoastDeborah GreggLearn More
Coalfish15.1 kg30/08/2003CastletownshendRoger Barham (UK)Learn More
Cod42 lbs1921BallycottonI.L. StewartLearn More
Conger Eel72 lbsJune, 1914ValentiaJ. GreenLearn More
Dab2 lbs5.5 ozs02/10/2002Cork HarbourMick Duff (UK)Learn More
Dogfish - Blackmouthed 1.33 kg10/08/2011Red Bay, Co. AntrimJan Vrieswijk (NL)
Dogfish - Greater Spotted 23 lbs13 ozs17/09/2003Kenmare BayPerry Dumay (NL)Learn More
Dogfish - Lesser Spotted 4 lbs4 ozs26/07/1982ValentiaCor Heinis (NL)Learn More
Dogfish - Spur 10.6 kg25/07/2011Red Bay, Co. AntrimAlbert Koawenhourn (NL)Learn More
Flounder4.91 lbs02/10/1993BallyteigueBrian RussellLearn More
Garfish (B. belone)1.729 kg28/05/2007Cork HarbourStephen O'NeillLearn More
Garfish (B. svetovidovi)1.11 lbs05/08/1994CourtmacsherryEric Leijten (NL)Learn More
Gilthead Bream3.24 kg10/09/2007Cork HarbourRobert McClean
Gurnard - Gray 3 lbs1 ozs21/09/1967Rosslare BayBrendan WalshLearn More
Gurnard - Red 3 lbs9.5 ozs17/07/1968BelmulletJames PrescottLearn More
Gurnard - Tub 12 lbs3.5 ozs08/08/1973Bullsmouth, AchillRobert SeamanLearn More
Haddock5.39 kg21/02/2010Union HallTony SantryLearn More
Hake25 lbs5.5 ozs28/04/1962Belfast LoughH. W. SteeleLearn More
Halibut156 lbs23/07/1972BelmulletFrank BroganLearn More
Herring0.48 kg17/09/2011Red Bay. Co. AntrimHamish CurrieLearn More
John Dory7 lbs8 ozs12/08/1894Killala BayCleona WalkinLearn More
Ling55 lbs03/01/2004Cork HarbourAilbhe O'SullivanLearn More
Mackerel 4 lbs2 ozs18/09/1979BallycottonUlrich Plassmann (D)Learn More
Megrim1.85 kg26/07/1987KillalaPaul HenniganLearn More
Monkfish73 lbs01/06/1980Fenit, Co. KerryJames BoydLearn More
Mullet - Gray, thick lipped9.10 lbs26/09/1993Cork HarbourCay Heerwagen (D)Learn More
Mullet - Golden Gray 1.191 kg24/06/2006Cork HarbourNoel Lane
Mullet - Thin Lipped2.83 kg14/09/2011Cork HarbourNoel Lane
Mullet - Red 0.82 kg20/09/2010Kilmore QuaySue TaitLearn More
Plaice8.23 lbs23/01/1982Ballycotton PierEdmund CullLearn More
Pollack19 lbs3 ozs1904BallycottonJ. N. HearneLearn More
Pouting4 lbs13.5 ozs02/04/1983Kilmore QuayJohn DevereauxLearn More
Ray - Blonde 37 lbs10/10/2005CobhPaul TennantLearn More
Ray - Cuckoo 5 lbs11 ozs03/08/1975Causeway CoastV. MorrisonLearn More
Ray - Electric40 kg24/08/2002AchillShay BoylanLearn More
Ray - Homelyn 8.28 lbs28/09/1983Cork HarbourEdmund CullLearn More
Ray - Painted 17.21 lbs29/08/1994Garryvoe, Co. CorkEdmund CullLearn More
Ray - Sting 33.2 kg19/05/1999Tralee BayMichael WallLearn More
Ray - Thornback 37 lbs28/05/1961Ling Rocks, KinsaleM. J. FitzgeraldLearn More
Ray - Undulate18 lbs11/06/1977FenitAnn-Mari Liedecke (DK)Learn More
Ray's Bream6 lbs4.25 ozs26/08/1978ValentiaMartin Sarney (UK)Learn More
Red Sea Bream9 lbs6 ozs24/08/1963ValentiaP. MaguireLearn More
Rockling, Three Bearded3 lbs1 oz01/05/1990ArklowMaurice LaurentLearn More
Scad1.97 lbs06/09/1986ClonakiltyMaster R. Mc.CarthyLearn More
Shad - Twaite1.54 kg07/05/1999St. MullinsMichael O'LearyLearn More
Shark - Blue206 lbs07/10/1959Achill HeadJ. McMonagleLearn More
Shark - Porbeagle 365 lbs1932Keem Bay, AchillDr. O'Donel BrownLearn More
Shark - Six Gilled480 kg16/06/2009CarrigaholtJoe WaldisLearn More
Skate - Common 221 lbs1913Ballycotton T. TuckerLearn More
Skate - White165 lbs07/08/1966Clew BayJack StackLearn More
Smooth-Hound16.56 lbs25/09/2000CarneKeith GrayLearn More
Stone Basse11.72 lbs14/07/2005BaltimoreTony Rainer (UK)Learn More
Tope66 lbs8 ozs15/07/1979Carlingford LoughCyril YoungLearn More
Torsk4.858 kg26/06/2006RosguillJan de Bakker (NL)Learn More
Trigger Fish2.54 kg07/09/2006Slea HeadBob MossLearn More
Tuna - Albacore29.96 kg05/09/2007CaherciveenHenry McAuleyLearn More
Tuna - Bluefin440 kg05/10/2001Donegal BayAdrian MolloyLearn More
Turbot34 lbs09/06/1982Cork HarbourFrank FlemingLearn More
Whiting4 lbs14.5 ozs19/03/1981Kenmare BayComdt. M. J. O'ConnorLearn More
Wrasse Ballan 4.3 kg20/08/1983Clogher HeadBertrand Kron (F)Learn More
Wrasse Cuckoo 2 lbs7 ozs15/09/1998Causeway CoastBrian McLoughlinLearn More