My PBs

Freshwater Fish (UK)
Species PB Weight Date of Capture Venue Bait/Method
Barbel 13lb 1oz 09-08-2012 Derbyshire Derwent Groundbait Feeder & Pellet Cocktail
Bream (Common/Bronze) 7lb 15oz 22-05-2013 Higham Farm Specimen Lake Legered Maggot Medusa
Carp (King) [Leather] 24lb 9oz 24-04-2013 Forgotten Lake Legered 12mm Pineapple Pop-up with PVA Stick over a raked-out swim
Carp (Crucian) 1lb 14oz 29-04-2010 Carr Vale Pond, Bolsover Groundbait Feeder with Lobworm & Sweetcorn
Carp (Grass) 12lb 4oz 06-06-2012 Sutton Lawn Dam Freelined Bread Crust
Catfish (Wels) 13lb 10oz 29-05-2008 Willowcroft Fisheries Popped-Up “Wormedusa” Lobworms
Chub (Bait Caught) 5lb 13oz 14-11-2003 Derbyshire Derwent Legered Sardine
Chub (Fly Caught) 4lb 06-2003 River Dove Fly (Forgotten the pattern!)
Chub (Lure Caught) 4lb 2oz 07-2003 Middle Trent Mepps Aglia Long
Eel 2lb 9oz 05-2007 Trent & Mersey Canal Legered Worm
Grayling 1lb 13oz 01-12-2017 Northern Spate River Trotted Maggots
Orfe (Golden) 1lb 9oz 2003 Private Derbyshire Lake Freelined Breadflake
Perch (Bait Caught) 3lb 4oz 19-02-2013 Derbyshire Derwent Maggot Swimfeeder & Lobworm hookbait
Perch (Fly Caught) 2lb 15oz 21-07-2010 Derbyshire Derwent Kev Miles Perch Fry Fly on Nash Fang size 4 barbless
Perch (Lure Caught) 3lb 9½oz 20-08-2007 Derbyshire Derwent Lure – Storm Naturistic Perch
Pike (Bait Caught) 21lb 3oz 18-11-2005 Cambs. Drain Float-Legered Sardine Deadbait
Perch (Lure Caught) 15lb 6oz 03-08-2005 River Dove Lure – Mepps Aglia Long
Roach 1lb 8oz 15-01-2009 Local Day Ticket Lake Feeder-fished Maggots
Rudd (Bait Caught) 1lb 8oz 24-07-2017 Little Ouse, Cambs Lure – Mepps Aglia Long
Rudd (Fly Caught) 1lb 2000 Carsington Reservoir Tadpole Fly
Salmon (Atlantic) 15lb approx 11-2003 River Tweed Fly – (Red & Black Tube Fly)
Tench 4lb 10oz 19-05-2016 Derbyshire Oxbow Lake Feeder-fished bunch of worms
Trout (Brown) (Bait Caught) 6lb 2oz 20-11-2014 Chew Valley Lake Float-Legered Deadbait
Trout (Brown) (Lure Caught) 4lb 08-07-2005 River Dove Lure – Rebel Ultralight Jointed Minnow
Trout (Rainbow) 4lb 7oz 08-04-2011 Errwood Reservoir, near Buxton Fly
Zander (Bait Caught) 10lb 13oz 19-07-2006 River Great Ouse Legered Bleak
Zander (Lure Caught) 4lb 8oz 18-02-2010 Tidal Trent Storm Softbait
Other Species Caught: Bleak, Bullhead, Carp (Ghost), Dace, Goldfish (Brown), Goldfish (Orange), Tench (Golden), Ruffe, Stickleback (3-Spined)
Freshwater Fish (Overseas)
Species PB Weight Date of Capture Venue Bait/Method
Bass (Australian) 1lb 12oz 12-2001 Goolmangar Creek, NSW, AUS Lure – Big S Plug
Bass (Largemouth) 4lb 7oz 1996 Bay Lake, FL, USA Freelined Shiner
Bass (Smallmouth) 2lb 05-2009 Potomac River, VA, USA Lure – Mepps Aglia Long
Barramundi 8lb 01-2002 Sunshine Coast, NSW, AUS Stalked on Floating Pellet
Carp (Common) 10lb 09-2001 Peel River, NSW, AUS Stalked with Sweetcorn
Catfish (Channel) 8lb 06-2009 Potomac River, VA, USA Touch-Legered Worm
Catfish (Wels) 66lb 15-09-2011 River Ebro, Riba Roja, Spain Legered Roach
Mahseer (Himalayan Golden) 40lb (42.5 inches) 05-2005 Ramganga River, Uttar Pradesh, India Legered Ragi Flour Paste
Mahseer (Malaysian) 2lb 8oz 04-2002 Sungai Tombeling, Taman Negara, Malaysia Touch-Legered Cricket
Perch (Golden) [“Yellowbelly”] 3lb 2oz 10-2001 Chaffey Dam Outflow, NSW, AUS Legered Worms
Sturgeon (White) 130lb 09-2006 Fraser River, Chilliwack, Canada Legered Smelt
Other Species Caught:  Crappie [USA], Perch (Silver) [AUS], Pickerel (Chain) [USA], Pumpkinseed [USA], Squawfish [CAN], Sunfish [USA]
Sea Fish (UK)
Species PB Weight Date of Capture Venue Bait/Method
Eel (European/Yellow) 3lb 1997 Lowestoft Harbour Legered Cockle
Grey Mullett (Thick-Lipped) 6lb 8oz 23-08-2005 Cornish Harbour Float Fished Bread in the Dark
Tope 18lb 07-2006 Galloway Legered Mackerel
Other Species Caught: Bass, Coalfish, Flounder, Pollack, Poor Cod, Weaver
Sea Fish (Overseas)
Species PB Weight Date of Capture Venue Bait/Method
Bonito (Striped) 13lb 08-2013 off Mahe, Seychelles Trolled Lure
Emperor (Thumbprint) 2lb 23-08-2005 Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles Legered Fish Chunk
Flathead 3lb 2001 Byron Bay, NSW, AUS Legered Prawn
Grouper (Brownspotted) 3lb 08-2013 off Mahe, Seychelles Touch-Legered Fish Chunk
Ray (Shovel-Nosed) 11-2001 Byron Bay, NSW, AUS Legered Fish/Prawn Cocktail
Trevally (Giant) 4lb 5oz 2002 Mission Beach Pier, QLD, AUS Stalked, Freelined Fish Head
Trevally (Golden) 3lb 2002 Great Keppel Island, QLD, AUS Legered Prawn
Triggerfish (Starry) 1lb 10oz 08-2013 off Mahe, Seychelles Kabura-style Jig
Trevally (Golden) 21lb 08-2013 off Mahe, Seychelles Trolled Lure
Other Species Caught:  Bonito [SEY & Canary Islands], Bream [AUS & Canaries] Catfish (Channel) [USA], Eel (Moray) [Canaries] Grouper (Coral) [SEY], Mullet (Grey) [Various], Parrot Fish [SEY], Pompano [Canaries], Shark (Black-Tip Reef) [AUS],
Snapper (Red) [Canaries], Wrasse (Various Species) [Canaries, Malta & SEY]
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