Specimen Weights

Freshwater Species
Irish Record
Specimen Weight
Bream (Abramis brama) 12lbs 3ozs 3.402 kg (7.5lbs)
Carp (Cyprinus carpio) 29lbs 13ozs 5.444 kg (12lbs)
Dace (Leuciscus leucsus) 1lb 2ozs 0.3kg (0.66lbs)
Eel (Anguilla anguilla) 6lbs 15ozs suspended
Perch (Perca fluviatilis) 5lbs 8ozs 1.2kg (2.646lbs)
Pike (Esox lucius) Lake 42lbs 12ozs 13.608kg (30lbs)
Pike (Esox lucius) River 42lbs 9.072kg (20lbs)
Roach (Rutilus rutilus) 1.425kg 0.907kg (2lbs )
Roach Bream Hybrid 7lbs 1.6kg (3.528lbs)
Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthamus) 4lbs 8ozs 0.9 kg (1.98lbs)
Rudd Bream Hybrid 7lbs 10ozs 1.2kg (2.64lbs)
Tench (Tinca tinca) 8.15lbs 2.722lb (6lbs)
Salmon (Salmo salar) 57lbs 9.072 kg (20lbs)
Brown Trout Lake (Salmo trutta) 26lbs 2ozs 4.536 kg (10lbs)
Brown Trout River (Salmo trutta) 20lbs 2.268kg (5lbs)
Sea Trout (Salmo trutta) 16lbs 6ozs 2.722kg (6lbs)
Slob Trout (Salmo trutta) - 4.536 Kg (10lbs)

Exclusion from specimen status

Freshwater eel – suspended from ISFC list of eligible species until 2012

In compliance with a new bye-law, the CONSERVATION OF EEL FISHING BYE-LAW NO. C.S. 303, 2009, eel has been suspended from the specimen list from 14th May 2009. Claims for specimen eels taken before 14th May 2009 will be accepted.

The new bye-law prohibits fishing for eel, or possessing or selling eel caught in the State. The commercial eel fishery has also been closed to conserve eel stocks in Ireland.

The angling bye-law will cease on 30 June 2012.


How to contact the ISFC:

Email: bridie.fleming@fisheriesireland.ie
Address: Irish Specimen Fish Committee,
C/O CFB, Swords Business Campus,
Balheary Road, Swords,
Co. Dublin,
Telephone: from Ireland: (01) 884 2600
from abroad: + 353 1 884 2600
Fax: from Ireland: (01) 836 0060
from abroad: + 353 1 836 0060

Download a Claim Form

But before you make a claim please read the following:

  1. Before proceeding read the rules.
  2. Use this official ISFC claim form and complete all relevant sections. As the form needs to be signed we can not acceptapplications online.
  3. Write in BLOCK CAPITALS throughout. Please write clearly in Section 2 (your name, address (including country) and telephone number).
  4. Fish must be weighed on land with a certified scales or alternatively on a shop scales. If in doubt use a shop scales. Fish must not be weighed on board a boat.
  5. Scales must be certified annually by a competent independant authority and the certificate of accuracy must be current at the time of weighing. This certificate must accompany each application.
  6. Fish scalesactual bodies or photographs of some species are required (See Section 4 of the Rules for more details).
  7. You must sign and date Section 6 of the Claim Form. Ensure witnesses also sign the Claim Form.

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