Swedish Angling Record
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Weight (kg)||Nation|
|Angler Fish||Lophius piscatorius||57,70||Norway|
|Ballan Wrasse||Labrus bergylta||4,35||Iceland|
|Blue Ling||Molva dipterygia||16,05||Norway|
|Jelly Cat||Anarhichas denticulatus||17,00||Greenland|
|Greater Weever||Trachinus draco||1,67||Spain - Gran Canari|
|Spotted Catfish||Anarhichas minor||23,35||Greenland|
|Catfish (Wolf-fish)||Anarhichas lupus||23,58||USA|
|Conger Eel||Conger conger||60,44||England|
|Sharp-nose Skate||Raja lintea||10,85||Norway|
|Black-mouthed Dogfish||Galeus melastomus||1,37||Norway|
|Greenland Shark||Sominosus microcephalus||775,00||Norway|
|Starry Ray||Raja radiata||4,25||Norway|
|Atlantic Halibut||Hippoglossus hippoglossus||161,2||Norway|
|Atlantic Mackerel||Scomber scombus||1,20||Norway|
|Bluefin Tunny||Thunnus thynnus||679,00||Canada (Nova Scotia)|
|Spurdog, Spiny Dogfish||Squalus acanthias||7,14|
|Saithe, Coley, Coalfish||Pollachius virens||22,70||Norway|
|Roundhead Rat-Tail||Coryphaeonides rupestris||1,59||Norway|
|Cod||Gadus morhua||44,79||USA (New Hampshire)|
and International information provided by Frank E. Moen (Norway)
Information of the largest fish from Norway and Iceland was provided by Pål Enger (Norway).
(These records have not been
double-checked yet, 23/8/98)
The largest ever fish caught on rod and line in British waters was a Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus, from a Whitby boat in 1933 that weighed in at 386 kg (851 lb). Other notable fish of a different species included a Sturgeon, Acipenser sturio, at a weight of 317 kg (700 lb) off the Orkney Isles in 1956. This Sturgeon was 3.18 metres long. However, a Sunfish, Mola mola, weighing 363 kg, was washed up on Tayside, Scotland, in 1960. Basking Sharks grow much larger.
The largest Basking Shark
recorded in British seas was washed up on Brighton beach, Sussex, in 1806.
The weight was estimated at 8 tonnes, if the record is to be believed.
Probably more like 3 tonnes AH.
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