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Southdown Angling Association East Sussex Angling at its best

SPECIMEN FISH

 

We know that there are some splendid fish in Association waters and are fairly sure that some even get caught. However very few get reported and entries for the specimen fish trophies each year are very few. We recognise that many anglers fish alone and if landing a worthwhile specimen are unable to obtain a witness to their achievement.

 

In these modern times most people seem to carry a digital camera or a mobile phone with that facility with them, even when fishing and in order to try and encourage more members to report specimen fish, we will accept entries without the need for a witness, provided photographs are provided showing the fish alongside the scales used for weighing, plus a photograph clearly illustrating the venue where caught. Entries may be submitted via e-mail with the photographs as attachments.

 

However, claims for potential Association record fish will still require a witness.

 

A specimen fish claim form for members use may be downloaded from the tab on the left.

 

We hope this relaxation of the requirements will lead to more fish being reported, even if it is more open to cheating, but there is no financial gain to be had, only the honour, we like to think that our members are an honest lot, cheats will only be cheating themselves really.

 

SPECIMEN FISH RULES

1.

Specimen fish will only be eligible for Association records or annual awards when captured on Association waters.

2.

Awards for specimen fish will be presented annually for the year commencing 1st February and ending the following 31st January.

3.

Specimen forms (available from the Secretary, our tackle shop agents, or downloaded from our website) must be submitted to the Trophy Steward by 1st February to qualify for awards for the previous year.

4.

Specimen fish must be weighed at the waterside where caught.

5.

Potential Association records must be witnessed by a reliable person.

6.

Minimum weights for specimen fish are as follows:

 

Bream

4lb 0oz

Carp

10lb 0oz

Chub

3lb 0oz

Crucian Carp

1lb 8oz

Dace

0lb 6oz

Eel

2lb 0oz

Flounder

0lb 8oz

Gudgeon

0lb 2oz

Perch

2lb 0oz

Pike

15lb 0oz

Roach

1lb 0oz

Rudd

0lb 12oz

Tench

4lb 0oz

 

 

 

7.

Scales for weighing specimen and record fish must be graduated to read in pounds and ounces directly and permit the user to weigh fish to the nearest 1/2 ounce.

8.

All entries will be subject to approval by the Association committee.

 

SOUTHDOWN A.A. RECORDS at 31st January 2018

Species

Weight

Captor

Venue

Date

Bream

7-0-0

B Heath

Chilley Stream

2000/2001

Carp

22-0-0

A Bates

Wallers Haven, Boreham Street

2002/2003

Crucian Carp

3-5-0

W Harmer

Golden Cross

1999/2000

Chub

4-9-0

W Harmer

Cuckmere, Shermans

2000/2001

Dace

0-10-0

R Izzard

Cuckmere, Neilsons

2003/2004

Eel

4-0-0

M Skinner

Cuckmere, Shermans

2004/2005

Flounder

0-9-0

M Gabbitas

Pevensey Haven

2008/2009

Gudgeon

Vacant

 

 

 

Perch

3-9-0

S Cripps

Wallers Haven, Ironbridge

2001/2002

Pike

27-12-0

R Allchin

Wallers Haven

2004/2005

Roach

2-1-0

M Richardson

Cuckmere, Shermans

2013/2014

Rudd

1-5-4

T White

Curls Farm

2004/2005

Tench

7-0-0

C Copeland

Wallers Haven, Ironbridge

2017/2018

 New records must exceed the current record or

the minimum specimen weights given above.

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