Angling Trust

New British record pike

The British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee has received a claim for the pike record from captor, Lloyd Watson, in respect of a fish claimed at a weight of 47lb 5oz, caught on 13th February 2024 from Chew Valley Lake.

The BRFC has inspected the claim paperwork together with supporting photographic and video records and is pleased to announce acceptance of the claim, at the weight of 47lb 5oz. This capture will be duly recorded in the British record listing.

The BRFC members congratulate Mr Watson on his historic catch.

The Committee would like to remind readers that in the event of the capture of a potential record fish, the captor should first contact the British Record (rod-caught) Fish Committee without delay.

Captors of potential record fish should contact the Secretary, Nick Simmonds, at the Angling Trust, on 01568 620447 or by email at [email protected]

Nick will record the details of the capture and advise the claimant on progressing the claim.

More information about what to do if you catch a record fish can be found on the BRFC web pages here.

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