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Record-Smashing Golden Grey Mullet Landed In Cork

27th January 2018
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Ian Mulligan with his new Irish record golden grey mullet Ian Mulligan with his new Irish record golden grey mullet Photo: ISFC

#Angling - Dublin angler Ian Mulligan has broken the golden grey mullet record, which was established as recently as 2014.

The new record, weighing 1.29 kg, was caught at Rosscarbery, Co Cork on 4 July 2017 and was recently ratified by the Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC), which has just published its annual report for 2017.

The ISFC, which is supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland, is an independent voluntary body which verifies and records the capture of large fish caught on rod by anglers in freshwater and marine waters.

As well as the new record, detailed information on 422 specimen fish (large fish) taken by anglers from venues throughout Ireland in 2017, comprising many different species, is detailed in the report.

The main species were smaller shark species like smooth hound and spurdog and carp, the latter of which dominated freshwater. All fish were caught, weighed, measured and released.

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2017 is available to download HERE. Hard copies of the report are available from Inland Fisheries Ireland offices nationally.

Meanwhile, the ISFC Awards Day, when anglers will be presented with their awards and certificates, will be held on Saturday 17 February in conjunction with the Irish Angling Show in Dublin.

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