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Over 470 ‘Exceptionally Large Fish’ Caught by Anglers Throughout Ireland in 2021, Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report Says

5th August 2022
Jim Clohessy with his record-breaking stone basse landed in the waters off Cork Harbour
Jim Clohessy with his record-breaking stone basse landed in the waters off Cork Harbour in October 2021

Angling enthusiasts fishing Irish waters caught hundreds of huge fish in 2021, according to the recently published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report.
 
One new Irish record was set by Jim Clohessy from Cork, who broke the existing record for a rare species, the stone basse, when fishing off Cork Harbour.
 
Over 470 exceptionally large fish of different species were caught by anglers from venues throughout Ireland in 2021. The main species were smaller shark species like spurdog and, in freshwater, tench, roach-bream hybrids and brown trout dominated. All fish were caught, weighed, measured and released.
 
Details of these fish and current Irish record fish are in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2021, which is now available to download from the ISFC website and in print from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) offices around the country, free of charge.
 
The ISFC, which is supported by IFI, is an independent all-Ireland voluntary body which verifies and records the capture of large fish caught on rod by anglers in freshwater and marine waters.
 
The committee’s awards event, when anglers will be presented with their awards and certificates, will be held on Saturday 5 November at the Clayton Hotel in Leopardstown, Co Dublin.

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