U.K. Sea Fishing FAQ - Pysgota Mor y Deyrnas Gyfunol
How to Claim a British Record
4.3 How do I claim a Record Fish?
4.3.1 How To Claim a British Record
All claims for a British record are judged by the British Record
(rod-caught) Fish Committee, (BRFC), an independant committee whose
membership consists of representatives of the three disciplines of
angling - game, coarse ans sea - along with a scientific adviser,
which adjudicates claims for British fish caught by fair angling
Claims for a potential British record should be made to the relevand
For SEA fish claims should be made to the NFSA. (Address is in the
organisations section.) There is a 24 hour answerphone facility.
The following procedures have to be complied with -
CAPTURE - The catch must have been by fair angling with rod and line,
AND THE FISH MUST TAKE THE HOOK OR LURE INTO ITS MOUTH.
A reliable witness must be prepared to support the claim
(if there is no witness to capture, the claimant must
formally verify his statement by affidavit).
WEIGHING - The fish must be weighed accurately on appropriate scales
which need to have a current Weights & Measures
Certificate. There must be two independent witnesses.
IDENTIFICATION - Claims are scrutinised for identification of the
species. Clear photographs (with some kind of scale) are
required, for some species the body may have to be
CLAIMS - All details of the claim must be registered on the BRFC
Claim Form, available from the NFSA. These are then
presented to the BRFC by the NFSA for consideration for a
Only the BRFC can award the record and far from being a
rubber-stamping operation, each claim is critically examined and if it
falls short on verification, or any other procedure, it can be
Jun 9 1998, 12:00 am
U.K. Sea Fishing FAQ - Pysgota Mor y Deyrnas Gyfunol - Compiled by : Colin Albert
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