Four new Irish record fish were caught by anglers during 2018 according to the just-published Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) report. Two of the record fish were caught in Cork.
New records were set for four marine species - Golden Grey Mullet, Thin Lipped Mullet, Black Bream and Tope.
The mullet species were taken in Cork.
Noel Lane from Cork took a thin-lipped mullet weighing 2.95kg from Cork Harbour on July 15.
A golden grey mullet of 1.52kg was caught in Cork by Stephen O’Neill on August 15.
The Tope was caught off Greystones, Co Wicklow while Kilmore in Co Wexford was the venue for the Black Bream.
Details of these record fish are in the Irish Specimen Fish Committee Report 2018, which has just been released.
The Irish Specimen Fish Committee, which is supported by Inland Fisheries Ireland, 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 report is available at http://irish-trophy-fish.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IRISH_FISH_SPECIMEN_2018.pdf
The ISFC Awards Day, when anglers will be presented with their awards and certificates, will be held on Feb 16 in Dublin.