Personal bests

This page is a list of my personal best fish.

During the many years I spent fishing in my childhood I never had access to a camera and the scales I owned were very unreliable. Only recently have I started taking photos and keeping a fishing diary.

The list is mainly from 2010 onwards, with the odd entry from earlier of captures that I can remember.

Barbel - 11lb 3oz (August 2015)


Bream - 9lb 0oz (June 2015)


Carp - 17lb 9oz (May 2015)


Chub - 6lb 6oz (January 2017)

Crucian - 1lb 4oz (May 2014)


Dace - 12oz (summer 1996) - This was in the Angling Times when I was younger, but I have caught a number of dace pushing the pound mark as there was a time on my local river when these were caught regularly.

Eel - 2lb 15oz (August 2014)


Grass carp - 8lb 8oz ( June 2015)



Grayling - 1lb 1oz (September 2014)



Perch - 2lb 4oz x2 (July 2014 & Oct 2016)



Pike - 19lb 2oz (January 2017)


Roach - 2lb 2oz (winter 1998) - I have had several roach around the 2lb mark all caught at roughly
the same time period, but I can definitely remember a fish of 2lb 2oz.

Rudd - nothing over a pound.

Tench - 6lb 12oz (June 2015)


Trout (brown) - approx 2lb - I have never really weighed trout but have had several to around 2lb.

Trout (rainbow) - 2lb 7oz (May 2014)


Zander - 8lb 14oz (August 2015)


I will be aiming to beat a number of these personal bests each year, especially my pike pb.