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Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme

This popular sea fishing awards programme is run by the Angling Trust and supported by Glasgow Angling Centre

This annual competition opens on 1st December and closes on 30th November of the following year, is open to paid up Members of the Angling Trust and Members of its Affiliated Clubs. It is divided into two sections for fish caught from boats or for fish caught from the shore.

As an angler you receive a certificate for each specimen fish awarded and for a small fee can also purchase the appropriate medal to go with it.

This year we’ve introduced a Juniors’ competition and a Catch & Release measurement system, as well as brand new prizes!

Overall winners from each month will receive a £20 voucher from and end of year winners across all categories receive a fantastic £75 voucher.

The sought-after ‘Sea Angling News‘ trophy is awarded each year to the fishing club with the most entries. Winners will be announced in the Angling Trust Sea Update email newsletters. Don’t receive them? Sign up here for free at

How do I enter?
The rules and a table of specimen weights, a specimen claim registration form and map of the specimen areas and boundaries can be downloaded below. The Registration Form is available as either a PDF or Excel file:

Specimen Sea Fish Award Scheme Documents:
Last updated 04/02/2019
1] Adult Table of Specimen Weights 2019 – Download
2] Junior Tables of Specimen Weights 2019 – Download
3] Rules 2019 – Download
4] Claim Form 2019 (PDF) – Download
5] Claim Form 2019 (Excel) – Download
6] Marine Region Boundaries & Specimen Areas Map – Download
7] Report for 2018 – Download
8] Entry List for 2018 – Download

What are you waiting for? Get fishing!

Thanks to Eric Gerrey volunteer Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme Manager for his ongoing and long-standing commitment to managing the Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme.


The Specimen Sea Fish Awards Scheme is supported by Glasgow Angling Centre
with prizes from

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