Thames Record List

This is a list of the top weights of freshwater fish caught by rod and line from the flowing River Thames. It was created from available historical information and is updated with new records as they are reported.

If you have caught a fish which is worthy of inclusion on this list, please email the TAC at:

You should try to follow these guidelines, the closer you are able to do so, the more likely your claim will be accepted:

  1. Trophy shot should be in-focus, background may be disguised at your discretion
  2. Showing the fish on the scales, in-focus with the weight clearly visible in the same shot.
  3. Showing the scales weight with just the sling or net used above (wet but empty, without the fish). This is to show that the scales were either correctly zeroed, or weight to be deducted.
  4. Showing the fish on the mat, alongside something which gives a clear idea of size (length). Preferably this would be a tape measure but for example a rod section with eyes could be acceptable if its measurements can be ascertained from a separate photo (same rod section alongside tape measure) taken later.
  5. Preferably also include the name and contact details of a witness who can substantiate the claim

List as at February 2018

Species Weight Captor Date Link
Barbel 19lb 8oz Dave Broady January 2018  


(Alburnus alburnus)
3 oz 8 dr N D Sizmur 1963 Walton-on-Thames
ref. Angling records in the UK
Bream – common 10lb 13oz Rob Inns November 2015
Bream – silver 1lb 14oz Stuart Manwaring January 2015 bream-silver-stuart-manwaring-1lb14oz.jpg
(Squalius cephalus)
9lb 4oz Dylan Docherty 2007 (From the top 50 Chub list)
Carp – common 40lb 5oz Duncan Green September 2011 carp-common-duncan-green-40lb5oz.jpg
Carp – crucian 4lb 2oz Justin Gray September 2014 carp-crucian-justin-gray-4lb2oz.jpg
Carp – mirror 48lb 7oz Steve Shenfield June


Carp – grass 30lb 1oz Tim Hughes August 2009 Angling Times
(Leuciscus leuciscus)
1lb 3oz 0dr R. Page January 1964  
Eel 8lb 5oz Matthew Kendall August 2016
(Gobio gobio)
4oz 8dr G.Cedrick  1933 Datchet
ref. Angling records in the UK
Perch 6lb 4oz “Bill” March 2014 Anglers Mail
(Previous mark – 5.09 Andy Crossley December 2010 Anglers Mail)
Pike 34lb 2oz Colin House December 2011 pike-colin-house-34lb2oz.jpg
Roach 3lb 5oz David Booth Staines, 1927  
Roach/Bream hybrid 5lb 14oz Gary Campbell January 2018
Rudd unknown entries invited    
Rudd/Bream hybrid 1lb 14oz Bill Rushmer 22nd October 1986  
Ruffe 6oz Paul Sullivan August 2011 ruffe-paul-sullivan-6oz.jpg
Salmon 14lb 5oz Michael Hargrave August 1993 salmon-michael-hargrave-14lb5oz-1.jpg
Common or European
(Acipenser sturio)
66lb Lewis Gibson May 1867 Putney
ref. Angling records in the UK
Tench 8lb 11oz Duncan Green June 2013 tench-duncan-green-8lb11oz.jpg
Wels Catfish
(Silurus glanis)
64lb Jamie Drylie August 2010  
Zander 13lb 12oz Ashley Stockbridge November 2009 zander-ashley-stockbridge-13lb12oz-4.jpg
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