Every angler’s dream …
BASS member, Andrew Syvret has sent us these photographs of a bass he found in Jersey fish market. It was taken by a commercial boat while demersal trawling for black bream west of Guernsey on 14 february 2001.
The size of this fish is – wait for it – 9.52 kg, that’s 21 lb 4 oz in the old scale, and it measured 93cm total length, 89.5cm fork length and 57.5cm girth! The smaller fish in the photo measures 41cm, and that’s a 12 inch ruler on the edge of the box.
Andrew also managed to collect some scales, and Donovan Kelley MBE has now read these. This fish was an exceptionally fast-growing specimen from the 1982 year class.