Huge specimen landed from infamous venue gets second crack at British best title.
A new British record bream has been caught at a weight of 23lb, smashing the previous best for the species by nearly 3lb.
The huge fish was landed by specimen angler Scot Crook from Cambridgeshire’s Ferry Lagoon, a water that has been well known for a number of years for its record breaking potential following the capture a British record in bream in 2005 at 19lb 10oz and of a 22lb 9oz bream in 2009 by carp angler Mark McKenna. It is believed that the fish is actually the same bream caught by Mark who refused to put his capture to the British Record Fish Committee as he wasn’t fishing for the species at the time.
Banked at the venue at the start of April, it is believed that the captor is intending to claim the fish as a new record - although it isn't the only historic achievement of the session. Scot's capture was also backed up by another specimen bream of 18lb 8oz, a feat that is believed to have produced the biggest brace of bream ever seen in the UK - two fish for 43lb 8oz!
Scot’s capture overtakes the previous official best for the species set last year by Simon Lavin of 20lb 2oz from a southern gravel pit.
Record Breaking Bream
James Rust, 2005, 19lb 10oz - Ferry Lagoon
Mark McKenna, 2009, 22lb 9oz - Ferry Lagoon (unclaimed)
Simon Lavin, 2011, 20lb 2oz - Oxfordshire gravel pit