|Barbel||18:00:00||8.16||March 2012||Peter Jewell||Carters Hill, River Loddon|
|Bream||16:12:0||7.648||May 2004||Andy Thomas||Mill Lane|
|Common Carp||50:05:00||22.906||2021||Dean Gibson||Yateley Match Lake|
|Crucian Carp||3:04:00||1.474||June 2015||John Bewley||Tarn Pond|
|Mirror Carp||48:00:00||21.772||May 2014||Ian Dunklin||Yateley Match Lake|
|Ghost Carp||37:12:00||17.123||2010||Tom Silver||Yateley Match Lake|
|Grass Carp||44:08:00||20.185||July 2015||Danny Champion||Mill Lane|
|Catfish||91:00:00||41.277||3rd July 2022||Joe Meyerhoff||Yateley Match Lake|
|Chub||6:03:00||2.858||December 2021||Leighton Phillips||Woodside Farm|
|Dace||00:10:00||0.283||October 2020||Rob Hill||Yateley River Blackwater|
|Eel||8:08:00||3.855||April 2016||Tony Baker||Stillwater Front Lake|
|Grayling||Applications Over 1lbs (0.45kg) Invited.|
|Perch||3:05:00||1.502||Nov 2010||Duncan Charman||Frensham Great Pond|
|Pike||32:02:00||14.560||February 2016||Mark Doran||Mill Lane|
|Roach||3:02:00||1.360||2003||Matthew King||Lodge Pond|
|Rudd||3:06:00||1.361||June 2008||Mark Brison||Frensham Great Pond|
|Tench||11:10:00||5.27||July 2017||Mark Doran||Frensham Great Pond|
|Trout - Brown||5:14:00||2.676||June 2014||Stephen Riggs||River Wey - Somerset Bridge|
|Trout - Rainbow||6:10:00||3.039||July 2014||Duncan Charman||River Loddon Stanford End|
|Bullhead||00:00:12||0.021||February 2010||Steve Ansell||Frensham Great Pond|
|Bleak||Applications Over 2oz (0.056kg) Invited.|
|Gudgeon||00:02:08||0.071||September 2004||Steve Larkcum||River Wey Dockenfield|
|Minnow||Any applications considered (fish to be placed on a wet ruler and photographed)|
|Ruffe||00:02:00||0.057||April 16||Greg Rice||Kings Pond|
|Stone Loach||Any applications considered (fish to be placed on a wet ruler and photographed)|
The Society maintains an accurate record list for each species, each with a quality photograph to accompany it, and we will be delighted to receive record claims from you.
The former Crucian Carp record had been re-opened by the Executive Committee and a 2lb 7oz fish was submitted from Stockbridge Pond in 2013.
The longest standing on the list is the Pike record (Mill Lane – 1988), although that was shaken by a Frensham fish of 30lb 5oz in January 2009, with Pike of 27lb landed from Mill Lane in 2013.
The next oldest is the Roach record (Lodge Pond – 2002), but with 2lb + fish having been caught from both Lodge Pond and Stockbridge Pond since 2010 and fish in excess of 3lb rumoured to have been caught by carp anglers at Frensham Little Pond, how much longer will that last ?
The Common Carp record (Badshot Lea Big Pond – 2011), ‘Scar’ produced another FAS record at 40lb 14oz for Trevor Hopkin in July in 2011, but sadly died at the start of 2012. However, with Common Carp at both Mill Lane & Match Lake known to be around the same weight, we expect one to be submitted soon enough.
The Barbel record (Carters Hill – 2012), has been exceeded but not claimed, as it is known that a 19lb 4oz fish was caught in December 2008.
The Bullhead record (Frensham Great Pond – 2010) was established by a very large fish for the species.
The Chub record (Stanford End – 2010), nudged up and could easily go again in the future as specimens of 7lb having been caught at the same venue since 2013 with 6lb + fish coming from Sindlesham Mill
The Perch record (Frensham Great Pond – 2010), was waiting to be broken and now the bar has been raised. Carters Hill is often referred to with 2lb fish being quite common.
The Rudd record (Frensham Great Pond – 2008), is quite likely to go again whilst the Frensham Great & Small Ponds fish continue to grow, so we expect to see another claim before that fantastic generation pass away to be replaced by the next.
Our Tench record (Badshot Lea Big Pond – 2010), and fish in excess of 11lb from Badshot Lea Big Pond, with Nursery Lake having produced specimens to 12lb the year before FAS purchased the Yateley waters in 2012.
The Eel record (Tarn Pond – 2009), will taking some beating, with a great new record having been set in 2009, it will be a tough one to crack but 6lb fish have been caught at Stillwater & Frensham Great Pond in the past, and fish to 5lb + were landed at Badshot Lea Big Pond in 2012.
With Mill Lane being home to the Mirror Carp record and the Grass Carp record, both of which were raised in 2013, although a 53lb 8oz Mirror Carp (Taffs) was landed but the record was not claimed.
The Bream record was also set at Mill Lane and we are aware that larger specimens have been landed since the official record was set.
The Ghost Common Carp record (Winchfield Pond – 2010), was set in 2010.
The Catfish record, increased year on year until 2009. With Match Lake at Yateley already having produced specimens to 54lb +, Badshot Lea Big Pond now has a rival for this record, but you will need strong balanced tackle to have a chance of landing them.
The Rainbow Trout record (Broomfield Cottage – 2010) and Brown Trout record (Stanford End) are established now, but there is a a remote chance of catching a rare Sea Trout from the River Loddon. One was caught from Sindlesham Mill Backstream, and the photograph enabled correct identification to be verified by the EA, but could unfortunately not be claimed as a FAS record as it was not weighed ! See Sindlesham Mill gallery.
The River Wey at Dockenfield contains a mixed bag for those wishing to try their luck and with a large head of larger than average Gudgeon, this Gudgeon record could be surpassed.
The records for Bleak, Dace & Grayling remain open and claims open at 2oz, 6oz & 1lb respectively.
There are also unclaimed mini-species with both Minnow and Stone Loach unclaimed, with both being resident within the River Wey sections around Elstead and Dockenfield, for those wishing to try something a little bit different in pursuit of these largely overlooked species. That simply leaves the Ruffe record open to claims, which can be found at the Badshot Lea Complex, mainly found in Badshot Lea Small Pond & Kings Pond. We currently have no claims at all for this species.
The Rainbow Trout record (Broomfield Cottage – 2010) and Brown Trout (Stanford End – 2012), are caught from the River Wey, usually below the 2lb mark. In addition, the remote chance, but nevertheless a chance, of a Sea Trout from the River Loddon remains possible. See Sindlesham Mill gallery.
You are requested to send us the details of the catch by completing the on-line form, or you can email or post a completed copy of this form to us at the following addresses:
(With photographs attached to the email: singly or two at a time)
Post: Ian Gray, Honorary Secretary, Farnham Angling Society,
c/o 28 Grantley Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8BW
(Not forgetting to enclose the photographs that you wish to submit)
We look forward to hearing from you.
FAS will consider applications for large specimens of mini-species that have been caught. As well as seeking to weigh the fish as accurately as possible, submissions must also be measured, which will enable consideration to be given to the possible inaccuracy of scales for such small weights and further inaccuracies that may arise through incorrect zeroing of weighing equipment etc.
We therefore suggest that the fish should be laid on a wet ruler, with their nose at the 0 cm measurement and a clear photograph taken which shows the whole fish and the end of the tail clearly on the ruler.
You can download a copy of the Record List to make it easier for you to keep a track of how your catches match up against the Societies records, just click here to download a PDF file of the list.