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About Species Hunt: Info and Contacts The Species Hunt has been developed to appeal to all Sea Anglers in order to get anglers out there fishing more often. Find out how the competition is structured and get contact details for James Lewis, Competitions Development Manager in charge of the Hunt

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Species Hunter Badges Badges will be awarded each time you surpass a certain number of species caught

Species Hunt: Prizes & Structure

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CHALLENGE STRUCTURE AND PRIZES

Challenge Structure and Prizes

ROLLING PRIZES

1] Species Hunt - Badges will be awarded each time you surpass a certain number of species caught:
  • Competent species hunter - 15 species
  • Efficient species hunter - 30 species
  • Advanced species hunter - 45 species
  • Expert species hunter - 60 species
  • Elite species hunter - 75 species
  • Master species hunter - 100 species
With regards to badges, species caught in the last 3 years competition will be counted i.e. if you caught 30 species in the last 2 years and then you caught 15 this year you would get your 45 species badge.

YEARLY PRIZES

Each year the tallies of fish caught is reset! So, for anglers who competed in the previous years try to catch all the fish you caught again! This is because the bulk of prizes are aimed at this year's reset competition.

At the end of the year there will be six winners: 3 Top Seniors and 3 Top Juniors, who have caught the most number of species. They will be given free rein to spend their prize money in the Tronixpro catalogue and the prize structure is as follows:

PositionSeniorJunior
1st£1,500£500
2nd£1,000£250
3rd£500£125

2] Specimen Hunt - Badges will be awarded every time you achieve one of the 38 specimen size fish (maximum 1 badge per species - see back of Hunt Card for specimen sizes). In addition, a monthly prize of  Tronixpro fishing tackle will be sent out to the best Specimen winner for each month at the end of the competition (This will be judged on both size and rarity of capture) and will be chosen by our panel.

To enter a fish into the Species Hunt and/or the Specimen Challenge, please send an email to specieshunt@anglingtrust.net using your name and registration number in the subject field. Including a clear photograph of your catch with both your tape measure (tape measure only for Specimen submissions) and your Hunt Card visible.

Specimen Hunt - Species and Sizes

Specimen Hunt cardMin Sizes for Specimen Hunt
Bass70
Bream (Black)37
Bream (Couch’s Sea)42
Bream (Gilthead)42
Bream (Pandora)42
Bream (Ray’s)42
Bream (Red)42
Bream (White Sea)42
Bull Huss88
Cod80
Dab34
Dogfish (Lesser Spotted)67
Dogfish (Black-Mouthed)67
Eel (Conger)116
Eel (Silver)88
Flounder42
Mullet (Grey Thick-Lipped)59
Mullet (Grey Thin-Lipped)59
Mullet (Golden Grey)56
Mullet (Red)34
Plaice42
Pollack66
Ray (Blonde)64
Ray (Small-Eyed)47
Ray (Spotted)47
Ray (Sting)64
Ray (Thornback)62
Ray (Undulate)64
Smoothhound (Common)93
Smoothhound (Starry)93
Sole (Dover)42
Sole (Lemon)42
Spurdog90
Tope130
Triggerfish57
Whiting46
Wrasse (Ballan)50
Wrasse (Cuckoo)34

NOTE: Rays should be measured from wing tip to wing tip.


Species Hunt - Species Table

Standard speciesStandard species (cont.)Micro species
Almaco jackOpahAnchovy
Angler fishPelamid (bonito)Argentine
BassPerch (dusky)Barracudina
Black fishPlaiceBlackfish (cornish)
BluemouthPollockBlenny (black faced)
Blue runnerPoutingBlenny (Montagu's)
BoguePuffer fishBlenny (tompot)
BonitoRay (blonde)Blenny (viviparous)
Bream (black)Ray (bottle-nose)Blenny (yarrell's)
Bream (couch's sea)Ray (cuckoo)Boar fish
Bream (gilthead)Ray (eagle)Bream (axillary)
Bream (pandora)Ray (electric)Bream (saddled sea)
Bream (ray’s)Ray (marbled electric)Butterfish
Bream (red)Ray (sandy)Connemara sucker
Bream (white-sea)Ray (small-eyed)Dab (long rough)
BrillRay (spotted)Dragonet
Bull HussRay (sting)Garfish (short-beaked)
CatfishRay (thornback)Goby (black)
Coalfish (saithe)Ray (undulate)Goby (common)
CodRockling (3-bearded)Goby (giant)
ComberRockling (shore)Goby (leopard-spotted)
DabSalmon (coho)Goby (painted)
Dogfish (lesser spotted)Scad (horse mackerel)Goby (red-mouthed)
Dogfish (black-mouthed)Sea scorpion (short-spined)Goby (sand)
Eel (silver)Sea Trout
Goby (two-spotted)
Eel (conger)Sad (allis)
Goby (rock)
FlounderShad (twaite)
Pilchard
Forkbeard (greater)Shark (blue)
Pilotfish
GarfishShark (mako)
Pipefish (greater)
Greater weaverShark (porbeagle)
Pipefish (snake)
Greater amberjackShark (six-gilled)
Pogge
Guinnean amberjackShark (thresher)
Poor cod
Gurnard (grey)Skate (common)
Red Band-fish
Gurnard (red)Smoothhound (starry)
Rocking (5-bearded)
Gurnard (streaked)Smoothhound (common)
Rockling (4-bearded)
Gurnard (yellow/tubfish)Sole (dover)
Sandeel (Corbin's)
HaddockSole (lemon)
Sandeel (greater)
Haddock (Norway)Spurdog
Sandeel (lesser)
HakeSunfish
Sea scorpion (long-spined)
HalibutTadpole-fish
Shanny
HerringTope
Skipper
John Dory (St Peter’s fish)Torsk
Smelt
LingTriggerfish
Smelt (sand)
LumpsuckerTunny
Smelt (sand-big scale)
MackerelTunny (big-eyed)
Stickleback (sea 15 spined)
Mackerel (Spanish)Tunny (long-finned)
Stickleback (3-spined)
MegrimTurbot
Topknot (common)
MonkfishWhiting
Weever (lesser)
Mullet (golden grey)Whiting blue (poutassou)
Wrasse (baillon's)
Mullet (grey thick lipped)Witch
Wrasse (corkwing)
Mullet (grey thin lipped)Wrasse (ballan)
Wrasse (goldsinny)
Mullet (red)Wrasse (cuckoo)
Wrasse (rock cook)

WreckfishWrasse (scale-Rayed)


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