Awards

  • All paid up members are eligible to enter
  • Any fish entered must have been caught in a boat which sailed and returned from a Scottish Port or from the shore within Scotland
  • Competition runs from 1st of January to the 31st of December
  • Monthly Awards for Best Specimen and Heaviest Fish, Boat or Shore
  • Annual Trophies for Best Specimen, Heaviest Monthly Fish and Heaviest Annual fish
  • Minimum weight for the Heaviest Fish category is 5kg. No minimum qualifying weight for the Specimen entry.
  • Specimen Awards will be based on the percentage of the current SFSA Fish Records List as published in the SFSA Handbook
  • Common Skate and Sharks are not eligible for Heaviest Monthly Fish Award but should be entered using the form as they will be recorded by the Fish recorder for the Annual Heaviest Fish Competition.
  • For catch and release fish entered the estimated weight should be provided. A copy of the tables used, showing the certified Authority should be submitted along with the Claim Form.
  • Fish caught off an Oil Rig are not eligible for the Competition
  • E mail Claims will not be accepted


Completed Forms should be sent to the Fish recorder Joe Edward address on the Claim Form to arrive no later than the 14th of the following Month. The form can be downloaded here.

Your claim form must reach Joe no later than the 14th of the month following capture.

To check out the current Scottish Record Fish list click on this link.

A photograph of your catch would be appreciated.

The top EFSA (Scotland) members fish can be found here.

European line class records are found on the EFSA main body website here.

Trophy Winners

EFSA Scotland have an extensive list of trophies which are fish for each year in various competitions.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Quaich is awarded each year to the top Scottish angler at the European Boat Championships, as list of the past and present winners is available here together with all of the National Trophies and the previous winners.

A full list of the current trophy winners is available here.

Monthly Awards

Specimen October 2015:

Boat

Ian Ferguson

Turbot - 8.16kg - 60.39%

Muckle Flugga

Heaviest October 2015:

Boat

Ian Ferguson

Turbot - 8.16kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen September 2015:

Boat

Dan Mackay

Cuckoo Wrasse - 0.56kg - 41.14%

Orkney

Specimen July 2015:

Boat

Derek Yuille

Tub Gurnard ** Annual Winner - 2.695kg - New Record

Carloway

Heaviest July 2015:

Boat

Howard Foster

Coalfish - 11.06kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen April 2015:

Boat

Howard Foster

Coalfish - 9.23kg - 71.47%

Muckle Flugga

Heaviest April 2015:

Boat

Laurence Williamson

Ling - 16.78kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen March 2015:

Boat

Howard Foster

Ling - 18.59kg - 60.59%

Muckle Flugga

Heaviest March 2015:

Boat

Howard Foster

Ling ** Annual Winner - 18.59kg

Muckle Flugga

Heaviest September 2014::

Boat

Robbie Robertson

Cod - 10.45Kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen September 2014::

Boat

Robbie Robertson

Pollack - 6.245Kg - 74.65%

Muckle Flugga

Heaviest July 2014::

Boat

Howard Foster

Ling - 16.18Kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen July 2014::

Boat

Scott Gibson

Tub Gurnard - 2.612Kg - 108.43%

Cliff Bay, Isle of Lewis

Heaviest June 2014::

Boat

Howard Foster

Ling - 17Kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen June 2014::

Boat

Howard Foster

Coalfish - 7Kg - 54.62%

Muckle Flugga

Specimen April 2014:

Boat

Howard Foster

Coalfish - 10Kg - 78.57%

Eshaness, Shetland

Heaviest April 2014:

Boat

Howard Foster

Ling - 10.96Kg

Eshaness, Shetland

Specimen February 2014:

Boat

Howard Foster

Coalfish - 8.19Kg - 64.28%

Muckle Flugga, Shetland

Heaviest March 2014:

Boat

Laurence Williamson

Ling - 18.18Kg

Muckle Flugga, Shetland

Specimen January 2014:

Shore

Laurence Williamson

Cod - 12.02kg - 65.07%

Hellister Loch, Shetland

Heaviest January 2014:

Shore

Laurence Williamson

Cod - 12.02kg

Hellister Loch, Shetland

Heaviest August 2013:

Boat

Charlie Umphray

Ling - 20kg

Muckle Flugga

Specimen August 2013:

Boat

John Spiers

Coalfish - 9.97kg - 77.87%

Muckle Flugga

Specimen July 2013:

Boat

Jim Maclanaghan

Coalfish - 6.181kg - 48.23%

Muckle Flugga

The list of the award winners for 2012 can be downloaded here.

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