RECORDS


Common NameScientific NameWeight (Kg)DiverUnionYear
African BarrelfishSchedophilus velaini2.70R NienaberWP2011
Amberjack YellowtailSeriola dumerili23.00J BlignautKZN2009
Atlantic BonitoSarda sarda5.20C VersluisKZN2006
BanksteenbrasChirodactylus grandis10.00M AistrichWP1967
Barred RubberlipPlectorhinchus plagiodesmus16.00C WebbKZN1970
Bartail FlatheadPlatycephalus indicus3.21A SpadaKZN2008
Big eye TunaThunnus obesus117.10D LateganWP2017
Bigeye Barenose EmperorMonotaxis grandoculis2.80A BenjaminKZN1976
Bigeye KingfishCaranx sexfasciatus7.00P DexterKZN1977
Bigeye StumpnoseRhabdosargus thorpei1.37R BurmeisterKZN2006
Black BeautyMacolor niger4.80J WilliamsKZN1978
Black MarlinMakaira indica294.76S SolomonWP2018
Black MusselcrackerCymatoceps nasutus36.00A BennetsKZN1978
Black PomfretParastromateus niger3.60L JonesKZN1974
Blackbanded KingfishSeriolina nigrofasciata5.80B WatsonKZN1989
Blackfin BaracudaSphyraena qenie13.60L JonesKZN1970
Blacksaddle GoatfishParupeneus rubescens1.58A. SpadaKZN2017
BlacktailDiplodus sargus capensis1.98C SmithWP1982
Blacktip KingfishCaranx sem12.20G MannKZN2004
Blacktongue UnicornfishNaso xenocanthus3.45C. WernerSKZN2017
Blood SnapperLutjanus sanguineus9.50E FrankenKZN1969
Blue EmperorLethrinus nebulosus5.40G AskewKZN1968
Blue HottentotPachymetopon aeneum3.14R NeethlingKZN1992
Blue Humphead ParrotfishChlorurus cyanescens1.70C WernerSKZN2007
Blue KingfishCarangoides ferdau4.10J JordaanZ2015
Blue MarlinMakaira nigricans21.80K ChiochettiKZN1985
Bluebarred ParrotfishScarus ghobban11.20G AskewKZN1962
Bluefin KingfishCaranx melampygus6.40N BarnardKZN2015
Bluespine UnicornfishNaso unicornis3.40A ReadKZN1971
BonefishAlbula vulpes6.81D FabrieZ2001
Brassy KingfishCaranx papuensis5.20M GarnerZ1991
Bronze BreamPachymetopon grande5.40D CalitzWP1987
Cape KnifejawOplegnathus conwayi5.80E RoestKZN1961
Cape Salmon, GeelbekAtractoscion aequidens13.00G RubidgeEP1995
Cape SnoekThyrsites atun5.50W PetersonWP2015
Cape StumpnoseRhabdosargus holubi1.60T Elvin-JensenWP2006
CarpenterArgyrozona argyrozona2.28M WhiteEP2011
Catface RockcodEpinephelus andersoni9.40R BurmesterKZN2006
ChristiePolyamblyodon gibbosum3.15J BlignautKZN2018
Clown Cloris WrasseCoris aygula3.60L JonesKZN1973
Coastal KingfishCarangoides coeruleopinnatus3.79R. ColynGP2014
Cobia, Prodigal SonRachycentron canadum43.60J. BlignautKZN2014
Cock GrunterPomadasys multimaculatum5.80H HoltzmannKZN1991
Concertina fishDrepani longimanus2.40J KrynskiKZN1977
Coral RockcodCephalopholis miniata1.45N BarnardKZN2015
DageraadChrysoblephus cristiceps6.40A LouwWP1986
Dogtooth TunaGymnosarda unicolor31.20R ColynGP2014
Dorado, Dorrie, DolphinfishCoryphaena hippurus22.65M v AchterberghKZN2005
Dusky FusilierParacaesio sordidus3.00C WernerSKZN2008
Dusky RubberlipPlectorhinchus chubbi10.65G UysKZN2016
Eastern Little TunaEuthynnus affinis9.40J GirzdaKZN1987
Elephant fishCallorhincus capensis3.70R HattinghWP1990
Ember ParrotfishScarus rubroviolaceus11.40N BarnardKZN2016
EnglishmanChrysoblephus anglicus6.50A DunneKZN1997
False EnglishmanChrysoblephus lophus2.45J BlignautKZN2018
Fivesaddle ParrotfishScarus scaber5.80L JonesKZN1966
Flathead MulletMugil cephalus1.40M GarnerWP1982
Foursaddle RockcodEpinephelus spilotoceps3.40D MorrisKZN1976
GaljoenDichistius capensis 5.46S GerberEP1997
Garfish, NeedlefishAblennes hians2.60D OosthuizenKZN1983
Garrick, Leervis, LeerieLichia amia31.20M MacGregorKZN1956
German BreamPolyamblyodon germanum3.20S AtlasKZN1974
Giant KingfishCaranx ignobilis52.00G SmalKZN1997
Giant YellowtailSeriola lalandi34.20V du PreezEP1962
Goldsaddle GoatfishParupeneus cyclostomus2.00S AtlasKZN1977
Goldsaddle HogfishBodianus perditio6.40D BosigerSN2005
Greasy RockcodEpinephelus tauvina3.54S RusselKZN1993
Great BaracudaSphyraena barracuda29.60M RoxburghKZN1977
Green Jobfish, KaakapAprion virescens16.80C TheronKZN2005
Grey ChubKyphosus bigibbus8.60E FrankenKZN1961
Halfmoon RockcodEpinephelus rivulatus1.76C MyburghBld2014
Harry HotlipsPlectorhinchus gibbosus10.10A SpadaKZN2009
Honeycomb RockcodEpinephelus merra3.00C v NiekerkKZN1969
HottentotPachymetopon blochii2.67PJ de WitBoland2009
Indian GoatfishParupeneus indicus1.31D. SolomonSKZN2017
Indian MirrorfishAlectis indicus21.40J WilliamsKZN1980
Indo-Pacific SailfishIstiophorus platypterus63.40A HeydornZ1992
Javelin GrunterPomadasys kaakan3.90J UysZ1996
John BrownGymnocrotaphus curvidens3.70T BothaWP1988
John DoryZeus faber2.88C. WernerSKZN2017
JutjawParascorpis typus5.40W PengellyWP1966
King Mackerel, CutaScomberomorus commerson36.80K DalyKZN2000
Kob, Daga Salmon, KabeljouArgyrosomus japonicus57.40J BlignautKZN2011
Lantern Fish, CavebassDinoperca petersi5.80E RoestKZN1962
Large Scale ScorpionfishScorpaena scrofa2.40A SpadaKZN2011
Large Spotted PompanoTrachinotus botla2.00P van RooyenWP1987
Leatherjacket UnicornfishAluterus monoceros1.83J SadieBoland1999
LemonfishPlectorhinchus flavomaculatus4.40K ListerKZN1960
Longfin KingfishCarangoides armatus2.55A SpadaKZN2016
Longfin YellowtailSeriola rivoliana24.00C HeslopKZN2008
Longfin, Albacore TunaThunnus alalunga32.20X LotzWP2004
Longnose EmperorLethrinus olivaceus9.10J BlignautKZN2005
Longnose KingfishCarangoides chrysophrys3.80N McNicollKZN2001
Malabar RockcodEpinephelus malabaricus35.50J BlignautKZN2002
Marbled Leopard RockcodPlectropomus punctatus14.40D DonaldsonKZN1969
MilkfishChanos chanos24.00A NortonKZN2002
MinstrelPlectorhinchus schotaf10.00L JonesKZN1977
Moustache RockcodEpinephelus chabaudi62.20A Hay-BuchananKZN1968
Mozambique KnifejawOplegnathus peaolopesi5.70D NapierKZN1990
Natal Banksteenbras, Natal FingerfinChirodactylus jessicalenorum7.50G RubidgeEP1992
Natal KnifejawOplegnathus robinsoni3.00L JonesKZN1987
Natal StumpnoseRhabdosargus sarga6.90J GresseKZN1994
Orange Spotted RockcodEpinephelus suillus28.50C CronjeKZN1991
Oriental BonitoSarda orientalis5.81J BlignautKZN2006
Peacock RockcodCephalopholis argus2.20M RoxburghKZN1978
Pickhandle BaracudaSphyraena jello17.20N McNicollKZN1994
Queen MackerelScomberomorus plurilineatus11.40T DreyerKZN1985
QueenfishScomberoides commersonnianus12.56S GerberEP2009
Rainbow runnerElagatis bipinnulata9.60A BenjaminKZN1977
Red RomanChrysoblephus laticeps4.57T BothaWP1993
Red SteenbrasPetrus rupestris45.40F LangeWP1976
Red StumpnoseChrysoblephus gibbiceps8.10P de BruynWP1991
Redlip RubberlipPlectorhinchus sordidus9.00E FrankenKZN1964
Rippled Barenose EmperorGymnocranius robinsoni3.00P DexterKZN1976
River SnapperLutjanus argentimaculatus16.60B AndersonWP1991
Sabre SquirrelfishSargocentron spiniferum2.00M RoxburghKZN1977
Saddleback WrasseBodianus bilunulatus1.57C WernerSKZN2017
Sailfin RubberlipDiagramma pictum8.60L JonesKZN1977
SanterCheimerius nufar5.46G RubidgeEP2000
Sawtooth BaracudaSphyraena putnamae15.20B LeisegangKZN1985
ScotsmanPolysteganus preorbitalis8.35S GerberEP2001
Shad, ElfPomatomus saltatrix7.90H SchifflersKZN1980
Six Blotch RockcodCephalopholis sexmaculata2.40R ByrneKZN1987
Skipjack TunaKatsuwonus pelamis3.42W PetersonWP2016
Slender TunaAllothunnus fallai7.00D HammondWP1958
SlingerChrysoblephus puniceus2.80L JonesKZN1971
Smalltooth Red JobfishPristipomoides filamentosus7.00M GarnerZ1992
Smooth HorsefishCongiopodus torvus2.06C MyburghBoland1996
Smooth RockcodDermatolepsis striolatus2.60A ReadKZN1968
SoldierArgyrops filamentosus4.80S AtlasKZN1979
Southern Drift fishAriomma indica2.24J MalanBoland2004
Southern PompanoTrachinotus africanus17.60A DunneKZN1995
SpadefishTripterodon orbis8.00M RoxburghKZN1978
Speckled SnapperLutjanus rivulatus12.30J BlignautKZN2004
Split Paint ParrotfishScarus sordidus10.80C. WernerKZN2015
Spotted GrunterPomadasys commersonnii8.60H HoltzmannKZN1997
Starry-eye, Christmas ParrotfishCalotomus carolinus1.90J LittleMld2008
Stone BreamNoescorpis lithophilus2.60K EsterhuysenEP1978
Streaky Spot RockcodEpinephelus longispinus1.32D SolomonSKZN2015
Striped MarlinTetrapturus audax68.00J JordaanZ1991
Striped MulletLiza tricuspidens2.51H HoltzmannKZN1993
Surge WrasseThalassoma purpureum 1.23C. WernerSKZN2017
Tasselfish, BaardmanUmbrina robinsoni12.60W PengellyWP1956
Ten Pounder, SpringerElops machnata9.00W GalliZ1991
Threadfin MirrorfishAlectis ciliaris13.41N JohnsenZ2016
Tiger RockcodEpinephelus posteli18.30R BurmeisterKZN2016
Tomato RockcodCephalopholis sonnerati5.32J VineKZN1999
Torpedo ScadMegalaspis cordyla1.65R WarrenKZN2015
TripletailLobotes surinamensis3.45J BlignautKZN2010
Twinspot SnapperLutjanus bohar11.00M RoxburghKZN1975
Two-tone Fingerfin, ButterfishChirodactylus brachydactylus1.50P. BergoffBoland2013
WahooAcanthocybium solandri43.00C GraveKZN1990
White KingfishPseudocaranx dentex3.80J BlignautKZN2006
White MusselcrackerSparodon durbanensis22.20W FowlerEP1974
White SteenbrasLithognathus lithognathus21.00A HartmanWP1980
White StumpnoseRhabdosargus globiceps2.20A LourensWP1980
White-blotched RockcodEpinephelus multinotatus7.40G Le MemeKZN2015
Whitebarred RubberlipPlectorhinchus playfairi6.80J GirzdaKZN1984
Whitespot RabbitfishSiganus sutor2.80S AtlasKZN1972
Whitespot RockcodEpinephelus caeruleopunctatus3.80J BlignautKZN2010
Yellow-edge Lyretail RockcodVariola louti7.80C SwartSN2009
Yellowbelly RockcodEpinephelus guaza22.80J BlignautKZN2015
Yellowfin EmperorLethrinus crocineus8.80B WatsonKZN1985
Yellowfin TunaThunnus albacares105.50R NienaberWP2006
Yellowspotted, Fulvi KingfishCarangoides fulvoguttatus21.25C AnaniadisKZN2000
Yellowtail Fusilier, Protea BreamParacaesio xanthura2.95G Le MemeKZN2017
Yellowtail, Purple RockcodEpinephelus flavocaeruleus19.70J GirzdaKZN1989
ZebraDiplodus cervinus hottentotus3.20J du ToitWP1980

This record list has been amended to exclude from it all records shot outside the borders of  South Africa, all protected species and all sharks, rays and skates.