Common NameScientific NameWeight (Kg)DiverUnionYear
African BarrelfishSchedophilus velaini2.700R NienaberWP2011
Amberjack YellowtailSeriola dumerili23.000J BlignautKZN2009
Atlantic BonitoSarda sarda5.200C VersluisKZN2006
BanksteenbrasChirodactylus grandis10.000M AistrichWP1967
Barred RubberlipPlectorhinchus plagiodesmus16.000C WebbKZN1970
Bartail FlatheadPlatycephalus indicus3.210A SpadaKZN2008
Bigeye Barenose EmperorMonotaxis grandoculis2.800A BenjaminKZN1976
Bigeye KingfishCaranx sexfasciatus7.000P DexterKZN1977
Bigeye StumpnoseRhabdosargus thorpei1.370R BurmeisterKZN2006
Bigeye TunaThunnus obesus117.100D LateganWP2017
Black BeautyMacolor niger4.800J WilliamsKZN1978
Black MarlinMakaira indica294.760S SolomonWP2018
Black MusselcrackerCymatoceps nasutus36.000A BennetsKZN1978
Black PomfretParastromateus niger3.600L JonesKZN1974
Blackbanded KingfishSeriolina nigrofasciata5.800B WatsonKZN1989
Blackfin BaracudaSphyraena qenie13.600L JonesKZN1970
Blacksaddle GoatfishParupeneus rubescens1.580A. SpadaKZN2017
BlacktailDiplodus sargus capensis1.980C SmithWP1982
Blacktip KingfishCaranx sem12.200G MannKZN2004
Blacktongue UnicornfishNaso xenocanthus4.135D SolomonSKZN2018
Blood SnapperLutjanus sanguineus9.500E FrankenKZN1969
Blue EmperorLethrinus nebulosus5.400G AskewKZN1968
Blue HottentotPachymetopon aeneum3.140R NeethlingKZN1992
Blue Humphead ParrotfishChlorurus cyanescens1.700C WernerSKZN2007
Blue KingfishCarangoides ferdau4.100J JordaanZ2015
Blue MarlinMakaira nigricans41.600R ColynGP2018
Bluebarred ParrotfishScarus ghobban11.200G AskewKZN1962
Bluefin KingfishCaranx melampygus6.400N BarnardKZN2015
Bluespine UnicornfishNaso unicornis3.400A ReadKZN1971
BonefishAlbula vulpes6.810D FabrieZ2001
Brassy ChubKyphosus vaigiensis2.466N BarnardKZN2018
Brassy KingfishCaranx papuensis5.200M GarnerZ1991
Bronze BreamPachymetopon grande5.400D CalitzWP1987
Cape KnifejawOplegnathus conwayi5.800E RoestKZN1961
Cape Salmon, GeelbekAtractoscion aequidens13.000G RubidgeEP1995
Cape SnoekThyrsites atun5.500W PetersonWP2015
Cape StumpnoseRhabdosargus holubi1.600T Elvin-JensenWP2006
CarpenterArgyrozona argyrozona2.280M WhiteEP2011
Catface RockcodEpinephelus andersoni9.400R BurmesterKZN2006
ChristiePolyamblyodon gibbosum3.150J BlignautKZN2018
Clown Cloris WrasseCoris aygula3.600L JonesKZN1973
Coastal KingfishCarangoides coeruleopinnatus3.790R. ColynGP2014
Cobia, Prodigal SonRachycentron canadum43.600J. BlignautKZN2014
Cock GrunterPomadasys multimaculatum5.800H HoltzmannKZN1991
Concertina fishDrepani longimanus2.400J KrynskiKZN1977
Coral RockcodCephalopholis miniata1.450N BarnardKZN2015
DageraadChrysoblephus cristiceps6.400A LouwWP1986
Dogtooth TunaGymnosarda unicolor31.200R ColynGP2014
Dorado, Dorrie, DolphinfishCoryphaena hippurus22.650M v AchterberghKZN2005
Dusky FusilierParacaesio sordidus3.000C WernerSKZN2008
Dusky RubberlipPlectorhinchus chubbi10.650G UysKZN2016
Eastern Little TunaEuthynnus affinis9.400J GirzdaKZN1987
Elephant fishCallorhincus capensis3.700R HattinghWP1990
Ember ParrotfishScarus rubroviolaceus11.400N BarnardKZN2016
EnglishmanChrysoblephus anglicus6.500A DunneKZN1997
False EnglishmanChrysoblephus lophus2.450J BlignautKZN2018
Fivesaddle ParrotfishScarus scaber5.800L JonesKZN1966
Flathead MulletMugil cephalus1.830JC le RouxWP2018
Foursaddle RockcodEpinephelus spilotoceps3.400D MorrisKZN1976
GaljoenDichistius capensis 5.460S GerberEP1997
Garfish, NeedlefishAblennes hians2.600D OosthuizenKZN1983
Garrick, Leervis, LeerieLichia amia31.200M MacGregorKZN1956
German BreamPolyamblyodon germanum3.200S AtlasKZN1974
Giant KingfishCaranx ignobilis52.000G SmalKZN1997
Giant YellowtailSeriola lalandi34.200V du PreezEP1962
Goldsaddle GoatfishParupeneus cyclostomus2.000S AtlasKZN1977
Goldsaddle HogfishBodianus perditio6.400D BosigerSN2005
Greasy RockcodEpinephelus tauvina3.540S RusselKZN1993
Great BaracudaSphyraena barracuda29.600M RoxburghKZN1977
Green Jobfish, KaakapAprion virescens16.800C TheronKZN2005
Grey ChubKyphosus bigibbus8.600E FrankenKZN1961
Halfmoon RockcodEpinephelus rivulatus1.760C MyburghBld2014
Harry HotlipsPlectorhinchus gibbosus10.100A SpadaKZN2009
Honeycomb RockcodEpinephelus merra3.000C v NiekerkKZN1969
HottentotPachymetopon blochii2.670PJ de WitBoland2009
Indian GoatfishParupeneus indicus1.310D. SolomonSKZN2017
Indian MirrorfishAlectis indicus21.400J WilliamsKZN1980
Indo-Pacific SailfishIstiophorus platypterus63.400A HeydornZ1992
Javelin GrunterPomadasys kaakan3.900J UysZ1996
John BrownGymnocrotaphus curvidens3.700T BothaWP1988
John DoryZeus faber2.880C. WernerSKZN2017
JutjawParascorpis typus5.400W PengellyWP1966
King Mackerel, CutaScomberomorus commerson36.800K DalyKZN2000
Kob, Daga Salmon, KabeljouArgyrosomus japonicus57.400J BlignautKZN2011
Lantern Fish, CavebassDinoperca petersi5.800E RoestKZN1962
Large Scale ScorpionfishScorpaena scrofa2.570C WernerSKZN2018
Large Spotted PompanoTrachinotus botla2.000P van RooyenWP1987
Leatherjacket UnicornfishAluterus monoceros1.830J SadieBoland1999
LemonfishPlectorhinchus flavomaculatus4.400K ListerKZN1960
Longfin KingfishCarangoides armatus2.550A SpadaKZN2016
Longfin YellowtailSeriola rivoliana24.000C HeslopKZN2008
Longfin, Albacore TunaThunnus alalunga32.200X LotzWP2004
Longnose EmperorLethrinus olivaceus9.100J BlignautKZN2005
Longnose KingfishCarangoides chrysophrys3.800N McNicollKZN2001
Malabar RockcodEpinephelus malabaricus35.500J BlignautKZN2002
Marbled Leopard RockcodPlectropomus punctatus14.400D DonaldsonKZN1969
MilkfishChanos chanos24.000A NortonKZN2002
MinstrelPlectorhinchus schotaf10.000L JonesKZN1977
Moustache RockcodEpinephelus chabaudi62.200A Hay-BuchananKZN1968
Mozambique KnifejawOplegnathus peaolopesi5.700D NapierKZN1990
Natal Banksteenbras, Natal FingerfinChirodactylus jessicalenorum7.500G RubidgeEP1992
Natal KnifejawOplegnathus robinsoni3.000L JonesKZN1987
Natal StumpnoseRhabdosargus sarga6.900J GresseKZN1994
Orange Spotted RockcodEpinephelus suillus28.500C CronjeKZN1991
Oriental BonitoSarda orientalis5.810J BlignautKZN2006
Peacock RockcodCephalopholis argus2.200M RoxburghKZN1978
Pickhandle BaracudaSphyraena jello17.200N McNicollKZN1994
Queen MackerelScomberomorus plurilineatus11.400T DreyerKZN1985
QueenfishScomberoides commersonnianus12.560S GerberEP2009
Rainbow runnerElagatis bipinnulata9.600A BenjaminKZN1977
Red RomanChrysoblephus laticeps4.570T BothaWP1993
Red SteenbrasPetrus rupestris45.400F LangeWP1976
Red StumpnoseChrysoblephus gibbiceps8.200C MyburghWP2018
Redlip RubberlipPlectorhinchus sordidus9.000E FrankenKZN1964
Rippled Barenose EmperorGymnocranius robinsoni3.000P DexterKZN1976
River SnapperLutjanus argentimaculatus16.600B AndersonWP1991
Sabre SquirrelfishSargocentron spiniferum2.000M RoxburghKZN1977
Saddleback WrasseBodianus bilunulatus1.570C WernerSKZN2017
Sailfin RubberlipDiagramma pictum8.600L JonesKZN1977
SanterCheimerius nufar5.460G RubidgeEP2000
Sawtooth BaracudaSphyraena putnamae15.200B LeisegangKZN1985
ScotsmanPolysteganus preorbitalis8.350S GerberEP2001
Shad, ElfPomatomus saltatrix7.900H SchifflersKZN1980
Six Blotch RockcodCephalopholis sexmaculata2.400R ByrneKZN1987
Skipjack TunaKatsuwonus pelamis3.420W PetersonWP2016
Slender TunaAllothunnus fallai7.000D HammondWP1958
SlingerChrysoblephus puniceus2.800L JonesKZN1971
Smalltooth Red JobfishPristipomoides filamentosus7.000M GarnerZ1992
Smooth HorsefishCongiopodus torvus2.060C MyburghBoland1996
Smooth RockcodDermatolepsis striolatus2.600A ReadKZN1968
SoldierArgyrops filamentosus4.800S AtlasKZN1979
Southern Drift fishAriomma indica2.240J MalanBoland2004
Southern PompanoTrachinotus africanus17.600A DunneKZN1995
SpadefishTripterodon orbis8.000M RoxburghKZN1978
Speckled SnapperLutjanus rivulatus12.300J BlignautKZN2004
Split Paint ParrotfishScarus sordidus10.800C WernerKZN2015
Spotted GrunterPomadasys commersonnii8.600H HoltzmannKZN1997
Starry-eye, Christmas ParrotfishCalotomus carolinus1.990C WernerKZN2018
Stone BreamNoescorpis lithophilus2.600K EsterhuysenEP1978
Streaky Spot RockcodEpinephelus longispinus1.320D SolomonSKZN2015
Striped MarlinTetrapturus audax68.000J JordaanZ1991
Striped MulletLiza tricuspidens2.510H HoltzmannKZN1993
Surge WrasseThalassoma purpureum 1.230C. WernerSKZN2017
Tasselfish, BaardmanUmbrina robinsoni12.600W PengellyWP1956
Ten Pounder, SpringerElops machnata9.000W GalliZ1991
Threadfin MirrorfishAlectis ciliaris13.410N JohnsenZ2016
Tiger RockcodEpinephelus posteli18.300R BurmeisterKZN2016
Tomato RockcodCephalopholis sonnerati5.320J VineKZN1999
Torpedo ScadMegalaspis cordyla1.650R WarrenKZN2015
TripletailLobotes surinamensis3.450J BlignautKZN2010
Twinspot SnapperLutjanus bohar11.000M RoxburghKZN1975
Two-tone Fingerfin, ButterfishChirodactylus brachydactylus1.918F SnymanWP2018
WahooAcanthocybium solandri43.000C GraveKZN1990
White KingfishPseudocaranx dentex3.800J BlignautKZN2006
White MusselcrackerSparodon durbanensis22.200W FowlerEP1974
White SteenbrasLithognathus lithognathus21.000A HartmanWP1980
White StumpnoseRhabdosargus globiceps2.200A LourensWP1980
White-blotched RockcodEpinephelus multinotatus7.400G Le MemeKZN2015
Whitebarred RubberlipPlectorhinchus playfairi6.800J GirzdaKZN1984
Whitespot RabbitfishSiganus sutor2.800S AtlasKZN1972
Whitespot RockcodEpinephelus caeruleopunctatus3.800J BlignautKZN2010
Yellow-edge Lyretail RockcodVariola louti7.800C SwartSN2009
Yellowbelly RockcodEpinephelus marginatus22.800J BlignautKZN2015
Yellowfin EmperorLethrinus crocineus8.800B WatsonKZN1985
Yellowfin TunaThunnus albacares105.500R NienaberWP2006
Yellowspotted, Fulvi KingfishCarangoides fulvoguttatus21.250C AnaniadisKZN2000
Yellowtail Fusilier, Protea BreamParacaesio xanthura2.950G Le MemeKZN2017
Yellowtail, Purple RockcodEpinephelus flavocaeruleus19.700J GirzdaKZN1989
ZebraDiplodus cervinus hottentotus3.200J 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.