Jersey Bass Record Broken

Jersey Bass Record Broken

I recently heard news on the grapevine of a rather large bass being landed down in the channel islands. In search of the news I contacted Mick Ward of Mr Fish Jersey.

In double quick time an email came back with information of the catch, which was indeed a new Jersey boat fishing Bass record. The fish, which weighed a massive16lb 1oz 8dr,  apparently fell to a live sandeel fished on a boom. The lucky captor was local boat angler Lee Alan who said he instantly knew he had hooked a big one, and described the ensuing fight as something very special.

Lee Alan - Jersey Bass Record

Speaking from the channel islands today, a very excited Mick ward said

Yes indeed the Jersey boat bass record was broken, here are some details.

Bass 16lb 1oz 8dr

Lee Allen

Boat fishing with live sand eel dropped down on a head with a boom and 6oz weight.

Lee is a commercial fisherman, fishes from a small open boat with crab/lobster pots. Also does a few long lines and will get the rods out when the conditions are right. The old record was taken from Jersey charter boat skipper Dave Nuth, his record was 16lb 10dr, but Dave’s bass was actually caught in Guernsey waters, so it is nice to have the record taken close to our shore.

Lee reckons the bass really did fight, he knew it was a big one from the moment he hooked it and had to motor the boat to keep on top of it.

The Jersey shore record bass is always bigger than the boat, at the moment it stands at 17lb 5oz, and that fish was taken on half a mackerel from St Helier harbour in 2004.

Cheers for now,

Mick Ward – is very grateful to mr fish Jersey for taking the time to send us the information and picture of this great catch. Please consider visiting Micks site to view his excellent range of bass fishing tackle and plugs.

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By | 2018-03-23T08:51:35+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Bass Fishing Catch Reports, Boat Fishing, Featured|7 Comments

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Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.


  1. admin August 17, 2010 at 10:49 am - Reply

    An absolutely astounding catch Lee, Im very envious. We have yet to crack the double figure bass up in here in Yorkshire, but I hope it wont be long before we see somthing over the 10lb mark up here, a big well done.

  2. bassman August 17, 2010 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Thats a fish of a life time well done on the record, there mush be some big one,s some where off the holderness coast

  3. Ian Alexander August 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    A fantastic fish, well done. I have visited Jersey in the past…….a great place to fish.

  4. dan the pollock August 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    well done on a fish we can only dream about up here.

    Hope she tastes as good as she looks

  5. Quint August 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Cracking fish a very well done – we don’t get them that big up here in Yorkshire, but the bass fishing has exploded here in recent years, and long may it continue

  6. maurice fletcher October 21, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    on 26th 9th 2014 i caught a 12lbs 8oz bass from the shore.i was dissapointed because i did not beat my previous best of 12 8 6 drams how sad is that? it was only my 2nd outing of the year. such is bass angling in guernsey. this was my 3rd double.

  7. Anthony Attwood May 7, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    We have in fact had double figure bass From our gorgeous North Yorkshire / North East coast we have now since 2010 had quite a few I just guess people like to keep these big fish catches quiet as a few bass get caught and the boat lads slaughter them until there’s nothing left to catch. I personally know of one over 12lbs and one 11.4lbs and I actually saw the bigger fish get caught right next to me in July 2012 on a very well known beach East of Carlisle but close to Scarborough lol (not giving anything away). Seen 2 huge bass on the same day around the 15lbs mark while fishing with Paul lobley it followed a friends lure but unfortunately he struck hats and the fish turned the other way and scarpered and 20 mins later our buddy Lee helm hooked a similar size bass and while lifting the fish his 15lbs Berkeley Tri-line parted company with my Rapala sr8sb in its huge mouth and after the commotion there was not a single other bass caught that day but I’ll always remember it as it was my best bass session ever a few days before on that same mark and if kept throwing lots of good bass up until someone must have told the boat lads and it’s never fished since just the odd one here and there but not 3 over 7lbs in 3 casts. Hopefully this bag limit may work and we may one day see those numbers of bass about again #WeCanOnlyPray

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