The Venning Trophy

Awarded annually for the most outstanding or unusual capture of the season


Year Name Species Estimated Weight
2023 William Whistance Porbeagle visually estimated at 405lbs
2022 Chris Avery Thresher visually estimated at 360lbs
2021 Simon Davidson Porbeagle visually estimated at 550lbs
2020 Martin Dye Porbeagle visually estimated at 400lbs
2019 Alex McKay Thresher visually estimated at 520lbs
2017 Andy Griffith 5 Threshers in 3 consecutive days largest visually estimated at 200lbs
2017 Allan Mason Banjo – Kenya 25kgs
2016 Alex McKay Blue 170lbs
2012 D Vokins Thresher 337.5lbs
2011 Steve Chivers Blue – on 20lbs line 154lbs
2007 D Vokins Thresher 500lbs
2001 J Griss Blue 117lbs
1998 M Stalder-Griss Blue 111lbs
1996 M Stalder-Griss Blue – on 6lbs line 90lbs
1994 R Wooding Blue – on 16lbs line 96lbs
1992 J H Fox Blue – on 50lbs line 113.5lbs
1975 W G Bowry Thresher 241lbs
1973 C R Child Blue – on 6lbs line 53lbs
1972 S James Blue – on 12lbs line 108lbs
1971 A Needham Blue 102.5lbs
1970 S James Blue – on 12lbs line 102lbs
1969 D N Bougourd Porbeagle 430lbs
1968 T Prince Porbeagle 306.5lbs
1967 G Tupper Blue – single handed 155lbs
1964 S G Miller Mako 435lbs
1963 B E Stevens Mako 385lbs
1962 L J Hawkins Porbeagle 195lbs
1961 B D Phillips Porbeagle 227lbs
1960 P Betts Blue 164lbs
1959 Brig. J A L Caunter C.B.E., M.C. Thresher 268lbs
1958 A M Simpson Mako 324lbs
1957 Mr Andrews    
1955-56 Mrs D Case