What is a British Measured & Released Record?
On the 1st June 2017 the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain introduced the British Measured & Released Record listing.
The driving force behind this change was the sharking communities continued desire to follow the SACGB policy of Catch and Release and further promote shark conservation, whilst also providing a means of recording and recognising record sharks.
To claim a British Measured and Released Record, the shark must be caught, measured and released alive. The largest shark is established by calculating its points score. The points score for a shark is determined by combining the length nose to fork of tail with the girth measured to the front of, but not including the dorsal fin, in inches. One inch equals one point.
This new record listing provides anglers with an opportunity to claim a record, whilst adhering to the SACGB policy of catch and release.
The new listing does not replace the British Record listing