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As regards the record. I dont think that the guy has deliberately set out to make a false claim, but I think that he has had a pretty decent fish and somehow cocked the weighing up, possibly because he hadnt seen one before and couldnt believe what the scales were saying. zander do tend to look very impressive in the flesh and much like their close cousin the perch, they look big for their weight. I think a mixture of unfamiliarity with the species and perhaps dodgy scales has lead to a genuine mistake, which is a shame as it would have made a nice story.

 

 

As said Ive not seen any pics but Marks opinion is good enough for me.I to agree that the captor has most likely not weighed it correctly and not being used to the species unable to guestimate,

 

Any one know what scales the fish was weighed on as its quite common for people to miss count the revolutions on dial scales?

And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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As said Ive not seen any pics but Marks opinion is good enough for me.I to agree that the captor has most likely not weighed it correctly and not being used to the species unable to guestimate,

 

Any one know what scales the fish was weighed on as its quite common for people to miss count the revolutions on dial scales?

 

£29.00 rueben 44lb dial scales, according to the posts on P&P (see link from my earlier post).

 

I think Mark's assessment is probably right - a genuine mistake with an unfamiliar species.

 

Photo linked from the P&P site, hope that's OK.

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£29.00 rueben 44lb dial scales, according to the posts on P&P (see link from my earlier post).

 

I think Mark's assessment is probably right - a genuine mistake with an unfamiliar species.

 

Photo linked from the P&P site, hope that's OK.

Grafham_record_v2.jpg

 

Yes i would say he has made an error as well. Its a nice fish though. I would put it around mid double.

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Hard to believe that fish is much over mid double (if that) regardless of the guys size. Great catch still but Im struggling with the claimed weight.

 

Rueben Heaton 44lb scales eh? Im not familiar with that size does anyone know how many times they rotate to give maximum weight and how they are marked out (ie what numbers are in the same place on the dial)?

And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Hard to believe that fish is much over mid double (if that) regardless of the guys size. Great catch still but Im struggling with the claimed weight.

 

Rueben Heaton 44lb scales eh? Im not familiar with that size does anyone know how many times they rotate to give maximum weight and how they are marked out (ie what numbers are in the same place on the dial)?

 

Hi Budgie. I has a set of reubens but they are the 60ib version. They go round twice,first revolution takes you to thirty pounds the second marked on the inside go to 60ib Mine are marked in ounces divisions. Not sure about the 44IB model i would imagine they are very similar. Probably a lot easier to read

 

These are the only ones i could find. Very similar to the old waymasters

 

http://www.poingdestres.co.uk/1187/Reuben-...ial-Scales.html

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What ever the size it looks a great fish.

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Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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