The Largest Stingray – Caught, Weighed, Released

The largest stingray in the UK went to Hamish Curry as a catch. The 59-year-old fisherman caught a stingray in Portrush, Northern Ireland, and spent nearly an hour trying to get the fish aboard a boat. Measurements showed that the stingray weighs about 140 kg and has a length of 2.5 m. Just a few minutes later, during which all measurements were made, the stingray was released back into the wild.

The previous record belonged to a stingray caught in 2014 on the Isle of Skye – 2.2 m in length and a little less than 95 kg in weight.

But bluefin tuna, caught in Pembrokeshire last year, with a weight of 229 kg, holds the lead among all caught in the UK.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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