Species Hunt

The aim of the species hunt is to catch as many different species of sea fish as possible during the competition, regardless of the size or weight of the fish.

The MMBFC Species Hunt will run from the 1st January to the 31 December.

Only fish caught within tidal, saltwater in UK & Ireland waters can be entered into the species hunt. This includes the open sea, estuaries harbours and any other saltwater water body that is subject to tidal movements. 

We expect all entrants to submit their entries as soon as possible after capture.  The competition is not based on fish sizes so there is no reason that species cannot be entered as they are caught.

MMBFC Species Hunt



  • The species hunt is open to all MMBFC members, whether adult or junior members.
  • The species hunt will run for 12 months from 1st January to 31st December each year.
  • The species hunt is for the most species caught during the period.
  • Fish should be photographed clearly showing the whole fish and any identification marks so the fish can be clearly identified, along with the species hunt card or club membership card.
  • Entries & photographs should be submitted to competitions@mmbfc.co.uk 
  • Entries will be posted on the club website so members can see the current entries.
  • Any Bass entered for the competition must respect any closed seasons that may apply at the time of capture, as well as any regulations on catch and release.
  • All fish must be caught by rod & line, using fair angling methods - bait, lure, feathers or fly are all permitted.
  • No distinction is made between shore or boat caught fish for this competition.
  • Foul-hooked fish are not eligible.
  • Fish caught whilst commercial fishing are not eligible.
  • All fish must be caught within the tidal waters of the UK & Ireland
  • Freshwater fish are not eligible for entry
  • In the event of a tie, the award will be shared.
Red Gurnard
Rock Cook
Trigger Fish
Leopard Spotted Goby
Cuckoo Wrasse
Small Eyed Ray

Print this card to use with your entry photos, or use your club membership card.