This couch's sea bream, Pagrus pagrus, captured by Richard Le Prevost on 9 September 2011 weighed 4205 grams. At the time of capture this was a British angling record. This fish is known as a red porgy in the USA and the FAO of the United Nations refers to it as a common sea bream. In Britain the fish is named after Dr. Jonathan Couch from Polperro, Cornwall, who first identified the fish from a single specimen, which was captured three miles south of Polperro, Cornwall on the 8 December 1842. Dr Couch was the author of the four volume "The History of the fishes of the British Isles." File no. 090911 9478 ©RLLord fishinfo@guernsey.net - sealord