Welcome to The Osprey Specimen Group

The Osprey Specimen Group was formed in Autumn 2003 following the dissolution of the RMC Angling Specimen Group.

Our members enjoy pursuing specimen sized fish of most species, at all types of venues.

The group currently has around 25 members with specialists in most angling disciplines.

We have a lively and educational website, where members can put up their thoughts, problems, or experiences, and know they'll get a barrage of good natured reposts, that will normally help, but will always be fun!

The group usually hold a few 'fish-ins' each year, to target different species and experience new venues, and we also produce within the group, a quarterly newsletter about members activities.

If you have the same feelings for your pastime as we do, and think joining us could have mutual benefits for us all, why not contact us for more information about The Osprey Specimen Group, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  



On May 31st 2014 The Osprey Specimen Group will be launching their own book at The Lands End Inn, Charvil, Twyford, Reading RG10 0UE.

With over 30 chapters written by well known anglers associated with the group such as Martin Bowler, Jerry Hammond, Chris Yates, Tony Gibson, Chris Turnbull to name but a few, and including many by Osprey's existing members, with most aspects of angling being covered, as are most species.

All profits from the book will go to Cancer Research UK, as the book is dedicated to Osprey records officer Simon king who passed away last year after a short battle with cancer.