This competition was postponed originally due to adverse weather conditions and moved along two weeks. First place with a mixed brace of Dab and Whiting was Matt Jeffery and second place to Colin Emery with a mixed brace of Whiting and Dab. Heaviest fish to Jack Phillips with a Conger of 2lb. Best specimen to Matt Jeffery with his Dab of 71.875%. Liam Stevens also caught a Dogfish of 1lb 9oz. A swift half was then considered in the welcoming Red Lion.
A wild, wild night saw 13 members fish trying to get out of the wind. First and second places to Colin Emery with a Bull Huss of 10lb 12oz (107%) and a Dogfish of 3lb 2oz (104%). Third place to Liam Stevens with a Bull Huss of 8lb 2oz. Colin also caught an Eel of 17lb 4oz, Liam also landed an Eel of 12lb and Kevin Legge also caught a Bull Huss of 6lb 14oz.
This competition saw 18 members fish and first place went to Daniel Welch with his Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 7oz (85.938%), second to Rob Scoines with a Rockling of 1lb 6oz (78.571%) and third place to Dan Spearman with a Bull Huss of 7lb 10oz (76.250%).
Kevin Legge triumphed in Combe Martin SACís specimen brace match at Clovelly where fish were hard to find. A dogfish of 1lb 12oz combined with a 10oz whiting was sufficient secure a narrow victory ahead of Matt Jeffery who landed an 11oz dab and a 7oz whiting. All who fished managed to land fish including dogfish, whiting, dab and shore rockling.
Our first competition this year, just sneeked in at the last minute and what a turn out. Twenty members turned out to fish this short six hour competition along our local limits. First place to Rob Scoines with a rare north devon Haddock of 1lb 14oz (187.500%), second to Michael Taylor with a large Eel of 28lb 3oz (140.937%), third to Dan Welch with an Eel of 19lb 6oz (96.875%), forth to Stefan Jones with a Dogfish of 2lb 11 1/4oz (90.140%) and with another Eel Matt Jeffery with one of 17lb 12oz (88.828%). Many Eels were landed throughout the night
An excellent little competition going back to our old scale, just fishing a few hours and then meeting up at the weigh in. The weather was against us but didn't stop just short of a dozen anglers fishing this one out. First place to Kevin Legge with a Conger of 20lb 1oz (100.312%), second to Rob Pearson with a Bull Huss of 7lb 6oz (73.750%) and third to Matt Jeffery with a Dogfish of 1lb 15oz (65.120%).
Guy Spriggs has again put his name on the honours list this month with his Small Eyed of 10lb 15oz (109.375%), second to Kevin Legge with an Eel of 20lb 1oz (100.312%) and third to Matt Jeffery with a Dogfish of 2lb 14oz (95.833%).
Dan Spearman having another good month with an excellent Eel of 33lb 13oz (169.062%), second to Dave Brooke with another Conger of 18lb 1oz (90.547%) and third again to Dan Spearman with a Bull Huss of 8lb (80.000%).
A few fish registered this month including one of the most highly rated specimens the Club has known... Guy Spriggs and his shore caught Sting Ray of 78lb 6oz ( 391.875% ). ( Sorry Coalfish of 18lb ( 514.18% ) beats it. ) However being out of limits it doesn't count in the monthly specimen. So first place to Ali Laird with a Smoothound of 11lb 3oz (111.875%) and a close second to Michael Taylor with another Smoothound of 11lb (110.000%), third to Callum Gove with his Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 3oz (104.568%) and fourth Dan Spearman with a Small Eyed of 9lb 9oz (95.625%)
This month was dominated by two members...Graham Snow and Dave Brooke. One more than the other. Graham Snow took the top three places with Thin Lipped Mullet of 5lb 7 1/4oz (155.804%), 4lb 15 3/4oz (142.411%) and 4lb 6oz (125.000%). Derek Ferret was 4th with a Bass of 9lb 8oz (118.750%) but Dave Brooke also registered two bass of 8lb 10oz (107.813%) and 7lb 13oz (97.856%). Graham also registered another Thin of 4lb 1oz (116.071%) and two Thicks of 4lb 7 1/2oz (111.719%) and 4lb 1 3/4oz (102.700%).
Taking overall position with a Bass of 10lb 8oz (131.250%) was Craig McLoughlin, however taking the competition top spot was Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 14 1/2oz (111.607%) and third was Dan Spearman with another Thin of 3lb 14oz (110.714%).
Whilst no fish entered in the competition the overall winners were first Dan Spearman with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 13oz (137.500%), second Derek Ferrett with his Smoothound of 13lb (130.000%) and third place to Ian Laird with a Bull Huss of 11lb 13oz (118.125%).
This months overall winner was Ian Laird with a boat caught Blonde ray of 16lb 14oz (112.708%), however taking the rollover competition was Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 10 1/2oz (104.464%), second place to Kevin Legge with a Dab of 14oz (97.500%) and third in the competition Graham Snow with a Bull Huss of 9lb 11oz (96.875%).
Not such a productive month with Rob Pearson taking first place with not a bad Dogfish of 3lb 3oz (106.250%), second place to Dan Spearman with a boat caught Spurdog of 14lb (100.000%) and third to Rob Scoines with another Spur from the boat of 13lb (92.857%).
Overall winner this month was Wayne Thomas with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 11oz (92.188%), second to Kevin Legge with a Bull Huss of 9lb 2oz (91.250%) and third again to Wayne Thomas with another mullet of 2lb 15oz (73.438%).
Whilst a little slow down on the previous month, still many specimen fish entered. Overall winner was James Gubb Fradgley with his Conger of 25lb 12oz (128.750%) and second Guy Spriggs with a Spurdog of 10lb 2oz (126.563%). Kevin Legge took the top two places in the competition pool with two Conger of 24lb 13oz (124.962%) and 20lb 9oz (102.812%).
What an incredible month with nearly 30 specimen fish entered during the month, so well done everyone. However their can only be one winner, Derek Ferrett with his Spurdog of 15lb 10oz (195.313%) who wins our monthly prize of £25 and a beenie hat from WSF. In the pool Kevin Legge takes first with a Spurdog of 12lb 12oz (159.375%), second and third places go to Ross Stanway with Spurdog of 12lb 7oz (155.469%) and a large eel of 31lb (155.000%). An incredible month with many anglers again with 152% fish and more not being placed, but see the full list in reports.
This saw some awesome fish being registered and now all members who register fish are eligible for the main monthly prize of £25 and those members who want to can enter the pool each month for extra prizes. We are still being sponsored by World Sea Fishing with a monthly prize so many thanks to them. December winner Dan Spearman with a Conger of 26lb 3oz (130.937%), pool winners are Kevin Legge with a Spurdog of 9lb 11oz (121.094%), second Ross Stanway with a Whiting of 1lb 13oz (120.833%) and third to Kevin Legge with another Spurdog of 9lb 2oz (114.063%). Again many other specimen fish being registered but not quite enough.
This being the last month in this current format sees Kevin Legge take top spot with his Eel of 24lb 15oz (124.687%) and Ross Stanway taking the two following places with a Blonde Ray of 13lb 6oz (111.458%) and a Bull Huss of 7lb 15oz (79.375%). From next month all members registering fish will be eligible for competition prizes.
Kevin Legge dominated this month taking both top spots with a Bull Huss of 11lb 5oz (113.125%) and a Small Eyed Ray of 10lb 3oz (101.875%), taking third place was Wayne Thomas with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 10oz (90.625%).
Some cracking specimens this month with the overall winner Guy Spriggs with his shore caught Tope of 56lb 4oz (187.500%). Competition winners will be first to Jason Barrow with a Small Eyed of 10lb 15oz (109.375%), second to Kevin Legge with another Small Eyed of 10lb 6oz (103.750%) and third to Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 7 1/2oz (99.107%).
A stir up still hasn't happened with the fine weather continuing, however the Mullet love it.... First, second, (and fourth) to Graham Snow with Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 13 5/8oz (138.616%), 3lb 9oz (101.786%) and 3lb 6oz (96.429%). Jammed in between in third place was Derek Ferrett with a Small Eyed Ray of 10lb 1oz (100.625%).
Only a few fish entered this month by Graham Snow taking first with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 7oz (98.214%) and second place to Derek Ferrett with a Dogfish of 2lb 12oz (91.667%). Oohh for a stir up....
Things are starting to slow down this month with the fine weather continuing. However didn't stop Jason Barrow taking first and third places with Smoothound of 11lb 3oz (111.875%) and another of 10lb 1oz (100.625%). Second place went to Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 13oz (108.929%).
Again a few specimens entered this month with Graham Snow taking first and joint second places with Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 14 1/2oz (111.607%) and 3lb 11 1/2 oz (106.250%), sharing second with his Bull Huss of 10lb 10oz (106.250%) was Kevin Legge, who also came third with a Small Eyed Ray of 9lb 12oz (97.500%).
Another better month with several specimens registered this month. Overall winner was Derek Ferrett with a thundering Thick Lipped Mullet of 5lb 13oz (145.313%), however taking the competition was Wayne with another Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 13oz (120.313%), second to Chris Martin with a boat caught Spurdog of 16lb (114.286%) and third to Dave Brook with a Bull Huss of 10lb 15oz (109.375%)
March produced several specimen fish from the boat but with little coming in from the shore. most of the month fairly unfishable. First place went to Jason Barrow with a boat caught Spurdog of 15lb 8oz (110.714%), second to Kevin Legge with a Bull Huss of 11lb 1oz (110.625%) and third place to Chris Martin with a boat caught Spurdog of 15lb (107.143%) who would have also taken fourth place, if there was one, with another Spurdog of 14lb 12oz (105.357%).
A wild month with just a few fish coming in, but very high caliber specimens. Kevin Legge first with his Conger of 31lb 10oz (158.125%), second to Ross Stanway with his Cod of 15lb 10oz (130.208%) and third to Daniel Welch with another Ilfracombe Eel of 20lb 12oz (103.750%).
Another good month with several specimen Ray being registered, all very close.Both top places going to Ilfracombe anglers. Well done to Ross Stanway taking first with his Small Eyed of 10lb 4oz (102.500%) and second to Matt Jeffery with his boat caught Blonde of 15lb 4oz (101.667%). Third spot went to Jason Barrow with another boat caught Blonde of 14lb 4oz (95.000%). Ross also registered another Small Eyed of 9lb 4oz (92.500%) and another boat caught Blonde of 13lb 8oz (90.000%).
Many cracking specimens were registered this month. However Kevin Legge to both top spots with a Spurdog of 13lb 7oz (167.969%) and Bull Huss of 12lb 12oz (126.250%). Ian Laird running in third with his Conger of 24lb 8oz (122.500%).
Most anglers fishing this month actually registered fish. Many Mullet were entered but the winner was Graham Snow with his Mullet of 4lb 14oz (122.656%), second was also Graham with another Mullet of 4lb 11 1/2oz (117.969%) and third Matt Jeffery with a 2lb 1oz Rockling (117.857%).
Overall winner was matt Jeffery with his Smoothound of 13lb 12oz (137.500%). In the competition first place to Kevin Legge with his Smoothound of 11lb 7 1/2oz (114.687%), second Matt Taylor with a Tope of 27lb 8oz (91.667%) and third Graham Snow with his Bass of 7lb (87.500%)
Although attendance was down a bit this month we still see some cracking fish registered. First to Dave Brooke with his Bass of 14lb (175.000%), second and indeed third to Graham Snow with Bass of 10lb 2 1/2oz (126.953%) and Small Eyed of 11lb 3oz (111.875%) respectfully. Fourth to Wayne Thomas with a Thick lipped Mullet of 4lb 6oz (109.375%).
Some cracking fish registered again this month with the winner Kevin Legge with his Smoothound of 14lb 13oz (148.125%), second to Mike Taylor with a Trigger Fish of 3lb 9oz (118.750%) and third to Dave Brooke with his Bass of 9lb (112.500%).
Overall winner of this month goes to Jon Patten with his Smoothound of 16lb (160.000%), but first place to Kevin Legge with a Smoothound of 12lb 9oz (125.625%) and second to Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 1oz (116.071%).
Michael Taylor took this months prize with a cracking Smoothound of 14lb 15oz (149.375%) and second and third to Graham Snow with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 4oz (81.25%) and a Thin Lipped Mullet of 2lb 12oz (78.571%). A slight drop in registered members this month.
Many fish were registered from the boat this month with all top places being boat caught fish. First to Mike Taylor with a Small-Eyed of 12lb 8oz (125%), second to Simon Silvester with another Small-Eyed of 12lb 4oz (122.50%) and third to Matt Jeffery with a Cod of 17lb 8oz (116.667%). Fourth place to Simon Silvester with a Mullet of 4lb 8oz (112.50%).
Things are on the way up.. ...three fish registered into the competition this month with first and second going to Dave Shapland with boat caught Spurdogs of 16lb 4oz (116.071%) and 14lb 8oz (103.571%). Third to Simon Silvester with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 14oz (96.875%). Again overall FOM prize goes to Adrian Gove with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 7lb 2oz (178.125%).
A very poor month this month with only one fish to a registered angler Dave Shapland taking the competition with a boat caught Spurdog of 16lb ( 114.286%). However taking the overall FOM prize for March was Adrian Gove with a cracking Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 10oz (115.625%), several other Mullet were registered.
Some brilliant specimens came aboard this month with Dave Brooke taking first place with his Bull Huss of 13lb 5 3/4oz (133.594%), second to Dave Shapland with a boat caught Spurdog of 16lb 8oz (117.857%) and third to Guy Spriggs with a boat caught Spurdog of 14lb 8oz (103.571%).
Suprisingly we had some cracking specimens registered this month as you can see from my reports. Spurdog dominated with first and second going to Simon Silvester with fish of 13lb 7 3/4oz (168.555%) and 10lb 6 3/4oz (130.273%). Third place to Kevin Legge with his Spur of 10lb 2oz (126.562%) Winner of our prise this month for best specimen goes to Michael Taylor with his cracking Cod of 22lb 12oz (189.586%) who takes away an Ammo beanie hat.
A dozen members registered this month with Kevin Legge taking first place and the Sakuma Rig Wallet with his Conger of 30lb 5oz (151.5625%, second to Mike Taylor with A Small Eyed of 10lb (100%) and third to Kevin with a Bull Huss of 9lb 2oz (91.250%).
November again saw a dip in registered fish however Simon Silvester took first place and a Sukuma Rig Wallet with a Smoothound of 12lb 7 1/2oz (124.687%), second place to Kevin Legge with a Conger of 20lb 14oz (104.375%) and third also to Kevin with a Smoothound of 9lb 7oz (94.375%).
This month did see a drop in fish entries for those registered. However by a clear margin we have Kevin Legge taking first place with his Tope of 43lb 15oz (146.458%) and second and third Simon Silvester with a boat caught Trigger of 2lb 12oz (91.667%) and a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 6oz (84.375%).
Twelve anglers registered this month producing many specimens from the shore and the boat. Many were also caught out of our area as you can see from the reports. However first place went to Simon Silvester with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 5lb 1oz (126.563%), second to Graham Snow with another Mullet of 4lb 9 3/4oz (115.234%) and third goes to Michael Taylor with his boat caught Tope of 32lb 8oz (81.250%).
Many anglers were booked on the boat trip out of Ilfracombe with Bluefin for this competition and many others were, I'm afraid, on the Island Of Sark catching specimen Mullet and Black Bream. However a really good day was had afloat with Dave Shapland taking first place with a Bull Huss of 13lb (96.296%) and second to Mike Taylor with a Tope of 32lb 8oz (81.250%).
What a big difference a month makes with only a few specimen fish entered this month, more from out of our area. Eleven members registered with first place going to Simon Silvester with a Smoothound of 9lb 5oz (93.125%) who also took second place with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 9oz (89.844%). Taking third place was Graham Snow with another Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 3oz (79.688%). However taking this months Ammo Baits T-Shirt was Mike Taylor with a Trigger of 3lb 7oz (114.583%).
What a month, with so many specimen fish being registered, how can so many 100%+ fish not come in the ranks. But well done to all those fifteen anglers that did register fish this month. Guy Spriggs taking first place with a shore caught Smoothound of 21lb 10 1/2oz (216.562%), second to Simon Silvester with a Smoothound of 13lb 3 3/4oz (132.344%) and third place to Graham Snow with his Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 7oz (126.756%). Runners up include Matt Jeffery, Michael Taylor and Wayne Thomas who all deserve a mention with their specimen fish.
Many cracking fish registered again this month, many at the beginning and end of it with few during the middle. Simon Silvester was however able to catch well towards the end at the North Devon competition and also at the final day of the month. He took first and second places with a Bull Huss of 12lb 11oz (126.875%) and a Smoothound of 10lb 12oz (107.500%). Third place went to Graham Snow with his Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 3 3/4oz (105.859%).
Putsborough Competition; well done to those who ventured out to
fish following such a wild day of weather. Conditions were difficult but well
fishable in the end. The winners all took away cash prizes and donated prizes
from our sponsors Ammo & Sakuma.
Results as follows :-
1st - Dave Brooke - Small eyed ray 6lb 10oz
2nd - Kevin Legge - Small eyed ray 6lb 8oz
3rd - Luke Dennis - Dogfish 1lb 12oz
4th - Kevin Legge - Dogfish 1lb 5oz
5th - James Corner - Bass 3lb 7oz
6th - Steve Luxton - Dogfish 1lb 43/8oz
7th - Simon Silvester - Dogfish 1lb 21/4oz
Quite a good month this month with thirteen anglers registered. Most fish in the last couple of weeks and a good range of specimens were weighed in. Simon Silvester coming first with his Smoothound of 11lb 9oz (115.615%), second to Graham Snow with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 13oz (108.929%) and third place to Derek Ferrett with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 2 1/2oz (103.906%). Simon this month also gets an Ammo T-shirt from our sponsor Ammo Baits.
Several anglers fished this mixed boat and shore competition with the Club having a boat out from Minehead, one from Ilfracombe and several shore based anglers at Lynmouth. However a better day was had out from Minehead with a mixed bag of Rays, Smoothies, Huss and many Dogfish. One member shined through mainly Matt Jeffery who took first and second places with a Small Eyed of 10lb (100.000%) and a Blonde of 14lb 8oz (96.667%). Joint third place to Chris Martin and John Shapland both with Small Eyed of 9lb 4oz (92.500%).
Fourteen anglers fished this months competition and again dominated by boat caught Spurdog, which goes to show how settled the weather has been to get out. First to Jason Barrow with a Spurdog of 17lb (141.666%), second to Simon Silvester with a Spur of 16lb 8oz (137.500%) and third place to Dave Brooke with a shore caught Bull Huss of 12lb 8oz (125.000%).
A dozen anglers again registered this month with Jon Patten taking the top two spots with boat caught Spurdog of 15lb 4oz (127.083%) and 14lb 10oz (121.875%). Joint third to Guy Spriggs and John Avery with a Spurdog of 14lb 4oz (118.750%) and Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 12oz (118.750%). Plenty of Bull Huss weighed in by Kevin Legge and Derek Ferrett were also noted.
Whilst only twelve members registered this month some really good specimens were entered. With a marvellous Mullet of 4lb 11oz (118.359%) Graham Snow takes first place,which is excellent for a February fish. Second Chris Martin with a boat caught Spurdog of13lb 15oz (116.146%) and third Jon Patten with a Spurdog of 12lb 10oz (105.208%). And so close was Dave Brooke taking fith place with his Cod of 12lb 7oz (103.646%) which tied with Kevin Legge's Dogfish of 3lb 1 3/4oz (103.646%). Craig McLoughlin takes the monthly "sponsored by WSF" prize with his super Spurdog of 17lb 1oz (142.187%).
What a cracking start to the year with fifteen members registering this month. Kevin Legge taking first with his early Eel of 28lb 15oz (144.687%), second to Simon Silvester with a wonderful Whiting of 1lb 12oz (116.667%). Dave Brooke being very unlucky to miss second place by 0.105% and to run up third with his better Bull Huss of 11lb 10 1/2oz (116.562%). A total of ten specimen fish registered this month. Kevin of course takes the WSF sponsored mug this month.
Well we are off to a flying start to the season with a good selection of specimen fish being registered. It's good to see a proportion of boat caught specimens. First to Kevin Legge with a Whiting of 2lb 1 1/2oz (139.583%), second to Simon Silvester with a boat caught Spurdog of 14lb (116.667%), third place to Matt Jeffery with a Whiting of 1lb 10oz (108.333%) and forth place to Simon Silvester with another boat caught Spurdog of 12lb 8oz (104.167%).
Our final month didn't set the world alight but still some nice specimen fish entered. First place to Kevin Legge with a super Smoothound of 13lb 12oz (137.500%), second to Chris Martin with his brilliant Bull Huss of 10lb 8oz (105.000%) and third Graham Snow with a fabulous Flounder of 1lb 14 3/4oz (96.094%).
Some really cracking specimens came in this month, however one name shone throughout the month. Jon Patten took top four places with a Sole of 3lb 6oz (168.750%),Conger of 31lb 14oz (159.375%), and two Tope of 42lb 11oz (142.292%) and 39lb 7oz (131.458%). Fifth place to Mario Manley with his Mullet of 5lb 4oz (131.250%)
Bit of a dip in attendance this month, but certainly made up for in specimen fish. First and second to Jon Patten with his Sole of 4lb 4oz (212.500%) and Tope of 45lb 8oz (151.667%). Kevin Legge third with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 5lb 2oz (128.125%) and fourth Guy Spriggs' Tope of 37lb 11oz (125.625%).
This month saw a tie between Graham Snow's Mullet of 4lb 6oz (109.375%) and Kevin Legge's Bass of 8lb 12oz (109.375%), running up third was Dave Brooke with a very close run Bass of 8lb 5oz (103.906%). Eleven members fished throughout the month.
Well, well, well, its not often I mention myself in dispatches but the worthy winner of this months competition was me......with a Bass of 10lb 10oz (132.813%), taking second place was Kevin Legge with one of many Smoothhound of 11lb 15oz (119.375%) and running a close third was Dave Brooke with his Smoothhound of 10lb 15oz (109.375%). Running up in a very close forth place was Chris Martin with his Smoothhound of 10lb 14 1/2oz (109.062%)
Fourteen anglers on four boats fished this postponed match July 31st from Lynmouth. A cracking day out with three boats from Lynmouth and one out from Ilfracombe. A good days fishing by all with many fish taken. As with all our competitions this was based on catch and release and the "weigh in and monetary dish out" was held at The Rising Sun and many thanks to Tony Vickery for chips and sandwiches which were appreciated by all who attended. First place went to Dan Welch with a cracking Black Bream of 2lb 14oz (95.833%), second place to Craig McLoughlin with one of several Bull Huss of 12lb 2oz (89.814%) and third place to Paul Sprattley with his Bull Huss of 11lb 12oz (87.037%). Well done to all those who registered returned fish and the trophy goes to Craig. Everyone is looking forward to next years event.
Well flaming wasn't quite, but did bring a good quantity of specimen fish throughout the month. Some cracking good Smoothies to some members but a lack of Mullet to others. Dave Brooke was able connect with some decent Bass the best of 10lb (125%) to take first place, second to Guy Spriggs with a Smoothound of 12lb 7oz (124.375%) and third place to Andy Joslin with another Smoothound of 12lb 5oz (123.125%). 1.875% between the top three places.
Mario Manley magnificently took all places this month with his trio of Mullet of 5lb 2 1/2oz (128.906%), 4lb 9oz (114.063%) and of 3lb 12oz (93.75%). Runners up included Kevin Legge and Dave Brooke with a Small Eyed of 9lb and a Wrasse of 4lb 8oz (both 90%).
Unfortunately due to severe weather this was cancelled. A new date will be advised. Thank you.
A few members fished this " away day " to Minehead and Grenleigh. A splattering of small-eyed the best of 9lb to Kevin Legge and dogfish to the remaining anglers.
Nearly thirty anglers attended this competition with very strong north-westerly winds, which unfortunately would have put off a few on the night. Matt Druce took first place with a Small Eyed of 4lb 3/4oz, second place to Mike Squires with another Small Eyed Ray of 3lb 9oz and third place to A. Smith with a Bass of 2lb 12 7/8oz. All fish were returned on the night immediately after capture.
Again this month we have seen a dip in the fishing pattern for this quarter giving poor results throughout. But hey, a couple of cracking fish were registered this month for those entered. Dave Brooke came first with a Bull Huss of 14lb 11oz (146.875%) and Kevin Legge taking second with a Small Eyed of 12lb 5oz (123.125%).
The weather was a little to blame for a little dip in attendance and fish again this month, especially earlier on. However, twelve members registered and first place went to Kevin Legge with a Dogfish of 3lb 5oz (110.417%), second and third places to Jason Barrow with a Small Eyed of 10lb 9oz (105.625%) and a Dogfish of 2lb 11oz (89.583%)
Fourteen members fished in this months competition with only a few fish being registered, down to north eastern winds for much of the time and February being February. First place to Jon Patten with his Spurdog of 13lb 3oz (164.844%), second to Jason barrow with a Blonde Ray of 13lb 3oz (109.896%) and coming in third with a respectable Blonde of 11lb 12oz (97.917%) Guy Spriggs.
This months competition saw a slight drop in competitors due to the poor weather at the start of the month, however we did see an amazing number of specimen fish come to many members with a 121% fish not hitting the mark. Jon Patten took first place with a new Club Record Bull Huss of 15lb 3oz (151.875%), second and third places to Kevin Legge with Blonde Ray of 18lb 2oz (151.041%) and 16lb 1oz (133.854%). Fourth place to Chris Martin with an Eel of 26lb 7oz (132.187%).
With this months fishing severely disrupted by snow, ice and bitterly cold winds it was reflected in the results. Although twelve members fished the month only five fish were registered. First place to Wayne Thomas with a boat caught Conger of 32lb (106.667%), second to Dave Brooke with a Whiting of 1lb 8oz (100.000%) and third place to Kevin Legge with a Conger of 18lb 12oz (93.750%).
Several members took part in this overnight event with Kevin Legge taking first and second placing with an Eel of 18lb 12oz (93.75%) and a Dog of 2lb 10 1/2oz (88.542%). Third place went to John Avery with a Thick Lipped mullet of 3lb 4 1/2oz (82.031%) and forth and fifth places went to Dave Brooke with a Flounder of 1lb 4oz (62.5%) and a Whiting of 14oz (58.333%).
This month again dominated by Tope, however not being rated with a 130% Mullet is catching it in the wrong month. First place had to go to Kevin Legge with his dominating Tope of 66lb 8oz (221.666%), second to Dave Brooke with a Tope of 61lb 1oz (203.541%) and third to Jon Patten with his Tope of 43lb 10oz (145.417%). The Thick Lipped Mullet by Mario of 5lb 31/2oz (130.469%) came a fifth place.
October saw most members targeting Tope and hence the results dictate likewise. With Tope coming from all areas around the coast and not just previously thought of hot spots. Kevin Legge took first place with a terrific Tope of 40lb (133.333%) and second place went to Jon Patten with an equally fantastic fish of 38lb 14oz (129.582%). Third and forth places went to Paul Widlake with another fine brace of 37lb 5oz (124.375%) and 36lb 12oz (122.500%). November is starting to look equally as good with two cracking Tope starting the month off.
This months competition was cleaned up by Kevin Legge with a sensational Sole of 3lb 15oz (196.875%) and a bonzer Bass of 9lb 1/2oz (112.891%) and third place to Mario Manley with a memorable Mullet (Thick Lipped) of 4lb 5oz (107.813%). Apologies to Mario as I did put it down initially as an "out of limits" fish.
Jon Patten again placing this month with a first place for his super Silver Eel of 2lb 14oz (115.000%) , second and third to John Avery with Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 1oz (101.563%) and 4lb (100.000%). Running up forth Nick Phillips with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 14 1/2oz (97.656%).
This months competition dominated by Mullet with many registered and some crackers too. First place to Jon Patten with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 9oz (130.357%), second to Mario Manley another Thin of 4lb 6oz (125.000%) and third to Jon Patten with a Thin of 4lb (114.286%). Many other specimen Mullet in the reports leader board.
Seventeen members fished throughout this month with a few good specimen fish being registered, particularly Dave Brooke with a Starry Smoothhound of 12lb 8oz (125%) taking first and forth with a Common of 10lb 5oz (103.125%). Mario Manley also did well taking second and third places with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 13oz (108.929%) and a Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 2 1/2oz (103.906%). A Small Eyed of 9lb 1oz (90.625%) was registered by Kevin Legge.
A very successful night at Putsborough with thirty eight anglers fishing. A bit blowey earlier in the evening but died away as the tide turned. Many thanks to those who donated prizes including, Sakuma, Ammo, Trim, Braunton News and of course the club for £100. We will get a full report out later but winners are,
1st Simon Sylvestor with a Dogfish of 2lb 2 3/4oz, 2nd Steve Luxton with a Small Eyed Ray of 6lb 12oz, 3rd Danial Redmoor with another Small Eyed of 6lb 1/2oz, 4th Ronnie Crockett with a Dogfish of 1lb 12 1/2oz, 5th Chris Rowe with a Small Eyed of 5lb 11 1/2oz, 6th Sean Brockenshire another Small Eyed of 5lb 8 1/2oz, 7th James Atkinson with a 1lb 10 1/4oz Dogfish, 8th Julian Stainer with a 1lb 9oz Dogfish, 9th Graham Snow with a Small Eyed of 5lb 3oz, 10th Kevin Lydiard with a Dogfish of 1lb 7 1/4oz, 11th James Atkinson with a 1lb 6 1/4oz Dogfish and finally 12th Ross Prior with a 1lb 6oz Dogfish.
Many many thanks to those competitors who attended I know from some distance away and many thanks to Stefen for his help on the night.
Fishing has slipped back a little over the last few weeks with some species getting late. However seventeen members fished throughout the month and some quite good specimens were caught. First to Graham Snow with a tidy Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 15oz (112.5%), second to John Avery with a Thick Lipped Mullet of 3lb 15 1/2oz (99.219%) and third to Guy Spriggs with a late Smoothhound of 9lb 10oz (96.25%).
Quite a successful event where 10 members fished from two boats from Minehead and Lynmouth. Several smaller boats were going to fish but unfortunately due to the fresh NW breeze which got up we lost a couple of the smaller boats and therefore members fishing. Fishing was hard in general, but Jon Patten took top prize with a Small Eyed of 9lb, other fish included many other smaller ray, conger to 20lb, pollock, huss smoothhound and many, many dogfish. The "weigh in" (all fish were returned) was held at The Rising Sun, Lynmouth who laid on plates of delicious food, breaded chicken, sausages and sandwiches. Many thanks to Tony Vickery and The Rising Sun.
Well, well well... April saw one fantastic turn around in the last few days of the competition. Sixteen members fished and saw some awesome specimens registered throughout the month. Clear winners all the way till the end then piped at the post by some late entries. First place went to Adrian Gove with a fine Thick Lipped Mullet of 4lb 11 1/2oz (117.969%), second to Kevin Legge with a thoughtful Thornback of 13lb 3 1/2oz (110.156%), third to Dave Brooke with his desirable Dogfish of 3lb 4 3/4oz (109.896%). Other places worth a mention include Chris Martin with brave Bull Huss of 10lb 15oz (109.375%) and of 10lb 13oz (108.125%), also Dave Brooke with another Huss of 9lb 7oz (94.375%). Brilliant month.
This months competition saw a variety of species for the sixteen participating anglers throughout this month. First place to Andy Joslin with a Conger of 25lb 7oz (127.187%), second to Guy Spriggs with a Thornback Ray of 10lb 8oz (87.5%), third place to Stefen Jones with a Dogfish of 2lb 8oz (83.333%) and forth place to John Avery with a Mullet of 3lb 4oz (81.25%). May I remind all members to book fish through John Avery please..
With seventeen anglers taking part this month general fishing proved difficult however magic Mullet made many anglers smile around the coast. First place went to Graham Snow with his Mullet of 4lb 7 3/4oz (110.938%), second to Adrian Gove with one of 4lb 1 1/2oz (102.344%) and third to John Avery with a fish of 3lb 7oz (85.938%). Dave Brooke registered a Dogfish of 2lb 8 3/4oz (84.896%) to give him forth place.
What a super start to the new year with 19 members fishing throughout this competition with a cracking Cod taking first place. Many members though have had difficulty in getting out because of the wintry weather we have endured throughout this last month. However Jason Barrow was to take first place with his boat caught Cod of 17lb 14oz (119.167%), second to Ashley Clarke with a smashing Spurdog again from the boat of 11lb 8oz (95.833%) and third place to Dave Brooke with a difficult Dogfish of 2lb 12oz (91.667%). Notable runners up include Wayne Thomas with another boat caught Spurdog of 10lb 8oz (87.5%) and Chris Martin with a Thornback of 12lb 2oz (86.607%)
Meeting up on January 3rd at The Cricket Club on the first Sunday of the following month which is our new format. 18 members fished throughout the month and some good Dogs were recorded by Dave Brooke and others, but dominating the month were Thick Lipped Mullet to John Avery who took all placings with fish of 4lb 12oz (118.75%), 4lb 11oz (117.188%) and 4lb 3 1/2oz (105.469%). Other Mullet just below specimen size were also caught.
John Avery's Mullet of 4lb 11oz took first place with Kevin Legge runner up with a Dogfish of 2lb 3 1/2oz.
Kevin Legge 35 Rick Blackmore 30 John Avery 22 Mario Manley 19
Graham Snow 19 Chris Martin 18 Guy Spriggs 18 Wayne Thomas 16
Jon Patten 15
With 14 members registered fishing this month has badly been effected by the weather. However Jon Patten was able to get out between the storms to register first and second places with a Rockling of 2lb 6 3/4oz (138.393%) and a Tope of 37lb (123.333%).
16 members fished throughout this month with some cracking fish registered this month. First to Kevin Legge with his Sole of 3lb 13oz (190.625%), second to Guy Spriggs with a tremendous shore caught Tope of 44lb (146.66%), third place to John Avery with a magic Mullet of 4lb 11 1/2oz (117.969%). All fish excellent specimens even fourth place to Jon Patten with another Tope of 30lb 3oz (100.625%).
Specimens are getting bigger and better....15 members registered for this months competition and some cracking specimens came in and were returned. First place went to Rick Blackmore with an exceptional Smoothhound of 16lb (177.77%), second place to Kevin Legge with a sizzling Sole of 2lb 15oz (146.825%) and third place to Jon Patten with another cracking Sole of 2lb 10oz (131.25%). Many other specimen fish were registered including a Smoothhound of 9lb 1oz (100.694%), a Pouting of 1lb 15oz (129.167%), other Soles of 2lb 3oz (109.375%) and 2lb 2oz (106.25%).
13 members fished this event with a majority putting their faith on the water, but although caught good numbers of different species no fish were brought to the scales from boats. However, well done to Paul Spratley and John Avery with good specimen Mullet of 4lb 5oz (107.813%) taking first place and second to John with 3lb 10oz. Tony Vickery at The Rising Sun provided a delicious platter of sandwiches and beef and yorkshire pudding. (Link)
16 members booked in throughout the month and some good specimens were registered. Guy Spriggs took first place with a fantastic Tope of 42lb 2oz (140.417%), second to Jon Patten with another Tope of 39lb (130%) and third to Mario Manley with a Thin Lipped Mullet of 4lb 5 1/2oz (124.107%). Jon Patten also landed another Tope of 27lb (90%) during the month. Other fish to note were Bass of 9lb 5oz and 8lb 4oz by Chris Martin and Kevin Legge, a Smoothhound of 10lb 4oz by Rick Blackmore and another Thin by Mario of 3lb 10oz.
Another good turnout for this month with many fine specimen fish coming in throughout the month. Many Mullet trips cancelled due to river levels however Graham Snow was able to land a Thin Lipped Mullet of 3lb 14oz (110.714%) to bring him just outside the placings. However Chris Martin fished well this month with a cracking brace of Common and Starry Smoothhound of 10lb 12oz (119.444%) and 10lb 10 1/2oz (118.403%) to take the top two places. Third place we to Jon Patten with a Smoothhound of 10lb (111.111%). A couple of boat caught Tope of 38lb 8oz (96.25%) and 37lb 8oz (93.75%) came to Ashley Clarke and Donald Kyte. James Gubb-Fradgley from Lynmouth also caught a Tadpole Fish of 1lb 1oz (103.03%) from the boat. Percentage based on 75% of British Record of 1lb 6oz equals 100% specimen rating of 1lb 1/2oz. ie 75% of 22 ounces are 16.5 ounces.
Nice to see Mullet starting to come to the scales at better percentage ratings and Ray are still coming in albeit smaller quantities. Graham Snow took first with a Thick Lipped of 4lb 7oz (110.938%), second to John Avery with a Small Eyed of 9lb 7oz (104.861%) and third to Chris Martin with another Small Eyed of 9lb 3oz (102.083%)
It was inevitably that Kevin's Tope would take some beating and take first place in the monthly competition for May. Twelve members fished the month with his Tope of 45lb 13oz ( 152.708%) and second place went to Rick Blackmore who has had some very good Ray throughout the month if you have a look at our reports page, anyway with a Small Eyed Ray of 12lb 5oz (136.806%) and also took third place with a Ray of 10lb 4oz (120.833%)
Well what a night....40 anglers fished a perfect night with perfect conditions and with a perfect tide and a good range of species came to the scales with our winning fish not coming to the scales..!!!! If you know what I mean. Second place went to Keith Owen with a Conger of 14lb 15 1/2oz, third to Nathan Clements with his Dogfish of 1lb 12 1/2oz, fourth to Andy Joslin with a Small Eyed Ray of 5lb 4 1/2oz, fifth to Mario Manley with a Dogfish of 1lb 11 1/2oz, sixth to Stefan Jones with an Eel of 11lb 1 1/2oz and best brace to Keith Owen with his Eel and a Dogfish of 1lb 10 1/2oz. I'll give you all the percentage figures and prizes when I get my sheet back. Ooohhh and the winner was Kevin Legge with a Tope of 45lb 13oz.
and being returned...
Rick Blackmore kept our boat anglers at bay on the day with a brilliant Small Eyed of 10lb 14oz (120.833%) to take first place. Second went to Mario Manley with a Small Eyed of 10lb 3oz (113.194%) and third to Jason Barrow with a cracking Bull Huss of 10lb 4oz.
On Sunday April 26th CMSAC members enjoyed an action packed trip
on Steve Webber's boat "Osprey" out of Minehead. Over 50 ray were
landed including thornback, small eyed, blonde and spotted. Best specimen of the
day was a small eyed of 11lb 3oz to Wayne Thomas and top blonde a fish of 13lb
to Jason Barrow who also managed to land all four ray species in the day. A
solitary smoothound was also landed along with the inevitable doggies.
Another cracking month with many, many specimen fish caught by members from both shore and boat. Boat caught Spurdog are still dominating with a few Mullet showing along with a few Bull Huss. Have a look at our specimen report page. So this months results are Guy Spriggs with a boat caught Spurdog of 14lb 2oz (141.25%) taking first place, second to Chris Martin with another Spurdog of 13lb 8oz (135%) and third to Colin Joy with a Spurdog of 12lb 12oz (127.5%).
This month long competition saw the "weigh in" on the last Sunday at the Braunton Cricket Club. A really good turn out for the month with 17 members taking part. Some cracking good Spurdog and Huss were returned throughout the month. Rick Blackmore took first place with a Bull Huss of 12lb 11oz (126.875%) and second and third places went to Ashley Clarke with boat caught Spurdog of 12lb 2oz (121.25%) and 11lb 14oz (118.75%).
With only a few members fishing this weekend rover and no fish brought to the scales a roll over will go to next months rover.
Our new format monthly competition is working well with all fish now weigh and release throughout the month with the "weigh in" on the last Sunday. This month saw Kevin Legge take first with a new club record Spurdog of 11lb 4oz, second to Derek Ferrett with a good Bull Huss of 11lb 1/2oz and third to John Avery with another Bull Huss of 10lb 5 1/2oz. A reminder to members to book in for the following competition with seven days of the last weigh in.
Fished over a rough weekend but first place went to Derek Ferrett with a Dogfish of 2lb 6oz and second place to John Avery with a Bull Huss of 7lb 8 1/2oz. These fish are weighed, witnessed and returned according to our new Club procedure.
The new Club year started with a cracking Eel from Derek Ferrett with a fish of 32lb 12oz, well over 163%, and second and third places went to Kevin Legge with Dogfish of 2lb 12oz and 2lb 8oz. All monies were paid out following roll overs from previous competitions.
Kevin Legge 26 points Adrian Gove 15 points
Derek Ferrett 21 points Rob Pearson 14 points
Andy Joslin 19 points Nick Phillips 13 points
John Avery 18 points Wayne Thomas 13 points