Last Updated : October 28, 2019 20:01
Fish of the season winner for the period July through to August is Robin Bond with a cracking Gilthead Bream of 5lb. Second place to Chay Boggis with his Smoothound of 15lb.
For the period March to May we have Kevin Legge with a Bull Huss of 13lb 9oz and then Mark Jones with anoth Huss of 13lb 6oz.
Fish of the season winner for December to February quarter is Ali Laird for his Tope of 39lb 12oz caught in December. He wins a £25 voucher to be spent in High Street Tackle Ilfracombe. Second was Mark Jones with a Thornback of 14lb 8oz and third again Ali Laird Conger of 25lb 10oz.
Our week long Lynmouth Maritime Festival aka Lynmouth Open was held the week running up to June 16th. Twenty anglers competed and the presentation was held at The Ancient Mariner at Lynmouth. The winner was James Gubb who caught a cracking boat caught Tope of 50lb and a Blonde Ray of 12lb 12oz combined giving him 210%. James was also presented with a special prize donated by Ardosia Slate for the best specimen of the week. Second place to Dan Welch for 200.208% and third to Rob Scoines.
Our Putsborough competition took place on June 1st and was attended by 49 members and anglers in near perfect conditions. Many thanks to our sponsers Sakuma, High Street Tackle Ilfracombe and Chillcheaters of Braunton. Also many thanks to the owners and staff of Putsborough for allowing us to continue this popular event. See North Devon Angling News for full write up and pictures.
Our annual prize giving event The Presentation Night was held at The Ebrington Arms, Knowle on March 9th 2019 with many members and guests attending. Wayne also gave us his insight to his last twelve months in the form of his slide show which was greatly received. Many thanks to those who attended and to those who donated prizes for the raffle. Full report with photos in North Devon Angling News.
Our 2019 Calendar of Events is now available to download from the site.
Our Annual General Meeting has taken place at The White Lion, Braunton and was very well attended. Our officers ran though all their reports, re-elections and appointment of committee. Subscriptions remain the same, but OAP's now pay £5 membership. Some great ideas were discussed for next years calendar which should be available mid December.
Some changes to specimen sizes to place. Pollack (boat) down to 10lb, Spotted Ray (shore) down to 4lb 8oz, Thick Lipped Mullet (shore) up to 4lb 4oz and Thin Lipped Mullet (shore) up to 4lb. Please make a note of these sizes.
All species trophies will now include fish from both boat and shore.
Cod Trophy Rob Scoines Cod 12lb 4oz
Bass Trophy Ali Laird Bass 9lb 12oz
Mullet Cup Joshua Jeffery Thin Lipped 4lb 6oz
Conger Cup Kevin Legge Conger 28lb
Flatfish Cup Matt Jeffery Flounder 1lb 14 3/4oz
Shore Shield Kevin Legge Conger 28lb
Medway Cup Rob Scoines Spurdog 18lb 2oz
Ray Shield Jonathon Stanway Small Eyed 11lb 2oz
Specimen Shield Dan Welch 646.737%, Matt Jeffery 622.537% and Ali Laird 634.913%.
Burgess Trophy Joshua Jeffery Thin Lipped 4lb 6oz
Wrasse Trophy Ross Stanway Ballan Wrasse 4lb 7oz
Scouse Shield Rob Scoines Rockling 1lb 9oz
D Kyte Award John Shapland 6 Mullet to 631.411%
Merit Award Dan Welch
With immediate effect all meetings will resume at The Cricket Club, Braunton. Including Decembers competitions.
With that time of year approaching fast why not get the other half to have a look at our Merchandise page which is quite up to date and email me with your order.
Feel free to browse our website or more up to date information on our Facebook page.
Wayne has now stepped up a notch and created a interactive website encompassing all disciplines of angling in North Devon. An extension of his Journal column and above blog all rolled into one. A must for your bookmark ! Plus all your Combe Martin Sea Angling Club news.
Please stroll down to the bottom of the page for a link to "Casting Here And There" a guide to some fishing marks around the North Devon Coast.
New Specimen Size Lists are now available to download.
We are always after up to date images for our website, these can be emailed to me or Wayne.
I have at long last been able to get hold of Specimen Weight Percentage Tables which are invaluable to all anglers. Contact me for a copy. Priced at £7.00. Bargain.!
E-Newsletter for members only, make sure I have your email address to send to.
[ Just added British Rod Caught Record List to download in Specimen Form section on left ]
What if you catch a British Record Fish.... go here.. for advice from the Angling Trust.
(also "text only" available to download under Newsletters)