Combe Martin Sea Angling Club held their AGM at the White Lion Braunton where fourteen members attended to hear a summary of the previous years fishing and to set ideas in motion for the year ahead.
2018 Club award winners:-
Best Specimen from the shore – Kevin Legge – conger 28lb
Best specimen from a boat – Rob Scoines – spur dog 18lb 2oz
Best specimen by a junior – Joshua Jeffery – thin lipped grey mullet 4lb 6oz
Best bass – Kevin Legge – 9lb 9lb 2oz
Best mullet – Joshua Jeffery – thin lipped grey mullet 4lb 6oz
Best flatfish – Matt Jeffery – flounder 1lb 14.75oz
Best wrasse – Ross Stanway – ballan wrasse 4lb 7oz
Best ray – Jonathon Stanway – small eyed ray – 11lb 2oz
Best cod – Rob Scoines 12lb 4oz
Best rockling – Rob Scoines – 1lb 9oz
Merit Award has been won by Daniel Welch for his success over a wide range of species from both boat and shore.
Top six specimens – Daniel Welch total – 646.737 Runner up – Ali Laird – 634.913
Top Six mullet – John Shapland – 631.906
Subscriptions for the coming year are :- Family £15. Senior £12.00. Senior Citizen – £5 Junior £1.00
The clubs full calendar of events will be formulated by mid December incorporating ideas from the membership at the meeting.
There was a full debate around a few suggested changes to specimen weight sizes and the following amendments were agreed.
Boat pollock to be reduced from 12lb to 10lb
Shore – spotted ray to be reduced from 5lb to 4lb 8oz
Shore – Thick Lipped mullet to increased from 4lb to 4lb 4oz
Shore – thin lipped mullet to be increased from 3lb 8oz to 4lb
The club are also introducing a new fish of the season prize for all club members.
A full report should appear before long on the clubs website. The club would like to thank Sakuma Tackle and High Street Tackle who have supported the club throughout the year.
For details on joining the club visit their website – www.cmsac.co.uk