Lewis Grimwade landed this 12lb 5oz blonde ray from a shore mark near Ilfracombe. This year has been a great one for blonde ray with several caught from North Devon Rock marks and beaches.
Boat anglers are enjoying an upturn in sport off Ilfracombe with the arrival of mackerel an encouraging sign. Anglers aboard Wild Frontier caught plenty of mackerel, pollock and scad whilst feathering off the coast. Bull Huss provided sport at anchor and an octopus made its getaway at the side of the boat. The next few weeks should see good numbers of hard fighting tope move inshore following the mackerel shoals. Images courtesy of Jack Phillips.
Always good to see young anglers enjoy success and boat fishing gives them a good chance of battling a larger than average fish.
Dan Welch enjoyed a short boat fishing session over high water off Ilfracombe. He landed a pleasing blonde ray into double figures.
His young son Solly hooked a conger; Dan Said ” which turned out to be the biggest fish he has ever had at 15lb 4oz I did have to give him a hand to wind this one in. He couldnt stop saying it’s a whopper!! Must have seemed massive to him”.
The below Charter boats all operate out of Ilfracombe giving access to exciting offshore sport for all.
8 hour trip available this Thursday on Wild Frontier 2 sailing from Ilfracombe mixed ground fishing for Huss, Rays, Conger, Tope, Spurs and Smoothies
Whole boat or individual spaces from £45pp. Call 07447060036 to book on.
08:30 departure from Ilfracombe pier.
Reel Deal has once again put anglers in touch with the large porbeagle shark patrolling the North Cornish Coast. Following on from the huge fish estimated at 500lb Peter Hearn hooked a shark estimated at 250lb. The shark was beaten using sponsors Penn Tackle supplied by High Street Tackle. The shark were attached to the boat using Ammon Chum mix and Ammo frozen mackerel hook baits.
A cool Easterly breeze failed to dampen the spirits of anglers aboard Wild Frontier off Ilfracombe skipper by Mark Hutchings. Their efforts were rewarded with a fine small eyed ray coming to the net closely followed by the first Tope of the season which took off like a rocket. Both fish landed by young Daniel Smith. They also boated several conger to 18lb and huss to 10lb.