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Combe Martin SAC members assembled at the White Lion Inn, Braunton for their AGM where close to twenty members were in attendance. The clubs officers reported on a good year for the club with a significant upturn in membership. Nick Phillips and Wayne Thomas continue in their roles as Secretary and Chairman (a position we have shared for close to forty years). The club thanked Graham Snow for his sterling service as Cup Custodian over many years. The position has been taken by Rob Scoines. Young Jack Phillips has taken on the role of club Webmaster.

The club are considering joining the Angling Trust to take a greater role in consultations that affect Sea Angling and support the National Governing body. This will also offer insurance for club members. The membership endorsed joining the Trust if the committee sanction the move following a meeting with an Angling Trust coordinator.  The club will remain in The BCFSA.

A full calendar of events was discussed and will be drafted and published in due course.

Contact details for membership can be found on the clubs website :


Cod Trophy   James Gubb Fradgley         Cod      12lb 3oz

Bass Trophy  Nick Phillips          Bass      10lb 1oz         125.78%

Mullet Cup    John Avery       Thick-lip      5lb 1oz         119.118%

Conger Cup    Rob Scoines        Conger     39lb                130%

Flatfish Cup   David Jenkins      Flounder    2lb 4oz.      112.15  %

Shore Shield   Robin  Bond   Gilthead bream   5lb.       166.667  %

Medway Cup   Rob Scoines.        Conger       39lb.         130%

Ray Shield        Mark Jones.        Thornback.   14lb 8oz.  131.818%

Burgess Trophy  –   Solly Welch / Charlie Stanway

Wrasse Trophy   Ross Stanway       Ballan Wrasse     3lb 12oz.

Scouse Shield   Alex Mcleish         Rockling            2lb

OOL. –  Rob Scoines – Blonde ray – 21lb 11oz = Dartmouth

D Kyte Award  –    John Shapland   6 Mullet  –  628.395

Merit Award    –  Mark Jones  Outstanding catches including a skate of 193lb

Club Record –

Mark Jones Turbot 4lb 4oz. Shore

Robin Bond =  Gilthead bream – 5lb

Top Six –

Mark Jones thornback 14lb 8oz 131.818 S
Mark Jones small eyed ray 13lb 2oz 131.25 S
Mark Jones bull huss 13lb 6oz 133.75 S
Mark Jones spotted ray 5lb 111.111 S
Mark Jones smoothound 9lb 2oz 91.25 S
Mark Jones Blonde ray 15lb 3oz 125 S



Rob Sciones




1lb 10.5oz





Rob Scoines wrasse 3lb 9oz 79.167 S
Rob Scoines thick lipped grey mullet 4lb 7oz 104.412 S
Rob Scoines small eyed ray 9lb 13oz 98.125 B
Rob Scoines conger 39lb 130 B
Rob Scoines bass 8lb 8oz 106.25 S