Dan Hawkin’s has been taking anglers from Ilfracombe to the shark grounds to the West of the port bringing several large fish to side of the boat where they are carefully unhooked without bringing into the boat.
It’s good to start getting a few regular results once again. Surprised there are no smoothound weighed in with thornback from up channel dominating results.
Bideford Angling Club 24 hour results
1st Phil Vanstone Thornback Ray 8lb 2 90.277%
2nd Jon Stevens Bull Huss 8lb 12 1/2 87.812%
3rd Phil Vanstone Thornback Ray 7lb 10 1/2 85.069%
Jamie Steward tempted this specimen Spring smoothound of 13lb 2oz on a trip to a North Devon shore mark.
Good to get some sea fishing results now that lockdown is easing. Don’t forget your camera’s next time !
Bideford Rover results
1st Phil Vanstone Wrasse 5lb 3 1/2oz 104.375%
2nd Dick Talbot Wrasse 4lb 11 1/2oz 94.375%
3rd Julien Stainer Thornback Ray 7lb 5 1/2oz 81.597%
4th Andrew Clements Thornback Ray 7lb 4 1/2oz 80.728%
5th Dick Talbot Dogfish 2lb 6oz 79.166%
6th Andy Sanders Dogfish 1lb 13oz 60.416%
END OF SEASON 2020 WINNERS
1st Phil Vanstone Wrasse 5lb 3 1/2oz
2nd Dick Talbot wrasse 4lb 11 1/2oz
Paul Widlake fished a North Devon shore mark to tempt this huge bull huss scaling 14lb.
Ollie Passmore landed this impressive looking bull huss of 10lb 4oz
Fishing covers a wide spectrum and its always good to hear of anglers successes and experiences. Ilfracombe angler Toby Bassett is an allrounder who catches pike from the local reservoir, sharks off the coast and also enjoys scaling right down to experience the wonders of multi species fishing with LRF tackle. Many thanks to Toby for his account below.
Every year i try and catch as many species as I can and this this year like everyone else I have been limited to just the Bristol Channel due to travel restrictions which has given me plenty of time to focus on local marks and where better then the pier to rack up my tally? I have always heard of weird and wonderful fish coming on out on the LRF gear so thats been my main goal and the clingfish always in the back of my mind as one of the more prized mini species, so when i actually caught one i was stunned, such an awesome slimy little morsal and a big tick off the list! That brings my tally to 20 species so far this year, i still have a few trickier fish to target as the year goes on such as the illusive tadpole fish and the dragonette but this cornish sucker has made me one happy focker lol! Toby Bassett
Dan Spearman and Kyle Bishop fished a North Devon Mark and enjoyed action with bull huss scaling 11lb and 9lb
Fellow Combe Martin SAC member Kody Chugg also annoyed success with bull huss landing a fine looking fish of 10lb 5oz as the sun began to set.