MASSIVE SHORE CAUGHT NORTH DEVON THORNBACK

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Combe Martin SAC member Dan Spearman set a new club record when he hooked this huge thornback of 15lb 2oz from a North Devon shore mark. Whilst North Devon has an excellent track record for blonde ray, small eyed ray and spotted ray thornback are scarce from shore marks.  

Specimen Bull huss

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Combe Martin SAC member Kevin Legge tempted bull buss of 12lb 7oz and 10lb 5oz during recent trips to the North Devon coast. The specimen pictured was tempted a mackerel bait whipped to a single 5/0 Varivas Chinu and reports that the fish was hooked cleanly in the side of the mouth, allowing it to be removed swiftly and the fish released quickly after a picture.

Jamie tempts an Early Hound ?

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Combe Martin SAC member Jamie Steward caught this specimen smoothound of 11lb 3oz from a North Devon Rock mark. This is a promising sign with Spring just around the corner as smoothound were once considered a fish of the spring and summer. Recent seasons have seen them caught throughout the year.