Estuary Flounder Sport – CMSAC & Braunton Small Boats

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Late Autumn is flounder time in the Taw and Torridge Estuaries with the competition season fully underway. I joined fellow CMSAC members in search of the humble flounder.  Despite plenty of floodwater pushing down fishing proved to be good with pleasing numbers of flounder tempted. The average size was lower than recent seasons but some good fish were found. One of the joys of flounder fishing is that it is great leveller. Eight year old Solly Welch trumped all the clubs senior entrants tempting several flounder including a superb specimen of 2lb. Solly also took runner up spot with a flounder of 1lb 10oz.

Solly Welch with his 2lb flounder

Full results :-

1st – Solly Welch – flounder 2lb

2nd – Solly Welch – flounder – 1lb 10oz

3rd = Solly Welch & Nick Phillips – flounder – 1lb 8oz

4th – James Thomas – flounder- 1lb 7oz

5th – Nick Phillips – flounder – 1lb 6oz

Solly Welch flounder – 1lb 10oz
James Thomas – Flounder 1lb 7oz

The estaury has a special appeal as the sunlight and cloud sweeps across the ever moving landscape and ebbing and flowing waters.

Many thanks to club members, Jack Phillips, James Thomas and Daniel Welch for sharing their images.


Braunton Small Boats – Flounder Competition

1st -Nick Phillips 1lb 8oz

2nd – Andy Henderson 14oz

Joint third  Jeremy Long and Jack Phillips flounder 12oz.