Kyle Bishop was the worthy winner of Combe Martin Sea Angling Clubs mixed brace competition for July 2023 Kindly sponsored by Braunton Baits and Ocean Daze. Kyle receives the choice of an Ocean Daze Tee Shirt of his choice.
Kyles brace included a tope of 61lb 9oz (205.208%) and a smoothound of 8lb 2oz. ( 81.250)
Total = 286.458%
Braunton Bait Box’s Craig Mcloughlin proves his angling crudential with this fine bass of 8lb 6oz caught using spider crab that is available in store. He also went onto bring a fine porbeagle boat side.
Braunton Baits Sponsor Combe Martin SACs Fish of the month competition for the best mixed brace. First prize is a T-Shirt from Ocean Daze
Craig announces Braunton Baits June Specimen Competition
Aaron Brooker caught this pleasing bass of 5lb 6oz that gives him the lead in Braunton Baits July competition.
Andrew Parish used King ragworm purchased at Braunton Bait Box to tempt this handsome ballan wrasse from a mark near Combe Martin. Ballan wrasse were plentiful along the North Devon coast during the 1980’s but catches have not been as good over recent seasons. A contributory factor could be that less anglers target the species these days as they tend to reside in among thick kelp and rock that deters some anglers. It would be great to see some pictures of these fine fish. Crab baits were always favourite for the bigger specimens though king ragworm was always a great bait for numbers of fish. Recent developments have seen wrasse targeted with great success using lures a method that is perhaps underused in North Devon?