Lynmouth Competition Update !

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Leader Board Update

1st –   Ross Stanway – dogfish (boat) -2lb 5oz, bull huss (boat) 8lb 10oz tope 35lb 7oz 35lb 7oz  Total Percentage – 259.097%

2nd –  Dan Welch – pollock (boat) 8lb , spotted ray(boat) 4lb 8oz smoothound (boat) 12lb 4oz  Total percentage – 238.334 %

The only two competitors on three species so far!

Paul Perium – 10lb 9oz bull huss

OPEN WEEK FISHING COMPETITION – UPDATE Monday Evening

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This Fishing competition commences at Midnight on Friday so if your in for a bit of action book in ASAP details above. I will be keeping a regular update on this page with catches and images. The prize giving will be at Lynmouth at the Ancient Mariner at 9.00pm. As its the culmination of the Lynmouth Regatta and Maritime Festival it should be a good atmosphere so bring the family and join in the festivity’s.

If you contact Wayne Thomas or Nick Phillips above you can pay entry by BACS Transfer.

Lets hope this summer weather continues!

Fishing started early in the competition with a party of boat anglers off Lynmouth dropping their lines as midnight struck.

Alex Mcleish boated one of the first fish in the Lynmouth Fishing Festival a hard fighting conger 0f 22lb 2oz.

Dan Welch and Ross Stanway enjoyed a hectic days boat fishing though the specimen fish proved elusive.

John Shapland has got off to a good start with the first 100% plus specimen of the competition so fat a thin lipped mullet of 3lb 10oz.

LEADER BOARD SO FAR

Dan Welch pollock – Boat 8lb 66.667
spotted ray – Boat 4lb 8oz 90
Smoothound – Boat 12lb 4oz 81.667
238.334
Ross Stanway Dogfish 2lb 5oz 77.083
bull huss 8lb 10oz 63.889
140.972
John Shapland thin lipped mullet 3lb 10oz 103.571
James Gubb Fradgley 102.5 tope 41lb
Alex Mcleish conger 22lb 2oz
73.75

Big Ballan

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Ross Stanway landed a fine ballan wrasse of 4lb 14oz from a North Devon Rock mark when he made an early start attempting to add new species in the clubs Species Hunt. Big ballan wrasse have been scarce over recent seasons with very few caught near the local specimen rating of 5lb.

It is unclear whether numbers have declined significantly or if less are caught because less anglers target them? In the clearer waters of Cornwall , South Devon and the Isle of Scilly large numbers of wrasse are tempted using soft plastic lures. It may well be worth trying for the species over some of North Devons Rocky marks during periods with improved water clarity.

Most wrasse are tempted using legered worm or crab baits.

CMSAC Species Hunt 2017 – Its getting harder!

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John Shapland has a narrow lead in Combe Martin SAC’s Species Hunt with 25 species but concedes that its getting harder to add to the tally.

The thin lipped grey mullet above is a new PB for John.

Among Johns catches was this strange looking clingfish, his first of the species.

Daniel Welch is in runner up spot with 24 species.

In third place is Ross Stanway with 17 species

Fourth Rob Scoines with 12 species

(Above)  Lee Holden with a spotted ray – Lee is currently fifth in the species Hunt with 11 species!

Sea Angling Results

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APPLEDORE SHIPBUILDERS

Paul Downing won Appledore Shipbuilders monthly Rover with a  fine undulate ray scaling 11lb 121/8oz.

Graham Snow took second and third with thin lipped grey mullet scaling 3lb 145/8oz and 2lb 143/8oz

The junior prize was won by Jack Pike with a smoothound of 6lb 121/2oz.

Appledore Shipbuilders annual away trip fishing for the Gordon Harrower Trophy was held on Plymouth Breakwater where the fishing proved more challenging than expected. James Atkinson secured top spot with a thick lipped grey mullet scaling 3lb 8oz. Runner up was Chris Slade with a conger of 15lb 8oz and third Michael Hammett with a dogfish of 2lb 61/2oz.

Dan Redmore took first in Bideford’s monthly Rover with a plaice of 3lb 6oz. In runner up spot was Paul Downing with an undulate ray of 11lb 121/8oz and Graham Snow was third with a thin-lipped mullet of 3lb 145/8oz and third was Andrew Clements with a grey mullet of 3lb 6oz. Forth went to Graham Snow with a mullet of 2lb 143/4oz and fifth to Steven Found with a mullet of 2lb 61/4oz.

 

COMBE MARTIN SAC’s Fish of the month competition was won by Dan Spearman with a smoothound scaling 12lb 14oz. Runner up was Ollie Passmore with a hound of 12lb 6oz and James Hunter third with a thin lipped mullet of 4lb 1oz.

2017 Putsborough Open May 6th

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Saturday May 6th  Combe Martin Sea Angling Clubs annual open fishing competition at Putsborough Beach. If recent catches are anything to go by we should see plenty of ray caught. As always the weather is the deciding factor so fingers crossed that its good conditions.

Combe Martin Sea Angling Club

Putsborough Sands

Open Fishing Competition 2017

Saturday May 6th

Fishing From 9.30pm to 1.30am

Book In From 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Weigh In By 2.00am

Cash Prizes Of £100 & £50

Sakuma, High Street Tackle & Veals MO

And Many Other Donated Prizes

2 Rods, 4 Hooks, Specimen Sizes

Entry £5 plus £1 Pool Best Brace

Phone Nick 814703 Or Wayne 850586

For More Details Please Check www.cmsac.co.uk Or Our Facebook Page

Please Respect Putsborough & Remove All Litter

Promising ray

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Combe Martin SAC hold their annual Putsborough Open on Saturday May 6th and if the weather holds prospects are excellent with several ray already caught from the venue in recent weeks. Dan Miles Redmore has enjoyed success at the venue over recent tides with his latest session bringing seven small eyed ray to 6lb in eleven casts along with four dogfish. So literally a fish a cast!

Last year produced ray into double figures and previous years have seen the odd surprise with tope, conger and bull huss.

Combe Martin Sea Angling Club

Presents

Putsborough Sands

Open Fishing Competition 2017

Saturday May 6th

Fishing From 9.30pm to 1.30am

Book In From 8.00pm to 9.00pm

Weigh In By 2.00am

Cash Prizes Of £100 & £50

Further Prizes From Ammo, Sakuma, HIgh Street Tackle & Veals Mail Order

And Many Other Donated Prizes

2 Rods, 4 Hooks, Specimen Sizes

Entry £5 plus £1 Pool Best Brace

Phone Nick 814703 Or Wayne 850586

For More Details Please Check www.cmsac.co.uk Or Our Facebook Page

Please Respect Putsborough & Remove All Litter

STORM ANGUS _ HUSS

img_3710 I joined Kevin Legge on saturday night as storm Angus approached; the weather forecast predicted the storm to arrive overnight with heavy rain. Close study of the forecast indicated that we should enjoy a few hours before conditions became too severe and with our quality Reeds waterproofs a little rain would do us no harm. Kevin had fished the previous night and had landed the first of the winters spurdog! Rain persisted through the night but the wind held off and the sea conditions were close to perfect. On the first cast of the night Kevin’s ratchet sounded as something grabbed his Ammo squid and launce cocktail. I descended the rocks and lifted a pleasing huss of 9lb 6oz from the water. The rest of the night brought a small conger and few dogfish. The wind picked up as high water passed, right on cue we packed away and headed for home. As always at this time of year grabbing the window of opportunity is key.

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