North Devon angler Ollie Passmore has enjoyed success fishing North Devon Rock marks landing conger, pollock, pouting and huss.
Aaron Brooker took the top two places Combe Martin SAC’s week long Blow Away the Excess competition. A fine specimen spurdog of 13lb 15oz taking first and a 23lb 11oz conger taking the runner up spot. Shane Pavio Hookway was third with a specimen bull buss of 11lb 3oz.
Shane Pavio Hookway – bull huss 11lb 3oz
Combe Martin SAC member James Corner fished a local rock mark to land this specimen conger scaling 23lb.
BIG CONGER REQUIRE STRONG TACKLE
Combe Martin Sea Angling Club member David Brooke fished a North Devon rock mark to tempt a fine specimen conger scaling 26lb 10oz. Large conger are to be expected over the winter months and can turn up at many marks and are often the source of tales of the one that got away. Strong tackle is required to give a good chance of securing these powerful fish that often dwell in the snaggiest of lairs. Whilst conger of over forty pounds have been landed from the North Devon shoreline larger specimens of over fifty pounds undoubtedly exist and offer a significant challenge to the shore angler.
Anglers fishing during the winter months require top quality waterproof clothing to ensure that can enjoy their long vigils beside the murky surging waters of the Bristol Channel. Local company Chillcheaters based in Braunton provide outstanding quality clothing that I have been using for several seasons.
Combe Martin SAC member All Laird to trip up channel hoping for a blonde or cod last night/this morning had a dog on main hook and this 21lb 5oz conger.
Late autumn is time for big fish from the North Devon shoreline. Combe Martin SAC member Jonathon Stanway landed this specimen conger of 21lb whilst fishing a North Devon rock mark.