An early morning start produced this 10lb 2oz bull Huss for Combe Martin SAC member Jamie Steward.
Bideford Rover Results
1st Julien Stainer Dogfish 2lb 13.5oz 94.791%
2nd Jon Stevens Pouting 1lb 5oz 87.5%
3rd Paul Downing Whiting (bait) 15oz 62.5%
Cold North and East winds combined with high pressure seldom bring good results for sea anglers at this time of year. The wind is forecast to back to the South later in the month when sport should improve.
Bideford Rover results
1st Dick Talbot flounder 1lb 7oz
2nd Dick Talbot flounder 1lb 5oz
Dick caught his brace of flounder from the River Torridge estuary to win first and second in the clubs. monthly rover.
Triple Hook Club Suspend competitions.
Barnstaple’s Triple Hook Club have made the decision to suspend all competitions until 2021 when the COVID situation has eased.
Combe Martin SAC
Combe Martin SAC are holding a monthly competitions for the first half of their club year. At present Rob Sciones is leading the event with a small eyed ray of 9lb 10oz.
Daniel Welch won Combe Martin Sea Angling Clubs weekend Species competition securing eleven species using a variety of tactics. The event was concluded on Ilfracombe Pier where plenty of species where caught including an octopus that did not count in the competition. Dans species included thick lipped grey mullet, shanny, pouting, smelt, conger, poor cod, corkwing wrasse, ballan wrasse, pollock, tompot, rock goby. Runner up in the species competition was Ross Stanway with 8 species.
1st Andrew Clements thick lipped mullet 4lb 5 3/4oz 108.904%
2nd Antony Smith wrasse 3lb 1/2oz 60.625%
Bank Holiday Festival results (members only)
1st Stephen Found Thornback Ray 13lb 15 1/4 160.509%
2nd Andrew Clements Thornback Ray 11lb 5 1/2 126.041%
3rd Stephen Found Thornback Ray 10lb 7 1/4 116.145%
4th Andrew Clements Bass 7lb 8 1/2 107.589%
Well done guys its been really hard work, congratulations to Steve on a new club record Thornback. Other fish caught Andrew Clements thornback 9lb 7 1/2 Jon Stevens Bull Huss 8lb 7oz and a smooth hound 8lb 2 1/2oz Antony Smith Bass 5lb 4oz.
Chris Nicol tried a local beach on the flood tide hoping for bass and it paid off with a cracking sea trout at 6lb caught on bluey and squid 30 yards into the surf fish went back to see another day. ( Note there has been some debate as to whether it is a salmon or sea trout and I have sort expert opinion and the consensus was probably a sea trout. Difficult to be 100% certain from a photo)
Sixteen members of Appledore Shipbuilders fished a blustery day to compete in their monthly rover. Chris Boon was the winner with a bass of 4lb 12oz. David Atkinson runner up with a gilthead bream of 2lb 105/8oz and third Andrew Atkinson with a smoothound of 6lb 4oz.
Stephen Found secured first and second in Bideford Angling Clubs monthly Rover tempting thin lipped grey mullet of 4lb 103/4oz and 4lb 8oz. In third place was Dick Talbot with a dogfish of 2lb 12oz and forth Andrew Clements with a thick lipped grey mullet of 3lb 10oz.