Combe Martin SAC member Jamies Steward is having a good run at the moment tempting this fine specimen smoothound of 13lb 3oz on his latest trip to the coast. He also caught a specimen thin lipped mullet of 4lb 14oz from the Taw estuary.
Jamie and his family have been raising funds for the RNLI following a near miss on the coast during the winter. Jamie has organised various events including two raffles and a 100km charity walk that have raised over £1700 for the Ilfracombe RNLI. The local angling community have been generous in supporting Jamies efforts appreciating the wonderful work undertaken by the RNLI.
1st Antony Smith Smoothhound 12lb 2 1/2oz 121.250%
2nd (junior) Jenson kiff Smoothhound 8lb 2oz 81.250%
3rd Richard Jefferies smoothhound 8lb 1oz 80.625%
4th (junior) Jenson kiff smoothhound 7lb 70%
Well done guys especially well done to jenson are first junior we have had In a sea competition for a long time.
Richard Jefferies caught the is 16lb 1oz smoothound whilst fishing for bass at a North Devon rock mark. The fish was tempted using a large spider crab hook bait. Richard told me that the fish siezed the bait within seconds of tbe bait hitting the bottom almost dragging him off his feet. As he was landing the fish a large bass seized the bait that was hanging free from the hound. The bass came off! The fish was one of several hounds and double figure bull huss caught.
June rover results
1st Julien Stainer smoothhound 8lb 13 88.125%
2nd Paul Ackland smoothound 8ln 7 1/2 84.687%
3rd Terry Dymond smoothound 7lb 14 78.750%
4th Terry Dymond smoothound 7lb 5 73.125%