Bideford Angling Club & Appledore Shipbuilders- June Rover Results

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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%

13 members fished The June rover.
Richard Boon took the victory with a Smoothound exactly 10lb.
Second was Steve Ford with a Gilthead Bream of 3lb 13ozs and 3rd was Terry Dymond with a Smoothound of 7lb 14ozs.

Jamie tempts an Early Hound ?

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Combe Martin SAC member Jamie Steward caught this specimen smoothound of 11lb 3oz from a North Devon Rock mark. This is a promising sign with Spring just around the corner as smoothound were once considered a fish of the spring and summer. Recent seasons have seen them caught throughout the year.

The early bird catches……………….the

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Combe Martin SAC member Ross Stanway set his alarm for the early hours of 2021 and embraced the icy conditions to get his angling year underway. Fishing from a local rock mark spurdog, bull huss, conger or cod were the expected catch. The first fish to rattle the rod was small conger of around 6lb. Then Ross hooked into a good fish that fought hard and swam deep in the water. Ross was hopeful that he had hooked a rare double figure cod. To his surprise the culprit was a specimen smoothound scaling 12lb 9.5oz a fish more often associated with the spring, summer and autumn!

Autumn hound 15lb

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Combe Martin SAC member Dale Kiff tempted this personal best smoothound scaling 15lb whilst fishing a North Devon rock mark with peeler crab. Smoothound have been a regular feature of Autumn fishing in recent season with fish caught right into the winter months.