Flounder fishing in the Taw is now approaching its prime time with the obliging flatfish gaining weight before leaving the estuary after Christmas to spawn. Local clubs have been enjoying some action with Juniors and ladies joining in the fun!
Results of our re run easter cup
21 fished. Winner was David Babb with a flounder 1lb 10 1/2ozs 2nd was Terry Dymond with a flattie of 1lb 9 1/2
3rd was a 4 way tie with 1lb 5 1/2ozs between me, josh Atkinson Steve ford and Heidi Green
Barnstaple Triple Hook Clubs – Junior and Ladies Open Flounder Match
Yasmin Beer won both the ladies and Junior section with a fine flounder of 1lb 123/8oz. Second in the junior section was Lewis Rigler with a flounder of 1lb 5oz. Levi Beer took runner up spot in the club section of the Junior competition. Runner up in the ladies section was Debbie Rigler with flounder of 1lb 47/8oz.
Just got back from an interesting day filming along the North Devon Coast with Wiseman Productions and Libby Ross one of our local Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Officers. The video is part of The FishTrail project for The West Country Rivers Trust and IFCA. It is funded by E.U COSME to promote Inter European Angling Tourism and promote conservation minded angling. Part of the project is also the building of a fish planner website to give a clear summary of legislation that relates to angling.
I must give special thanks to local anglers and fishing mates Kevin Legge, Callum Gove and James Hunter who joined me with some success in the hunt for fish. I will share the video on this site when it is released.