Calm Summer weather = Tope

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Boat anglers are enjoying great sport off Ilfracombe as tope move following the arrival of mackerel.

( Above) Dan Welch – tope 40lb 8oz
Rex Bassett with a fine 50lb tope

Toby Bassett and his father Rex Bassett enjoyed an amazing evening out on their boat , “we bagged up on a few dozen mackerel nice and quick ,then handed out a little way and started the tope fishing ..only 2 caught mine going about 15lb so no need to weigh it then after a little wait dad’s rod screamed off and a lovely conditioned 50lb fish graced the deck she behaved very well and swam off nice and strong new boat p.b and dad’s p.b! Bring on the next trip!