Fishing


A FIELD of 18 Chard Angling Club members fished the final round of the Perry Street League last Sunday and long time league leader Brendon Ions took the title in style by winning on the day with 11 carp, a bream and an eel for 50lb 2oz from peg 9. Jamie Rich was second with nine …

21 anglers left West Bay harbour at 9am on a sunny and calm morning to compete in West Bay Sea Angling Club’s first open boat match of 2018. When the six boats returned at 5pm the reports were of a lovely day on the water but with quality fish difficult to locate. 1st Prize: Graham …

THE annual West Bay Sea Angling Club Boat Festival Cup was fished this month by five Anglers heading out from West Bay Harbour. Conditions were good but fishing was slow. Seven different species were caught and released by the anglers including wrasse, conger eels and cod. The overall winner on the day was Tom Fairweather …

THE Wyvern Division of the Angling Trust held its annual awards night at the Royal British Legion Club in Exeter with representatives from clubs active in Devon, Dorset and parts of Somerset all present. The major award, The Castle Trophy, was presented to Andy Webb of the Plymouth Rodbenders for his shore-caught turbot of 11-lbs …

UK fisheries are believed to contain several carp that would be contenders for the British record, and one has just been caught weighing 4-oz more than the record-breaking late ‘Parrot’, which was found dead some weeks ago. The privacy demands of the angler involved have led to no details, other than the fish’s weight, being …

Big money was at stake at South West Lakes Trust’s Upper Tamar Lake in the Pallatrax Carp open competition. Karl Yates and Allan Jones were convincing winners with a total of 12 fish for an aggregate of 140-lb 7-oz. The catch was made at Peg 19 at the shallow end of the Cornwall bank, and …

Within a minute of the scales opening at the Brixham weigh-in station of the Torbay Angling Festival, a turbot of 17-lb 12-oz, taken at the Skerries Bank by Steve Birchenall – who was fishing with his daughter, Chloe, from the family boat – set the event going. The pair also accounted for a number of …

FISHING was most productive in the fourth heat of the Ply- mouth and District Shore League, and the weighing and recording team were hard pressed to cope with the volume of fish that were brought to the scales. Twenty-one were specimen-rated with smooth- hound taking the first four positions, endorsing that it has been a …