Mike Millman

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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 …

8th February 2018 in: Fishing

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 …

12th October 2017 in: Fishing

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 …

1st October 2017 in: Fishing

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 …

14th September 2017 in: Fishing

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 …

7th September 2017 in: Fishing