Anglers getting out and about

Gaz Bowden with his 4lbs 4oz ballan wrasse - Exmouth SAC fish of the month

Gaz Bowden with his 4lbs 4oz ballan wrasse - Exmouth SAC fish of the month - Credit: Submitted

It's good to see a few sea anglers out and about this week,.

Torbay rock angler Kev Madeley has been out and about searching out new marks and was rewarded one session targeting two of his favourite species, conger and bull huss.

Both species were caught with the best of the session being a spirited bull huss which managed to snag him twice and was eventually bullied out of the rock to tip the scales at 10lbs. Bait was a whole mackerel.

East Devon has produced a couple of superb ballan wrasse, one of 3lbs 5oz to Honiton SAC member Andy Brown and Gaz Bowden taking the Exmouth SAC fish of the month prize with a 4lb 4oz fish. 

Mike Spiller from Honiton SAC has been out and about finding flounders on the local estuaries.

As reported last week, plaice are showing further east, reports are in of a couple of small ones landed in our area, maybe this is the week they show in numbers.

Anglers wishing to fish the South Devon Catch and Release Sea Fishing League are reminded that the sign on is only open until March 31. Details can be found on Facebook.

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The coarse fishing waters have been a little more difficult this week with the frosty nights and bright days but as ever, perseverance pays off.

James Barron, visiting Newbarn Farm, found a new personal best, a mid-double figured mirror carp from Mirror Lake and Chris Pearce also landed a good-sized carp, this time a common from the same pool.

I fished at Spring Ponds, Rocombe, searching for one of the large perch that can be found there. Unfortunately it was one of those difficult days and I didn’t find the perch but did manage a few consolation carp which fell to my ledgered prawn bait.

Connor Nettleton, fishing peg one, took a bag of 29 carp using feeder fished pellet.

Johnathon Selley had a couple of visits taking fish to 7lbs including the prized golden koi. 

A couple of youngsters got among the fish. Maisy Mai Lowson caught carp while Adam Styles took his son who found the perch in a feeding mood.

A reminder that current restrictions on bass angling allow two fish over 42cm to be retained for the table.For the time being please stay local, stay safe and tight lines.


Master Styles with a Perch from Spring Ponds

Master Styles with a perch from Spring Ponds - Credit: Submitted

Johnathon Selley with a golden koi from Spring Ponds

Johnathon Selley with a golden koi from Spring Ponds - Credit: Submitted

Chris Pearce with a common carp from Newbarn Farm

Chris Pearce with a common carp from Newbarn Farm - Credit: Submitted

James Barron with a mirror carp from Newbarn Farm

James Barron with a mirror carp from Newbarn Farm - Credit: Submitted

Kev Madeley with a 10lbs bull huss

Kev Madeley with a 10lbs bull huss - Credit: Submitted

Andy Brown with a 3lb 5oz ballan wrasse

Andy Brown with a 3lb 5oz ballan wrasse - Credit: Submitted

Mike Spiller with a flounder

Mike Spiller with a flounder - Credit: Submitted

Maisy Mai Lowson with a carp from Spring Ponds

Maisy Mai Lowson with a carp from Spring Ponds - Credit: Submitted