Coulson's golden-grey set to break GB mullet record
SEAN Colson of Brixham SAC is waiting for confirmation that his recent golden grey mullet is a new British record for the species.
Coulson, who was boat fishing in Brixham harbour, hooked a fish of 2-14-12.
The existing record was set in Torquay Harbour with a fish two drams lighter of 2-14-10.
Some good garfish have been caught by Brixham SAC members at Berry Head. The best was by junior Corey Upham at 1-8-13. Brother Shay had one to 1-7-8. Jason Upham, the lads' dad, found garfish to 1-5-1, plus a bonus pout of 1-7-3.
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Russell Farley fished scabbacombe for a nice 3.b.rockling of 1-11-4 while Rob Marshall visited Berry head for a pollock of 2-2-11.
The club's junior/senior competition was won by Pete Kandes and Sam Jordan with lesser of 2-0-14 and 1-12-8.
PAIGNTON Sea Anglers Association held a best round fish competition on Sunday.
The class winners were Mike Wall (senior boat) for his golden grey mullet of 1-0-15 (49.82%), Max Bingle (junior boat) with a pout of 2-3-10 (80.97%), and Nick Berry (senior shore) who had a garfish of 1-9-9 (116.19%).
Senior Boat: Mike Wall, golden grey mullet, 1-0-15 (49.82%); Tom Allen, mackerel 0-12-12 (35.42%)
Junior Boat: Max Bingle, pout 2-3-10 (80.97%), Mo Bingle, pout 1-11-3 (61.79%).
Senior Shore: Nick Berry, garfish 1-9-9 (116.19%), John Taylor, (garfish 1-5-14) 99.43%, John Case, garfish 1-4-0 (90.91%), Simon Mitchell, garfish (1-3-10) 89.20%, Tim Bird, wrasse, 4-7-0 (84.52%).
Wall did well in an evening competition fished on Saturday with a mackerel of 0-7-13 (27.9%). Max Bingle mackerel landed a mackerel of 0-9-7 (33.71%).
Other fish caught not in the competition were: John Taylor, small-eyed-ray 8-14-11 from the North Devon shoreline; John Case, garfish 1-7-3 from Brixham breakwater; John Taylor, two garfish 1-6-14 and 1-7-0; Steve Doidge, garfish 1-4-14. Mike Adkins; two garfish of 2-0-2 and 1-14-11 and Mike Johnson, thornback ray 16-11-13 (167.38%) from the Skerries Bank.
TORBAY & Babbacombe's Mark Loewy weighed in a wreck-caught bass of 8lb 8oz caught from his own boat Sun Up.
Nigel Foord caught a small-eyed ray of 9lb 3oz from the shore at Minehead on Sunday 17.
The club is holding its fixed-venue competition this Saturday (June 23) at Branscombe 6pm-midnight.
OWEN Mallia took a party out from Dartmouth to the Channel Islands for a four-day excursion and came back with some fine fish.
On board were Andy Hitchens from Kingsbridge, Andrew Howitt and Graham Webb, Andrew Morrell Darren Evans (all Dartmouth), Martin and Adrian Keen and Gary Blundell from Frogmore.
On the way over there was time to fish wrecks situated in and around the Hurds Deep.
A variety of fish were caught including cod, pollock, ling and a nice 5lb black bream.
Friday and Saturday weather was challenging, but Mallia still managed to fish on a number of the sheltered sand banks and marks situated around the Channel Islands.
Among the catches were plenty of turbot (to 10lbs), brill (to 7lbs) and anice Tope of 25lbs as.
The weather was a kinder on Sunday so Outlaw stayed on the Banks until just after lunch before returning to Dartmouth.