Record breaking smoothound and good bass reward those willing to brave the blustery conditions

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IN between the battering swells some very good fish have been failing to local anglers – including a monster shore caught smoothound of 18 pounds 15 ounces for Julian Stainer from Landkey.

The colossal starry smoothound took 15 minutes to land after screaming off with a frozen peeler crab bait at a North Devon shore mark.

It breaks the Barnstaple Rod ‘n’ Reelers club record – and the same night Julian landed another three hounds, all into double figures and including a new club common smoothound record of 12lb 10 oz.

At the weekend Julian’s success continued, winning the Rod ‘n’ Reelers roving competition with a 11lb 1 ¾ oz bull huss of 111%.

Unfortunately it was not quite enough to provide top spot in the first North Devon League heat of the year for the Triple Hook team, taking second place to a fine near double figure bass of 9lb 15 ½ oz caught by Dave Brooke fishing for Combe Martin A. Andrew Atkinson took third with a grey Mulley of 3lb 2 oz.

The next league heat will be on the weekend of July 23/24, with the weigh hosted by Appledore. August is over the 13/14, with Bideford hosting.

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