A cod of 7lb 12 ï¿½ ounces was a very welcome sight but not enough to take first place in the first Barnstaple Rod â€˜nâ€™ Reelers roving competition of the year.
The 78% fish fell to Darren Short, who took second place behind Steve Bakerâ€™s 2lb 8 ï¿½ dogfish (83.85.) Third place went to Julian Stainer with another dogfish of 71.6%.
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