North Devon cod for local angler

Joseph Bulmer

A cod of 7lb 12 � ounces was a very welcome sight but not enough to take first place in the first Barnstaple Rod ‘n’ Reelers roving competition of the year.

The 78% fish fell to Darren Short, who took second place behind Steve Baker’s 2lb 8 � dogfish (83.85.) Third place went to Julian Stainer with another dogfish of 71.6%.