SPECIMEN bass and smoothound ensured a one-two for Barnstaple Rod ‘n’ Reelers in the July heat of the North Devon League.

Tony Gussin took first place with a specimen bass of 9lbs and a quarter ounce, against the league specimen rating of 7lbs, while Darren Short was second with a fine smoothound of 11lbs 7 ½ ozs.

Third went to Kevin Legge for Combe Martin with another good ‘smoothie’ of 10lbs 8 ½ ozs.

The August heat will be on the weekend of 25/26, hosted by Combe Martin at Braunton Cricket Club. Bideford will host the next on September 29/30.