The sea angling scene is waking up now, although you may have to travel a little further afield for variety of fish.
Kyle Blackmore did just that in the Bideford Angling Club 24 hour sea rover, hitting the mighty Chesil beach to be rewarded with a 17lb blonde ray of 147.3 per cent specimen rating.
Dick Talbot was second with a plaice of 1lb 3 ½ ounces.
Steve Baker took an unassailable first place in the informal Barnstaple Rod ‘n’ Reelers March sea rover with a monster three-bearded rockling of 1lb 15oz.
The Bideford monthly rover results at the weekend were mostly dominated by rays of the thorny variety.
Paul Downing took first with a thornback ray of 10lb 6oz (115.277 per cent), and fourth with one of 6lb 5.
Dick Talbot was second with a huss of 9lb 10 ½ (96.5 per cent) and third with a dogfish of 2lb 9. Fifth went to Jon Stevens with a dog of 2lb and sixth to Andrew Clements with a thornback ray of 5lb 11.