It is still very poor on the sea fishing front if Bidefords recent monthly rover results were anything to go by. The daytime competition saw only two fish brought to the scales, a five pound 14-and-a-half ounce thornback ray for Andrew Clements to give him first and Taz Wotton took second with a dogfish of 1lb 14½oz. Anglers appear to be landing plenty of rays in the Minehead area and there have been large numbers of thornback ray further up channel, but locally it has been very quiet. If the waters clear, garfish should be showing soon and hopefully the first mackerel will begin appearing within the next four weeks. Bidefords next competition is its 24-hour rover this weekend. The North Devon League season closes with the annual champion of champions winner takes all contest in May the date is yet to be confirmed, but it is looking like itll be towards the end of the month. On to fresh water and while sea anglers have struggled, coarse fishermen continue to bag up. Young Will Marchant put the experts to shame after hauling a bag of fish totalling 148lb from peg one on Tanners Lake at Stafford Moor. Will was staying there in a lodge with his parents and apparently had never fished before. Weights were down for the weekends open match at the Moor, with cold keeping the fish at bay. Ian Cordon took first from peg 36 on Woodpecker Lake with 95lb 8oz, while Steve Ford was second, also on Woodpecker, with 88lbs 1oz. Third went to Tony Burslem with 69lb 11oz from peg 25 on Tanners. Other recent catches include Chris Ogdens 21lb 4oz carp from the dam wall on Lodge Lake, while Lee Hayden fished with his son Frank to take fish up to 25lb. If you have any coarse, sea or game news and pictures, dont forget to send them to me at the address above.