A SPECIMEN starry smoothound of 9lb 2 3/4 ounces gave Leon Tuttle and Bideford a good start in the first heat of the North Devon Sea Angling League at the weekend. Dave Shapland of Barnstaple Rod 'n' Reelers was second with a good mullet of 3lb 8 1/2 oz.

A SPECIMEN starry smoothound of 9lb 2 3/4 ounces gave Leon Tuttle and Bideford a good start in the first heat of the North Devon Sea Angling League at the weekend.Dave Shapland of Barnstaple Rod 'n' Reelers was second with a good mullet of 3lb 8 1/2 oz. No other fish were brought to the scales.The league is still very open and local clubs or even groups of individuals may still submit teams if they wish. Although four is usual, there is no barrier to entering a team of two or three anglers if need be. Anyone interested can contact Damian Babb on 07875 611772.This Sunday a fishing competition is being hosted by the Pollyfield Social Club, East-the-Water, from 8am-6pm.Fishing boundaries are unlimited and the event will take place on the last Sunday of each month from now on. It is open to members only, but anglers may join when booking in for the competition. Full details are available by calling Damian Babb on the above number.