THE Barnstaple Rod ‘n’ Reelers October rover competition saw Darren Short take first with a near club record bull huss of 13lb 15 ounces.

The 139.6% fish fell short of the record by a mere 15 grams – fortunately Darren already holds that one!

Second place went to Steve Baker with a flounder of 72.2%, around 1lb 7 3/4 ounces. Lewis Grimwade took third with a dogfish of 70.2%.

The next heat of the North Devon League is this weekend (Saturday and Sunday October 20/21) and not the following one as previously published. The weigh in is at Appledore.