Bass and bull huss win carnival competition

18:57 29 August 2012

John Turner with his bass of 7lb 10oz.

John Turner with his bass of 7lb 10oz.

Archant

The Seaton Carnival Open Shore Fishing competition was organised by Honiton Sea Angling Club and was held at Seaton last Friday and conditions could not have been much worse than they were on the night, writes Mike Spiller.

Twenty anglers braved the strong south easterly winds with rain and were allowed to fish between Seaton Hole in the west and Culverhole Point in the east for the best two fish of different species. At midnight the anglers met back up at the Spot On Café for the weigh-in.

John Turner returned to the scales with a nice bass of 7lb 10oz and a bull huss of 6lb 10oz which scored 163 per cent in total. This won the cash prize of £40 and a further £10 in the pool. In second was Colin Berry of the host club who recorded a dogfish and bull huss combination which scored 83 per cent, and won £20. Seaton angler Dave Bowyer was third with a single dogfish of 1lb 12oz, picking up £10 for his fish.

Most of the fish were returned alive after weighing but I think Turner was looking forward to having his bass for tea! Members checked for any litter on the beach and all reported that it was left clean and tidy by the anglers. £20 was raised by the competition towards the carnival and will be handed over shortly.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 23:11

Honiton ladies have won through to the national quarter-final of the Yetton Plate after beating Thornbury 81 shots to 65, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:10

Saturday proved to be the best gliding day of the week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:10

Two members of Honiton Running Club were involved in the 2015 Devon Schools Cross Country Championships at Stover School near Newton Abbott, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:10

The weather was perfect for this year’s Honiton Running Club’s Blackdown Beast; a little chilly, but the sky was blue and the sun shone, writes Judy Davey.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition

Honiton's trusted business finder