George's big bass
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:08 15 June 2010
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Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club had a great turn out for its 'heaviest fish' competition, with 21 anglers fishing between 7pm-11pm, most of them along Monmouth Beach looking for a large dogfish, bullhuss, bass or conger.
Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club had a great turn out for its 'heaviest fish' competition, with 21 anglers fishing between 7pm-11pm, most of them along Monmouth Beach looking for a large dogfish, bullhuss, bass or conger. George Humble-Smith won with a cracking 7.7lb bass, which is also the largest shore-caught bass by a member of LRSAC this year and was also pushing for best specimen this year. This bass earned Humble-Smith seven points, pushing him up the league table. Second place went to G Harper with a silver eel of 370 grams, awarding him six points, and third place was secured by the only female angler of the night, Luan Toop, with another silver eel, weighing 330. This puts her another three points ahead of her husband. As well as bass and eels, wrasse, rockling, pout and pollack were all brought to the scales. The top five anglers so far this season are: 1, D Herbert 21pts; 2, G Harper 20pts; 3, S Fowels 17pts; 4, M Meaton 13pts; 5, G Humble-Smith 12pts. There will be an open shore competition with prize money for adults and tackle prizes for junior, on August 3, in aid of Candles on the Cobb. Sign on at The Tackle Box in Lyme Regis from 4pm for a 7pm start. Visit www.tackleboxlymeregis.co.uk for more details of the Candles on the Cobb competition, and also for more details on Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club. George Humble-Smith is pictured with his winning bass, caught off Lyme Regis.
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