Boat League 28/05/2016

Us boat anglers decided that as the tide height was most suitable for targeting the larger species we would have a day fishing further out in deeper water. We were not disappointed and caught 11 different species between us.

Some good sized rays were brought to the boat with the best of these falling to the rod of John Thompson, a thornback of 18lb 2oz. Not to be out done Steve Lodge had a blonde ray of 15lb and a small eyed ray of 11lb 8oz. Steve Beck also boated a splendid bass of 7lb (see photo gallery. Many good smoothounds were caught with a few congers and bull huss. All four species of ray that frequent the Bristol Channel were boated but the pesky dogfish tended to be a nuisance for everyone.

Is there no stopping Steve Lodge in his quest to retain his title of boat league champion? Yet again he was declared the winner with John Thompson coming second. Third place was Steve Beck. Next outing 18th June sailing at 07.00.