Tony McHinty with his black bream a new boat record landed while out from Exmouth aboard Rose Anne, skippered by Mike Baker. Tony hooked the superb specimen of 4lb 12oz 3 drams on a single hook trace fished close to the bottom.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Exmouth Sea Angling Association members descended on the Isle of Wight again this year for their annual trip this month, writes Si Boeree.
The island provides anglers a wider range of species than are available locally and again this year members recorded some impressive catches.
The Fish of the Trip award was a superb specimen brill of 2lb 9oz 4drams caught by Brian ‘the Viking’ Reed which broke the previous club record by just over an ounce. Oddly too, the fish was caught exactly a-year-to-the-day since the previous record was landed by Si Boeree, in precisely the same spot!
Boeree was not too upset at loosing his brill record though, as, during an earlier session on the trip, he landed this superb specimen undulate ray weighing-in at an impressive 13lb 9oz 10drams to smash the former record by almost 10lb!
With over 15 other species recorded from this year’s island trip, club members are eagerly awaiting their next trip in September 2014.
As always, all fish not destined for dinner was quickly recorded and immediately returned alive and well.
Meanwhile in boat fishing news Tony McGinty smashed the club’s black bream boat record recently while out from Exmouth aboard Rose Anne, skippered by Mike Baker. McGinty hooked the superb specimen of 4lb 12oz 3 drams on a single hook trace fished close to the bottom.