Exmouth Sea Angling success for Brian Reed

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association held their February Species Hunt competition, writes Bob Pennells.

The meeting took place over arguably the coldest fortnight for some time and 14 members took past in the annual hunt for sizeable fish.

On night one not a single angler managed to land a fish of any decent size! There was one respectable fish caught, a wrasse of 5.19lb landed by Gary Bowden. That registered as a 104 per cent catch and earned him the award for best specimen.

Brian ‘The Viking’ Reed was away working for the duration of the competition and so he fished the coasts of Kent and Essex which proved very rewarding as he claimed first place with a missed bag of cod, whiting, dog fish, flounder, dab and pout, but nothing of notable size.

Gary Bowden was second overall and Garry Currie took third spot.


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Full results: 1, Brian Reed (532 per cent), 2, Garry Bowden (244 per cent), 3, Garry Currie (99 per cent), 4, Dave Fuller (94 per cent); 5, Mike Richardson (80 per cent), 6, Barry Pestor (42 per cent); 7, Tony McGinty (8 per cent). Also fished; Andy Browning, Si Boeree, Andy Dunn, Dillon Pestor (junior member), Shauna Browning, Kev Dunn, Ade Jones.

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