Slack lines at Jacobs Ladder

PUBLISHED: 15:40 14 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:50 10 June 2010

Slack lines

Slack lines

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THERE'S everything to fish for in the Exmouth Sea Angling Association's Monthly League after a difficult second round fished at Sidmouth. As February is regarded as a 'dead month' for fishing local beaches, there was a fair turnout of a dozen or so club m

THERE'S everything to fish for in the Exmouth Sea Angling Association's Monthly League after a difficult second round fished at Sidmouth.As February is regarded as a 'dead month' for fishing local beaches, there was a fair turnout of a dozen or so club members, including two new recruits.As sea conditions looked promising, with a good surf and coloured water, most members decided to fish Jacobs Beach. However, fishing proved tougher than anticipated. Come the weigh-in, it was only members who had walked a long way, or risked tackle fishing over the rocky ground of Chit Ledge, who caught.Top spot went to Exmouth's Paul Freeth with an accumulated score of 114 per cent. Adrian Jones was second (58%) while Lympstone's Ken Williams came third.Next month's leg will be fished at Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, March 5. Call Adrian Jones (07939 002018) or visit www.exmouthsaa.co.uk for details.Saturday featured a trip to Cogden Beach at Chesil in Dorset.The usual winter species were around to boost bags, but some competitors landed cod as well as one or two unusual fish for this time of year, including dover sole and smoothound.Cod were landed by Bob Paterson, Si Boeree and Rob Marks. The heaviest fish hit the scales at 4lb 8oz.All but three of the 27 ESAA members who fished weighed-in. As usual, all fish that were not kept for the table were weighed and returned safely to fight another day. First place went to Colin Thomas from Exmouth with a mixed bag of whiting, dogfish and pouting. He went home £27 richer. Second was Martin Pearce (184%). Third was newcomer Andy Toms (174%).

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