I am so sad to see so many negative reports coming from Hopes Nose in Torquay. Today I updated the Hopes Nose fishing guide again to add more issues with fishing there. I would recommend that you avoid fishing there for the time being. The large groups, the rubbish and the abuse are just not worth the effort of fishing from there… for now.
I just spotted this post in the Western Morning News… A giant turbot caught off the Devon coast has weighed in heavier than the current world record. The monster fish has toppled the scales at a whopping 15.5kg (34.17lbs) – nearly 2kg (4.4lbs) more than the record set more than 30 years ago. View full story: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Huge-Turbot-caught-Devon-coast-record-breaker/story-26685871-detail/story.html
13lb 8oz and caught by a novice angler who was using a hire rod and was caught unexpectedly on a 4″ rhubarb & custard Sidewinder lure. (Also the first Bass of 2015 for Spot On):
Just saw this post on Facebook regarding Wrasse being caught from Brixham…
A fine 131lb conger eel from Plymouth…
Matthew Lowery was on a fishing trip in Norway when he landed a cod weighing 76lb 1oz. The 39-year-old spent 10 minutes reeling it up through 40 metres of water before hauling it on board his boat half a mile off the island of Soroya. It was still 27lbs off the world record for a cod caught two years ago by German angler Michael Eisele. […]
Rick Cooper managed to land a fine specimen at 28b 10oz but there have been many caught including a channel record of 44lb being reported. Rick caught his using dirty squid, fishing with Craig McLoughlin.
STEVE Ford travelled to an estuary in South Devon and was rewarded with the catch of a lifetime – a huge flounder scaling an eighth of an ounce over 4lb. The fish smashed Appledore Shipbuilders’ record by more than a pound and won the club’s monthly roving match. Steve also secured runner-up spot in the match with a flounder scaling 1lb 15oz. David Barnes was […]
Well done Scott Shepherd for claiming this rare catch. From John Barbeary’s Ilfracombe-based charter boat Bluefin, Scott used a string of silver dream feathers to tempt an almaco jack scaling 1lb 13oz. The fish is more often caught in warmer seas and it was just 1oz off the British record, DOH! 🙂
I wasn’t with them but it looks like they had a great time 🙂