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Cod to over 20lb taken from inshore marks

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Angling Times,
09 August 2011 16:05

You don't need to motor miles offshore to distant wrecks to catch big cod, as Sholto Heaton proved when he tempted this sensational 21lb specimen from a small broken wreck lying in Falmouth Bay off the Cornish coast. Sholto worked an artificial lure close to the wreckage to get the all-important bite while fishing with his friend Dave Taylor aboard his mate's ...

Trawlermen fined heavily

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Angling Times, 22 July 2011 10:59

Two trawlermen have been ordered to pay almost £4,000 in fines and costs after they admitted flouting fishing regulations. Officers from HMS Tyne boarded a trawler called Trustful in the North Sea on November 5 last year and carried out checks on the vessel. It was found the amount of cod in the catch was more than permitted, and that ...

Kayak anglers get amongst the cod

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Angling Times, 18 July 2011 15:37

A cracking cod weighing 8lb 7oz was the pick of a host of impressive fish caught last weekend at an increasingly-popular kayak fishing competition off the Yorkshire coast. Mathew Garbutt, from Skelton, walked away with the top prize of £300 for winning the 'heaviest fish' competition in the Yorkshire Open kayak fishing competition, which was attended by a record 51 ...

New cod record for Silver Spray

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Anonymous, 05 July 2011 16:52

A long-range trip to Alderney in the Channel Islands resulted in a new boat cod record for the Poole-based vessel Silver Spray. The 32lb fish, which was caught by Mark Edwards, was taken on the return trip back across the English Channel when the boat, which was being skippered by Andy Cumming, stopped to raid one of the deepwater wrecks en ...

'Explosion' of cod greeted with mixed response

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Anonymous, 15 June 2011 11:33

An explosion of cod in Ireland has been met with mixed response with ‘rod and line’ anglers celebrating but the commercial boys left with frustration due to quota limits. The huge numbers of fish in the Celtic Sea has astonished both fishermen and marine scientists but bumper catches are now benefiting only French and British trawler operators. Such has been ...

Thames estuary cod reappearing and offering great sport

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Sea Angler, 07 April 2011 13:32

After several weeks of not showing, the Thames estuary cod have reappeared with Kent angler Keith Slater (68) taking five fish during a recent trip out. Keith used a lugworm hookbait tipped with small slivers of unwashed squid and was targeting a wartime wreck lying east of the Isle of Sheppey. Another two cod slipped his hooks during the session.

Offshore cod sport still providing good fishing

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Sea Angler, 01 April 2011 16:09

Inshore cod may have quit the coast for now, but offshore sport continues to be buoyant, with anglers taking prime late spring specimens like this 14-pounder from deepwater wrecks. It was caught by Somerset angler Andy Evans when he fished a soft lure from the deck of the Plymouth, Devon-based charterboat ‘Sea Angler 2’, skippered by Malcolm Jones.  

Session fishing for dab ends with great cod haul

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Sea Angler, 03 March 2011 11:02

Boat fishing along the north Kent coast has been pretty grim of late, but a short window in the weather allowed Keith Slater, skipper of Don’t Panic out of Chatham, to get out and see what was feeding. One of the best catches on what should have been a dab fishing trip was taken by 74-year-old High Halstow, Kent-based angler ...

Another huge cod taken from Chesil beach

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Sea Angler, 03 March 2011 10:42

Dorset postman Phil Prestidge from Parkstone, Poole, returned to Chesil beach after bagging a 20lb cod from the famous mark. There, fishing whole squid bait on a Pennell pulley rig, he reeled in another great cod weighing 15lb 6oz. “I got on the mark early in the morning,” he said. “There was a big swell running but the wind had ...

22lb prime winter cod landed off Sussex coast

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Sea Angler, 22 February 2011 16:48

Grey Viking II, out of Brighton and skippered by Ray Burn, raided a wreck a couple of hours off the Sussex coast and hit pay-dirt in grand style by taking 27 big cod to more than 30lb. One of the stars of the trip was this 22lb prime winter cod caught by Southend-on-Sea, Essex angler Clive Marshall. The chunky fish ...

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