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Shore success with double figure cod

rating is 2.5

Sea Angler,
15 February 2011 16:50

Most anglers have to wait many years to catch a double-figure cod from the shore, but not North Shields angler Neil Muir, who caught this 10lb 1oz fish just 18 months after taking up the sport. The personal best fell for a worm and fish cocktail offered on a Pennell rig cast from a rock mark on the north side ...

Whiting session ends with 21lb 7oz cod

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Sea Angler, 15 February 2011 16:46

Devon angler Mark Loewy only had a few hours to spare, so he headed his boat Sun Up just a mile offshore in the hope of snatching some whiting, but instead hooked this huge 21lb 7oz cod! “I was thinking of packing up when the top of my 6lb Daiwa Kenzaki rod locked solid,” said Mark, 43, from Torquay, who ...

Great cod sport being had off Dorset coast

rating is 3

Sea Angler, 08 February 2011 10:25

Sport aboard the Poole, Dorset-based charter boat Silver Spray remains lively to say the least. Just two weeks after landing a cracking 13lb bass, the crew have been on the trail of giant cod, and with some success too, as this giant of 24lb, landed by customer Kelvin Hindmarch proves! Fishing over snaggy marks that can’t be trawled by commercial ...

Brace of big winter cod taken off Sussex coast

rating is 2

Sea Angler, 05 January 2011 11:04

This brace of cod certainly warmed the spirits of Essex duo Mick Toomer (right) and Graham Patching during a day’s fishing off the Sussex coast. The biggest specimen, that weighed 20lb 8oz, set a new personal best for Graham, who made the change from fishing on the bottom to a lure, which made all the difference. This change of tactic ...

34lb cod landed by 14-year-old Tyler Hallett

rating is 4.5

Sea Angler, 21 December 2010 15:42

There’s nothing like the capture of an impressive specimen fish to keep youngsters motivated, and this huge 34lb cod certainly did that for schoolboy Tyler Hallett. The 14-year-old, battled with the fish, which measured 45ins long and boasted a girth of 32ins, when he fished out of Brighton Marina aboard the charter vessel ‘Grey Viking II’, skippered by Ray Burn. ...

European cod record broken twice in two days

rating is 4

Sea Angler, 17 June 2010 12:19

The European cod record has been beaten twice in the space of two days. Danish sea angler Filip Faurholm was the first to enter the record books after boating a 86lb 7oz fish off the coast of Soroya in Northern Norway, comfortably beating the old record of 82lb 11oz. Filip used a Giant Jighead lure from Kinetic Fishing to tempt ...

Enormous 72lb cod tops 550-fish haul

rating is 4.5

Sea Angler, 13 April 2010 14:50

This monster 72lb cod was just one of 550 huge fish taken in one action-packed week off the Norwegian island of Soroya. Keen angler Daniel Nilsson hauled in the heavyweight specimen, which measured 151cm from tip to tail, after it took a Herring Cutbait lure presented in 130m of waterMore than 100 fish over 45lb were reported in just seven ...

26lb cod landed from the shore by Devon angler

rating is 4

Sea Angler, 30 March 2010 09:56

A trip to Norway ended with Stuart Norrish landing this 26lb shore-caught cod. The Devon-based rod latched into the personal best after it devoured a Bluey hookbait presented on a Pennell pulley rig during a trip to the Skarnsundet area of the country. A brace of other 20lb-plus cod and three over 10lb were also caught by Stuart and his ...

Personal best 24lb cod caught off The Needles

rating is 1.5

Shaun Collins, 28 December 2009 14:08

On the 22nd Dec 09 my buddy Justin Scholes and I set sail aboard Ellebella for a spot of cod fishing of the Needles. It was a perfect day with calm seas and bright sunshine but bitterly cold. We set up our rods with size 4/0 pennel rigs and baited up with whole squid. After a very short while we were into fish, but ...

16lb 8oz cod caught on double squid from Daphne Carole

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Sea Angler, 28 December 2009 09:30

Former Gloucester Park fishery boss Mick Toomer landed a fine 16lb 8oz cod during an outing off the coast of Bradwell, Essex. The huge specimen, which is one of the biggest cod of the season so far, was brought aboard after it gobbled up a double squid hookbait presented off the side of the ‘Daphne Carole’ charter boat. High winds made ...

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