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    It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Weymouth Charter Boat Specimen Hunt with some great entries from anglers from all over the UK.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Busy couple of weeks on the Specimen Hunt

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Weymouth Charter Boat Specimen Hunt with some great entries from anglers from all over the UK.

Jake Brotherwood Porbeagle Shark 38lbs on Meerkat
Jake Brotherwood Porbeagle Shark 38lbs on Meerkat
Darren Miles on Supanova with a Bull Huss 15lb 3oz
Darren Miles on Supanova with a Bull Huss 15lb 3oz
Keith Newton on Supanova with a 21lb 5oz Turbot
Keith Newton on Supanova with a 21lb 5oz Turbot
Pete Whiteman and Ryan Casey on Meerkat with a 31lb 10oz Spurdog.
Pete Whiteman and Ryan Casey on Meerkat with a 31lb 10oz Spurdog.

Competition update......

Our most unusual fish so far was caught by Jake Brotherwood from Leicester, a 38lb Porbeagle Shark, a beautiful specimen. Jake was aboard Meerkat and had a second entry with a 50lb 6oz Conger Eel. With just 9oz in it, Darren Miles from Hampshire was close to being the first Weymouth Charter Boat Specimen Hunt entrant to beat the Port Record, with a Bull Huss of 15lb 3oz landed on Supanova Charters. Keith Newton, from Farnborough entered the competition with a 21lb 5oz Turbot landed on Supanova Charters, beating the earlier entry by over 5lbs. Keith is also currently winning the Chris Caines Memorial Trophy for the best Turbot caught from a Weymouth charter boat. Finally yet another entry from Meerkat, here's Pete Whiteman with a 21lb 10oz Spurdog.  We are hoping for some more great weather so keep an eye on our Facebook group for the latest entries.

If you have not heard about our Charter Boat Specimen Hunt, here is the rundown! It is a brand new 2017 competition for local anglers or visitors. Fish from any of the participating Weymouth charter boats to be in with a chance of winning £3,000 for breaking a British record, £1,000 for a Port record or an array of tackle prizes for categories including best fish of each nominated species, best overall area specimen and most unusual fish. It is only £5 to enter which you can pay to the skippers or simply pop in the shop.

Join our Facebook group for a list of all of the entries so far, so you can see the current fish to beat and participating charter boats.

Sponsored by Zebco, Fin-Nor and Quantum.   

Species

Port

Record

British

Record

Current

Record

Angler Boat

BALLAN

WRASSE

8lb

61/4oz

9lb

7oz

3lb 14oz

Mark

Cosgrove

Top Cat

II

BASS

18lb

6oz

19lb

9oz

5lb 4oz

Paul

Stone

Supanova

II

BLACK

BREAM

6lb

4oz

6lb

14oz

4lb 12oz

Ray

Barron

Wild

Frontier

II

BRILL

13lb

10oz

16lb 5lb 11oz

Rob

Burgin

Meerkat

BULL

HUSS

15lb

12oz

22lb

4oz

15lb 3oz

Darren

Miles

Supanova

II

COALFISH

27lb

8oz

37lb

5oz

COD

34lb

8oz

58lb

6oz

20lb 3oz

Will

Everett

Offshore

Rebel

CONGER 103lb

133lb

4oz

50lb 6oz

Jake

Brotherhood

Meerkat

GURNARD

(TUB)

6lb

14oz

11lb

7oz

1lb 12oz

Dave

Torrice

Top Cat

III

LING 44lb

67lb

5oz

24lb 4oz

Tom

O'Gorman

Supanova

II

PLAICE

8lb

1oz

10lb

3oz

2lb 2oz

John

Johnson

Meerkat
POLLACK

22lb

14oz

29lb

4oz

18lb 3oz

Raymond

Crowe

Fish-on 2

RAY-

BLONDE

34lb

15oz

39lb

10oz

28lb 8oz

Chris

Reeks

Meerkat

RAY-

UNDULATE

22lb

13oz

22lb

13oz

17lb 8oz

Mark

Tricker

Snapper

RAY-

THORN

BACK

17lb

8oz

31lb

7oz

17lb

John

Johnson

Meerkat

SMOOT

HOUND

22lb

4oz

28lb
SPURDOG

22lb

14oz

24lb

5oz

21lb 10oz

Pete

Whiteman

Meerkat
TOPE

71lb

4oz

82lb

8oz

29lb 8oz

Mark

Cosgrove

Top Cat

III

TURBOT

29lb

12oz

33lb

12oz

21lb 5oz

Keith

Newton

Supanova

II

WHITING

5lb

4oz

7lb

6oz

2lb

Rob

Field

Supanova

II

PORBEAGLE

SHARK

38lb

Jake

Brotherwood

Meerkat
GARFISH 1lb 8oz

David

Bennett

Atlanta
 
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