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  • Specimen Hunt steps up a gear
    27 April 2017

    The Weymouth Charter Boat Specimen Hunt has stepped up a gear over the last month with some cracking entries to the competition! To be in the running make sure you sign up before your next trip!

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Specimen Hunt steps up a gear

The Weymouth Charter Boat Specimen Hunt has stepped up a gear over the last month with some cracking entries to the competition! To be in the running make sure you sign up before your next trip!

Chris Reeks 28lb 8oz Blonde Ray on Meerkat
Chris Reeks 28lb 8oz Blonde Ray on Meerkat
Rob Burgin 15lb 15oz first Turbot on Meerkat
Rob Burgin 15lb 15oz first Turbot on Meerkat
Tom O'Gorman with a Ling 24lb 4oz on Supanova II
Tom O'Gorman with a Ling 24lb 4oz on Supanova II
Rob Field 2lb Whiting on Supanova II
Rob Field 2lb Whiting on Supanova II

 

Competition update ...

With some great weather over the last month and the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, all the charter boats have been busy with locals and visitors. There has been some good sized fish and new species entered into the competition, here are some of the best. Meerkat Charters has bagged some great specimens including a Blonde Ray of 28lb 8oz caught by Chris Reeks plus a Turbot of 15lb 15oz by Rob Burgin. Tom O’Gorman entered the competition onboard Supanova II with a 24lb 4oz Ling beating Antony White’s previous entry of 13lb 8oz on Fish on! Our first Whiting at 2lb was caught by Rob Field also on Supanova II. Lots of fish, some impressive current records but they can still be beat!

If you have not heard about our Charter Boat Specimen Hunt where have you been hiding! 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. At only £5 to enter you would be silly not too!

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 6 1/4oz 9lb 7oz
BASS* 18lb 6oz 19lb 9oz
BLACK BREAM 6lb 4oz 6lb 14oz 2lb 8oz

Tony

Chubb

Top Cat III
BRILL 13lb 10oz 16lb 5lb 11oz

Rob

Burgin

Meerkat
BULL HUSS 15lb 12oz 22oz 4oz 13oz 3oz

Terry

Dawson

Meerkat
COALFISH 27lb 8oz 37lb 5oz
COD 34lb 8oz 58lb 6oz
CONGER 103lb 133lb 4oz

GURNARD

(TUB)

6lb 14oz 11lb 7oz 1lb 12 oz

Dave

Torrice

Top Cat III
LING 44lb 67lb 5oz 24lb 4oz

Tom

O'Gorman

Supanova II
PLAICE 8lb 1oz 10lb 3oz
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 13oz

Mark

Tricker

Snapper

RAY -

THORNBACK

17lb 8oz 31lb 7oz 8lb 15oz

David

Bennett

Atlanta

SMOOTH

HOUND

22lb 4oz 28lb
SPURDOG** 22lb 14oz 24lb 5oz 20lb 8oz

Jack

Lott

Meerkat
TOPE** 71lb 4oz 82lb 8oz
TURBOT 29lb 12oz 33lb 12oz 15lb 15oz

Rob

Burgin

Meerkat
WHITING 5lb 4oz 7lb oz 2lb

Rob

Field

Supanova II

MOST

UNUSUAL

BEST OTHER SPECIMEN

(NOT MINI)

 

1lb 8oz (120%)

Garfish

David

Bennett

Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 
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