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  • Full results from Weymouth Pairs Species Charter Boat Open Sponsored by Snowbee and The Sailor's Return
    6 November 2017

    Firstly a huge thank you to all anglers fishing the Pairs Species Open last week and for making it a fantastic two days. With 23 teams enjoying some great fishing and beautiful October weather. The competition is a memorial to our good friend Chris Caines, who we think of always. Plus thank you to our sponsors Snowbee and the Sailors Return.

  • New Fiiish Lures and Savage Gear Line Thru: Tried and Tested
    3 August 2017

    Fiiish lures have a reputation for being some of the best on the market and have proven extremely popular with shore and boat anglers alike. With the introduction of the brand new Black Minnow 'Barracuda Tour' and Crazy Sandeel, we thought we'd put these to the test against the new Savage Gear Line Thru, courtesy of the boys behind the 'Chesil Beach Fishing' Facebook page.

  • Five day boat fishing competition held in Weymouth
    4 July 2017

    In three months time the WIBAC 2017 (Weymouth International Boat Angling Challenge) commences. There is still plenty of time to get involved in this fantastic competition, which is now in its 10th year.

  • Busy couple of weeks on the Specimen Hunt
    29 May 2017

    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.

  • Sticky Baits: Tried and Tested
    10 May 2017

    As a recent addition to our brands, WAC staff member Harry (Izaak) has tried and tested some of the Sticky Baits products which are proving popular with carp anglers.

  • 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!

  • The Big One 2017
    10 April 2017

    The team have just return from a fantastic weekend in Farnborough at The Big One - the UK's biggest consumer tackle show.

  • Leeda and Weymouth Angling Centre Flatfish Open
    3 April 2017

    Our first competition of the year was the Leeda and Weymouth Angling Centre Flatfish Open.

  • Specimen Hunt kicks off to a fantastic start
    27 March 2017

    Running throughout the year in Weymouth, the new 2017 Specimen Hunt is off to a great start!

 
 
Monday, 27 March 2017

Specimen Hunt kicks off to a fantastic start

Running throughout the year in Weymouth, the new 2017 Specimen Hunt is off to a great start!

Will Smith 18lb 4oz Spurdog on Meerkat
Will Smith 18lb 4oz Spurdog on Meerkat
Raymond Crowe 8lb 15oz Pollack on Fish on 2
Raymond Crowe 8lb 15oz Pollack on Fish on 2
Mark Tricker 17lb 8oz Undulate Ray on Snapper
Mark Tricker 17lb 8oz Undulate Ray on Snapper
Terry Dawson 13lb 3oz Bull Huss on Meerkate
Terry Dawson 13lb 3oz Bull Huss on Meerkate
David Bennett 8lb 15oz Thornback Ray on Atlanta
David Bennett 8lb 15oz Thornback Ray on Atlanta

Whether you live locally or you're visiting Weymouth for a short break or holiday, our year long Charter Boat Specimen Hunt is a brand new competition to get you involved. Fish from any of the participating Weymouth charter boats to be in with the 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.

The competition so far ...

Although the weather has been changeable, as is normal for this time of year, the competiton has been embraced by all and many anglers have submitted entries as well as fish to be recorded. A few of the best so far are Will Smith with an 18lb 4oz Spurdog caught on MeerKat Charters, beating our very own Andy Selby's earlier entry of 12lb 8oz. Raymond Crowe entered the comp with an 18lb 3oz Pollack caught on Fish-on! And our first Undulate Ray entry from Mark Tricker at 17lb 8oz with Snapper Fishing Charters. All impressive fish waiting to be beat!

Join our Facebook group for a list of all of the entries so far, so you can see the current fish to beat going forward. Also on here you will find the records to beat and the participating charter boats. For only £5 to entry yourself for this year long competition, it definitely worth the fee and for a bit of fun.

Sponsored by Zebco, Fin-Nor and Quantum.   

SPECIES PORT RECORD BRITISH RECORD CURRENT RECORD ANGLER BOAT
BALLAN WRASSE 8lb 61/4oz 9lb 7oz
BASS* 16lb 8oz 19lb 9oz
BLACK BREAM 6lb 4oz 6lb 14oz 1lb 7oz David Bennett Atlanta
BRILL 13lb 10oz 16lb 3lb John Sherman Amarisa
BULL HUSS 15lb 12oz 22lb 4oz 13lb 3oz Terry Dawson Meerkat
COALFISH 27lb 8oz 37lb 5oz
COD 34lb 8oz 58lb 6oz
CONGER 103lb 133lb 4oz
GURNARD (TUB) 6lb 14oz 11lb 7oz
LING 44lb 67lb 5oz
PLAICE 8lb 1oz 10lb 3oz
POLLACK 22lb 14oz 29lb 4oz 18lb 3oz Raymond Crowe Fish-on 2
RAY-BLONDE 34lb 15oz 39lb 10oz
RAY-UNDULATE 22lb 13oz 22lb 13oz 17lb 8oz Mark Tricker Snapper
RAY-THORNBACK 17lb 8oz 31lb 7oz 8lb 15oz David Bennett Atlanta
SMOOTHHOUND** 22lb 4oz 28lb
SPURDOG** 22lb 14oz 24lb 5oz 18lb 4oz Will Smith Snapper
TOPE 71lb 4oz 82lb 8oz
TURBOT 29lb 12oz 33lb 12oz
WHITING 5lb 4oz 7lb 6oz
Most Unusual fish

Best other specimen
(not mini species)

POUT 2lb 12oz Lewis Hodder Meerkat
GARFISH 1lb 8oz David Bennett Atlanta
 
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