THE tope are running hard off Cardigan Bay, as illustrated by a recent trip which produced 60 runs and 20 fish to 60lb.
Stourbridge and District SAC club secretary Ellis Matthews bagged the big one, and the trip out of Barmouth in Gwynedd also produced 55-pounders to MG Rover Cars Club members Darren Johnson and Steve Allen.
All the fish fell to mackerel and squid baits during the hectic trip aboard Nathan Griffiths boat Barmouth Viking, and they were all returned.