TWO British records top the catches of Guernsey Bailiwick anglers during October and early November.
Both of the potential records came from the St. Peter Port Breakwater. The Bailiwick already had the shore-caught record for Couch’s sea bream, the
Mark Hopper beat that record with a
The two record fish top a whole string of shore-caught specimen fish that have been landed by Bailiwick and visiting anglers in spite of the continuing windy conditions.
It’s the season of open festivals and competitions and many of the top fish figured in the event’s result sheets.
Over 100 anglers, many from the
Top fish of the week was a new
Other top fish from the Festival were, 7-0-2 ballan wrasse, 5-5-7 thick-lipped grey mullet, 3-10-4 black bream, 45-8-0 conger, 3-0-2 sole, 10-9-14 bass, 12-1-6 bull huss and a 10-13-6 undulate ray.
In October the second leg was held and no fewer than 64 qualifying fish were caught, covering 14 different species.
Top fish were,
For the 16th consecutive year the National Federation of Sea Anglers Shore Championship Finals were held in Herm.
It was won by Neville Charlesworth from Withersea, who caught 108 fish in the two day event.
In all the eight finalists caught 185 garfish, 233 ballan wrasse, one conger, four pollack and one black bream. All the fish were recorded and returned alive.
Entries in the Guernsey Fish of the Month have included some good fish. In October they included two big ballan wrasse, a
In the Islands of Guernsey Autumn Angling Challenge, the October runner up prize of a weekend break for two to the Islands plus £500 of Daiwa tackle, is Darren Harding from Bournemouth he caught a 45-8-0 conger from the Douglas Quay in Alderney on the 21 October. In his rush to get the fish to the weigh-in before the closing time he left his camera on his box and therefore had no picture of the prize winning fish. ‘No one is more gutted about that than me’ he noted. Mr Harding and his wife will be spending a couple of days in