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Last year's species hunt was won by Brian Gale with 37 species while I was second with 24. Tony was hard on my heels with 21. Well done to all who took part.

For any new members wishing to take part in this competition, we allow members to take telephone pictures of their captures and send them in to me for recording at

Martyn.green1@tiscali.co.uk

Please bear in mind though, that this only applies to the Species Hunt prize, which Brixham Bait and Tackle has very kindly offered to sponsor. For all other prizes, you will need to weigh in as normal.

The best of luck to you all!

 Martyn Green

Bob Spencer - Mackerel, Rock Goby, Pouting, Whiting, Pollack, Dogfish, Painted Goby, Flounder, Bass and Five Bearded Rockling
Tony Searle - Small-eyed Ray, Bass, Whiting and Pouting
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Bob Spencer: Common blenny, Shore rockling, Conger, Tompot blenny, Black goby

(Below) Martyn, Garfish and Pollack
Ben Cheeld - Ballan Wrasse
Brian Gale - Ballan Wrasse
Harry - Mackerel
Harry Pollack
Isabelle F. - Pollack

Olivia F. - Pollack

Tony Searle - Garfish and Mackerel
Brian Gale - Pouting,
Goldsinny and
Pollack
Bob Spencer - Ballan and Corkwing Wrasse, Two Spot Goby, Sand Smelt, Sand Goby and Herring
Tony Searle - Smoothhound and Conger Eel
(Above) Bob Spencer - Garfish, Poor Cod and Bull Huss (Below) Brian Gale - Rock Goby, Common Blenny and Garfish
Ben Cheeld - Rock Goby
Brian Gale
Corkwing Wrasse
Martyn
Corkwing
Wrasse
Martyn - Tompot Blenny
Bob Spencer
Gilthead Bream
(And below, left)
Bob had a first for the club with this giant goby, marking his 29th species in the hunt this year. He also had the plaice below.
 Brian Gale
 Shore Rockling
(Left)
Ben Cheeld with a smooth-hound 6 lbs 13 oz, a new club record from the shore.

(Above)
Bob Spencer with a 4 lbs 9 oz smooth-hound, one of two that he caught from Slapton Sands.
Bob Spencer - long-spined sea scorpion, goldsinny, rock cook and ring-necked blenny.
Tony Searle - Conger, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Smoothhound Ling and Couch's Bream.
Martyn Green - Cod and Smoothhound

Robin Main - Cod and Pollack

Steve Furze - Bull Huss (1 of 3 big ones)
John Barwick - Bull Huss
Rob Stentiford - Pollack
Brian Gale - Smoothhound, new club record for about an hour and a half.
Rob Spencer - Montagu's Blenny
Rob Spencer - Couch's Goby, a very rare species never officially reported in Devon before. Well done Bob!

Ben Cheeld - 6 lbs - 13 oz - 2 drm Bull Huss - good one Ben!
Tony Searle - Ballan Wrasse, Corkwing Wrasse and Long-Spined Sea Scorpion
Leaderboard - with the interest shown in the species hunt, I have decided to show the best fish weighed into the club for other trophies. It follows the species hunt table.
Bob - Lesser Sandeel and Common Topknot
Bob - Silver Eel and Thick-lipped Grey Mullet

Martyn - Spotted Ray
Bob - Thin-lipped Grey Mullet
(Left) Bob - Golden Grey Mullet

(Below) Brian - Thin-lipped Grey Mullet