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Russ - SFCC Publicity & Website Administrator.
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Posted - 5th November 12.55 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Results + Accumulator Results

The final competitions of the season went ahead on the 20th/21st of October. Despite it being one of the best weekends, regarding the weather, not many fish were recorded.
There were no fish recorded on the Saturday, but Sunday did see some improvement.
The big Mackerel that were being caught only a few weeks ago were sadly no longer about, but three fish were recorded on the Sunday. Steve Cowell was third which gave him 8pts in the Accumulator. Second was John Astill worth 9pts. I had the heaviest of the day, but it only weighed 12.4oz and gave me 10pts.

Four people recorded fish in the most Species Competition. In 4th place with 6 Species was John Astill. Joint 2nd place went to Steve Lomas & Steve Cowell, both had 7 Species.
I managed to pip them all with 8 Species. Mackerel, Pouting, Whiting, Pollack, Dogfish, Scad, Black Bream, and Conger.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 8th October 21.45 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Postponement

Mackerel & Most Species Competition was postponed last weekend, again due to the weather.
It is hoped this will get done before the end of the season.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 8th October 21.30 hrs......

Subject - Plaice Competition Results

The Plaice Competition went ahead on the weekend of 29th & 30th of September.
Despite the fair weather throughout the weekend, there were no fish recorded on the Saturday.

Sunday saw several boats fishing close to Straight Point, and all the fish recorded were caught from this area.
1st and 2nd positions went to Kevin Rouse & Josie Kirkland. Fishing their only competition of the season from Kev’s Rib “X-PRO” the pair had several fish, with the heaviest going to Kevin, which weighed 2 lb 8.4oz. Josie’s best, weighed 1lb 13.8oz.
3rd and 4th positions went to me and Steve Cowell. Steve’s best weighed 1lb 2.6oz and mine was 1lb 7.2oz.

Well done everybody, and thanks to all those who fished, including the cruisers who ventured out from Brixham.

After five competitions this is how the Accumulator Leader Board is looking.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 21st September 10.00 hrs......

Subject - Bream and Wrasse Competitions Results

A break in the weather for one day only was enough for the Bream and Wrasse Competitions to go ahead.

Unfortunately, and for the second year running, no one recorded a Wrasse.
The Bream Competition faired a little better with several boats out, trying to tempt these lovely fish to feed.

The winner of this year’s comp is Steve Marks. Fishing aboard John Astill’s boat “ Js Pleasure” on rough ground a couple of miles out from Straight Point Steve caught several Black Bream, the best weighing 1lb - 8oz. This gives Steve 10pts in the Accumulator for the second comp in a row !
Second and third positions went to myself & Steve Cowell. Fishing aboard “Our Molly” on the same bit of rough ground as the winner, we caught several fish. Steve’s best weighed 1lb - 2.4oz and mine was 1lb - 6oz.

Next competition is Plaice on 29th and 30th September.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 21st September 10.00 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Postponement

Mackerel & Most Species Competition has been postponed again due to the weather.
The new date will be 6th and 7th October.

Plaice Comp is 29th and 30th September.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 14th September 12.15 hrs......

Subject - SFCC Competition(s) Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th September

This weekends competition will only be for Bream & Wrasse on the Saturday. The Wrasse can be weighed on board and then returned, unless there is the possibility of being a club record. Mackerel & Most Species will now hopefully take place the following weekend, 22nd/23rd.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 7th September 14.30 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Postponement

Mackerel & Most Species Competition has been postponed again due to the weather. It will now run alongside the Bream & Wrasse Competition next weekend, September 15th and 16th. Weather permitting.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 6th September 16.00 hrs......

Subject - Conger and Bass Competition Results

CONGER COMPETITION
The Conger Competition was won by Steve Cowell with an Eel of 26lb 9oz. Fishing aboard “OUR MOLLY” Steve hooked in to several eels which snapped him up & broke the tip of his rod. Finally using a “mackerel flapper” as bait he managed to hook and land his big eel.
It was weighed on board and returned safely.
There were several reports of other Conger being hooked and lost, but sadly no more were recorded. Well done Steve !

BASS COMPETITION
The Bass Competition was finally fished on the 26th August.
Like last season they were hard to locate.
Fishing shallow water between Otter Ledge & Ladram Bay I managed to tempt a couple of Bass on live Prawn, the best only measuring 36cms.
John Astill & Steve Marks faired better. Fishing from John’s boat “Js Pleasure” on a local wreck John landed a Bass that measured 60cms. Not to be out done and winning the Bass competition for the second year running, Steve landed a Bass of 62cms. Well Done.
All the fish were released alive after careful measuring.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 31st August 15.30 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Postponement

The weather is not looking too good for this weekend, and the new dates will hopefully be next weekend, the 7th and 8th Septemnber.
Please watch the weather though.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 9th August 14.00 hrs......

Subject - Bass Competition Postponement + New Dates, and Mackerel and Most Species Competition New Dates

The weather is not looking too good for Bass Comp this weekend, so the new dates will be 25th/26th August. I know it's a bank holiday, but there is nothing stopping the cruisers from fishing out from Torbay, measuring and returning their Bass.

The new dates for the Mackerel & Most Species will be 1st & 2nd September, weather permitting.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 27th July 09.20 hrs......

Subject - Mackerel and Most Species Competition Postponement

The weather is not too good for this weekend, and new dates will be posted shortly.

Next week, August 4th and 5th, it will hopefully be the Conger Competition.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 6th July 11.30 hrs......

Subject - SFCC vs EDSFC Competition Cancelled

The above comp has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.
The evening social event is similarly cancelled.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 17th June 09.00 hrs......

Subject - Brixham Revel Fishing Quest

Brixham Revel Fishing Comp will be on Saturday 30th June:

With conservation in mind, this year's competition is catch 'n' release, (obviously keep if you're going to eat).
As weighing fish accurately at sea is difficult please measure your fish, (nose to v in tail).
Competitors will need to declare the length of their two longest fish to me before 4pm at the visitors pontoon, Brixham.
Both fish must be of different species, (Eels are not included!).
The angler with the longest combined length will be declared the winner.
I hope to see many of you take part in this fun event. Let's see who can produce the longest ........ Don't forget your tape measure!

Cheers Kevin Rouse.

Kevin Rouse. Revel Fishing Quest Administrator.
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Posted - 17th June 09.00 hrs......

Subject - Conger Competition New Dates

New dates for this Competition are to be Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 9th June 12.30 hrs......

Subject - Recreational Bass Fishery Reminder

Russ - Website Administrator.
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Posted - 8th June 11.30 hrs......

Subject - Conger Competition Postponement

New dates for this competition are to be advised.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 18th May 14.15 hrs......

Subject - Pollack and Flatfish Competitions Results

Hi everyone, I hope the fishing has been going well for you all.

Well, two competitions have taken place so far. The first was the Pollack Comp which got underway on the 21st & 22nd April. The weather was not quite as nice as forecast, and the fishing was very difficult. Unfortunately there were only two fish weighed in.
Steve Cowell fished with me on my boat, and after visiting several wrecks we finally caught a Pollack each. Steve’s weighed 2lb-14oz and mine was 3lb-3oz, giving me 10pts in the accumulator.
I caught a Pout which was actually bigger than the Pollack, 3lb-7oz !!

The Flatfish Comp went ahead on the weekend of the 5th & 6th of May. The weather was beautiful over the bank holiday, and lots of you got out to fish.
All the fish weighed in were Plaice again. Dave Stacey takes top honours with a fish of 2lb-5oz. Dave was fishing with his wife Denise aboard their boat “Sun a rise”. Denise weighed in a fish of 1lb.
Second was John Astill weighing in a fish of 1lb-14oz caught on his boat “Js Pleasure”.
Third was Russell Thompson, 1lb-12, and fourth, Carolyn Whiting 1lb-10oz. Both were fishing from “Our Molly”.
The final two fish weighed in were caught aboard Steve Cowell’s boat “Nancy”. Steve had a fish of 1lb-9oz and John Murphy 15oz.

Well done to all that took part in the comps.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 13th April 13.30 hrs......

Subject - Pollack Competition Postponement

New dates for this competition are 21st and 22nd April.

Mike - SFCC Fishing Secretary.
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Posted - 27th March 11.30 hrs......

Subject - Fish Identification

If you catch a fish specie you're not sure about, by all means return it, but please take a picture first.
Google knows everything, but someone in the club will ID it, if required.

Common Topknot, (flatfish), is harmless, but you dont want to mess with a Weaver Fish, 'cos they like to hurt you.

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 20th March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - 2018 River Exe Channel Swashway Approaches

Below we have some recent Exe Estuary navigation survey data, but only with regard to Buoys 1 - 8
Please link below for an associated document, regarding depth contours, etc.

2018 Exe Channel Depths.

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - Recreational Bass Fishing 2018

Nothing is totally simple regarding fisheries legislation, but the MMO, and Angling Trust, both say that recreational Bass in 2018 will be a catch and release fishery.
However, there is an intention, apparently, to review recreational impact on stocks in March 2018, when it will be decided if a quota can be applied for the last 6 months of 2018.

Angling Trust Link

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - SFCC Fishing Competition Schedule 2018

2018 Proposed Fishing Competition Schedule is here;

2018 Proposed Fishing Schedule.

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - 2018 Minimum Retention Sizes

2018 Angling Trust's Minimum Retention Sizes can be viewed / downloaded / printed, by clicking here

Please note this list is just the Angling Trust recommended sizes. Fisheries legislation may be slightly different.




Russ - Website Administrator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - 2018 Angling Trust South Devon Specimen Weights

2018 Angling Trust's country wide specimen list can be viewed / downloaded / printed, by clicking here




Russ - Website Administrator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - SFCC Fishing Awards 2017

2017 Fishing Awards are here;

2017 Fishing Awards.

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 2nd March 20.00 hrs......

Subject - 2018 SFCC Record Fish List

As of 1st January Club Record Fish List can be viewed / downloaded / printed, by clicking here

Please note this list also shows records caught since year 2000, but you won't see this bit in the Blue Book.




Russ - Website Administrator.
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Posted - 13th January 18.15 hrs......

Subject - Fishing Latest 2018

Ok, so this page is being updated, as quickly as information becomes available. But there is a way to go yet.
Please all try to get to Presentation on Saturday 20th January 2018.

2018 Trophy Presentation

Russ - Publicity and Website Coordinator.
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Posted - 21st January 2017 13:30hrs......

Subject - 2018 Fishing Latest

With the new season approaching, Fishing Latest webpage has been stripped back, and is now awaiting for things to say.

Previous Fishing Latest reports can still be found online, simply by Copy and Pasting from the following list;

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest17.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest16.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest15.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest14.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest13.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest12.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest11.html

www.starcross-fcc.com/fishing_latest10.html

etc.

Russ - Website Coordinator.
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