Angling: Thornback rays back in the area

AT last something to fish for. The settled period lately has meant that calmer waters have brought in some thornback ray that can be caught over low and high water marks around Lilstock, Hinkley and Minehead.

AT last something to fish for. The settled period lately has meant that calmer waters have brought in some thornback ray that can be caught over low and high water marks around Lilstock, Hinkley and Minehead. Fishing over high or low and using clip down 3/0 pennel rigs at distance you will catch them. Use rag/lugworm and fish baits. Fish can be caught any size up into double figures. Don't worry too much about light conditions for them, but remember to be safe when fishing and try and fish with someone else for safety, especially in the dark. Let someone know where you are going. If you want to see some high quality Anglers pitting their wits against others why not go and fish the upcoming competitions in and around the area. On March 22 you will be able to fish against England internationals among others at the Bluewater Group Financial Investment sponsored Weston Outcast Charity Open. This charity match for the Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) is fastly becoming a well known match for all the family to attend. All ages welcome but juniors are to fish alongside an adult. No profit to the organisers Weston Outcasts, all for the Spirit of Leliana, the hovercraft used in rescues from the surrounding mudflats. The signing in at the Bay view Caf� on Burnham Promenade starts at 10am. The fishing is from noon until 4pm and the weigh-in finishes at 4.45 sharp. Entry is �10 and juniors are �5, both have the option of a �2 pool with a 100 per cent payout to the heaviest flatfish. First prize is �250, second �100 and third �50. The pool boasts a 100 per cent payout.


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