Main image, Mark Cowell with a beautifully coloured Tub Gurnard
of 1lb 10ozs and inset, Paul Osmond with Junior Prize winners Arran Broadman and Scott Poole
(20 mackerel, 7 dabs, 5 whiting, 1 flounder, 1 LSD, 1 tub gurnard
, 1 codling, 1 launce) 1st Bob Gascoigne 5lb 10oz 6 mk 2nd Tony Taylor 5lb 8oz 2mk, 2db, 1wh, 1cd h/f 2lb 3rd Tony Anderson 3lb 7oz 2mk 2wh, 1db 4th Phil Smithson 3lb 2oz 3mk 5th Dave Bentley 2lb 13oz 2db 1Lsd 1la BOTAC Sunday league: 1st Matty Robson(jnr) 6mck 5-9-0 2nd h/f 1-6-0 2nd Ken Savage 4mack 1dab 4-5-0 3rd Daryl Bell h/f cod 2-2-0 4th Neil Carter 1mack 1dab 1-5-0 5th Chris Robson 1dab 0-7-0 Amble winter league: 1st P Embleton 2cod 6lb 93/4oz h/f 4lb 14oz 2nd G Holland 2cod 3lb 13oz 3rd J Bullock 3flats 2lb 7oz 4th K Dunn 2 flats 1lb 10oz h/f 1lb 1oz 5th N Nybrug 2flats 1lb
My boat mates had been keen to target some of the side species such as Tub Gurnard
when we were out on the trip, with fingers crossed for a Bass in between runs but a day off meant a more active day hunting them out was on the cards.
During the match Dave Bentley took a tub gurnard
of 1lb 5oz.
Out fishing over the rock channel off New Brighton on Saturday, Brigand again gave anglers a fantastic day's sport, seeing thornback rays, Tub gurnard
, flounder, cod, whiting, pouting, dab, dogfish and a baby tope taken.
Fourteen species were taken, including ballan wrasse, coalfish, cod, dab, lesser spotted dogfish, ling, lesser weaver, mackerel, plaice, pollack, pouting, red gurnard, tub gurnard
But Graham Lewis from Gosport, Hampshire, recognised a tub gurnard
when his beach-fishing lantern revealed a brilliantly-coloured fish on the line at 10.45pm.
28 mackerel 18 dab 4 codling 1 plaice 1 tub gurnard
1 lemon sole: 1st Alan Edwards 7lb 13oz 6mk 2db 1cd 2nd Tony Taylor 6lb 3oz 6mk 2db 3rd Tony Anderson 5lb 13oz 5mk 2db 4th Phil Smithson 5lb 7oz 2mk 1cd 1lem h/f cod 2lb 7oz(far to big for Phil) 5th Dave Scrimgeour.
A club record 1.30kg tub gurnard
was Gareth Mutlow's reward for the long walk to Stout Point while Granville Thomas walked the other way to St Donats to claim third prize with a 0.52kg dogfish.
THIS specimen tub gurnard
with pectoral fins like big wings is a potential new Scottish boat record.