Specimen Plaice a Plenty
Flamer IV out from Weymouth has followed up their recent success over the wrecks by targeting some of the specimen plaice that skipper Colin Penny finds on a regular basis.
Ian Youngs (pictured above) landed a personal best plaice weighing 5Ib 12oz while drift fishing. Ian was using 10Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace with lots of attractor beads on. The successful bait was ragworm, black lug and squid strip.
Les Whiteman chairman of the Newick Crown Hookers SAC broke his personal best plaice record twice on the same trip. Les landed a plaice weighing 5Ib 14oz which beat his personal best but then topped that with a whopping 7Ib 14oz plaice and beat his PB again. The 7Ib 14oz plaice also broke the Flamer record which stood at 7Ib 2oz.Les was using 10Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace with lots of coloured attractor beads. The successful bait was ragworm, Ammo black lug and squid strips.
Mick Nunn (above) then landed another personal best plaice weighing 6Ib 4oz. Mick was again using 10Ib class tackle with a two hook flatty trace baited with ragworm, Ammo black lug and squid strip.
Richard Stanley (above) landed a plaice weighing 6Ib 2oz. Richard was using 12Ib class tackle with a single hook flatty trace with lots of attractor beads on. The successful bait was once again ragworm, Ammo black lug and squid strip.
Finally getting away from the plaice Charlie Coxon (above) landed two rays. Both of which Charlie had never caught before. First Charlie landed a 16Ib blonde ray and then followed that with a 16Ib Undulate Ray. Charlie was using 20Ib class tackle with a pennel rig baited with Ammo dirty squid and mackerel cocktail. Both the rays were returned alive.
Although Colin has great experience of catching plenty of unusual species this one has him scratching his head. Can anyone help?
He writes – It has almost the same colours as a Tub Gurnard but has black discs with light blue dots in it on the pectorial which has thrown me as I have never seen this before on a gurnard.