Sidmouth angler Barry Trevett lands top prize in Beer Regatta fishing event

Barry Trevett, (centre in black), who was the overall winner of the Honiton Sea Angling Club Beer Re

Barry Trevett, (centre in black), who was the overall winner of the Honiton Sea Angling Club Beer Regatta competition, with the other prize winners. - Credit: Archant

Honiton Sea Angling Club ran the Beer Regatta self drive species hunt that took place on Saturday morning at Beer, writes Mike Spiller.

Ten boats were out on the sea, each with three anglers aboard. The winner would be who could catch, photograph, and return, as many different species of fish in four hours.

A great morning was had by all involved with as many as 15 different species of fish caught!

Sidmouth angler Barry Trevett took first place with his catch of 10 different species.

The runner-up was Mike Foyle from Bournemouth with nine.


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The Best Junior award was claimed by Archie Sweatland with a black bream of 1lb 3oz.

The Best Specimen award was won by Chris Sweatland with a red gurnard of 1lb 11oz and the Best Bream award was landed by Matt Cornell with a fish of 2lbs.

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The main talking point to come out of the competition was the fact that catching as many as 15 different species, all within one mile of the shore, is clear evidence that the Lyme Bay protected reserve area is certainly working!

A donation of £50 was also made to the Regatta committee on the day.

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