Channel record broken

PUBLISHED: 14:47 01 June 2011

Phytos Yianni.

Phytos Yianni.


Phytos Yianni breaks the Bristol Channel record for a starry smoothound.

IT IS that time of year that a certain sport fish appears in local waters from Sand Point to Portishead.

News that the smoothound were on their way always sparks interest in the adventurer and anglers like Weston Outcasts’ Phytos Yianni take every opportunity to get their rock gear ready and head off for marks that usually pick up these awesome predators.

They are on the hunt for crab and with the calm weather and lack of rain they are sure to turn up.

Last week saw Phytos go to Sand Point hunting for this species and was not disappointed. With a peeler crab for bait and using a pulley rig with a 7oz lead over low water he managed to land the Bristol Channel record for the starry smoothound, previously at 18lbs 8oz witnessed.

Phytos caught the one pictured and it 

weighed in at 18lb 14oz. Weston Outcasts encourages all anglers to weigh and return such fish so this one lives to fight another day.

Axbridge pair on

international duty

NICKY Frewin and her partner, John Lintern, both from Axbridge, have been selected to take part in the World Sea Fishing Championships to be held in Italy in August.

They are both members of Weston Sea Angling Association and this is Nicky’s first cap for the England ladies shore angling team. John who has previously fished for England at international level has recently been asked to step in as the England ladies manager.

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