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Date sets new record in Paignton SAA competition

By Herald Express  |  Posted: September 06, 2012

  • FINE PAIR: Sally Date and Nick Best of Torbay & Babbacombe ASA show off their bull huss of 14-7-8 and 16-3-5. The fish gained Date the prize for the best fish from boat and Nick's was the best specimen overall in a Paignton SAC competition. RIGHT: Kevin Rouse with a trigger of 2-13-8 which was just a few ounces short of the club record Photos: Mike Millman & Contributed

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SOME great fish have been caught by Torbay and Babbacombe ASA members, including a new ladies' boat record for Sallie Date with a bull huss of 14lb 9oz 8 drams caught from Nick Best's boat Alison.

Nick caught the winning fish, another large bull huss of 16–4–8, which was only a few ounces short of the clubs senior boat record.

These fish – returned alive – also were entered in to Paignton SAA's open competition and achieved first and second place

Special mention to Andy Smith with an excellent shore caught Huss of 12lb 12 drams. Fourth place was Kevin Rouse with an excellent trigger of 2lb 13oz 8 drams, which was just a few ounces short of the club record.

1– Nick Best (B) bull huss 16–4–8 (162.812%); 2 – Sallie Date (B) bull huss 14–9–8 (145.937%); 3 – Andy Smith (S) bull huss 12–0–12 (120.469%); 4 – Nick Best (B) conger 32–0–0 (106.667%); 5 – Kevin Rouse (B) trigger 2–13–8 (94.792%); 6 – Mark Lowey (B) bull huss 9–3–4 (92.031%); 7 – Gary Messenger (B) LSD 2–6–12 (88.068%); 8 – William Messenger (B) LSD 2–6–8 (87.500%); 9 – Dave Stacey (S) mackerel 9–8 (33.929%); 10 – Denise Stacey (S) mackerel 7–8 (26.786%).

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