I Wish I’d Seen That One

I Wish I'd Seen That One

I Wish I’d Seen That One by Donovan Kelley It was undoubtedly a big one, much bigger than the 3-pounders I had been catching. On feeling the rod she took off at speed down the estuary, heading for the open sea beyond. At the bar, some hundred yards

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Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time by Donovan Kelley At the mouth of the Lynher estuary, near where it joins the Tamar, there is a small unfrequented quay, rarely used. It makes a pleasant picnic spot. It also produces, on its day, lots of flounders. One sunny afternoon, not

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Too Much To Soon?

Too Much To Soon?

Too Much To Soon? by Donovan Kelley “The largest bass of the year, 17lb 1oz from the Blackwater estuary, was Peter Prentice’s first bass, caught on his first cast from Richard Parkinson’s “Amethyst” out of West Mersea. Another notable first was Colin Fellowes’ l6-pounder, caught from the

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Records

Records

Records by Donovan Kelley Weight records for sea fish are a phenomenon of the years since World War II. Before that there was little interest and no central body to formally vet and record big-fish claims. The Fishing Gazette simply noted large fish reported to them, likewise

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