fish reeled in by Burnham-On-Sea angler
Burnham-On-Sea fisherman reeled in this record-setting catch during
a Bristol Channel fishing event on Sunday (January 8th).
Devey caught the 15lb spurdog in the waters off Minehead on Sunday
afternoon during an event run by Burnham Boat Owners Sea Angling
Devey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a great catch - the
heaviest spurdog caught locally and a new club record."
spurdogs are not rare in the channel, it is unusual to seem them
this big. As soon as it was caught and photographed, it was returned
back to the water."
catch, from the boat Ultra White, came during a day-long fishing
event run to start the year.
are found in temperate waters around most of the UK, but more prominent
around the western coast of England, Scotland and Ireland. They
feed on small flounder, plaice, codling and sprats, and also on
fish that swim in midwater such as herring.