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Results of the 36th National Small Boat Event at Salcombe in South Devon


Salcombe - first place Tom Anning
First place Tom Anning - picture by Mike Spiller

The 36th event was run in cracking conditions at Salcombe, this allowed both days to be fished to the full limits.  This brought to the scales a good mix of fish that included :- Trigger fish, Small Eyed Ray, Blonde Ray, Spotter Ray, Thornback Ray, Pouting, LSD, Pollack, Wrasse, Gurnard, Bull Huss ,Mullet, Plaice, Mackerel and Garfish.

This year with a good weather forecast the entry was expected to be good and 89 competitors did not disappoint the Wyvern Region .  Many competitors travelled from as far as Southampton and South Wales to make up this good entry.


All the awards were kindly presented by Rob and Jill Hales from the Boat Crew in Salcombe. 

British Shoe Cooperation Cup and Lowrance GPS/Sounder went to Tom Anning (Ivybridge who recorded a Spotted Ray of 5.61lbs and a Cuckoo Wrasse of 1.27 lbs (213%)

Salcombe - second place Barry Trevett

Second (pictured above)
Ludbrook Cup and Lowrance sounder went To Barry Trevett (Honiton SAC) Blonde Ray of 29.13lbs and a LSD of 2.17lbs (211%)

Torbay ASA Tray and Lowrance radio Jason Thomas (Bridgend) Bull Huss 9.15lbs and a LSD 2.9lbs (165%)

Lowrance handheld radio Eddy Anning (Ivybridge)  Thornback Ray 10lbs and a Bull Huss 8.12lbs (156%)

Pick of the table  Neil Barnes (Plymouth)  LSD 2.89lbs and a Pouting 2.01lbs (155%)

Joe Drew  (Teignmouth SAS)  Bull Huss 8.8lbs and a Conger 33.8lbs (154%)

Trevor Keith (Plymouth)  Bull Huss 9.11lbs and a LSD 2.5lbs (152%)

Best Specimen Saturday  Mark Burnett (Chillington)  Bull Huss 12lb 15oz

Best Specimen Sunday  Barry Trevett (Honiton SAC)  Blonde Ray 29lbs 13oz

Best Flat Fish  Pete Spiers  (Plymouth)  Plaice  4.02lbs

Best Pollack  Bonnie Dean  (Salcombe)  6.46lbs

Best Ray  Lee Metters (Plymouth)  Thornback Ray 11.7lbs

Best Wrasse  Steve Butler (Sidmouth SAC) 4.0lbs

Best Specimen (not listed)  Mark Burnett (Chillington)  Bull Huss 12lbs 15oz

Best Specimen by a lady  Laura Miller  (Plymouth)  LSD  2.6lbs

Junior Specimen  Josh Wilbur  (Kingsbridge)  Whiting 0.82lbs

Best Visitor  Gareth White  (Bridgend)  Red Gurnard 1.27lbs

Second best Visitor Johnathon Faulkner  (Bridgend)  Pollack 6.31lbs

First Team of Two  Barry Trevett / James Trevett (Honiton SAC)  217%

Second Team of Two Ton Anning / Eddie Anning  (Ivybridge) 195%

The Wyvern Region would like to thank all their sponsors (shown below) and everyone that supported the event over the two day competition.  The date for the 2015 event will be announced shortly.

Supported by The Boat Crew at Salcombe, Lowrance, Devon Angling Centre, Cornwall caravan Hire, Plymouth Angling, Wills Marine and Bonwitco boats and the Seaton Tackle and Kayak Centre.

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