Sea Angler's celebration of the great angling achievements of its younger readers. Look at the smiles, didn’t they do well?
Putting our junior anglers in the spotlight.
Zoe Jones poses with a 7lb 15oz thornback ray that she caught while shore fishing on the River Mersey. The 14-year-old from Wallasey, Merseyside, tempted it with a whole squid stuffed with mackerel and mounted to a Pennell rig with size 4/0 hooks.
Alex Canham, aged nine, enjoyed some fantastic sport when he fished aboard Richard Seager’s charter vessel Out The Blue, based at St Peter Port, Guernsey. The Colchester, Essex angler fished live sandeels for bait and bagged plenty of fish, including this 5lb turbot.
This cracking 10lb 10oz bass fell to a black Sidewinder lure that Joseph Wright, 14, worked over sandbanks at the south of the Isle of Wight. The local Sandown angler was fishing aboard a private vessel and returned the fish after the brief photo call.
Joe Stanton shows off a cracking bass that tipped the scales to exactly 7lb. Fifteen-yearold Joe, who comes from Folkestone, Kent, presented squid on a Pennell rig at a local mark known as The Warren and returned the fish after weighing it.
Six-year-old Tom Harker, from New Milton, Hampshire, used a combination of squid, lugworms and ragworms to tempt this flounder weighing 1lb 10oz when he fished Poole Harbour from the beach at Hamworthy, Dorset.
Aiden Butterfield braved the elements and ventured to the Gynn Wall at Blackpool, Lancs, hoping to catch a cod. The seven-year-old local lad didn’t have to wait long before this 2lb 8oz codling snatched his black lug tipped with squid bait.
This superb 7lb 2oz cod fell to the rod of Alannah Inglis, of Whitby, North Yorkshire. The eight-year-old used a combination of black lug and peeler crab on a Pennell rig during a night session on her local pier.
A shore session at Hastings, East Sussex, yielded this flounder weighing 1lb for local lad Evelyn Moynihan. The eightyear-old used lugworms on a two-hook flapper rig.