NEW RECORDS FOR SPURDOGS
The British Record Fish Committee has ratified two new records for spurdogs and added a common skate to its notable fish list.
New records are: Gary Hillon’s 17lb 8oz 8dr shore-caught spurdog, taken in South Devon, on March 4. It adds 12oz to the 53-year-old shore record; Shane Salmon’s boat-caught spurdog, weighing 25lb 4oz, caught off Hastings, East Sussex, on April 9. It adds 15oz to the previous record set in 2013 by Tom Walsh.
Duncan Paul's shore-caught common skate, estimated to weigh 188lb, has been added to the Notable Fish List. It was caught from the north coast of Scotland.