It’s the cod fathers

The crew on board Rob Hickins' Sea-Juicer proudly show off their catches
The crew on board Rob Hickins' Sea-Juicer proudly show off their catches
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Anglers - Kathleen Harrison, from Milton, with her 1lb nine-and-a-half-ounce catch. She was another one of the winners in the Southsea children's sea angling competition

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Four lucky Portsmouth anglers enjoyed their latest trip out on Rob Hickins’ charter boat Sea-Juicer, fishing a mark south of the famous Nab Tower.

With the crew dropping their baits in 100ft water, they landed a total of eight cod – all of which weighed between 6lb to 12lb.

Lee Rossie caught the first four in his first four drops, then his luck ran out as he dropped his fifth fish.

Also boated on the trip were congers up to 35lb, rays, whiting and dogfish. 

The killer bait was big Welsh black lug and squid cocktail fished on a flowing pennel rig.

Meanwhile, Nick Foreshew was the overall winner at the Avon Valley Winter League match at The Wey Navigation Canal at Byfleet, Surrey.

He made the most of the conditions, which were helped by the rain during the week, to catch roach and six bream from his peg at White Hart outflow.

He used a 9m line on mixed baits punch, maggot and pinkie over groundbait with joker. 

Second was Sam Simm, who was pegged above Coxs Lock.

He caught roach on bloodworm, which is a similar method to the winner.

Allan’s Marine’s Phil Worrell was third, while the team of the day award went to Arun Angling.

At the latest MBK Leisures Open match at Pump Station, Greatham, Ian Dixon came out on top with a catch totalling 67lb 8oz.

That included 25lb of silvers and 42lb 8oz of carp. Second was Dave Steer (26-6-0), while Alex King (25-14-0) was third.