Specimen Trophy the Results

This years specimen hunt is run by Shaun1118,where the winner will receive the "virtual trophy".

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Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Shaun1118 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:17 pm

15 Anglers entered this years league making it one of the best to date. Over the course of the year some fine fish have been submitted, Congratulations on Graham for winning with a total of 60 points and also thanks to everyone else that entered.

1st Godders 16 Species for 60 Points
2nd Gazzer 14 Species for 47 Points
3rd Dinglecodcatcher 10 Species for 40 Points
4th Bigun 9 Species for 33 Points
5th Brian900 10 Species for 32 Points
6th Richie Fisher 11 Species for 29 Points
7th Wobbler 6 Species for 25 Points
8th Tony1 5 Species for 21 Points
9th IanK 5 Species for 18 Points
10th Degs 3 Species for 16 Points
11th Shaun1118 6 Species for 13 Points
12th Big Kev 4 Species for 11 Points
13th Keithlee 3 Species for 7 Points
14th Trishy 1 Specimen for 5 Points
15th Sparky 1 Specimen for 2 Points

For 2015 the league format and rules will remain the same, it worked for 2014 and hopefully those who looked on from the sidelines will have been inspired to have a go this year. If your unsure just enter, anything can happen... Graham might even catch a bass this year :lol:

Participating in a fun league such as this and the summer and winter leagues will broaden your fishing horizons, there's more to sea fishing than the river Mersey and as you search out new species you will try new techniques, fish new venues and meet other anglers, its win win lads. Get involved or miss out 8)

Tight lines for 2015.

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby wobbler72 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:38 pm

Sincere congratulations Graham :clap: :clap: :clap:

Also well done to everyone who took part and to Shaun for running it :clap: :clap: :clap:

Finally, good luck to all who take the plunge and enter the comp for 2015 :)



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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Adam Roper » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:41 pm

Well done Graham and the rest of the lads that entered this year :clap:
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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Big Kev » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:50 pm

Well done Graham..16 species is a very good haul :clap: :clap:
Big thanks once again to Shaun for running the whole thing,and keeping the interest going throughout the year :thumbsup:
Species 2018...Dab...Whiting...Cod...bass...dogfish...flounder...plaice...thornback ray...smoothound ...turbot...small eyed ray


Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Stanthejagman » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:25 pm

Well done Godders and all the guys who took part.

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Lee1 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:13 pm

Well done Graham :clap:

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby iank » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:31 pm

Well done Graham, a run away victory :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks to Shaun for making it all work!

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Godders123 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:36 pm

Cheers guys :love: and a huge thanks to Shaun for running the comp :thumbsup:

It's added an extra bit of spice to each of my sessions this year, and as Shaun mentioned it certainly gives you that push to go the extra mile to search out species. Would I normally specifically target Gars? No, but when we did so this year on Pwllheli beach we had a really enjoyable session and I'm looking forward to having a go at them again this year, possibly on the fly. Would I target eels? Again no, but with the species hunt in mind a session in the mud down at Hale was actually quite enjoyable particularly as most of the fish were taken on my light set up.

Although I managed to find the most qualifying species this year I probably only caught 3 fish that were truly of specimen size, all 10lb+ huss, however there were some special catches taken by others. Richie had a fish of a lifetime in his 15lb+ smoothie and also took a 14lb conger. Degs as always took a number of specimen sized huss, but what a special catch that cuckoo ray was, and his near 3lb plaice was of specimen size also. Though not registered for the hunt, Wobblers tope was also a fish that I'm sure everyone of us dream of catching. Sean (Bigun) took a good sized cod, and Ian also took a thornie of 10lb+ which I'm sure would be classed a specimen also. So a huge well done to those guys :clap:

Cheers once again Shaun for all the work you put in, keep up the good work!

p.s. anybody got any tips for catching bass :roll: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby GAZZ3R » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:03 pm

Very well done Graham, all that specimen hunting and extra mileage and groundwork paid off for you :clap: well done to everyone else too :thumbsup: A big thanks to Shaun for running the comp :wave:
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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Richie Fisher » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:48 am

Congratulations Graham a well-deserved victory. :clap: :clap:

I'm already looking forward to this year's comp, it certainly makes your sessions more interesting!
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Dab Codling Whiting Poor Cod Flounder Bronze Whaler Shark Spotted Gully Shark Smoothhound Lesser Sand Shark Kabeljou Steenbraas Galjoen Elephant Fish Barbell Plaice Pollock Thornie Ballan Eel Bass G Weever Palometa Bream Butterfly Ray

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby morrow » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:56 am

Well done Gra :clap: :dance:
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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Bigun » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:27 am

Well done Graham :clap: :clap: the miles and fuel you put in certainly paid off with shear determination, in all conditions. As said before well done to all those who took part and lets have another good bash at it this year.
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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Brian900 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:11 pm

Well done Graham :clap: :clap: :clap: I hope to do better this year :badgrin:

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby dinglecodcatcher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:10 am

Well done graham and to everyone else who took part. It was a bit of fun and certainly got me fishing some cracking marks using very strange tactics for myself. Also thanks Shaun for running it. I loom forward to taking part again this year :thumbsup:

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Re: Specimen Trophy the Results

Postby Trishy » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:54 am

I will try and remember about this had a few fish that should have gone in. Another senior moment!

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