August 3, 2011
anglers enjoy bumper fishing season in Burnham-On-Sea
Sea anglers in Burnham-On-Sea are enjoying a bumper season of
catches following several lean years.
Harding, pictured, reeled in this 9lb 12oz bass from his boat
near Burnham on Sunday (July 31st), which is one of several big
catches during recent weeks.
has been a good season so far, with lots of skate and smoothounds
being landed plus the occasional big bass," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
was a personal best for me, but nowhere near the record. My son
holds the long-standing record at Burnham Boat Owners Association
for the biggest bass after catching a 13lb 6oz fish when he was
Nicholson, who is also a member of Burnham Boat Owners Association,
added: "It's good to see the water recovering. There has
been something of a glut of smoothounds recently off Burnham -
I caught a 16lb 16oz fish in July and we're seeing 15-20 good
sized fish being caught each session at the moment. It's worth
noting they are being returned to the water."