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NOVEMBER 2017
 
Plymouth, United Kingdom

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NEWS PAGE Item 1. NOVEMBER 2017 WEBSITE LATEST NEWS.


1. 2017 NOVEMBER WEBSITE LATEST NEWS

I regret the delay in posting this months website news yet again, due to work constraints which you can read below. Yes, I am retired. I will be finishing this work next week, so things will be back to normal.

Ahoy there BCC Members. Going fishing? Then text me those pictures via FACEBOOK to the BRITISH CONGER CLUB or by email to
webmaster@britishcongerclub.org.uk

I will be waiting for action!

Use FACEBOOK messenger to send pictures to the BCC.

BCC MEMBERS BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Many of you will probably not have noticed but a booking form is now online for the 2018 BCC MEMBERS BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS.

I will also be fishing in this tournament this year with the wife! We are going like DISNEY as PRIORITY is being given to those who fish the championships each year.

All entries must be in by January 1st 2018.

MATT DENMARK reports from Jersey - I broke the Jersey shore ginger record and still hold it today but never new about the conger club . Here is a photo from the past.
(Note: Sadly Mark did not report the weight.)

SAM JAMES reports. Had a good session yesterday on Steve Holyer's boat FREEBIRD of Cadgwith. 9 congers in 3 hours before the wind got up too much and we ran back home to Cadgwith. Two fish over 40lb and one brute a fair bit bigger than them over 50lb? We need to organise a weighing system at sea. All fish released.

KEVIN PANDA BOY reports - Hiya, a little info from a strap..... Fishing from the Plymouth based Charter Boat CRUSADER - Mattie's (11) new pb conger of 65lb released at the side of the boat. Clearly a war victim going by the big scar under its chin, ripped fins, battle scars and 1 eye! Poor old thing. Very well played on 20-30lb kit. He had a good ling too! This was a nice consolation as 10 minutes before he had a far bigger eel spit the hook - 7 dives from mid water to the bottom before letting go!

This last month of September has seen some cracking Conger Eels captured. The best being an Estimated Conger Eel weighing over 100lbs captured and released by  Matthew Rees fishing from Dave Harrison's vessel from the Port of Dartmouth.

Due to Hurricane Harvey I have been working in Texas as a Flood Adjuster and living out of a suitcase in a hotel. I am now back at home writing up those estimates so people can get paid by FEMA on their losses. Sadly 80% of people in Texas it is estimated have no FEMA flood insurance.
Now if you have no idea what storm surge is about the picture below will give you some idea. This picture shows you a house in a place called Pearland, Texas which sits on a river called the Chocolate Bayou. Appropriately named I can tell you. This is just the start of the flooding before Hurricane Harvey arrived. The water went to a depth of 5ft 6 inches.

People living in the UK have no real idea how bad this hurricane event was. It's basically life changing for most. Imagine your house flooded to 5' 6" deep. Yes, that's difficult to imagine. That was a house I inspected and it was covered in 2 inches of thick brown mud when the water receded. Everything floats, and I mean everything. TV's , dishwashers, fridges etc. and the end up everywhere. Basically everything is ruined including the house. So essentially the house is a re-build. And all of those personal memories like photographs ruined or gone for ever. Like I said it's life changing.

CONGER DATA TABLE

Our Conger Data Table is gradually being uploaded thanks to the dedication of a few people. Id is difficult to comprehend given that most anglers now conform to CATCH & RELEASE that we have not had more information.

So if you want to know the weight of that Conger Eel based on length alone our table when completed will be able to give you that Estimated Weight.
 

However that idea seems a long way off given the lack of entries.

I have to thank Charter Skipper Kevin McKie of "SIZE MATTERS" for supporting our entries and BCC Secretary Nigel McLoughlin. .

INTERPORT COMPETITION 2017

The Interport Competition is now closed. I have not yet had an update on the winners.

BCC SHORE CONGER CHAMPIONSHIP

This has now officially started and run until the 30th November 2017. Competitors can fish from the shore at any location.

Calendar of Events 2017 Date Location
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 1st July 2017 Plymouth
Junior Boat Championships
For STRAPS Members & Junior Members of Affiliated Clubs
TBA Plymouth
Interport Two-Man Boat Competition 1st June to 30th September 2017 Any Port
Members Boat Championships
Two Day Event
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 Plymouth
Affiliated Clubs Boat Championships
Two Day Event
Perhaps 2018 this Competition will start again. Plymouth
 
Shore Championships
Fish Anywhere
1st October to 
30th November 2017
Anywhere
Weymouth three day CONGER FESTIVAL 16th, 17th & 18th August 2017 Weymouth
 
38th Jersey Open Shore Conger Festival 22nd to 24th September 2017 Jersey

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