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
I will be waiting for action!
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.)
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
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
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
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
SHORE CONGER CHAMPIONSHIP
This has now officially started and run until the 30th November 2017.
Competitors can fish from the shore at any location.