Boat Angler Banks Huge Cod

IT’S been a great year for cod as Max Utting discovered when he boated this 34lb 6 oz specimen.


With fish numbers up on the South coast, the Smallfield, Surrey angler took full advantage during a trip on Neil French’s Spirit of Arun, out of Littlehampton.


The big Sussex cod was tempted on a Stinger lure.


Paul Fenech, of Sea Angler magazine, commented: “A thirty pounder is a very special fish but we’ve already have a few reported to the magazine in recent weeks. The lack of commercial activity over the past year has definitely helped the cod stocks.


“However, the government has just increased quotas by 11 per cent and this boom might soon be over and we could be back to square one!”


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