PENN Smoothhound Challenge day one

Great start to our Smoothhound Challenge week today. Sponsored by PENN Fishing and in its 10th year, the aim each day is to catch the heaviest hound to win a new rod and reel combo.

The weather settled from the storms of last week but I must admit an anxious feeling as to how the hound fishing would be. They’ve been a little elusive the last couple weeks, so I feared a slow day.

Thankfully they received my email, just under 40 hounds landed today. The majority far too small by our own standards at between 5 – 8lb with a number of double figures. Including Mark with a 14, Mickey with a 16, but the winner Jeff with a brilliant 17lb 9oz smoothie.

More Smoothhound Challenge photos here 

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