Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge – day three

Last Weds 29th May, we had the third of this years Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenges. It was a day to remember for sure, not really for the best reasons. Weather double what was forecast, torrential rain and a lack of hounds made for a frustrating day for all involved. Still everyone struggled on and Mersey based angler Chris came out the eventual winner with a hound of 9lb. Credit to Chris, who fought through some serious sea sickness to continue fishing and take the prize that day. As always big thanks to our sponsors at Pure Fishing UK Ltd for […]

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Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge – day two

Me and my big mouth in closing after day one looking forward to better weather for day two in our competition . 17-20mph north winds not the best, but workable with a decreasing forecast. The morning we were greeted with 22-30mph. After poking our nose around the breakwater, we came back in! Tea, coffee, chit chat and putting the world to rights, been a fun morning 😁 With easing winds after lunch we headed back out and set the crabs to do their thing.18hounds caught our total, all of them bar a couple between 6 an 8lb, real small sharks compared […]

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Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge – day one

What a day Monday was! Strong winds in the morning that gradually abated into the afternoon. Sadly the heavens then opened and a few hrs of torrential downpour tested everyone’s patience. The hounds never read the script either, really heavy going considering the good smoothie fishing we’ve enjoyed lately. Only 10 hounds boated today despite some courageous efforts, the majority around 6lb with the only double a 10lb 10oz specimen for St Helens angler Dennis, winning him a brilliant new rod and reel combo from PENN, thanks to our sponsors Pure Fishing UK Ltd. Looking forward to better weather and […]

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2019 Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge

The 2019 Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge has become a regular feature aboard My Way with anglers looking forward to catching plenty of big starry hounds with the chance of winning a great prize too … simply catch the biggest Smoothhound of the day and WIN a rod & reel combo. One combo available to WIN each day. My Way has become widely known as a boat that can be trusted for big smoothhounds, With the vast majority landed in the mid teen weight range with over 60 breaking the magical 20lb threshold in the last 8years. The smoothhound Challenge has for 7 […]

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Smoothhound Challenge day five

Fewer hounds today than last week for The 5th and final day of the 2018 Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge. 21 hounds landed in total, everyone catching and Kenneth coming out the overall winner with his best hound weight 13lb 13oz. Thanks to everyone that took part and helped make our 5 days afloat a fun time. Big thanks to Pure Fishing once again for some tremendous prizes for the 5 winners   More photos in our Challenge Gallery    

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Smoothhound Challenge day four

Day four of the Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge proved a lot harder than the previous three with only 16 hounds recorded. Keith still leading the way going into the evening session with his 15lb 11oz specimen Lovely evening to end Day 4 of our Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge. 12 hounds landed with Dave Crads taking top honours with his 17lb 4oz specimen More photos in our 2018 Challenge Gallery

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Smoothhound Challenge day three

It was battle of the ladies today aboard My Way 2 for day 3 of our Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge as Carine, Claire and Keith 😁 all recorded 15lb hounds. 30 boated altogether with Claire proving the eventual winner with her superb 15lb 7oz specimen. Claire also boated a few others on her first ever boat fishing trip More photos in our 2018 Challenge Gallery

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Smoothhound Challenge day two

After a slow start the hounds turned up today with us managing to boat 35. Marks 18lber the biggest of the day so far, but having won yesterday’s prize Mark is ineligible for today’s, thus Neil with his 14lb 4oz smoothie takes top spot leading into this evenings session.  Lovely evening session today with a further 15 hounds to the boat. A good few doubles, with in form Mark Dolben taking the largest once again at 16lb. Having already won yesterday, next in line and winner of Tuesdays Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge is Neil Avery, with his 14lber from the […]

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Smoothhound Challenge day one

46 smoothhounds landed on the first day sail of our Pure Fishing Smoothhound Challenge. Plenty of hounds around the 8lb mark and a few into double figures. Mark Dolben taking the lead with 15lb 4oz. Fingers crossed the remainder of the week  It was harder work in the evening with only 7 hounds landed but double the amount dropped.  Strong north winds not helping our cause. Handful of doubles landed 11 to 12lb  More photos in our 2018 Challenge Gallery  

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