PENN Smoothhound Challenge day four

It was the 4th day of our Smoothhound Challenge week last Friday. Sponsored by PENN Fishing the aim to catch the heaviest hound to win a new PENN Wrath rod and reel combo. The stamp of fish has been generally quite low this year, with an average size of 8lb. However we’ve had some good mid and high teens through the week to keep the excitement and anticipation going. Friday returned over 30 hounds with the eventual winner Anglesey Angler Mark Cain with a hound of 14lb.

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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 […]

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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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