The Blue Anchor Cod Classic is back for 2018

After a number of successful years, the Blue Anchor Cod Classic Competition, is back in 2018. It will be held in Blue Anchor, Somerset and will challenge all who participate to bring home the biggest catch of the day. All competitors must fish from kayaks, and the lucky winner will receive a fishing spec Fatyak Kaafu. All proceeds will be split between the prize fund and the RNLI.

Blue Anchor Cod Classic 2018 Rules

No Angler shall go afloat without being in possession of and using appropriate personal safety equipment which will include a suitable PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE.

    1. YOU GO AFLOAT AND TAKE PART ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    2. No more than two rods fishing at any one time.
    3. No more than four hooks fishing at any one time (includes pennel rigs)
    4. Only one cod per entrant will be eligible to be weighed at the scales with a minimum length of 14 inches.
    5. The winner will be determined by the heaviest cod caught then second heaviest and so on.
    6. Entry will be by payment of £20 (cash only) on the day.
    7. It is anticipated that the entrance fees will be split 50/50 between the prize table and the RNLI.

Blue Anchor Cod Classic 2018

Rosa, the winner from 2017

What am I likely catch?

From the organiser: “First a foremost there are plenty of cod to be caught. You will though encounter plenty of Ray, mostly thornbacks to double figures. Plenty of good sized and double figure conger to fish baits. Some reasonable size whiting and various other resident fish. The secret at this venue though is to winkle out a cod which love all the baits that the others like too.
Believe me, this is anyone’s for the taking. You don’t need to be a technical angler like in the species comps….. just get a decent bait down on the sea bed and hope for the best. Oh , did I forget the dogfish? You may get one or three thousand of those too”

Start Times

At 10am there is a compulsory safety briefing before the launch at 11am. Please check the Cod Classic Facebook page nearer the time however in case of any changes.

What anchor to use?

Again, from the organiser: “It’s a matter of personal choice but in my opinion the most appropriate in terms of anchoring your kayak in the high tidal flow that you’ll experience is a 1KG Bruce or Plough style anchor. I attach a metre or so of 6mm chain and it works fine for me. Some say don’t bother with the chain and just let out more anchor warp. If you’re intent on using a grapnel anchor you may experience it pulling out. They’re a bit hit and miss especially on the ebb when the flow really gets going”

Location

TA24 6LD. Head for the western or Minehead end of the beach.

Sponsors include:

Fatyak Kayaks – providing a Kaafu fishing kayak for the winner.

Reelfun Fishing will also be sponsoring the event, providing other prizes.

blue anchor cod classic 2018
For up to date information, check out the Blue Anchor Cod Classic 2018 Facebook Page.

The Fatyak Team

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