Garmin British Cod Championships casts off for the first time!

Garmin were delighted to be involved with the Cod Championships which went from Lymington Town Yacht Club for 2 days this November. The aim of the game is to catch the heaviest cod possible with prizes also for the largest amount caught as well as a huge prize from Garmin for the winning skipper! BCC.Doig

All in all 183 anglers took part onboard 23 charterboats with an impressive 105 Cod weighed in.

This year the champions were…

Garmin British Cod Champion:

Dave Doig – 6 Cod, 68lb 2oz, Challenger 2, Skippered by Mike Cottingham.

Heaviest Cod Day 1 – Bert Waller, 25lb 11oz, Wight Rebel, Skippered by Eric Elliot

Heaviest Cod Day 2 – Ron Hazelden, 25lb 1oz, Wight Sapphire, Skippered by Bob Gawn

Winning Skipper 

Mike Cottingham – Challenger 2, 10 Cod, 117lbs 6oz

2nd Overall – Dean Tompkins, 4 Cod, 42lb 7oz – Becky May, Skippered by Kev Sampson

3rd Overall – John Bellamy, 4 Cod, 40lb 14oz – Private Venture, Skippered by Arthur Savage

Well done to everyone involved. If you venture out on Challenger 2 next year for a spot of fishing you will be guided by the exceptional 4008 and GSD 24.