Species Hunt

The Essex Anglers team are taking on a challenge for 2021 to see which Essex Angler Is the best Angler. We will be taking part in a Species Hunt! The Angler to catch the most Species in a full calender year will win! Fresh and Saltwater fish will be included in the tally and we will keep a live up to date score on the website as well as post updates to our Facebook page and group so be sure to follow them for updates! 


The Rules:

– A species will only count if it is caught within Essex! To highlight the Species we can catch here! 

– Each Species must have the catch competition card next to the Fish in the photo and come with a small catch report.

– The Fish must be caught with a Rod and Line (Or Pole and Line of course!)

 – The competition will last for a year, so it gives all Species a chance to be caught. 

There wil also be acknowledgements to the Angler who catches the biggest of each Species. 

The Scores:

Bailey Payne: 13
Thomas Baird:
Joe Chappell: 7
Mark Harding:
Terry Roberts:
Jack Palmer:
Andrew Pilgrim: 10
Brian Holland: 2
Alan Stevens: 11
Stuart Gardiner: 11

  • Joe Chappell – Rainbow Trout
    A rainbow trout caught from Chigborough Fishery. Full blog here. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Brown Trout – Stuart Gardiner
    Float fished sweetcorn, Thornwood springs Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Terry Roberts – Roach
    Small roach caught on Maggot Tactics at Puddledock Farm Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Smoothound
    Smoothound caught on board Sea Leopard on squid and lugworm wrap. Flowing trace. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Gurnard
    Gurnard, fresh blowlug, up and over rig nightime flood tide, coastal bay. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Sole
    Sole, caught on frozen ragworm, size 4 hook single up and over rig. Coastal bay night flood tide. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • EEL – Species Hunt
    A single Eel whilst having a good days Perch fishing on worm. Caught next to a reed bed on a local club water. An excellent days Perch fishing on a local club water was interrupted by this single Eel. Caught on worm next to a reed bed. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Silver Eel
    An eel caught on worms from a local park lake. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Rainbow Trout
    Rainbow Trout from Hanningfield Res on a spinner. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Ide
    Ide from Hockley Angling Club Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Common Carp
    Redbridge Lakes, 16lbs – 2oz Method feeder with 10mm bread boilie Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Gudgeon
    Redbridge Lakes, pole fished double maggot Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardinder – Goldfish
    Redridge Lakes – Pole fished double maggot Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim- Tench
    from aa Local Club water on double worm Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim Common Carp
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  • Alan Stevens -Smelt
    Smelt – on charter boat close to shore – lug on flowing trace Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Perch
    Perch from Hockley Angling Club Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Mirror Carp
    Mirror Carp from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Gudgeon
    Gonk from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Roach
    Roach from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – 3 bearded rockling
    3-bearded rockling caught in coastal bay on micro bait/squid Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Pouting
    Pouting caught in coastal bay on blow lug loaded clip down rig Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Dogfish
    Dogfish caught on a pier using whole squid and herring wrap Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens Thornback Ray
    Thornback caught on a Pier using squid baited pulley rig Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Perch
    Redbridge Lakes, chopped worm on 5 metre pole by dead Lilly pads Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim – Brown Trout
    Lovely little fish from a small Essex river. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Barbel
    Barbel caught from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Tench
    Tench caught from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Skimmer/Bream
    Skimmer from Hockley Angling Club. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Crucian
    Crucian caught from Hockley Angling Club on the Pole. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim – Rainbow Trout
    One of three Rainbow Trout caught on a cold blustery day at Chigborough Fisheries near Maldon Essex. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim – Crucian Carp
    Float fished double red maggot at CPS water. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Fantail Brown Goldfish
    Fantail Goldfish hybrid caught from a small pond in Basildon on bread and tip. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Common Carp
    Small carp caught from a local pond in Basildon. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim – Skimmer Bream
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  • Andrew Pilgrim – Roach
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  • Andrew Pilgrim -Perch
    A little Perch from a local Gravel pit. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Roach
    Roach ( small but perfectly formed ) Redbridge Lakes, waggler and maggot bait Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Gibel Carp
    Gibel Carp, Redbridge Lakes, double maggot on 6 metre pole, fished off rushes. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Ide
    Ide, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole double maggot fished off the rushes. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Bream
    Bream, Redbridge Lakes, double pinkie on waggler fished half way across the lake. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Rudd
    Rudd, Redbridge Lakes double pinkie fished on waggler halfway across lake. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner – Fantail Carp
    Fantail Carp, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole double maggot close to rushes .Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Stuart Gardiner-Tench
    Tench, Redbridge Lakes, 6 metre pole fishing double maggot close to rushes.Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our Twitter Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Brian Holland – Roach
    Species Roach – Location – River Roach. Caught on a Gunki Tipsy Dark Green with red flecks lure on a texas rig. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Brian Holland – Bream
    Species – Bream – Location- Caught at a club lake. Caught on a 15mm boilie on a hair rig Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim – Gudgeon
    A tricky capture. Read the full story here. https://essexanglers.co.uk/british-record-missed-by-ounces/ Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Blonde Ray
    Species – Blonde Ray Location – Lower Blackwater Estuary Method – low water clip down rig, sprat and lug wrap Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Plaice
    Species – plaice Location – Lower Blackwater estuary Method – three hook clip down rig low water, lug bait Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Mirror Carp
    Heres two of 4 mirror carp I caught from North Benfleet Hall fishery on Friday 19th February. I used Baylys Baits God’s Gift and Secret Sauce boilies to tempt them. Rigs used were the German rig with a size 8 curve shank and a simple hair rig with a size 8 curve shank. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter