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: 7
Thomas Baird:
Joe Chappell: 7
Mark Harding:
Terry Roberts:
Jack Palmer:
Andrew Pilgrim: 7
Brian Holland: 2
Alan Stevens: 6
Stuart Gardiner: 7

  • 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 – 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 […]
  • Joe Chappell – Rudd
    One of two rudd caught today from a small local river. Tactics and bait were float fished maggots. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Perch
    A tiny perch caught from a local tidal river on maggots. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Common Carp
    A small carp caught from a local tidal river not long before packing up. Tactics and bait were float fished maggots in the margins. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Roach
    Caught from a local tidal river. Tactics and bait were float fished maggots. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Chub
    A small chub caught in a local tidal river. Tactics and bait were float fished maggot. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Bream
    A nice bream caught in the snow from a local tidal river. Tactics and bait were float fished sweetcorn. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Bailey Payne – Chub
    Small Chub on Cheese paste from River Crouch, Essex. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Andrew Pilgrim-Chub
    Small Chub caught on Cheese Paste from a small Essex river. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Flounder
    Species – Flounder Location – Lower Blackwater Estuary Method – pulley rig with sprat and blow lug wrap Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Bass
    Species – Bass Venue – Lower Blackwater Estuary Method – Pulley rig sprat and blow ug wrap Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens -Dab
    Species – Dab Venue – Essex coastal bay Method – lug on 1 up 1 down rig size 1/0 hook Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – whiting
    Species – Whiting Venue – Essex coastal bay Method – lug tipped with squid on flapper, size 1/0 hook Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter