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: 9
Mark Harding:
Terry Roberts: 1
Jack Palmer:
Andrew Pilgrim: 11
Brian Holland: 2
Alan Stevens: 14
Stuart Gardiner: 12

  • Joe Chappell -Wells Catfish
    A wells catfish Caught from Rochford Reservoir Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Joe Chappell – Dace
    A small dace caught on a bunch of maggots from a small local river. Caught on the last cast too! Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • Alan Stevens – Silver Eel
    Sliver eel caught on a single lug worm, size 4 bottom hook of a three boom paternoster rig. Dropped straight down on pier, ebb tide. Follow our Social Media Our Facebook Page Our Facebook Group Our YouTube Our Twitter  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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