JAMES ATKINSON secured the top two places in Appledore Shipbuilders' monthly rover.
He landed a fine specimen ballan wrasse of 5lb 7oz and a bass of 6lb 8oz.
Martin Short was third with a wrasse scaling 4lb 10oz.
Cameron Atkinson won Shipbuilders' latest boat competition with a smoothound of 8lb 2oz. Andrew Atkinson was runner-up with a hound of 7lb 10oz.
Martin Short won Bideford Angling Club's monthly rover with a wrasse scaling 4lb 9¾oz.
The runner-up was Andy Clements with a grey mullet of 3lb 8½oz, in third was Mike Grayson with a smoothound of 8lb 5oz and fourth Steve Found with a grey mullet of 3lb5oz.
Kevin Legge won Combe Martin Sea Angling Club's July fish of the month competition with a smoothound scaling 12lb 9oz.
Graham Snow was second with a thin-lipped grey mullet of 4lb 1oz.
Jon Patten won the Ammosponsored fish of the month prize with a fine starry smoothound of 16lb.
Legge is in with a good chance of winning the August competition after weighing in a specimen starry smoothound of 14lb 13oz.
Combe Martin member Callum Gove caught a specimen grey mullet of 4lb 8oz on a visit to a local shore mark. These hard-fighting fish are present throughout the area at both open sea and estuary marks.
Smoothound and bass are providing good sport for anglers fishing both rock marks and beaches.
Dan Miles Redmore landed a fine bass of 7lb 14oz while plugging at a local mark.
Thin-lipped grey mullet are prolific throughout the estuary, with small baited spinners effective.
Kieren Evans, 18, from Wales, enjoyed a holiday to remember at Angler's Paradise where he landed three new personal bests. The biggest was a catfish of 52lb from the day-ticket catfish lake. A 26lb mirror carp and a 5lb 2oz golden tench completed the hat-trick. His father, Mark Garret, caught a catfish of 40lb.
Chris Lambert, from Exeter, has joined the Angler's Paradise 5Cs syndicate and was delighted to land a huge catfish of 62lb from the main lake.
Furzebray Carp Lakes have been fishing well with numerous 20s landed. One of the best was a mirror carp known as Orange Spot to the rod of Luke Davies at 26lb 12oz.
Tony Burslem won Triple Hook Club's John Vaughan Coarse Cup at Riverton with 42lb 12oz of carp, beating Kevin Toleman with 29lb.
Bratton Water has been providing some exciting and challenging fly-fishing with its occupants clearly visible in the crystal clear water.
The top fish in recent weeks was a superb brown of 7lb 4oz. Several blue trout have also been landed to 3lb 12oz.
Owner Mike Williams has bolstered stock density in recent weeks with browns and rainbows in equal measure.
Heavy rain brought hope to salmon and sea trout anglers as both the Taw and Torridge rose significantly.
The flush of water was brief, however, and the flashy spate subsided all too soon. By the time the waters had cleared, low summer levels returned.
I fished the middle Torridge at the weekend, buoyed with hope from the brief influx of fresh water.
The river was running low with a tinge of colour and after a few casts I hooked an acrobatic fish of 2-3lb.
Leaping several feet into the air the fish fought hard, giving tantalising glimpses of its bronzed flanks.
Whether it was a sea trout or a big brown trout I will never know as the hook hold gave after close to a minute.
At least two salmon were landed from the Torridge following the spate – a 4lb grilse to the rod of Ken McGeorge, who was fishing a mid-river beat, and a 5lb salmon to the rod of Mr Shaw fishing the lower river.
Len Francis fished the Brightly Weir Marsh beats of the Taw and landed a fine fresh run salmon of 9lb.
Chris Steer also fished the beats to catch a salmon of 10lb.
Sea trout have been surprisingly scarce on the Taw.
Saturday and Sunday: Rod 'n' Reelers 24-hour rover.
Saturday and Sunday: North Devon League, fishing 6-7.30pm.
Sunday: Wistlandpound Fly-Fishing Club Berry Shield, Tavistock Trout Fishery, fishing 10am-5pm.