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Fishing: This guy can rays his game.

STEVE DAVEY is the striker to sign for the pub's quiz team if fishy questions are flooring your mates.

What is the biggest load of bull huss ever cornered from a Solent beach?

Ask Steve, 40, from Shanklin. He set a Wight-on club record at Chale Beach three years ago with an 11lb 11oz 12dms bull.

If the quizmaster picks on rays, with their confusing family names, put Steve on the spot again. His colourful 12lb 13oz 12dms painted ray is one of the biggest seen near a UK beach - and his latest 5lb 14oz 4dms spotted ray will be tough to beat.

But the painted beauty, worth 85 percentage points against the UK best caught nine years ago in South Wales, is the ray Steve really wanted - it wins him a Shakespeare Ugly Stik 12ft beachcasting rod.

Talking of rays, print firm boss Mark Buckner, 39, is on the mark in the Nab Tower area off Southsea. He lured a 30lb 15oz blonde with a mackerel strip and cracked a 28lb record set in 1989 in the city's Fountain Lake AC. He wins an Ugly Stik boat rod.

BEN HUCKER, 11, caught a 2lb 5oz sole from the pier show in his home town at Clevedon, Somerset. That's 3oz over the pier record and wins 600 metres of Aerial Specimen sea fishing line in separate contests for under-16s who do well but miss a major prize.

Tell us about your best JUNE fish in a newsy letter to the Sunday People and Shakespeare Angling Competition, PO Box 822, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 5YJ. Include full name, age and job in personal details.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jun 4, 2000
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