|Posted by Ant wells on August 4, 2015 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
The 113th three day international Hastings Sea Angling Boat Festival sponsored by Hastings Angling Centre ltd was fished on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July. The friday was a beautiful summers day with bright warm sunshine and light winds, saturday started fine but rapidly deteriorated as the wind strenghed considerably with most boats returning by lunchtime. Sunday boat fishing was cancelled due to high winds and was fished on the beach for the day prizes.
Entry was up last year with 85 anglers in over 30 boats competing. The festival is based on points for the best five specimen fish weighed in by each angler each day, with each day being seperate match with prizes and the overall festival being rewarded with cash and trophies.
Despite the tricky conditions on the saturday some good fish were boated with some very fine plaice caught, the best a magnificent 5lb 2ozs plaice for Heidi Claridge, which proved the best specimen of the festival by a very narrow margin from an excellent thornback ray of 13lb by Mick Chapman on the friday and won her several trophies and £500. Other excellent plaice of 4lb+ were weighed in. With neither big conger eels (the best a decent 46lbs for Geb Locke), or smoothounds featuring much this year plaice dabs wrasse and rays were the main target species. Paul Murray won festival for the second year on the trot lifting the south of England trophy and £500 first prize with 366 points on the saturday with a fine mized bag of plaice (4lb 12oz), wrasse (4lbs 14ozs) and dogfish.
The junior prizes were all taken by Charlie Wells. Top lady was Heidi Claridge and top veteran Alan Smith. The team prizes went to Ralph and Colin Crosby, Dave Checksfield and Tim Relf. The club team prize went to Ralph and Colin Crosby, Bill Ellis and Paul Murray.
Sunday's beach match was emphatically won by Ralph Crosby with 9lb 14oz which included a fine bass of 6lbs 1ozs. Brother Colin was second with 6lb 7oz and Mark Hinxman third with 3lb 9ozs.
The Prize giving and excellent buffet was held at the East Hastings Club with Mayor Bruce Dowling presenting the prizes. The excellent prize table a tribute to the presenting skills of Barry Coleman. A hearty thanks from the organising committee and all the anglers goes to all the sponsors of the festival, Hastings Angling Centre ltd, Fusion Interiors, Paul's Tackle, Steve Erends, Coleman Construction and Utilities Ltd,
Allscaff Scaffolding Ltd, News approach Contractors Ltd, Woods Concrete Pumps Southern Ltd, Berfords Ltd, CB Electrical Ltd, Carey & Edwards Ltd, Mermaid Hotel Rye, Porters Wine bar, MDJ Services Ltd, DMK Precision Engineering UK Ltd, Jamison Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Paul Tiltman Refreshments and Shimano and Tronix for donating prizes. Thanks also to the host clubs East Hastings Sea Angling Association and Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association.
Main Trophy winners
South of England Trophy - Most points on one day - Paul Murray (366) Friendship Trophy - Best specimen in the Festival - Heidi Claidge 5lb 2ozs Plaice (114.93) ICSA Gold Cup - Most points in the festival - Paul Murray (662) Cinema Deluxe Cup - Greatest weight of fish on one day - Geb Locke 52lb 5oz - Dreadnought Cup - Most points from whiting on one day - John Thompson (126) - Lewis Abbott Cup - Most points from flatfish in one day - Dave Checksfield (323) - Amsterdam Trophy - Biggest conger in the festival - Geb Locke 46lb 8oz Southend Cup - Most points from congers in one day - Geb Locke (86) - Borough of Hastings Cup - Biggest fish in the festival - Geb Locke 46lbs 8 ozs - Hastilow Cup - Heaviest cod in the festival - Geb Locke 10lb 9ozs - Herne Bay Cup - Best specimen bullhuss - Richard Dickinson 5lb 6ozs - Palmer Cup - Most points from cod in one day - Geb Locke (163) - Richardson Trophy - Heaviest ray - Mick Chapman 13lb Thornback - Farnham Trophy - team of four - C Crosby Dave Checksfield, Tim Relf (1232) - Veteran's Trophy - Alan Smith (285) - Ladies Rose Bowl - Heidi Claridge (250) - Bon Ami Cup - Most junior points in one day - Charlie Wells (171) - Skinners Trophy - Best junior precentage on one day - Charlie Wells 66% - RNLI Trophy - most junior points in Festival - Charlie Wells (336) - TSB Sheild - Most points from flatfish - Pete Galloway (575) - Saffir Vissers trophy - Most different species - Steve Clarke (5) - Observer Boat Trophy - top local angler - Pete Galloway (575) - Coxswain Cup - most specimens - Paul Murray (2) 0 Whitbead Trophy - longest fish - Geb Locke (2.1m) - Coronation Cup - best team of four on one day - Bill Ellis, Paul Murray, Colin and Ralph Crosby (1252) - Nelson Cup - top score in Coronation Cup - Paul Murray (366) - Family Cup - Ralph and Colin Crosby (656) - Pollock Cup - Chris Payne 7lb 10oz - Frank James Cup - Bob Elliot (80) - Les Watson Kayak Cup - Michael Maher 67%
Sunday Beach Match
1st Ralph Crosby 9lb 14ozs
2nd Colin Crosby 6lb 7oz
3rd Mark Hinxman 3lb 9ozs
|Posted by lavy on July 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Hastings & St Leonards 111th International Sea Angling Boat Festival.
This year’s three day boat festival was fished last Friday Saturday and Sunday. After a stiffish breeze from the northeast on the Friday the weather for the rest of the weekend was exceptional with hot sun and cloudless skies and very light winds.
This match is determined on the five best specimens weighed in with points being given according to the percentage of the specimen weight.
Fishing was generally good with some fine specimens being weighed in, dabs and smoothounds were very good along with some good rays, wrasse and dogfish.
This year’s winner came on the Friday with Bill Ellis scoring an exceptional 452 points to win the South of England Trophy and the first prize of £500. Bill also took The ICSA Gold Cup for most Festival points (1071) and the Herne Bay Cup for the best dogfish, a smoothound of 15lb 3oz.
Lucy Cramp aged just 12 had the best specimen o the Festival a very fine dab of 1lb 2¾oz for 125 points for the Friendship Trophy and £500 best specimen prize.
Lucy’s mum Sunisa Cramp also had a very good match winning the Ladies Rosebowl with 236 points
Top Junior was George Dadswell who took all three junior trophies.
Rodney Shoesmith took the Veterans Trophy and was top scorer on the Saturday with a very good bag of dabs for 378 points.
Colin Crosby won on Sunday and took the Lewis Abbott Cup for most flatfish points with 5 excellent dabs for 403 points (usually enough for a clear festival win!).
Best Skate was a cracking thornback ray of 12lb 2oz caught by Gavin Bourne. Another notable ray was a rare Painted ray of 9lb caught by Pete Wiseman and taken alive to the Sea Life centre where hopefully it will go on display soon.
The Prizes were presented by East Hastings AA Hon Sec John Thompson in the absence of Vice Chairman Jack Reece QPM. Great thanks is given by everyone involved for the generous support of the main sponsors Alex and Ellie of White’s Seafood & Steak Bar in the Old Town, Charlie Ball of C&G Commercial Services Ltd, Hastings Windows, Hastings Hire Centre and Berforts Ltd. Many thanks also to tackle suppliers Akios, Sonik and Svendsen Sports for donating fine tackle prizes.
Main Trophy winners
South of England Trophy - Most points on one day –Bill Ellis (452)
Friendship Trophy – Best specimen in the Festival – Lucy Cramp Dab (125%)
ICSA Gold Cup – Most points in the Festival – Bill Ellis (1071)
Cinema Deluxe Cup – Greatest weight of fish on one day –Paul Murray 47.5lb
Lewis Abbott Cup- Most points from flatfish in one day – Colin Crosby (403)
Amsterdam Trophy – Biggest conger in the Festival – Mick Chapman 46lb 13oz.
Southend Cup – Most points from congers in one day – Mick Chapman
Borough of Hastings Cup – Biggest fish in the Festival- Mick Chapman
Hastilow Cup - Heaviest cod in the Festival –Colin Sivers 12lb
Herne Bay Cup - Best specimen dogfish –Bill Ellis Smoothound 15lb 3oz
Palmer Cup - Most points from cod in one day –Colin Sivers
Richardson Trophy heaviest ray – Gavin Bourne thornback ray 12lb 12oz
Farnham Trophy – team of four – Alan Kent, Paul Murray, Bill Ellis and Pete Wiseman
Veteran’s trophy – Rodney Shoesmith (378)
Ladies Rose bowl – Sunisa Cramp (236)
Bon Ami Cup - Most junior points in one day – George Dadswell (261)
Skinners Trophy – Best junior percentage on one day- George Dadswell (261)
RNLI trophy – Most Junior points in Festival – George Dadswell (474)
TSB Shield – Most points from flatfish – Rodney Shoesmith (869)
Saffir Vissers trophy – Most different species – Yogi Poland (5)
Observer Boat Trophy – top local angler- Bill Ellis (386)
Coxswain Cup – most specimens – Bill Ellis (2)
Whitbread trophy – longest fish –Mick Chapman 79 inches
Coronation Cup – best club team of four on one day – Steve Shoesmith, Steve Carley, Pete Wiseman, John Thompson (EHSAA)
Nelson Cup – top score in Coronation Cup – Steve Shoesmith (322)
Family Cup – Colin and Ralph Crosby (757)
Pollack Cup – Mick Chapman
Frank James Cup Best Veteran Flatfish – Pete Lucas 4lb 4oz Plaice
Club Boat Mick Gilchrist 11⅜oz Dab
Friday Prizes on Points
1st Pete Galloway 382
2nd Paul Murray 367
3rd Charlie Ball 300
4th Keith Sturmer 295
5th Colin Crosby 289
6th Paul Parsons 278
7th John Billings 266
Friday Prizes on Percentage
1st Pete Wiseman 100.4%
2nd Barry Coleman 89%
3rd Ralph Crosby 85%
4th Mick Gilchrist 73%
5th Kay Goodwin 72%
6th Colin Sivers 70.75%
7th Kevin Galloway 70.5%
Saturday Prizes on Points
1st Rodney Shoesmith 378
2nd Keith Sturmer 326
3rd Glen Shoesmith 323
4th Paul Murray 314
5th Colin Crosby 302
6th Bill Ellis 289
7th John Billings 288
Saturday Prizes on Percentage
1st Barry Coleman 106%
2nd Jamie Copeland 88%
3rd Mick Chapman 83%
4th B Smith 81%
5th Graham Ingermells 75.10%
6th Ted Eldridge 75.00%
7th Pete Wiseman 71%
Sunday Prizes on Points
1st Colin Crosby 403
2nd Paul Murray 366
3rd Ralph Crosby 354
4th Rex Palmer 350
5th Bill Ellis 350
6th Steve Shoesmith 326
7th Rodney Shoesmith 322
Sunday Prizes on Percentage
1st Pete Galloway 110%
2nd G Bisson 107%
3rd D Oliver 104%
4th Gavin Bourne 98%
5th P Lucas 95%
6th Dave Kite 85%
7th Simon Young 84%
|Posted by lavy on February 20, 2013 at 6:40 AM||comments (2)|
On Saturday 16th February the Hastings & St Leonards angling club fished another new competition.
Thornback specimen hunt. If no thornbacks were caught then prizes would be awarded for the best specimen as % of club specimens of the shark family.
Fishing in light winds and a flat sea 5 boats got afloat with most bags made up of LSD's and small plaice.
Results were as follows.
1st Dave Cramp with a Thornback of 6lb 1.4oz
He was the only person to catch any thornbacks so 2nd was G. Bisson with an LSD of 1lb 9.9oz.
3rd was P Galloway with an LSD of 1lb 6.2oz.
Only specimen caught was a Whiting of 2lb 4.3oz caught by B. Coleman.
|Posted by lavy on January 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
South Coast Beach Championships
This season’s South Coast Beach Championship sponsored by Coleman Construction and Utilities Ltd was fished last Sunday for the first time on a new later date than usual. The decision to move it later in the season was taken to avoid clashing with other large matches in November. This premier event attracted a high quality field of over 100 anglers, which included several top international anglers. Fishing in good albeit quite cold conditions, they caught very well with an abundance of fish coming to the scales. Most numerous were whiting and dabs with a few bass, flounders and rockling and a solitary lesser spotted dogfish. The expected good flounders didn’t read the script and didn’t put in much of a show which somewhat disappointed the anglers fishing zones D and E along Bexhill to Norman’s Bay where flounders usually can be relied on.
The match was close with many anglers getting over thirty fish. Best was Kim McKreevy with 15lb 13oz who picked up the £500 first prize from main sponsor Barry Coleman. Narrowly second was top veteran Dorset angler Ed Painter on 15lb 8oz with Ian Hopper third on 14lb 14oz. Best roundfish was the LSD 1lb 10oz for R Clark and best flatfish a flounder of 1lb 1oz for Colin Isaacs. Top junior was Martin Payne with 8lb 2oz and top lady Glynnis Jones with an impressive 32 fish for 9lb 8oz. Top pair was Ed Painter and Richard Cleal with 28lb 22oz.
The excellent prize table went down to 30th place, Jack Hayes who still weighed in 8lb 13oz such was the excellent catch. Barry Coleman of the main sponsors Coleman Construction & Utilities Ltd is to be heartily thanked for his continuing generous support of this event. Svendsen Sports are also gratefully thanked for donating prizes.
Winner Kim McKreevy 15lb 13oz
Second Ed Painter 15lb 8oz
Third Ian Hopper 14lb 14oz
Junior Martin Payne 8lb 2oz
Lady Glynnis Jones 9lb 8oz
Veteran Ed Painter 15lb 8oz
Best roundfish R Clark LSD 1lb 10oz
Best Flatfish Colin Isaacs Flounder 1lb 1oz
Pairs 1st Ed Painter & Richard Cleal 28lb 2oz
2nd Colin & Ralph Crosby 19lb 13oz
A 1st R Cleal 12lb 10oz, 2nd L Clark 11lb 10oz, 3rd M Webb 10lb 5oz
B 1st E Painter 15lb 8oz, I Hopper 14lb 14oz, 3rd A Kent 13lb 5oz
C 1st K McKreevy 15lb 13oz,C Crosby 14lb 9oz, 3rd P Metcalf 12lb 1oz
D 1st T Rooney 6lb 8oz, H Rathbone 5lb 7oz, S Hanks 5lb 3oz
E 1st K Henshaw 7lb 12oz, T Relf 6lb 5oz, K Sturmer 5lb 5oz
The full classified list for the top 40 anglers can be seen on the Hastings Angling Centre website www. hastingsangling.co.uk
|Posted by lavy on January 9, 2013 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
The first boat fishing of 2013 took place on Sunday 6th January with the New Carlsberg Cup (best 5 different species) up for grabs.
6 boats fished with a total of 16 anglers.
First Prize went to Keith Sturmer with 5 species: Cuckoo Wrasse 1lb 3.3oz specimen, Ballan Wrasse 3lb 5.1oz specimen, Whiting 1lb 12.6oz specimen, Plaice 14oz, & LSD 1lb 6oz. giving him a total of488.71%
Second Prize was Tim Bertelsen with 5 species: Ballan Wrasse 3lb 9.4oz specimen, T/back 5lb 10.5oz, Cod 7lb 12.6oz, LSD 1lb 13.9oz, & Whiting 10.7oz. Giving him a total of 423.26%
Third prize went to Barry Coleman with 5 species: Cod 7lb 4.3oz, Ballan Wrasse 3lb 3.6oz specimen, Dab 7oz, Whiting 1lb 2.5oz, & LSD 1lb 6oz. Giving him a total of 395.22%
Junior winner was Charlie Wells with 2 species: Whiting & Pouting.
Lady winner was Sue Wells with 5 species: LSD, Whiting, Pouting, Plaice & Dab giving her a total of 211.31%.
Other Specimens were Anthony Wells with a T/back 14lb 13.2oz & a Whiting 1lb 13.4oz.
Pete Galloway with a Cuckoo Wrasse 1lb 2.8oz.
|Posted by lavy on January 9, 2013 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
Hastings Angling Centre Open 29th December 2012
This years Hastings Angling Centre Open Beach Match was fished in very heavy conditions with huge seas and a southerly gale gusting to nearly 50mph. Fifty three hardy anglers struggled with the conditions but those who could get out and hold were rewarded with surprisingly good bags of fish. In these conditions only a few flatfish were recorded but good numbers of bass and whiting were had.
The clear winner was Darren Brooks fishing at Newchurch with 36 fish for 16lb 13oz who received the £300 first prize. The heaviest fish was a codling of 3lb 14oz for Rob Dunk. Tony Methven had the heaviest flat a flounder of 14oz. Both the winners of the heaviest fish won Akios CTM reels.
Winner Darren Brooks 36 fish 16lb 13oz
1st Mark Rodgers 14 fish 8lb 9oz
2nd Keith Sturmer 15 fish 7lb 5oz
1st Ian Hopper 14 fish 5lb 12oz
2nd Nick May 11 fish 5lb 0oz
1st Ralph Crosby 23 fish 11lb 15oz
2nd Lee Chapman 25 fish 11lb 0oz
1st Colin Crosby 20 fish 10lb 3oz
2nd Rob Dunk 12 fish 8lb 8oz
1st Colin and Ralph Crosby 22lb 2oz
2nd Lee Chapman and Mark Rodgers 19lb 9oz
Heaviest round fish Rob Dunk 3lb 14oz Cod
Heaviest flat fish Tony Methven 14oz Flounder
Junior Alex Martin 7oz
Veteran John Ryder 3lb 5oz
|Posted by lavy on October 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hastings & St Leonards Town Beach Festival
The Hastings & St Leonards Town Two Day Beach Festival was held last weekend in testing conditions of light north easterly winds with rain and dull overcast sky. With more wind on the Sunday the sea was a little more coloured in the afternoon and more fish were caught. A good entry of 53 anglers with four sections fished each day.
The winner came on Sunday from Newchurch section with Colin Carey recording 19 fish for 7lb 4oz well clear of runner up Mick Webb with 18 fish for 6lb 4oz.. Saturday’s top weight was Nick May with 10 fish for 4lb 4oz. Best fish was a bass caught on Saturday on peg one by Malcolm Payne and weighed 1lb 11oz. In contrast to recent matches the flatfish did not turn up or numbers or quality. Most notable was a sole of 1lb 5oz for Ralph Crosby. His niece Millie Crosby took both the Ladies and Junior prizes with a dogfish of 12oz.
This event was generously supported by the principal sponsor Sussex Plumbing Supplies Ltd along with C&G Commercial Services Ltd, Whites Seafood restaurant, tackle donors Akios and Sonik and Hastings Borough Council. Their continuing support is much appreciated.
Winner: Colin Carey, Silver Challenge Trophy and £500
Heaviest aggregate bag: Colin Carey, 9lb 0oz, Gardener Shield
Heaviest fish: Malcolm Payne Bass 1lb 11oz, Hastilow Cup, St Leonards Pier Cup and £200
Team: Colin Carey and Mick Webb, 13lb 8oz, Cornucopia Cup
Best Lady: Millie Crosby, 12oz, Stratford Challenge Cup
Most fish on one day: Colin Carey (19), Walter Ellison Trophy
Veteran: Gerald Seargeant, 4lb 15oz, Eversfield Cup
Junior: Millie Crosby, 12oz
Most species: Nick May (5) George Dawson Trophy
1st Nick May 4lb 4oz
2nd G Clark 3lb 12oz
3rd Rex Palmer 3lb 3oz
4th Tim Relf 3lb 1oz
5th Pete Galloway 3lb 0oz
6th Mark Rogers 2lb 8oz
Colin Carey moving up to overall winner
1st Mick Webb 6lb 4oz
2nd Keith Erridge 6lb 1oz
3rd Damian Evans 5lb 0oz
4th Gerald Seargeant 4lb 15oz
5th Colin Sivers 4lb 12oz
6th Ralph Crosby 4lb 8oz
|Posted by lavy on July 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (1)|
Hastings & St Leonards 110th International Sea Angling Boat Festival.
At long last after four postponements the boats were finally able to get out last Sunday to complete this years Festival sponsored by Sussex Plumbing Supplies. In the morning the wind was light and off the land the sea was calm with a gentle swell in the afternoon it though backed to the WSW and picked up making for an uncomfortable last few hours. The late low tide meant wind against tide for most of the match which complicated matters.
The postponements unfortunately meant that several competitors were unable to make the match. However there was a very decent turnout and plenty of fish were caught. This year smoothounds were lacking in number and quality with just a few modest fish weighed in. The wrasse however featured well making up the top bags. This match is determined on the five best specimens weighed in with points being given according to the percentage of the specimen weight.
This year’s winner also won it last year and Paul Murray’s excellent bag of wrasse for 386 points was enough for the rare double winning the South of England Trophy and the first prize of £500. Paul had 363 last year which would have only placed him fourth this year which was a good indication of better bags this year.
Rex Palmer had the best specimen again a wrasse of 4lb 7oz 10dr for 112 points narrowly beating Bill Ellis’ best wrasse by half an ounce for the Friendship Trophy and £500 best specimen prize.
Sunita Cramp also had a very good match landing the biggest fish, a conger eel of 39lb and having the heaviest bag (55lb) and securing the Ladies Rosebowl.
Top Junior was Charlie Wells who took all three junior trophies.
Steve Carey took the Veterans Trophy with 281 points.
The Prizes were presented by Vice Chairman Jack Reece QPM and great thanks for generous support go to the main sponsor Glenn Vinall of Sussex Plumbing Supplies, Hastings Borough Council, Hastings Hire Centre, White’s Seafood & Steak bar, Berforts Ltd and C&G Commercial services Ltd. Thanks also to tackle suppliers Akios, Sonik and Svendsen Sports for donating tackle prizes.
Main Trophy winners
South of England Trophy - Most points on one day – Paul Murray (386)
Friendship Trophy – Best specimen in the Festival – Rex Palmer Wrasse (112%)
ICSA Gold Cup – Most points in the Festival – Paul Murray (386)
Cinema Deluxe Cup – Greatest weight of fish on one day – Sunita Cramp 55lb
Lewis Abbott Cup- Most points from flatfish in one day – Ted Eldridge (247)
Amsterdam Trophy – Biggest conger in the Festival – Sunita Cramp 39lb
Southend Cup – Most points from congers in one day - Sunita Cramp (70)
Borough of Hastings Cup – Biggest fish in the Festival- Sunita Cramp 39lb
Hastilow Cup - Heaviest cod in the Festival –Dave Kite 9lb 11oz
Herne Bay Cup - Best specimen dogfish – Sue Wells Lesser Spotted Dogfish 2lb 1oz
Palmer Cup - Most points from cod in one day –Dave Kite 126
Richardson Trophy heaviest ray – Steve Carley 281 thornback ray
Farnham Trophy – team of four – Alan Kent, Paul Murray, Bill Ellis and Keith Sturmer
Veteran’s trophy – Steve Carley (281)
Ladies Rose bowl – Sunita Cramp (181)
Bon Ami Cup - Most junior points in one day – Charlie Wells
Skinners Trophy – Best junior percentage on one day- Charlie Wells
RNLI trophy – Most Junior points in Festival – Charlie Wells
TSB Shield – Most points from flatfish – Ted Eldridge (247)
Saffir Vissers trophy – Most different species – Sunita Cramp (4)
Observer Boat Trophy – top local angler- Paul Murray (386)
Coxswain Cup – most specimens – Rex Palmer
Whitbread trophy – longest fish – Sunita Cramp 78 inches
Coronation Cup – best team of four on one day – Bill Ellis, Paul Murray, Colin and Barry Coleman
Nelson Cup – top score in Coronation Cup – Paul Murray (386)
Family Cup – Steve & Glynn Shoesmith
Pollack Cup –Alan Smith 4lb 14oz
Frank James Cup – Steve Carley Dab 10oz
Day Prizes on Points
1st Bill Ellis 372
2nd Lee Milton 333
3rd John Morris 307
4th Steve Carley 281
5th K Galloway 278
6th Keith Sturmer 240
7th Tony Murton 226
Day Prizes on Percentage
1st Jamie Copeland 82%
2nd Barry Coleman 80%
3rd John Thompson 72%
4th Sunita Cramp 70.6%
5th Sue Wells 70.3%
6th Steve Shoesmith 57.6%
7th C Greenwood 57.3%
|Posted by lavy on November 28, 2011 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
Hastings & St Leonards AA Autumn Boat Match
The autumn boat competition was finally fished on Sunday after several postponements due to the weather. It was well supported on a fine day for late November with 10 boats containing 28 anglers taking part. This competition is for cod and whiting and is commodore fished with all boats being within a mile of a bouy put down by the commodore. This year it was inshore off the cliff coastguard station. This shallow area is often good for autumn cod – provided there water is coloured and a decent tide. Unfortunately the water was quite clear in the light wind and the short tide made for little movement until late on. A good variety of fish were caught, whitings, dabs, gurnard, plaice dogfish and smoothounds were all reported, everything except cod almost!
The two main trophies were the S O Glenister Cup for the heaviest cod or member of the cod family and was won by Mike Weston with a whiting of 1lb 7oz and the Friendship Trophy for the heaviest three whiting also won by Mike Weston with 3lb 11oz. Best Junior was Charlie Wells with 3 whiting for 2lb 4oz
|Posted by lavy on November 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
South Coast Beach Championship held Sunday 13th November
This year’s competition was well supported with some 95 anglers taking part. Conditions were difficult though with a stiff easterly breeze and very bright sunshine which when out of the wind was pleasantly warm. Despite a fair chop on the sea the easterly wind direction did not give the sea any great colour and with the bright sun the whiting were very shy, with the usual good bags at this time of year not occurring. Flounders and unusually red gurnard being the best fish with whitings and a few dabs making up the numbers.
Overall winner was Jamie Morgan fishing in section B at the Newchurch with a fine weight of 2lb 10oz beating Steve Durrant with 2lb 7oz, third was Ian Bowell on 2lb 1oz. The best flatfish was Steve Durrant’s flounder of 1lb 7oz and roundfish was Jamie Morgan’s Red Gurnard of 1lb 0oz. The juniors were well represented with Jed Johnson winning section D with 2 flounders for 1lb 9oz and the junior prize. Millie Crosby took the ladies prize, sponsored by Serenity Hair and beauty.
The main prize of £500 was presented to the winner by the Main Sponsor Barry Coleman of Coleman Construction and Utilities Ltd and whose continuing support was much appreciated.
Winner Jamie Morgan 2lb 10oz
2nd Steve Durrant 2lb 7oz
3rd Ian Bowell 2lb 1oz
Best Lady: Millie Crosby 8oz
Best Junior: Jed Johnson 1lb 9oz
Best Veteran: Kerry Saint 1lb 2oz
Team of Two: 1st Steve Durrant & Mark Pinder 3lb 0oz
2nd Damian Evans & Graham Clarke 2lb 11oz
Heaviest flatfish: Steve Durrant Flounder 1lb 7oz
Heaviest roundfish: Jamie Morgan Gurnard 1lb 0oz
A 1st Steve Durrant 2lb 7oz
2nd Jamie Jakeman 2lb 6oz
3rd Lee Milton 1lb 1oz
B 1st Jamie Morgan 2lb 10oz
2nd Colin Crosby 12oz
3rd Graham Clarke 11oz
C 1st Ian Bowell 2lb 1oz
2nd Andy Laws 9oz
3rd Dave Newland 7oz
D 1st Jed Johnson 1lb 9oz 2dr
2nd A Salmon 1lb 9oz 1dr
3rd Scott Hesling 1lb 2oz
E 1st Damian Evans 2lb 0oz
2nd Pete Owen 1lb 12oz
3rd Eddie Painter 1lb 9oz
Prizes were awarded down to 35th place. The next Open beach match is the Phoenix Challenge Shield on Sunday 11th December 0830-1330. The Hastings Angling Centre Open £300 first prize is on 27th December. Details from Hastings Angling Centre 01424 432178.