PRESIDENT  Mr Bob Bumstead

Hastings and St. Leonards Angling Association

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Posted by lavy on November 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM

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.


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