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As expected, it was dogfish which made up the vast majority of catches here although not in the numbers which can often be associated with this venue.
Several other species did show, namely smoothound, bull huss, mackerel, whiting and a gurnard. With the match format being based on each angler's two longest fish added together it was a certainty that the winners would have catches made up of members of the Elasmobranchii family.
Cards checked, the point was proven with Steve Crowder taking top spot with a huss of 1m to go with his 61cm dogfish. Steve Bonner, who caught steadily all evening, was second while 3rd went to Nigel Conlon.
There were cash prizes for the top five with Clubman Points being awarded accordingly to the top ten.
Thank you to all who took part. Click the Points Table tab for running totals and current leaders for this year.
To see points from all matches visit www.wirral.fishing/points
It was the higher number pegs which produced the better fishing on this night, with anglers on the lower numbers averaging only one fish each.
Further, there were some blanks along the duration of the match. The vast majority of fish caught were small tope. In fact, if it had not been for the aforementioned catches, it would of been a dismal showing. A few other species were caught but were deficient in numbers.
Once again, the match format was the single longest fish plus there would be a pool for the best flat fish.
Ultimately, there were 3 anglers in contention for top spot each having a fish of 40cm. With count back applied, the result was 1st Steve Crowder, 2nd Jim Morris, both having tope while John Wood came 3rd with a bass.
There were cash prizes for the top 3 with Paul Bonner and Mike Flanagan sharing the flat fish pool, both having fish of 26cm.
Clubman Points were awarded accordingly to the top 10. Full match result in table below. Check out the Points Table for running totals. To see points awarded in all matches visit www.wirral.fishing/points Click on the relevant year.
Thank you to all who took part.
This match was split into two zones with the results being based on the continental scoring system. With the format set at single longest fish and every possibility that smooth hounds would be caught, zone 2 was always going to be the favourite to produce the winner.
The final result bore this theory out with several hounds being landed; although the majority didn't show until very near the end of the match.
Dogfish, bass and tope also helped to determine the final placings with the rest of the catches being made up of the usual Mersey stalwarts; flounders, dabs and whiting.
The overall winner was Steve Moffat with a smoothie of 102cm. Ten points (Zone 2) Second place was taken by Lewis Taylor nine points (Zone 1) who counted a bass of 40cm amongst his catch. Third place and eight points went to England Youth Squad member Daniel Parker (Zone 2) with a hound of 97cm. Bill Lindfield and Steve Crowder were 4th and 5th respectively.
There were cash prizes (to be paid at next match) for the top five. Thank you to all who took part.
Sea fishing reaches its low at this time of year and the result from our match served only to confirm this.
The format was determined as each angler's longest two fish. However, there was an absence of fish on some pegs whist the majority of anglers only recorded one or two fish on their cards.
Andy Sothern had the best fish of the night, a 47cm cod but wasn't able to find another to add to his tally.
Gary Tully was the eventual winner having two fish; a cod and a plaice but amassing 61 cm from them.
Bill Lindfield took 2nd with 54cm whist Ian Griffiths and Steve Moffat competed the top four and the cash prize structure.
Clubman Points were awarded accordingly, see Points Table for updated placings.
Thank you to all who took part.
This promenade venue was the setting for our first fixture of the year and while the fishing wasn't exactly perfect with several anglers failing to catch, it was another enthralling, well attended match.
Being based on the single longest fish with a pool for the best flat, it would prove to be a prudent manoeuvre to target a dogfish. Gary Tully set the standard early on catching one of 52cm while, at the opposite end of the venue, Ian Griffiths was the angler to beat with a flat fish.
For a while it looked as if these two anglers could be on target for a win but as high water approached whiting and codling came on the feed increasing catch rates. Then in the last hour another four anglers landed a dogfish each. Paperwork completed, John Wood came out the winner with a dog of 56cm. Mike Flanagan was 2nd and Jim Morris 3rd, 54 and 53cm respectively.
There were cash prizes for the top three and for Ian who had the longest flat, 24cm dab. The first Clubman Points of 2020 were awarded accordingly to the top 10, click the Points Table The newly installed RNLI trophy was presented to match winner John. There was a donation to the RNLI in memory of the two members we lost last year.
Thank you to all who took part.