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Meet at Guinea Gap Baths by 10:15 am, fishing 11:30 am till 3:30 pm. Format to be total length based on each anglers single longest flat and round added together or, a single fish, if that one fish exceeds the total combined length of a flat and round added together.
Pegged match for members and invited guests only. Please adhere to club policy which can be found on the "About Us" page regarding promenade venues. Please ensure all match cards are handed in to the organisers at the conclusion even if you leave early or do not record any fish.
Meet in the car park for noon, fishing 1:30 - 5:30 pm. Again, a flat and round match but; on this occasion a flat and round fish added together takes priority over a single fish even if the length of that one fish exceeds any flat and round combination. Only if the top ten places cannot be deemed with a flat and round will it go to single fish.
This match is for members only. There will be a "Mystery Pairs" pool incorporated in to the prize structure. Please return all match cards.
This is the provisional date and time for our Xmas match which is for members only. Meet by 9:15 am, fish 10:30 am - 2:45 pm. Further details to be published soon.
Expectations of good fishing and a close fought match evaporated on arrival with anglers greeted by an onshore northerly breeze; bringing with it copious amounts of weed and high waves, making it a horrendous ordeal for the anglers to keep a line in the water long enough for a fish to find the bait.
On this occasion format was set at each anglers two longest fish added together. However, only four anglers stuck it out to the end, mostly due to the fact they found a fish on their first cast. Jim Morris was rewarded with dogfish on his first and last cast to take the win having a combined length of 103cm. Even with so few fish landed there is always a result to be deemed and the remaining results were thus;
1st Jim Morris 2 x dogfish, 103cm - £60; 2nd Guest - Alex Campbell dogfish and whiting, 86cm - £45; 3rd Nigel Conlon strap conger, 46cm - £35; 4th Andy Sothern 24cm - £25; 5th Steve Bonner 21cm - £15. Clubman Points were awarded accordingly to members. Click the Points Table for the updated league positions.
18 anglers - £180. Away match 100 per cent payout. Please note despite request to hand in all cards only 11 were returned or notified us they were safely off the beach.
Thank you to all who took part. Details of our next match coming soon.
Tope ranked highly amongst the dominant species at this venue and certainly helped structure the outcome of this match which was based on single longest fish, plus a flat fish pool. With the aforementioned format and despite good numbers of tope, it was inevitable any smooth hounds landed would form the basis of winners and this was borne out by the result.
Dale Glass kicked off proceedings catching within minutes of the start. Fish were caught steadily throughout with varying degrees of success, it being mainly the seaward pegs producing best. Completed match cards comprised of tope, flounder, plaice, whiting, smooth hound and eel.
With results counted Ian Griffiths came out top having a smooth hound of 85cm. Guest angler Peter Spike was 2nd, with Mickey Duff taking 3rd. Top two anglers in the flat fish pool were Paul Bonner and Dale Glass having fish of 37cm and 35cm respectively.
Clubman Points were awarded to the top ten (club members). There was payout to 4th place on the longest fish, and for the top two in the flat fish pool. See the Points Table tab for updated league placings.
Thank you to all who took part.
Format for this match was the longest length with the added twist of species to bolster results. It was therefore inevitable that anyone who caught a hound and had other species to go with it was going to figure in the top positions.
Overall, however, the fishing was patchy. While some anglers managed to land smoothhounds they couldn't find anything to go with it and there were several anglers who failed to catch.
At the conclusion, Phil Simpson accumulated 161cm from his hound, eel and flounder giving him first place. This scenario continued with Steve Bonner and Mark Alanson both having a hound and another species giving them 2nd and 3rd respectively.
John Wood had four species - the most recorded, but not being able to find anything substantial to add to them couldn't capitalise on this.
Check out the Points Table for updated standings. Thank you to all took part.
Fish were caught from the off and continued in relatively good numbers throughout the duration with only a couple of pegs failing to produce. As expected, the species list comprised of bass, eel and flounder. On this occasion, the format was set at each angler's two best flat fish. A separate pool for the longest round fish offered anglers another opportunity at a prize. Again, as in the majority of our matches, places are not guaranteed until the conclusion and so, with the cards checked, results were determined.
Jim Morris took first place and 10 points for his flat fish combination of 78cm. John Rodgers was second with 72cm, with John Wood third having accumulated 69cm.
Despite some good size bass being recorded, it was a forgone conclusion that they would be trumped by an eel and this proved the case with Steve Crowder taking first pool place with an eel of 68cm. Steve Bonner and John Wood came joint second with fish of 61cm.
Check out the Points Table for updated standings. Thank you to all who took part.