Chesil Beach Flatfish Open 2014

by David Proudfoot

109 anglers took part in this annual event held on Chesil on Sunday 13 April.

The entrants enjoyed glorious weather with many anglers going home with an suntan which made up for the lack of flat fish. Fishing was hard due to the water colour and an influx of spider crabs.

Congratulations go to Adam Cullingford whose three plaice measured in at 99cm and earned him £500 in cash.

two nice plaice


1st Adam Cullingford 3 plaice 99cm

2nd Saul Page 3 plaice 93cm

3rd Kevin Charnock 2 flounder 61cm

4th Sean Anderson 1 plaice 1 dab 58cm

=5th Darren Wilson 1 plaice 36cm

=5th Justin Roulland 1 plaice 36cm

7th Mike Tapsell 1 plaice 33cm

=8th Martyn Reid 1 plaice 29cm

=8th Gareth White 1 flounder 29cm

=10th Tony Methven 1 plaice 28cm

=10th Mark Hiscott 1 dab 28cm

12th Joe Drew 1 dab 23cm

13th Gavin Sloper 1 dab 21cm

The above selected prizes from the £2000+ prize table sponsored by Weymouth Angling Centre . Also thanks to Julian Shambrook for donating a prize .

The longest fish prize of £250 was a three way tie with the following anglers catching plaice of 36cm Justin Roulland, Darren Wilson & Sean Anderson

The Pairs winners sharing £150 were Saul Page & Mark Rogers with 93cm

Weymouth Angling Centre would like to thanks all who supported the event and they look forward to their next big beach event which is the Chesil Beach Cod Open on Sunday 9th November.

Further details are on under local fishing.

Thanks to Dave Lane for the photographs.

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