Anglers struggled to catch in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match, held at Moggs Eye. Corby’s Paul Marshall showed his adaptability, by fishing most of the match very close in with lugworm baits, catching two flounders, two small bass, a tiny weever and a nice silver eel, measuring 185cm in total. As well as winning the Dodsworth Cup, he also won the longest flatfish prize with a 33cm (1lb) flounder and the longest round fish prize with his 56cm (12oz) silver eel, which is now front runner for the annually awarded Silver Eel Trophy.
A long way behind in second place came Kettering’s Bob Foster, with a small “schoolie” bass measuring 30cm. Wrangle’s Alan Steadman struggled for a bite throughout the match, but a last cast 16cm weever saved a blank and put him into third place.
There is a move away from local beaches for the next SPAC match, which will be held on Saturday 10th June from 5:30 till 9:30pm along the Courtaulds Straight of the River Humber, meeting at the Novartis Barrier at 4:30pm.
This is an Open match, with all welcome, but please contact the match organiser in advance, if you intend to fish. For further information please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or firstname.lastname@example.org