Grimsby Anglers Dominate Skegness Club Match

by Chas Tibble

skagness pier angling club logoGrimsby anglers once again dominated the podium places in the second Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match of 2019, held last Saturday 19th January from 2:30 till 6:30pm at Chapel Point. Weather conditions were reasonable on the day and following on from the great match attendances of recent times, there was another good turnout of 15 anglers.

Garry Hutson has been in brilliant form recently and was unstoppable on this occasion, catching 13 dabs and 11 whiting for a total length of 639cm. Over two metres behind Garry in second place came “hound magnet” Adie Cooper, with a 15 fish mixed bag for 413cm. Adie also caught the longest flatfish of the match, a specimen dab that hit the measure at 31cm.

Tom Marshall followed up his runaway win in the last SPAC match, by taking third place in this one, catching 7 dabs and 8 whiting for 364cm. After recent successes, young Dylan Morgan struggled a bit, but still managed to catch a couple of 38cm whiting, either of which was easy winner of the longest round fish prize.

Match winner Garry Hutson (library photo)

Match winner Garry Hutson (library photo)

The fishing was quite patchy along the match stretch, with only Garry Hutson catching more than 20 fish, whilst others struggled to avoid a blank. In total there were 123 fish caught, consisting of 69 dabs and 54 whiting, the vast majority of which were returned to the sea alive after being measured.

Full results

  1. Garry Hutson – 639cm – 13 dabs, 11 whiting
  2. Adie Cooper – 413cm – 6 dabs, 9 whiting
  3. Tom Marshall – 364cm – 7 dabs, 8 whiting
  4. Kevin Warner – 327cm – 10 dabs, 4 whiting
  5. Tony Burman – 288cm – 5 dabs, 6 whiting
  6. Paul Denholm – 248cm – 5 dabs, 5 whiting
  7. Dylan Morgan – 199cm – 3 dabs, 4 whiting
  8. Jason Broughton – 136cm – 6 dabs
  9. Gary Collins – 113cm – 4 whiting
  10. Karl Nangle – 108cm – 2 dabs, 2 whiting
  11. Steve Brightwell – 101cm – 4 dabs
  12. P Francis – 98cm – 4 dabs
  13. Alan Brightwell – 55cm – 1 dab, 1 whiting
  14. Dave Burr – 49cm – 2 dabs
  15. Mark Lawson – 23cm – 1 dab
  • Longest Round – Dylan Morgan – 38cm whiting
  • Longest Flat – Adie Cooper – 31cm dab
Longest round fish winner Dylan Morgan (library photo)

Longest round fish winner Dylan Morgan (library photo)

The next SPAC match will be held this coming Sunday 3rd February from 3 till 7pm back at Trunch Lane again, with Club members fishing for the Healey Cup, but the match is open to all to fish. Matches up till March will then be held as follows:

  • Sunday 17th February – 2:30 till 6:30pm – Chapel Six
  • Sunday 3rd March – 2:30 till 6:30pm Trunch Lane (AGM Match)

Don’t forget the SPAC AGM and Trophy Presentation on Saturday 2nd March, which will be held at the New Park Club, with the AGM match being held the next day. There will be a free buffet at the AGM, along with the usual prize laden raffle.

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