Local match organiser John Atkinson has made the bold step to change the venue for the teams of three competitions. It was originally planned for Killingholme but just lately conditions have been poor at this venue. So to make sure that the match goes off with out any problems John has moved it to Courtaulds Straight. The match is on the 21st June with pay in at the gate from 14.00hrs and the fishing times are 15.15 hrs to 19.15 hrs. It is £60 per team with 100% payout. This match is catch and release but there is also a size limit of 18cm
Last weekend it was the Humber SAC match and they fished at Killingholme and I understand that there was not enough water there at the start and then it receeded very quickly. Winner of the match was Simon Drayton he had 3lb 12 1/2oz, next was Mick Kinnaird 3lb 11oz and third Adie Cooper 3lb 2oz. The club’s next match is this Sunday 09.00hrs to 13.00hrs. at Barton.
This Saturday there is an open match at Sutton Bridge. This year there is not any bait bans and this may make it very interesting. I know before it was worm only matches the size of the eels caught on crab bait was amazing. The match is on from 14.00hrs to 19.00hrs and it is £10 to enter and the proceeds of the raffle are going to Air Ambulance. Any problems please ring Adrian on 07789002524. I understand that there is a lot of interest from anglers in this area and they are going to make the trip on Saturday.
Cleethorpes Angling Centre had their mid week bash, as usual it was well attended. For a change they fished the Big Wheel end. There were more bass caught and also a few eels. This is an encouraging sign as the eels have been very thin on the ground over the last few years. Winner of the match was Dave Over with 17 fish for 357 cms, second was John Atkinson 349cms and third Steve McGregor. Steve topped an excellent night with the biggest bass at 35cm and the biggest flounder, a fish of 34cm. The next match is on the 25th June fishing 6.45 to 10.30 and it is back on the promenade stretch.
On the coast I understand that the seas have been too rough for the smooth hounds but good numbers of bass have been caught at all distances. With the winds going southerly it is hoped that the hounds will return.
In the boats if you can get out the River has been in good form for this time of year with all types of different species being caught including cod, rays, bass and smooth hounds.