Humberside/Lincolnshire/Yorkshire report 20/03/09

by David Proudfoot

Steve Robinson won the Humber SAC match with a single flounder of 7 1/2 ounces, while Adie Cooper took second, again with a flounder. The club’s next match is a rover on Sunday 22nd March and leave Tioxide at 13.00hrs scales will be down at 18.00hrs.

The following week on Saturday 28th it’s the RNLI Rover meet at the  Cleethorpes RNLI station at 3.15 fishing times are 4.45 to 8.45hrs again new members are welcome.

Grimsby SAC were also in action on the Humber Bank wall last Saturday where only six anglers fished. Chris Mack was top man in with 6 flounders for 2lb 7oz, followed by Simon Drayton with 3 flounders for 1lb 6oz. The club’s next match is on 28th March: this is a rover, fishing from 17.00hrs to 21.00hrs. Meet at the Kent Arms.

Boats: On the Sunday it was league match 5 in the HCA winter league. The league is the closest we have ever had and it is still wide open and virtually anyone could win it. Sunday was glorious day and the prospects were good as there had been a lot fish about the days leading up to the match. The boats as usual were scattered all over the place. It was a frustrating day with few fish landed. Chris Banks fished at the Bull most of the day, before moving to the Cleeness buoy. He worked work hard to land a few cod and be top boat off the beach. Tim Burgess was joined by Peter Spendelow who used his vast knowledge and experience to locate the fish and they both had excellent days, but also they also suffered the frustration of lost fish.

Top man on the day Olly Call 39lb 6oz closely followed by Tim Burgess on 38lb 12.3oz and then it was Pete Spendelow 37lb 8oz. Fourth was Tony Hogg 33lb 13.5oz. The biggest fish of 8lb 4oz was a cod caught by John Pyle, while second was Wally from the Dangler with his 7lb 8oz cod.

It is currently very interesting in the league. Richard Stanley who has not missed any matches and is on 96 points. Second with one missed match is Mark Briggs on 94 points . Then it is Richard Johnson and I on 80 points and coming up they quickly is John Pyle on 78 points. The next match is a week on Sunday and with crab activity and the fishing moving about it could be an interesting match.

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