Humberside / Lincolnshire / Yorkshire Report 20/09/09

by David Proudfoot

There was a good turnout for the Humber SAC open match staged in conjunction with the clipper race last Sunday. The match was fished at Suggits Lane and the conditions were not ideal with a north easterly wind and a very low tide, which meant no tidal run at all.  Many of the anglers struggled for fish and they found themselves trying all sorts of methods to winkle out a counting fish.

Geoff Hill has an habit of doing well on open matches especially when the fishing is hard and this time was no exception as he landed two flounders for 2lb 2oz and first place. Second spot went to Karl Roffee with 1lb 15oz and third was Jim Greer still showing the youngsters how it should be done.

Liam Ainsthorpe took the junior award once again, showing many of the senior anglers that there were fish out there to be caught. The Club’s next match is this Saturday fishing at the Shallows from 5.15pm to 9.15pm.

Humber Cruising Association matches get underway on the 4th October with a thornback event fishing from 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs. There are a good number of rays still in the river which bodes well for the competition.

Reckitts SAC had there final summer match at Hessle and to say the fishing was hard was an understatement! Only a handful of flounders were landed in the flat calm conditions.

Chris Wray finished first with eight fish for 170cm ahead of Jamie Foxton with six measuring 154. Jeff Volley took third place with seven fish for 147cm. The result was enough for Jeff to finish top of the summer league for the second successive year.

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