Humberside/Lincolnshire/Yorkshire report 27/03

by David Proudfoot

A reminder that from next week you will not be able to gain access to the Humber Bank Wall from the Middle Drain as work starts on various improvements including sea defences. These operations may last until September, please work with the contractors and do not cause any obstructions. The contractors are very keen that the angling should continue on the wall and after it is all done it should be a better venue to fish.

Adie Cooper was in top form last Sunday in the latest Humber SAC match. The match was a rover on the Humber Bank Wall. Adie managed to find the codling and finished up getting the heaviest at 3lb 1oz and then sharing second spot with Ron Wright both having a fish of 2lb 8oz. Then it was George Smith, even a broken leg can not stop George from fishing.

The Club’s next Match is this Saturday and it is the RNLI match this is not an Open but it is hoped that there will be a good turn out. The match is to be held on Cleethorpes Promenade and the times are 4.45pm to 8.45pm.

Reckitts SAC were in action on the Yorkshire and they had a bumper day with fish from all over the place. Brian Bowers had a day to remember with 6 cod and 20 whiting for a total weight of 15.62kg in the Super League. Kev Barr was second with 26 whiting and a flatfish for 11.23kg and Graham Sawyers took third place with 8.15kg 2 cod and 10 whiting.

In the Premier League it was James Foxton in first with 13 whiting and 1 pouting for 5.22kg , second Mike Brockman 4.61kg and then it was Tom Owens 3.83kg. Well done to all the members and it is nice when you see fantastic results like that.

Chas Tibble reports that lesser-spotted dogfish featured prominently in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (S.P.A.C) match held from Trunch Lane, Chapel, with the top placing decided by these infrequent visitors to our shoreline. Current match points leader, Kettering’s Dave Shorthouse, included a 68cm specimen LSD in his winning bag of 3lb 12oz, with top Grimsby angler Garry Hutson taking second place with a 65cm dog and 2 whiting for 3lb 8oz. Wrangle’s Alan Steadman couldn’t catch a dog, but his 4 whiting bag was just enough to take third place with a level 3lb. Dogfish cannot take the heaviest round fish prize, so Wrangle’s Paul Cridland was the lucky recipient, with a 2lb 1oz cod. As there were no flatfish caught, Dave Shorthouse took the award by default, with a nice 1lb 3oz whiting.

The next S.P.A.C match will be held on Saturday 11 April from 5pm till 9pm at Chapel Six Marsh, with anglers competing for the Dodsworth Cup.

On to the boats and a message from Beach Safety please will anglers lock the gate after they have gone through as other unauthorised boat users and jet skis are coming through the unlocked gate. If you do not do this when it is time for the key to be changed you might not be allowed to have one. So be responsible.

This Sunday, if the wind dies down, it is League Match 6 and this is the closest the league has been in the six years the competition has been held. Mark Briggs is still favourite after already dropping a match. The man to look out for is John Pyle is has fished very well this year and has a habit of finding out the bigger fish, he has dropped two matches and is still in close contact with those above him.

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