Brian, Dave and Jim are Killingholme top trio
The John Atkinson Trios event was fished last Saturday. Killingholme was the venue and anglers had to contend with strong winds and heavy rain. The local trio of Brian Tuck, Dave Over and Jim Blake won on a day when fish proved hard to find. George Smith was top man with longest fish length tally of the match. Jim Blake and Tony Burman had flounder of 34cm to tie the longest single fish.
Simon Drayton won Humber SAC match on Sunday on the Humber Bank wall, with George Smith and Adie Cooper second and third respectively.
The local fishing has been patchy and hopes are for improvement in the days ahead. Calm conditions will hopefully bring more hounds in for a final fling of the year. There were a few caught stragglers last weekend however, but rough seas have discouraged the fish. If late smoothhounds are on your radar, then I understand that the local tackle shops will have fresh crab in by the weekend.
On the subject of bait, cultivated worms are not always of great quality and arguably they do not keep as well as wild dug worms. Local tackle dealer, George Smith has been able to get hold of some first class dug worm. Bait from George must be ordered in advance. Telephone: 01472 693771.
A few tope are being caught from the boats. Tony Hogg had a middleweight of 38lbs on board Pete Spendlow’s boat. Mackerel are still proving patchy, but there are enough around for bait if you persist.
Finally the monthly meeting at the Humber Cruising Association social club takes place on Wednesday evening at 19:30. Stuart McPherson from the NFSA will be in attendance. The meeting is open to all interested shore anglers.