The Daiwa Open held on Sunday 29th November saw the successful completion of this ever popular competition for the 26th year. Despite the horrendous forecast 625 anglers entered for the event. competing. Forecast for the day was initially horrendous with an east / north east gale on the cards we thought numbers would be well down on previous years.
The weather duly hit in the morning with gales, torrential rain, hail and thunder and lightning pounding the unfortunate anglers. One angler reported a lightning hit on his rod during the thunder storm. Things did settle down a bit in the afternoon and a flurry of fish appeared late on in the match to give a decent weigh-in with cod, bass and whiting making up the prize list.
Top fish of the day came from the River at Ringborough just as the weather improved, a cod of 3.485kg taken by E. Spicer.
Thanks from Paul Jefferson, Nick Marshall and Rob Neale to all the people and organisations for helping us make this happen again , to name a few John Stevenson of Northfield Caravan Site, members of Commercial SAC who stewarded the event on the day, Daiwa Sports, Hull Angling Centre, Top Sport of Withernsea, Georges Tackle of Grimsby, A+D Tackle and Tri-Star Angling.
Daiwa Open 2009 Results
1st – E. Spicer – 3.485kg Cod – £2500
2nd – A.Fowler – 2.485kg Cod – £1200
3rd – J. Mercer – 2.145kg Cod – £800
4th – N Robinson – 1.965kg Cod – £500
5th – A Thompson – 1.955kg Cod – £300
6th – R Leighton – 1.930kg Cod – £200
1st – A Elliot – £50 and Daiwa Rod
2nd – D Cannon – Daiwa FS Reel
Jordan Wray – Daiwa Rod
Callum Richardson 0.715kg – £50
R Leighton 0.375kg Flounder – £50
On the Saturday before the main event the Daiwa Junior event was fished with twenty-eight Juniors in attendance for this free pegged match. Despite cold and wet conditions which also saw a heavy swell all of the under 16s last the duration and found some fish.
Although catches were down on previous years the kids found sport with whiting, flounders, dabs, coalfish and a couple of bass. All of the entrants enjoyed the day and each received tackle prizes regardless of catch.
This Saturday sees the Les Intress Memorial Match.This match is an open and every one is welcome. It is £15 to fish and the fishing times are 17.30 to 21.30hrs. Meet at the Tioxide Pavilion gate. Hopefully there will be some decent fish about and also a good turnout.
This Sunday is the grudge match between Boston Pirates and the HCA boat angling section but the weather may put paid to this keenly contested event. The match is cod only and the Pirates will be looking for revenge for last year’s defeat.