Last Weekends big open competition at Bridlington was hit by rough seas and stormy weather. On the Saturday most anglers had difficultly holding the bottom with strong current ripping even the heaviest grip leads out of the sea bed. The match on the Sunday had already been reduced to 4hours due to safety reasons. On the first day only thirty fish were weighed in and on the Sunday twenty fish and only twelve cod were weighed in. The biggest cod went 6lb and then it went down to just over 2lb for the next best fish.
It was a shame that the weather detracted from the vent as this competition is well run and promoted by the local council and attracts anglers from all over the UK and Europe.
Seniors – S Lawson from Beverley 3.895 Kgs
Ladies – Jean Balls from Fakenham 0.370 Kgs
Seniors – J Hawksley from Withernsea 2.920 Kgs
Ladies – Jean Balls from Fakenham 0.385 Kgs
Junior – M Dawkins from Lymington 0.335 Kgs
Seniors – J Hawksley
Ladies – Jean Balls
Junior – M Dawkins
The Humber Cruising Association will be hoping for vastly improved weather when they fish their big open boat competition on the 21st March, entries must be in by 15h March .
On the local shore scene Humber SAC were in action last Sunday on the promenade at Cleethorpes and had a productive match. Top place went to Richard Leek who had twelve fish for 4lb 10 oz followed in second by Steve McGregor who is in fine form at the moment and likes the scratching matches. In third place Dan Jackson weighed in 3lb 7oz, including the biggest flounder of the day, a nice fish of 38cm.Top junior was Liam with seven fish for 2lb 10oz.
The Club’s next match is this Sunday, fishing at the Woods 8.15 to 12.15hrs. Please meet at the waste land from 7am.
Clee Angling Centre had their mid week bash on the promenade and again it was well attended. Top man Steve McGregor who had nine fish for 228cms, this included the biggest flat fish of the night, a 35 cm flounder. Next in was Paul May who measured twelve fish for 215cms and third placed Dave Over’s catch included the biggest round fish, a 29cm bass. Fourth spot went to Brian Tuck with ten fish for 190cm.
King Pin have kindly sponsored three matches on the Promenade so hopefully the Prom keeps producing good bags of fish. The first one is on the 28th March, the second on 17th April and the final outing on the 15th May. It is fantastic to get a local sponsor and it is hoped that anglers will eventually have a really big match on this side of the river. Full details can be obtained from George’s tackle shop on 01472 693771 or Tony Burman on 01472 239209
The final match is the day before the Trios match so it’s a chance to get a practice session in; if you’re interested in the Trio matches please contact Clee Angling Centre on 01472 6020002 and ask for John.