Humberside / Linconshire / Yorkshire 07-11-09

by David Proudfoot

Humber SAC were back in action last weekend and those that braved the initial weather were rewarded as the whiting came out to play. George Smith carried on his form from the Chapel Open and landed over 20 whiting for 10lb 11¾oz.  Second place in a close match went to Garry Hutson with 10lb 8oz and third was Dave Shorthouse 10lb 1oz. The top junior was Liam Ainsthorpe. Lug tipped with fish baits proved the most productive bait.

This weekend it is the Master’s final at Skegness; the forecast looks good and with calm seas, top anglers in attendance, plenty of fish this should make for an excellent weekend.

Friskney’s Mark Holmes was top man in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (S.P.A.C) match held from Sandilands. Mark caught consistently throughout the match, ending up with ten whiting and three dabs weighing 8lb 5oz. He also took the heaviest round fish prize with a fine 1lb 5oz whiting and shared the heaviest flatfish award with Wrangle’s Paul Cridland, both catching 7oz dabs. Croxton’s Dave Burr was winning the match going into the last half hour, but in the end had to settle for second place, with ten whiting for 7lb 9oz. Skegness local Dave Bradley filled the frame in third spot, with a similar ten fish catch weighing in at 6lb 12oz.

Next S.P.A.C match will be held on Sunday 15 Nov from 2:30 till 6:30 pm at Mastin’s Corner, with Club members fishing for the Beachcomber Cup. There is also an open section, which non-S.P.A.C members are welcome to participate in. For further information contact S.P.A.C Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or

Match 2 of the Reckitt’s Winter League saw horrendous weather conditions greet 40 anglers on Sunday morning, with the sea unfishable and the river not much better, nearly all ended up in the river or went home, A big well done to Daisy Broughton on winning her first match, she is currently at the top of the leader board, keep it up Daisy.

Super league

1st. Chris Mack (6 flounders) 1.86kg
2nd. John Atkinson (5 flounders) 1.40kg
3rd. Graham Tranmer 1.39 kg  (2 flounder 2 eels)

Premier league

1st. Daisy Broughton (3 flounders) 0.84kg
2nd. Chris Stofhard (1 flounder) 0.30kg
3rd. John Barr (1 flounder) 0.27kg

I understand after the weekend the Humber Bank Wall looked like a bomb had hit it, the amount of litter there was terrible, mostly empty bait wrappers and squid boxes.  Warnings have been issued in the past that anglers will lose the right to fish this stretch of wall if littering continues so please ensure that you take all of your rubbish home with you to ensure that this excellent venue remains accessible.

On to the boats and this weekend sees a big fish competition being organised by the HCA. It’s an open event with a leisurely 11am start and finishing at 6pm. Usual contacts for more info.

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