Last Sunday’s HCA boat match was a real cliff hanger with the majority of boats struggling to find fish. The conditions did not help with the wind and tide making anchoring difficult. The boats made off in all directions, the 5 A was a popular mark for a lot of the boats.
A late rush of fish from around the 5A saw Olly Call run out winner with a bag of 20lb 3oz. Runner-up Mark Taylor heeded advice on rigs from Steve Souter to weigh in 15¾lb ahead of third placed Barry Demberton with 11lb 3½oz. Things are now really hotting up in the league with Mark Taylor on top spot with 144 points, closely followed by Wayne Baxter on 141 and Tim Burgess is snapping at their heels with 137. The previously cancelled match is now rescheduled for the 18th April, so it is going to be a very interesting match.
The latest Cleethorpes Angling Centre match was fished on the Cleethorpes Promenade and it proved a productive match. Top rod was Dave Burr with twenty-three fish for 446cms followed in second by Simon Drayton with 426cm. Third placed John Atkinson had 404cm including the biggest round fish of the night, a 28cm bass. The shop’s next match is on Thursday 15th April fishing 6.15 to 9.15hrs.
Humber SAC were at Killingholme on the Sunday and they struggled for water at first but this did not hold back Steve McGregor who had seventeen fish for 5lb 9½oz to win the match. Second place went to Nigel Crabtree with nine fish for 3lb and third placed Jack Barlow weighed 2lb 13oz. There were eighty-on landed by eight anglers which shows promise for this area.
The club’s next match is this Sunday at Humberston Creek. The following Saturday it is the second of the King Pin Opens and this time it will be on the Promenade from the pier top Brighton Street Slipway. This area is in great form and the organisers would like a good turn out to help boost sponsorship.