Last Saturday there was a good turn out of local and anglers from around the country to fish the Les Intress Memorial match. The tuned out showed just how much Les is sadly missed by the angling scene.
The match was organised by Humber SAC and fished on the Humber Bank Wall. The weather was not kind, the rain never stopped all night it was certainly a good test for the waterproofs. The match was pegged along Courtaulds Straight up to the shallows. As the match started there was little water at the shallow end and the gloopy mud claimed the gear of a few anglers including well known local angler Dave Shorthouse.
Fish were scarce but the winner, Garry Hutson, weighed in three fish for 6lb 10oz which included the biggest cod of the night a 5lb 13oz fish. Runner-up was PSF correspondant Tony Burman with eight fish for 4lb 10oz followed by Adie Cooper in third and fourth placed Dave Shorthouse. There was a three way tie for the biggest flatfish between Wayne Sumner, Karl Nangle and Tony.
The club’s Christmas match is this Sunday, fishing at the Wood. Meet at the waste land at 12.15pm. The fishing times are 13.30 to 5.30pm. The presentation of prizes will be held at the Haven after the match.
The Cleethorpes Angling Centre’s mid-week matches drew to a close last week. This year it was very close run thing with the title going down to the wire. Simon Drayton was two points adrift and had to have a good result on the night to catch John Atkinson. John was in top form for the match and he landed eighteen fish for 346 cm which gave him top spot both on the night and in the league. Second in the match was Richard Leek with seventeen fish measuring 342 cm followed by Geoff hill with 197cms for third place.
The best three anglers for the year were John Atkinson, Simon Drayton and Dave Burr.
Reckitt’s SAC were in action last Saturday , there were no cod caught , conditions were perfect . The match weights were made up of flatfish and whiting., mostly from the northern beaches. Super League winner was Chris Wray a with 6.06kg bag comprising fourteen whiting and four flats. Second placed Chris Mack weighed in 6.03kg and John Levesley in third had 5.69kg. In the Premier League it was Rob Neale with 3.93kg who lead the field, in second Pete Fenby had 2.61kg and third place went to Brian Mackenzie .
This Saturday it is the Yorkshire Angling Trust’s AGM to decide whether the division is to carry on. The venue is the Tiger Inn at Beverly and the time is 14.00hrs if you want to keep the division or if you do not go and voice your opinion on Saturday.
Last Sunday’s boat match was called off last weekend and has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday. This is the match against Boston, it is a lower tide and makes for marks available for all the anglers.