Last weekends SAMF final held at Skegness produced plenty of fish for the competitors. On the first day Bob Gascoigne was on fire he had a brilliant session with forty-five fish for 22lb 7oz. Bob was well ahead of second placed Joe Arch who had twenty-nine fish for 15lb 7¾oz. Third placed Ben Richards weighed in 38 fish for 18lb 1oz. Neville Charlesworth finished 2nd in his zone on the first day George Smith was sixth in his zone.
On the second day Bob Gascoigne could not find the fish and slipped down the leaderboard. Paul McIntyre was in zone A and he had thirty-three fish for 18lb 10oz to take top spot on the day. Second was George Smith who was in zone B and had twenty-three fish for 10lb 2oz. Third placed Ian Brooks finished up the overall winner of the two day event. Neville Charlesworth finished up second overall and George third. There were also good results for Gary Hutson who took seventh place and Simon Drayton in eighth.
No codling were landed over the two days and the bags were mainly made up of whiting and dabs.
Saturday 14th sees the RNLI Open at Skegness, and by all accounts if the wind behaves itself it should be a good event with plenty of fish. Please come along and support this match, it is well backed by Julian Shambrook and the Anyfish Anywhere team.
Humber SAC were in action on the sea wall at Suggits Lane and it was Hull Based angler Chris Mack who took the honours with 6lb 4½oz. He was well in front of Cleethorpes angler Jack Barlow weighed in 2lb 6oz with Adie Cooper third with 2lb 1oz.The junior winner was Liam Aisthorpe This Sunday’s match is again being fished at Suggits Lane from 2.45 to 6.45pm.
Last weekend the boats were out for the HCA big fish open. With a decent entry and good reports of cod during the week a decent days fishing was on the cards. One thing the anglers did not expect was the dreadful weather in the afternoon, the rain and the storms were unbelievable.
Those at the Bull Fort area had cod and thornbacks with several fish reaching double figures before the compulsory gutting.
Back at the weigh in there was a tie for first place between John Pyle and Glen Jubb both with cod of 8lb 8oz. Then it was Matty Booth with a ray of 8lb 7oz and tied in fourth were Mark Briggs and Tony Burman with cod of 8lb 6oz. The club’s next match is on the 22nd and this is the next round of the winter league.
Just a quick reminder it is the Daiwa Open on the 29th November with a first prize of £3000 fishing is from 10am to 4pm, tickets are available from most local tackle shops, go along and support the biggest match in the UK.