Humberside / Linconshire / Yorkshire 24-10-09

by David Proudfoot

Last Sunday it was the start of the HCA winter series and almost one hundred anglers took part in this club event. The first leg went to Wayne Baxter with 57lb of fish, mostly whiting. The next match is a big fish match and by that time there should be more cod about and it is on the 8th November. .

On the same day the shore anglers turned out for the Millennium Open on the Humber Bank Wall. Top spot went to Adie Cooper weighing in 7lb 9oz ahead of Garry Hutson in second with 4lb 12oz and third was F. Church with 4lb 2oz. The top junior was Liam Aishtorpe keeping up his one hundred percent record with a bag of 2lb 8oz. Derek miles had the biggest flatfish of 32cm and there was a tie for the biggest round between Wayne Rowntree and Adie Cooper. The club’s next match is this Saturday the 24th 6pm to 10pm fishing at the woods.

Reckits SAC were in action for the start of their winter league and Grimsby vetern Jeff Volley ran out winner of the super league landing thirteen flats for 3.74 kg. Another all flats bag of thirteen fish weighing 2.59 kg saw Steve Green in second just ahead of John Windle who landed a mixed bag of 2.39 kg. In the premier section Pete Fenby found whiting to take first place with 2.76 kg. Daisy Broughton weighed in 1.49 kg of flatfish for second and a single cod of 1.29 saw Paul McColin take third.

Wrangle’s Paul Cridland left it late in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (S.P.A.C) match held from North Shore Road. His last two casts resulted in two flatfish, which added to a small dab caught early in the match, gave him first place with a total weight of 1lb 6oz. Paul also took the heaviest flatfish prize with a 10oz flounder. Close behind in second place was Croxton’s Dave Burr with a 1lb 3oz bass, which also took the heaviest round fish award. Wrangle’s Alan Steadman continued his recent run of good form to fill the frame in third, with a dab and a whiting weighing a level 1lb. Unfortunately the rough sea conditions kept the whiting offshore, but catches should start to improve now as shoals of these voracious little feeders start to hit the local beaches.

Next S.P.AC match will be held on Saturday 31 Oct from 3:00 till 7:00 pm at Sandilands, with Club members fishing for the Sheffield Cup. There is also an open section, which non-S.P.A.C members are welcome to participate in. For further information contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or

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