Humberside / Linconshire / Yorkshire – 25/04/10

by David Proudfoot

Last Saturday King Pin Open organised by Humber SAC on the Cleethorpes promenade saw a good turn out with entries up on the previous match. The angler’s efforts were rewarded with plenty of fish about al; be it mostly small. The winner, George Smith weighed in 5lb 9oz of flounders; the best measuring 37cm. Runner-up Simon Drayton had a bag weighing 5¼lb. The next King Pin match is on the 15th May, details from the cafe.

Cleethorpes Angling Centre competition was fished last Thursday on the beach at Cleethorpes. Top rod was Brian Tuck with thirty-one fish measuring 638cm from a hectic, bait guzzling session. Simon Drayton again took second place with twenty-five fish for 545cm ahead of third placed Dave Over who had twenty-two measuring 503cm. Simon also had the biggest round fish, a bass of 30cm and Geoff Hill the longest flatfish with a 35cm founder.

The NFSA summer matches for June, July and August have been added to the calendar on this site.

On the Sunday it was afloat with the HCA and the Club’s winter league match was a case of what might have been when John Pyle lost a big fish at the net.

The fishing was hit and miss but some decent rays came aboard several of the boats. Top bag went to Nobby with 14lb 14oz, including the joint heaviest fish at 7lb 2½oz. Despite his lost fish John finished second with 14lb 6oz ahead of Paul Sekka in third who had the other heaviest fish. The league is very close going into the final leg with Mark Taylor and Tim Burgess both on 171 points.

After a bit of a lean spell, summer species have started to hit the local beaches, increasing catches for Skegness Pier Angling Club (S.P.A.C.) match and pleasure anglers. In the latest match held from Jackson’s Corner, Kettering’s Bob Foster ran out an easy winner, catching five decent flounders and a small coalfish weighing 3lb 6oz. His travelling companion, Dennis Stirling, was really pleased to frame in a match for only the second time ever, finishing runner-up with three fish for 1lb 15oz. The Kettering dynamic duo also shared the heaviest flatfish prize, each with a nice 1lb flounder. Kevin Bebbington from Mablethorpe came in third with two flounders weighing 1lb 3oz, with Wrangle’s Alan Steadman taking fourth place and the heaviest round fish award, with a 1lb 1oz bass.

Away from the match scene, top local anglers Richard and Daniel Leighton have been enjoying good sessions from both Drake Road and Winthorpe beaches. The brothers’ catches have included flounders, bass and lesser spotted dogfish, with the best specimen being a nice 3lb 9oz bass for Richard, which is currently leading the S.P.A.C. Fish of the Month competition for April.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday 25th April from 2:00 till 6:00 pm at Trunch Lane, with Club Members fishing for the Frank Parkin’s Shield. There is also an open section, which non-members are welcome to participate in. For further information contact S.P.A.C. Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or

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