Milo Tops The Field At Wolla Bank

Skegness Pier Angling Club Match 8 – the Frank Parkins Shield

by Paul Coulthurst

spac-logoA small field of ten anglers fished the match on Saturday at Wolla Bank in overcast conditions with a light south east breeze and minimal weed in the water. Dogfish dominated the match with whiting, dabs, a flounder, a turbot, and a thornback ray caught.

Mylo Disney

Mylo fished well from the start using fish baits and lugworm on his new T800 match rod to catch three early dogfish and a cracking 67cm thornback ray, by high tide he was in second place to Ian Nelson with 267cm. He had drawn a peg with a channel of wet sand between two banks and was catching fish casting into this feature.

Match winner Mylo with his 67cm ray

Match winner Mylo with his 67cm ray

Disaster almost struck at 8pm with a massive wind knot in his braid which caused loss of his only reel, but match organiser Russell was on hand to help him out with a loan of one of his spare reels. Mylo, who had nearly packed up, went on to catch another couple of dogfish to win the match with 324cm. His first match win with the club and a great achievement well done Mylo.

Adie Cooper

To begin with Adie was catching plenty of dogfish at long range but dropped short when others around him started catching closer in. He hooked six dogfish in a promising start, but saw three drop off in the waves leaving him trailing Ian Nelson further along the beach.

Second place Adie Cooper with a dogfish

Second place Adie Cooper with a dogfish

After high water, the northern pegs stopped catching and his area switched on. This meant Adie was able to add another dogfish and a whiting on his last cast to give him 293cm and second place.

Ian Nelson

Ian took over the early lead from Shaun with two dogfish and six whiting and held the lead for most of the match until HW then like Shaun he could not find another fish and remained stuck on 278cm till the end of the match to come in third place.

Ian with a dogfish which made up the majority of fish caught

Ian with a dogfish which made up the majority of fish caught and were needed to win anything today

Yet again Shaun Bullock had a flying start with dogfish and five whiting in the first hour, missing a couple of dogfish using large baits he had scaled down to a single pennel rig with a small fish bait however his bites stopped altogether at high water, whilst at the other end of the match the fish started to switch on in the last hour of match. Shan finished sixth with 258cm.

Jake Clowes took time to settle into the match fishing only his second in the club he had three dogfish at medium range on squid. With a long gap between bites he persevered and added a fourth dogfish right at the end to fish in fourth place with 233cm.

Jake Clowes in fourth place with four dogfish

Jake Clowes in fourth place with four dogfish

Daz Rose fishing his second match with the club and had a dogfish and a whiting great to see you again Daz and Mark Bradbury who fished well but missed out on catching any dogfish which would have pushed him up the results table to finish with 85cm of whiting and flatfish including the longest flatfish a flounder of 30cm. Two anglers blanked, Tony Holmes and Kim West, who were pegged together in the centre of the stretch and sadly didn’t have a fish each all match.

Daz Rose with a dogfish

Daz Rose with a dogfish

Many Thanks to Adie for pegging the stretch, to Russ Parsons for running the match and to Chas for the great photographs on the day. Also, thanks to Ian, Shaun, Kim and Tony who had travelled down from North Lincolnshire to fish with us and making the match possible.

Russ Parsons with a dogfish Russ finished in fifth place

Russ Parsons with a dogfish Russ finished in fifth place

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the next one which is on May 20th at Trunch lane. Hopefully with a bigger turnout and more fish as the summer species arrive in numbers.

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