Rite Gear Monday Match III

by David Proudfoot

The Rite Gear Monday Night League at Weybourne saw 18 anglers assemble in the car park where it was decided to take a vote to see if the event should take place given the rough sea conditions. After weighing up the pro’s and con’s a vote was held and 15 anglers, including three new members, decided to give it a go until at least 9pm, after which if it proved impossible to hold bottom, as many feared, they would call it a night.

From the first whistle, it became apparent that holding bottom was not an issue and the possibility of codling now beckoned. Other anglers descended on the beach and were possibly a little upset that they would have a long walk past the match stretch, but their arrival showed that the Rite Gear crew were not alone in thinking that the sea state now looked perfect. Although eight of the hardy entrants failed to record a sizeable fish, Dean Gibson managed a first time podium spot with a cracking flounder of 31cm, which together with one more fish gave him third place with 1lb 2/3oz. Second place went to new member David Lake with a four fish bag weighing 1lb 7 2/3oz behind first placed Henry Randell with five fish totalling 2lb 4 2/3oz. Fourth spot went to Jake Cooper with three fish weighing one pound exactly, very consistent and despite failing to break into the top three Jake leads the league overall.

Top lady angler of the evening was Kimberley Lawn who managed to winkle out two fish for 8oz , this should take her top of the lady’s list with only a few matches left but it is still anyone’s title with Ally Barnes also in contention.

As always anyone interested in fishing the league please contact Dene in the shop.

1st Henry Randell (30pts)

2nd David Lake (29pts)

3rd Dean Gibson (28pts)

4th Jake Cooper (27pts)

5th Richard Armstrong (26pts)

6th Kimberley Lawn (25pts)

7th Mandy Blomfield (24pts)

all others who fished receive 5pts

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