The penultimate Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match of the year was a biggest fish rover fished anywhere between Mablethorpe and Gibraltar Point, with anglers weighing in their single heaviest fish only. Unfortunately, once again, the cod did not show, with smaller species deciding all the top placings; but the highlight of the match was a magnificent 2lb 6oz 2dram specimen whiting, which easily won the event for its captor, Skegness local Wayne Sumner. Caught from the deep-water beach in front of Ingoldmells Point, the whiting is a new SPAC record, beating by 3oz the previous record holding fish, caught from Skegness Pier back in 1972. Wrangle’s Paul Cridland caught plenty of decent sized whiting and dabs at Trunch Lane, taking second place with his best fish that tipped the scales at 1lb 4oz 2drams. Close behind in third place was another Skegness angler, Dan Leighton, who weighed in a 1lb 3oz 6dram whiting, caught just along from the winner at Ingoldmells Point. The prize presentation took place at the Lakeside Leisure complex, Trunch Lane, which again hosted SPAC as the match HQ, thanks to owner John Cook.
The final SPAC fixture of 2011 is a Xmas Fayre match, which will be held on Sunday 23rd December from 12 until 4pm at Jacksons Corner, with Club Members fishing for the Carlsberg Trophy. There is also an open section, which non-members are welcome to participate. For further information please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or firstname.lastname@example.org