Skegness Pier Angling Club – Pairs

by Chas Tibble

There was a three way tie in the Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) Lincolnshire Pairs match held from Wolla Bank, Chapel. The top three pairs all finished up with six zone points and the final placings had to be decided on weight count-back. Retaining the title they won last year, Kettering’s Dave and Josh Shorthouse came out on top with a mixed bag of fish weighing in at 4lb 9oz. The father and son duo are hard to beat in this type of event, with long caster Dave reaching the fish that others can’t and junior Josh being expert at “scratching” out small fish at close range. Previous winners Dave Parker and Wayne Sumner came up short on this occasion, with the Skegness locals taking second place with a combined weight of 3lb 11oz. Croxton’s Dave Burr teamed up with Corby’s Paul Marshall to finish third, with 2lb 13oz. Dave Read made his journey up from Norfolk worthwhile, by winning the heaviest round fish prize outright with a 2lb 8oz bass and sharing the heaviest flatfish award with Dave Shorthouse, both with 15oz flounders.

The next SPAC match is a Festival event, which will be held on Sunday 11th July from 4:30 till 8:30 pm, with registration at Mogg’s Eye. The match is open to everyone and will be pegged over two zones on beaches north of Chapel. For further information contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or
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