40+ mile an hour SW winds greeted us for the first match of the new season, 18 anglers braved the conditions, fishing a flooding tide, a good sea was running with some large swells every now and again, weed was minimal and to start off it seemed only smaller fish were out to play, but as the match progressed more and more good sized whiting made their appearance with some double shots and 35cm plus fish.
Top fish of the evening went to club secretary Simon Bone on peg 10 finding a cracking sole of 31cm, certainly not a regular fish off the shingle but more and more of these showing up over the last couple of years.
Anyway back to the match it was one of those if the fish were not in front of you you didnt catch them, but with the sizeable whiting being at different distances throughout the match finding a good patch of them was a struggle.
A good battle was had between Andy Bunn and Dene Conway all the way through the match on pegs 12 and 13 but in the last 30 minutes it was Dene who came out on top , taking 1st place with 12 fish for 4lb 4 1/3oz, 2nd place went to Andy Bunn with 8 fish for 3lb 7 2/3oz, 3rd place was shared by previous league winner Russell Taylor and Andrew Turk with 7 and 6 fish for 2lb 8oz.
New members Neil Hayes and Dave Mathers managed a respectable 7th and 8th place so well done and welcome to the club.
Well done to all who braved the conditions was a very tough match with lots of undersized fish but in total we had 65 sizeable fish caught and returned for a total weight of 23lb 15oz from the 12 anglers who managed to card.
Next weeks match is at Walcott please book in via the shop or on here.
Dene Conway 30pts
Andrew Bunn 29pts
Russell Taylor 28pts
Andrew Turk 28pts
Simon Bone 26pts
Wayne Mathews 25pts
Neil Hayes 24pts
Dave Mathers 23pts
David Aldridge 23pts
Adrian Charlie Needham 23pts
Barry Iseton 20pts
Billy Rush 20pts
all others receive 5 pts
Mike Michael Ranson
Pairs Results match 1
Andy Bunn & Russell Taylor 57pts
Dene Conway & Simon Bone 56pts
Andrew Turk & Charlie Needham 51pts
Wayne Mathews & Mike Ranson 30pts
Dave Aldridge & Peter Hansell 28pts
Mark Batson & Neil Hayes 24pts
Kim Lawn & Pete Durkin 5pts
Richard Hipperson & Steve Smith 5pts