Fish fail to co-operate

Winner of the latest SPAC match, Kettering's Dennis Stirling, pictured with his trophy and match-winning flounder.
Winner of the latest SPAC match, Kettering's Dennis Stirling, pictured with his trophy and match-winning flounder.

ALTHOUGH there was a good turnout for Skegness Pier Angling Club’s (SPAC) latest match held at Moggs Eye, Chapel St Leonards, unfortunately the fish decided not to co-operate!

The top three anglers all had a single fish each, with Kettering’s Dennis Stirling coming out on top with a specimen 1lb 2oz flounder, which also won the heaviest flatfish prize. Close behind in second place was another Kettering angler, Bob Foster, who weighed in a nice 1lb flounder.

Grimsby’s Garry Hutson caused a stir by catching a surprise 13oz mackerel at distance on peeler crab for third place, and the heaviest round fish award.

Although anglers feathering from the pier in years gone by occasionally caught mackerel, this is the first time that one has ever been caught on bait in a SPAC shore match.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, July 24, from 11am-4pm, in the tidal River Nene at Sutton Bridge.

This is a closed event and is for club members only.

For further information on SPAC matches, contact SPAC secretary Chas Tibble, tel 07984 967988, or email chastibble@hotmail.com