Dave is runaway winner of angling tie

Match winner Dave Shorthouse with the heaviest round fish
Match winner Dave Shorthouse with the heaviest round fish
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KETTERING’S Dave Shorthouse was the runaway winner of the final Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match of 2011, which was the annual Christmas Fayre event, held at Jacksons Corner.

Despite losing a sizeable whiting when the line parted while winding in his first cast, Dave went on to catch a further six whiting and a decent flounder weighing 4lb 11½oz in total.

To make a good day complete, he also won both the heaviest flatfish and round-fish prizes, with a 1lb 1oz flounder and a 1lb 2oz whiting respectively.

Some way behind in second was Croxton’s Dave Burr, who left it late to catch two whiting and a flounder for 1lb 13oz.

Wrangle’s Alan Steadman was also in amongst the prizes again, taking third place with two whiting weighing in at 1lb 3½oz. After the match a prize presentation was held in the Lookout Pub, where every angler received a prize and all enjoyed a festive buffet.

The first SPAC match of the New Year will be held on Saturday January 7 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm at Trunch Lane, with club members fishing for the C Smith Cup.

There is also an open section, which non-members are welcome to participate in.

For further information (including any bait requirements) please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or chastibble@hotmail.com