Skegness sea anglers are rewarded

The Skegness Pier Angling Club’s AGM took place in the New Park Club, Skegness recently followed by the annual Trophy Presentation, grand raffle and buffet.

After the sad passing last year of SPAC life-member John Collier, a new President was required and Alan Steadman was unanimously voted into the post, with Mark Holmes taking over from Alan as Deputy Chairman. All other Committee members remained in office for a further term.

Alan Steadman (right) receiving one of his trophies from secretary Chas Tibble.

Alan Steadman (right) receiving one of his trophies from secretary Chas Tibble.

The commitee is now as follows - President, Alan Steadman; Chairman, Dean Sumner; Deputy Chairman, Mark Holmes; Treasurer, Bev Faithful; Cup Custodian, Christine Faithful; Secretary, Chas Tibble; Press Officer, Chas Tibble; Fish Recorder, Chas Tibble; Match Organisers, Paul Cridland; Mark Holmes & Chas Tibble.

The Trophy and Award Winners – Dave Shorthouse - C Smith Cup, Shipstone Cup; Karl Nangle and Jody Lemm: Lincolnshire Pairs winners; Paul Marshall: Species Hunt, RNLI/Carnival, Sheffield Cup, Knockout Cup; Dave Burr: Gordon Long Cup, Stan Marvin Cup, Frank Parkins Shield, Ron Scott Trophy; Alan Steadman: Coleman Cup, Healey Cup, Mrs Wheatcroft Cup; Alan Steadman & Jessica Thomas: Mixed Pairs winners; Carl Straw: Enderby Cup; Jim Robinson: Ex-Service Cup, Dave White Cup; Neil Jackson: Derby Miners Cup; Richard Leighton: Dodsworth Cup, Goodrich Cup; Chas Tibble: Inter-Club Cup (v HSAC); Karl Nangle: Festival match, A Smith Cup, Hewison Cup, Carlsberg Trophy; Danny Smith: Beachcomber Trophy; Wayne Sumner: Biggest Fish Rover.

Aggregate match points top 3 (From 25 matches) - 1, Alan Steadman, 172; 2, Dave Burr, 162; 3, Paul Marshall, 117 points.

Match Aggregate Weight Winner (From 25 matches) - Alan Steadman - 68lb 11 and three quarter oz.

Fish of the Year Winners - Heaviest Round Fish - Alan Steadman - 13lb 12oz smoothound; Heaviest Flat Fish - Bob Foster and Paul Marshall (both 1lb 6oz flounders) Heaviest Silver Eel - Mo Fendyke - 2lb 13oz silver eel (new SPAC record)

A cheque for £50 was given to the RNLI Skegness lifeboat.

The next SPAC match will be held on Saturday March 9 from 2 to 6pm at North Shore Road, with Club members fishing for the Enderby Cup.

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

For further information please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or e-mail chastibble@hotmail.com