Poor run continues as anglers struggle for catches

Kettering's Dave Shorthouse, pictured with one of his whiting, which won him the heaviest round fish award at the latest meeting of Skegness Pier Angling Club.
Kettering's Dave Shorthouse, pictured with one of his whiting, which won him the heaviest round fish award at the latest meeting of Skegness Pier Angling Club.
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ANGLERS struggled to catch anything at all at the Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match held at Drake Road, as the recent run of poor catches continued.

A last cast specimen 1lb 3oz flounder saved the day for Kettering’s Dave Shorthouse, who added to his ever-increasing CV of match wins, and also won the heaviest flatfish prize.

Corby’s Dale Evans and Friskney’s Mark Holmes shared second place, each with a single 1lb 1oz flounder.

Nobody else managed to break the 1lb barrier, and Lincoln’s Neil Jackson won the heaviest round fish award with a tiny 2 1/2oz (19cm) smelt.

Catches picked up, however, in the latest SPAC match, held at North Shore Road, with the first of the winter whiting putting in an appearance.

But it was resident flounders that won the day for Kettering’s Jim Robinson, who caught two fine specimens to win the Dave White cup, with 2lb 8oz.

He also won the heaviest flatfish prize with his best flounder, which weighed in at 1lb 6oz.

Dave Shorthouse had to settle for second place on this occasion, with five whiting for 2lb 3 1/2oz.

His best whiting tipped the scales at 13oz and won the heaviest round fish award.

Mablethorpe’s Kevin Bebbington continued his recent run of good form, taking third place with two flounders and a whiting for 1lb 15oz.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, October 23, from 1.30-5.30pm, at Sandilands, with club members fishing for the Hewison cup.

There will also be an open section, which non-members will be welcome to participate in.

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