Barry bags a prize spree

A HEAVY sea mist and a cold start to the day did not put off the members of Chapel Beach Angling Club from turning out for the latest match.

The match was fished at Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards, bewteen 11am-3pm, and there was a good turnout.

The mist started to lift after the first couple of hours, but returned towards the end of the match, and everyone got off to a slow start.

Eventually, six anglers managed to catch 14 fish between them, all at distance and on mackerel.

The overall winner was Barry Staniland with a catch totalling 1lb 9 3/4oz, and he also took the prize for the biggest flat fish and joint prize for the biggest round fish with Phil Aston.

In joint second place was Mark Robinson and Phil Aston, both with catches of 14 1/2oz.

Barry also won the Nev Buxton memorial trophy with a winning catch.

The next match will be held on Saturday, November 26, at Moggs Eye and everyone is welcome to attend.

l AFTER hitting the heights in the Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match held at Jacksons Corner, a move north to Chapel Six Marsh for the latest match had a disastrous effect on catches.

Only three anglers managed to weigh in, with Kettering’s Jim Robinson finishing top man with two small flounders for 1lb 1oz.

Jim also took the heaviest flatfish prize with his best flounder weighing 10oz.

Wrangle’s Alan Steadman left it late, but eventually came up trumps to take second place with a single 8oz dab.

This was a very valuable fish, as apart from also taking the heaviest round fish award by default, it won Alan the inaugural SPAC knockout final, as his opponent Neil Jackson, failed to catch.

Corby’s Paul Marshall framed yet again, taking third place with two small dabs for 7 1/2oz.

The next SPAC match will be the popular biggest fish rover, which will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 2-8pm, between Mablethorpe and Gibraltar Point.

This match is open to all, with entrants weighing in their single biggest fish only.

Match headquarters will be Lakeside Leisure, on Trunch Lane, and a raffle will be held on the day.

For further information, contact SPAC secretary Chas Tibble, tel 07984 967988 or

l A CLOSE match was fished at the latest Southview Skegness open, with Ian Boden claiming first place.

There was an east wind blowing, which knocked the fish off, but Ian took a small carp catch for a final weight of 32lb 2oz.

Results: 1 Ian Boden, Skegness, 32lb 2oz; 2 Steve Higgingbottom, 28lb 3oz; 3 Derek Chapman, Southview, 27lb 15oz; 4 Graham Warren, Southview, 27lb 3oz; 5 Joe McCormack, Southview, 26lb 14oz.