Marshall maintains fine form with victory double

Corby's Paul Marshall, who claimed first place at Skegness Pier Angling Club's latest match, pictured with a decent flounder.
Corby's Paul Marshall, who claimed first place at Skegness Pier Angling Club's latest match, pictured with a decent flounder.

CORBY angler Paul Marshall was the runaway winner of Skegness Pier Angling Club’s (SPAC) latest match, held in the tidal River Nene at Sutton Bridge.

Using fresh peeler crab for bait, he caught eight flounders and four silver eels for a winning weight of 7lb 13oz.

His best flounder tipped the scales at 1lb 3oz to take the heaviest flatfish prize.

A long way behind Paul, in second place, was Croxton’s Dave Burr, with three small bass and a silver eel for 1lb 11oz.

Filling the frame in third place, with 1lb 9oz, was Wrangle’s Paul Cridland, who also won the heaviest round fish award with a 14oz bass.

Paul Marshall made a good day complete by easily beating Dave Burr to progress to the third round of the inaugural SPAC knockout competition.

A number of SPAC members took part in Humber Sea Angling Club’s smoothound open, held from beaches north of Chapel.

Unfortunately, the smoothounds were conspicuous by their absence, and the in-form Marshall used his local knowledge to win for the second weekend on the trot, with four flounders measuring 118cm.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, August 21, from 8.30am-12.30pm at Drake Road, with club members fishing for the Mrs Wheatcroft cup.

There will also be an open section and a mixed pairs event, which non-members are welcome to participate in.

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

l MOGGS Eye was the venue for Chapel Beach Angling Club’s charity open match, fished between 10am-2pm, with anglers turning up from Skegness Pier Angling Club and the Humber Sea Angling Club to support the match.

The weather was fine and the sea was relatively calm, but unfortunately the fish did not turn up to support the cause, with only one fish being caught.

The overall winner was Bob Foster, from SPAC, with his flounder which also won him the prize for the biggest flat fish.

The prize winners for the second and third places and also the biggest round were selected by a draw of peg numbers, with second prize going to Danny Finch and third prize going to Jim Robinson, and the prize for the biggest round went to Dennis Sterling.

A raffle in aid of Macmillan nurses took place and a total of £135 was raised.

Thanks are expressed to those who turned out to support the event, and to Sandilands Golf Club for the use of the venue.

The next match will be held on Sunday, August 21, at Wolla Bank, between 8.30am-12.30pm. For further information, contact Michelle at

l SOUTHVIEW’S Graham Warren made it two wins in as many weeks at the latest open match, with a winning weight of 74lb 4oz.

The next open match will take place on August 13. For more information, tel 07837 217213.

Results: 1 Graham Warren, Southview, 74lb 4oz, 2 Joe McCormack, Southview, 62lb, 3 Ian Boden, Skegness, 52lb 1oz, 4 Rob Rimmington, Notts, 52lb, 5 Terry Moakes, Southview, 47lb 10oz.