Burr-illiant catch sees Dave claim Chapel’s final match

Members of the club at the end of year trophy presentation. Photo supplied.
Members of the club at the end of year trophy presentation. Photo supplied.

CHAPEL Beach Angling Club held its final match of 2011 on Friday, December 30 on the beach at Chapel Village between the hours of 7.30am and 11.30am.

The day was cold but dry and the sea was rough, which made it hard for the anglers to hold the bottom. In total 15 anglers turned out for this final match of the year.

The winner of the match was Dave Burr with his 33cm Whiting.

This specimen also won him the prize for the biggest round fish.

In second place was Dave Shorthouse with a 27cm whiting, who also took the prize money for the biggest flat fish by default. Although only two fish were caught everyone had a good day.

“We would like to say thankyou to everyone who attended and to wish you all good luck for next year and let’s hope we catch plenty more fish,” said a spokesperson for the club.

After the match everyone returned to club H.Q. Fat Wally’s for the presentation of the trophies fished for during the year.

Rick Jarvis took the No.10 club Tophy, the Fat Wally’s Trophy, and Bob’s trophy, and was also joint winner of the White House Cup along with J.J. and Rick also took the Trophy for the overall League Winner of 2011.

Keith Hollingsworth took the Brian Hawkins Trophy while Paul Kennedy took the Rock & Rolls Trophy and the Marsdens Cup.

Phil Aston took the Vine Trophy and Barry Stanniland took the Nev Buxton Trophy.

Carl Straw was joint winner of the Alan Corah Pairs Trophy along with his partner Danny Tennant, who also took the Chapel Electrics Trophy, the Skegness Ariels Trophy and the Runners Up Trophy for the overall League of 2011.

“We would also like to thank Richard and Sylvia from Fat Wally’s for the lovely buffet they provided for us and for allowing us the use their premises for our meeting and for running the club,” added the spokesperson.

“We are now taking new members for the start of our 2012 season and everyone is welcome to come along and join us whether you are young, old, male or female.

“We also have a junior section so you are welcome to bring your youngsters along and get them interested,” they continued.

If you require further information contact Michelle on chapelbeachanglingclub@hotmail.co.uk.

Remember to take all your rubbish home and help keep our beaches clean.