Dave is runaway winner of angling tie

Match winner Dave Shorthouse with the heaviest round fish
Match winner Dave Shorthouse with the heaviest round fish

KETTERING’S Dave Shorthouse was the runaway winner of the final Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match of 2011, which was the annual Christmas Fayre event, held at Jacksons Corner.

Despite losing a sizeable whiting when the line parted while winding in his first cast, Dave went on to catch a further six whiting and a decent flounder weighing 4lb 11½oz in total.

To make a good day complete, he also won both the heaviest flatfish and round-fish prizes, with a 1lb 1oz flounder and a 1lb 2oz whiting respectively.

Some way behind in second was Croxton’s Dave Burr, who left it late to catch two whiting and a flounder for 1lb 13oz.

Wrangle’s Alan Steadman was also in amongst the prizes again, taking third place with two whiting weighing in at 1lb 3½oz. After the match a prize presentation was held in the Lookout Pub, where every angler received a prize and all enjoyed a festive buffet.

The first SPAC match of the New Year will be held on Saturday January 7 from 2.30pm to 6.30pm at Trunch Lane, with club members fishing for the C Smith Cup.

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

For further information (including any bait requirements) please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or chastibble@hotmail.com