Pier Club anglers are hot on the trophy trail

SKEGNESS Pier Angling Club (SPAC) held its AGM and trophy presentation at the New Park Club, Skegness.

Winners: Vanguard trophy, Dave Shorthouse; Rowley cup and Hewison cup, Karl Nangle; Lincolnshire pairs cups, Dave and Josh Shorthouse; Stan Marvin cup, summer open (Ron Scott trophy), Paul Marshall; Roy Enderby cup, Gordon Long cup, Mrs Wheatcroft cup, Sheffield cup, Dave White cup, Carlsberg trophy, Dave Burr; Healey cup, biggest fish rover (St John’s shield), Mark Holmes; Derby miners cup, festival match, Bob Foster; Frank Parkins shield, Richard Leighton; Dodsworth cup, RNLI/carnival, A Smith cup, Beachcomber trophy, Alan Steadman; mixed pairs trophies, Alan Steadman and Jessica Thomas; species hunt, Kellie Marshall.

Match aggregate points, top three, from 24 matches: jt 1 Dave Burr and Alan Steadman 116pts, 3 Paul Marshall 97pts.

Match aggregate weight winner, from 24 matches: Dave Burr 67lb 1/2oz.

Fish of the year winners

Heaviest round fish, Alan Steadman, 12lb smoothound; heaviest flatfish, Daniel Leighton, 11lb 8oz flounder; heaviest silver eel, Paul Marshall, 11lb.

A match was held the day after the AGM, from Winthorpe Avenue, Skegness, and fish were hard to come by.

Seven anglers managed to catch a single flatfish each, with Kettering’s Bob Foster catching a fine 1lb specimen to take first place and the heaviest flatfish prize.

Ending a disastrous run of poor results, Skegness local Dave Bradley came in second with an 8oz dab, and also took the heaviest round fish award by default.

There was a tie for third place, with both Mablethorpe’s Kevin Bebbington and Wrangle’s Alan Steadman weighing in 6oz flounders.

Next match will be held on Sunday, February 27, from 11.30am-3.30pm, at North Shore Road, with members fishing for the Gordon Long cup.

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

Contact club secretary Chas Tibble, tel 07984 967988 or email chastibble@hotmail.com for further details.