Robinson’s last cast dab wins the day for angler

Match winner Jim Robinson with his double dab shot.
Match winner Jim Robinson with his double dab shot.
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There was a ding-dong battle for first place between two of Skegness Pier Angling Club’s top anglers in the latest match, held in perfect conditions at Winthorpe Avenue.

The lead changed hands between Croxton’s Dave Burr and Kettering’s Jim Robinson throughout the match, with the final result coming down to the last cast.

Jim pulled in his ninth dab to win the Derby Miners Cup with a total length of 209cm, while Dave couldn’t add to his eight dabs and a weever, finishing second with 206cm.

Skegness local Dave Bradley came in third with two flatties for 60cm and shared the longest flatfish prize with his daughter, Helen, both with 35cm flounders.

Wrangle’s Alan Steadman struggled to catch a fish, but came good near the end of the match to take the longest round fish payout with an un-seasonal 20cm whiting.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, April, 27, from 3pm to 7pm at Jackson’s Corner.

Club members will be fishing for the Hewison Cup.

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

For further information contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on pr call 07984 967988.