Skegness Pier Angling Club makes up for lost time

Helen Bradley, Chas Tibble & Dave Burr.
Helen Bradley, Chas Tibble & Dave Burr.

After a run of fishless, abandoned and cancelled matches caused by the recent bad weather, the tide appears to have turned in the latest two Skegness Pier Angling Club matches.

In match seven, held at Winthorpe Avenue, Kettering’s Jim Robinson needed just a single three-and-a-half-ounce flounder to sweep the prize table, with the remainder of the field blanking.

Then match eight at Moggs Eye saw a ding-dong battle for first place between top local lady angler Helen Bradley and match organiser Chas Tibble.

Both anglers targeted small flatfish at close range, with Chas edging top place with nine flounders weighing a level 2lb.

Just one more fish would have reversed the result for Helen, whose six flounders and a small brill tipped the scales at 1lb 12-and-a-half-ounces.

After a very slow start to the match by his standards, Croxton’s Dave Burr came good late on to take third place with two fish for 1lb 8oz. He also won the heaviest round fish prize with his 1lb 4oz bass.

Skegness local Dave Bradley was soundly beaten by his daughter again, but salvaged a bit of pride by taking the heaviest flatfish award with a 10oz flounder.

A note for local diaries is the Humber SAC Crystal Open, which will be held on Saturday, May 4 on the River Humber wall. The match has a guaranteed minimum first prize of £150 and is pre-book only.

For further information contact Mark Taylor on 07500 112515.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 1pm to 5pm at Trunch Lane.

This will be the annual Species Hunt open, which non-members are welcome to participate in. For further information contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or email