SPAC beat CBAC in inter-club match

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Pier Club are easy winners

The Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) were victorious in the Inter-Club match versus Chapel Beach Angling Club (CBAC) held on the beach in front of the boating lake at Trunch Lane.

The inaugural event between the two local clubs last year saw CBAC the winners.

On this occasion SPAC ran out easy winners catching over 26lb in total at an average of just over 2lb per angler. CBAC members totalled just under 6lb, averaging 10oz per angler.

Individually, SPAC took the top eight places in the match, with Croxton’s Dave Burr maintaining his current run of scintillating form and winning his fourth match on the trot with six flatties weighing in at 3lb 15oz.

Not far behind in second place was Wrangle’s Alan Steadman, with four nice flatties for 3lb 8oz.

Grimsby ace Garry Hutson came in third with five flounders and a small turbot weighing 3lb 4 and a half oz.

Another angler in top form at the moment is Skegness local Dave Bradley who targeted smaller fish to take fourth place with seven flatties for 3lb one and a quarter oz.

The only CBAC member to feature in the prizes was one of their top anglers, Danny Smith, who took the heaviest flatfish prize with a superbly conditioned 1lb 10oz flounder.

There were no round fish caught so the prize was shared by default between Dave Burr and Garry Hutson, both with specimen 1lb 6oz flounders.

The prize presentation took place at the Lakeside Leisure complex by kind permission of owner John Cook with CBAC secretary Michelle Smith presenting the new Inter-Club Trophy to SPAC’s Chas Tibble.

With news coming in of smoothounds being caught from local beaches, things are looking good for the next SPAC match, which will be held on Sunday June 30 from 9.30am to 1.30pm at Chapel Six Marsh, with club members fishing for the Shipstone Cup.

There is also an open section where non-members are welcome. Contact Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or