Strong wind and rain endured by anglers

ANGLERS had to endure strong winds, driving rain and a weed filled sea in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match, held from Trunch Lane.

Woburn’s Dave Shorthouse made the best of the inclement conditions, catching two double shots of dab and whiting to win with 2lb 1/2oz. He also won the heaviest round fish prize, with a 12oz whiting, and took an equal share of the heaviest flatfish award with a 12oz dab. Kettering’s Jim Robinson was the other angler sharing the heaviest flatfish award, also taking second place with two dabs weighing 1lb 1/2oz.

SPAC stalwart Mo Fendyke, of Boston, stuck to his task right until the end and was rewarded with third place for a double shot of nice dabs weighing 13oz.

The club’s AGM will be held on Saturday, February 19, starting at 7.30pm in the New Park Club, Scarborough Avenue, Skegness.

The annual trophy presentation and social event will take place after the meeting, and will include a grand raffle and buffet.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, February 20, from 11am-3pm at Winthorpe Avenue, Skegness, with club members fishing for the AGM cup.

For further information, contact SPAC secretary Chas Tibble, tel 07984 967988 or email