ANGLING: Adie leaves opposition ‘floundering’ in Skeggy species hunt

Adie Cooper
Adie Cooper

Top match angler Adie Cooper proved unstoppable in the Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) Species Hunt, held in perfect conditions at Trunch Lane.

The format was 10 points for each different species caught, then one point for each further fish of the same species.

Adie used his long casting skills to good effect, catching five thornback rays, four dabs, two cod, two whiting, a smoothound, a flounder and a lesser spotted dogfish, to easily win the match with 79 points. To make an already good day complete, he also won the longest flatfish prize with his 36cm (1lb 3oz) flounder.

Some way behind in second place was Karl Nangle who caught four different species for 40 points.

He also caught the largest fish on the day, an 8lb 9oz female thornback ray, which was worthy winner of the longest round fish prize.

Dave Burr caught a 12-fish mixed bag of flatfish and whiting, but could not entice that vital fourth species, finishing up in third place with 39 points.

l The Skegness area’s beaches are fishing brilliantly at the moment, so things are looking really good for the next SPAC match which will be held this Saturday between 3pm and 7pm at Wolla Bank, with club members fishing for the Frank Parkins Shield.

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

Contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or