Angling club’s final match of the year proves to be a close contest

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There was a very close result in the final Skegness Pier Angling Club match of 2015, the annual Christmas Fayre event at Jacksons Corner.

The top four anglers all measured over six metres of fish under the catch and release format, with two recounts being required to sort out the final positions.

Jim Robinson won the Carlsberg Trophy with 15 dabs, 11 whiting and a flounder measuring 662cm in total.

Just one fish behind was Dave Shorthouse with a 26-fish mixed bag for 656cm.

Alan Steadman claimed third with 25 fish measuring 629cm.

Russ Taylor won the longest flatfish prize with a 33cm (1lb) flounder and Paul Marshall the longest round fish prize with a specimen 41cm (1lb 3oz) whiting.

The first SPAC match of the New Year will be held on January 9 (3pm-7pm) at Trunch Lane, with members fishing for the C. Smith Cup.

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

For further information contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or email