ANGLING: Marshall wins ding-dong battle at Moggs Eye

Match winner Paul Marsh with one of his dabs.
Match winner Paul Marsh with one of his dabs.

There was a ding-dong battle for first place between two top class anglers in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match, held in perfect conditions at Moggs Eye.

A tiny whiting on his last cast proved to be the match winner for Corby ace Paul Marshall, whose seven whiting and seven flatfish measured a total 320cm. This gave Paul his third SPAC match win on the trot and added the Ron Scott Trophy to his ever-growing hoard of silverware.

Grimsby’s Garry Hutson was hampered by a bad back, but matched the winner fish for fish until that vital last cast, eventually having to settle for runners-up spot with a 13-fish mixed bag for 311cm.

Wrangle’s Alan Steadman started to find a bit of form at last, taking third place with five whiting and four flatties for 254cm.

Withern’s Fred Donner was amongst the prizes again, winning the cash for the longest round fish with a 51cm silver eel. Grimsby star Adie Cooper took the longest flatfish prize with a 30cm flounder.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, October 11, Oct from 4pm till 8pm at Trunch Lane, with club members fishing for the Beachcomber Trophy. There is also an open section in which non-members are welcome to participate.

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