Marshall and Burr are the top SPAC rods

Dave Burr.
Dave Burr.

There was a poor turnout for the annual Skegness Pier Angling Club Lincolnshire Pairs match, held in perfect conditions on the secluded beach at Drake Road.

But those who did turn up enjoyed some good smoothound catches, as the hard fighting small sharks appeared in quantity on local beaches for the first time this summer.

Paul Marshall won Zone B with six smoothounds measuring 523cm in total.

He paied up with Dave Burr (pictured), who took second place in Zone A with a seven smoothound catch measuring 600cm.

This gave them first place in the pairs, with a combined three points.

There were no flatfish caught and Paul also won the longest flatfish prize by default, with a 100cm smoothound.

Just one point behind the winning pair came Adie Cooper and Dan Jackson, who took first place in Zone A and third place in Zone B respectively.

Adie also took individual honours on the day, catching 11 smoothounds measuring 925cm, and also won the longest round fish prize with a 101cm smoothound.

Wrangle’s Darren Blythe and Alan Steadman came in third pair with seven points and a combined fish length of 152cm.

The next SPAC match will be on Sunday from 1.30pm-5.30pm at Chapel Point, with club members fishing for the Roy Parker Memorial 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