Rob’s rapid improvement secures third spot

Match winner Dave Shorthouse.
Match winner Dave Shorthouse.

Stafford’s Dave Shorthouse was runaway winner of the first Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match of 2013, held in ideal conditions at Chapel Point.

Dave beached 7 whiting and 11 dabs for an excellent bag weight of 8lb 6 and a quarter oz, and he added the C Smith Cup to his growing hoard of silverware.

Some way behind in second place was Wrangle’s Alan Steadman, with a 9 fish mixed bag for 5lb 3oz.

Rapidly improving Friskney match angler Rob Ward came in third with 10 fish weighing 4lb 5oz and also won the heaviest flatfish prize for his second match on the trot, with a specimen 15oz dab. Match organiser Mark Holmes took the heaviest round fish award with a 1lb 3oz whiting.

The SPAC AGM will be held on Saturday, February 23, commencing at 7pm in the New Park Club, Scarborough Avenue.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend. The annual trophy presentation and social event will take place immediately after, including a grand raffle and buffet.

The next SPAC match will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 3 to 7pm at Trunch Lane, with club members fishing for the Coleman 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