Annual spring event on the beach

A dry day greeted 45 anglers who took part in Weston Sea Angling Association’s spring competition.

WESTON Sea Angling Association held their annual spring competition.

Although the weather was dry, there was a fresh westerly wind to chill the 45 anglers who entered the match.

There were many fish landed, but the majority were undersize codling and whiting. But five anglers managed to land in-size fish. After weighing, all fish including those undersize were returned alive to the sea.

First was local angler, Morgan Wilson with a flounder of 1lb 9.5oz which took £35 in the optional pool and first prize of £200. Another Weston angler, Craig Hobden came second with two flounders and a silver eel to 1lb 4.5oz earning him £100.

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Third with a flounder weighing 1lb 4oz was Paul Duffy from Weymouth and took home £50. Fourth with a codling of 1lb 1oz was Basil Curtis and this won him £35 for the heaviest round fish.

The club would like to thank the anglers who came along and that included a party of juniors from Tewkesbury, one of which won a Beachcaster in the free junior draw. The next open match at Weston will be in the autumn. If you wish to join the club and take part in matches and socials, give Mike a ring on 01278 788637.

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