Phytos wins top prize

Local angler Phytos Yianni won the top prize in Weston Sea Angling Association’s RNLI open match.

WESTON Sea Angling Association held their annual beach fishing competition in aid of the RNLI.

It was attended by 78 anglers all trying to win the top cash prizes donated by PRV Engineering of Pontypool.

First with three flounders weighing 2lbs 5.75oz was local angler Phytos Yianni, who was rewarded with �200. Second was Austin Cox with a single flounder of 1lb 12.25oz won �100 and �67 in the optional pool. In third place was Morgan Wilson with two flounders of 1lb 11oz and won �50.

Eighteen anglers weighed in 22 fish, most of them being flounders. A junior, Zac Edwards was ninth with a flounder and grandmother, Jenny Roth of Weston, also landed fish.


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While the match was in progress, former club chairman, Colin Lintern, raised more money for the RNLI by running continuously along the length of the beach while the match was being fished. In total, he ran nearly 20 miles and raised a substantial sum.

With Colin’s contribution, a cheque for �1,030 was presented to RNLI station manager, Pete Holder. This is the largest sum raised by WSMSAA and just exceeds last year’s total of �1,000.

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The Weston club wishes to thank all the anglers who have supported this successful event.

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