Popular competition on the beach

Weston Sea Angling Association’s open beach competition proved a popular event, with 104 anglers taking part.

ANGLERS turned out in force to support an open beach competition run by Weston Sea Angling Association in aid of the RNLI.

One hundred and four, including four juniors competed and caught 38 fish which included thornback rays, conger eels, flounders, whiting, codling and pouting. All the fish were measured and returned alive to the sea.

First with a ray and eel was Steve Liddle of West Coast & Watchet SAC who received £300. Joint second was Richard Simpkins of Weston Outcasts and David Nickolls of West Coast, who both had identical length congers of 129cm and took £100 each. Numerous other prizes were then awarded to the runners-up.

The prize presentation at the Royal Hotel was attended by representatives of the RNLI including treasurer, Judy Hayes who as a result of the good support, received a cheque for £1,000.

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The club would like to thank the anglers who came along, the hotel and all the various tackle shops and PRV Engineering of Pontypool, who sponsored the event.

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