Fishing Competition 2013

FISHING COMPETITION RESULTS

August 17th 2013 was the date for the SSC Fishing Competition. There was an excellent entry of 20 adults and 1 junior.

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The weather forecast was not great with rain threatened in the afternoon but this hardy group of individuals met at the clubhouse at 7.30 am for a hearty breakfast of bacon sandwiches and plenty of tea and coffee, ably supplied by Stephen and Louise Hopkins and Libby Caldow.

The group set off on the morning tide for a full day’s fishing.

Although the wind did pick up during the day the rain did not come which everyone was thankful for.

Home again on the evening tide the results were very mixed as follows:

Name Boat Total catch/weight
Phillip Smith About Time Two 1 bass – 1.35kg
John Sage About Time Two 4 bass – 3.41kg
Dennis Compton About Time Two Nil
Roy Easter Quest Nil
Mike Johnson Quest 1 bass – 0.61kg
Alex Jiggins (Junior) Korky 1 bass – 0.51kg
Tony Jiggins Korky 2 bass 1.05kg
Clem Luxford Maure II Nil
John Caldow Maure II Nil
C Rogers Dot 4 Bass – 3.30kg
Alan Hodgson Dot 5 Bass – 4.40kg
Jason Ryder Billy no Bass 1 bass – 0.69kg (not sure who actually caught it)
Paul Smith Billy No Bass
T Brotherton Dolcie Rose Nil
Clive Saxby Dolcie Rose 3 bass – 1.66kg
John Impey Dolcie Rose Nil
Douglas Barnes Snowgoose 3 Bass – 1.95kg
Aum Barnes Snowgoose Nil
Duncan Howlett Sonic Nil
Matthew Smith Sonic Nil
Paul Foster Sonic Nil

Following the weigh-in – overseen by David Meadway – everyone adjourned to the bar and a hardy meal – prepared by Louise Hopkins, Libby Caldow and Sarah Howlett – of Cottage Pie, Fish Pie, and vegetables followed by fruit crumble and custard or ice cream.

David Meadway was on hand to award the following prizes:

CATEGORY WINNER PRIZE SUPPLIED BY
Biggest catch (total weight) Alan Hodgson £20 voucher  Colchester Bait & Tackle
2nd biggest catch (total weight) John Sage £10 voucher  Colchester Bait & Tackle
Biggest Bass (individual fish) John Sage Fishing Rod and Reel  David from Brantham Mill Angling
Biggest catch (total weight) caught by a junior Alex Jiggins Trophy  
Biggest individual fish caught by a junior Alex Jiggins Trophy  
SSC Fishing Champion (biggest overall total catch of the day) Alan Hodgson Trophy  

 

 

Alex Jiggins receiving the cup for Biggest Catch by a Junior from David Meadway

Alex Jiggins receiving the cup for Biggest Catch by a Junior from David Meadway

Alan Hodgson receiving the SSC Fishing Champion trophy from David Meadway

Alan Hodgson receiving the SSC Fishing Champion trophy from David Meadway

John Sage receiving his prize of a fishing rod and tackle from David, of Brantham Mill Angling

John Sage receiving his prize of a fishing rod and tackle for Biggest Bass from David of Brantham Mill Angling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day was extremely enjoyable for all concerned – even those who did not manage to catch anything. To everyone’s great delight a total of £150 was raised which will be split evenly between the two nominated charities – the Air Ambulance and the RNLI

Many thanks for their generous donation of prizes to:

          Colchester Bait & Tackle   http://www.colchesterbaittackle.co.uk/
          Brantham Mill Angling   https://www.facebook.com/BranthamMillAngling