Monday 15 December 2014

Kev's East Sussex Diary - 15th Dec 2014

Kevin Morgan of Anglers Den Sussex, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex gives a monthly summary of local sea fishing competition results.
On Sunday 7th December the Eastbourne Nomads A.C. held their annual Christmas Open. Due to an unfortunate clash with another Open there was not as many entries this year. But the weather was good, and a good time was had by most. fish caught were mainly whitings, poutings and dabs, with a few lings and a couple of flounders and codlings.
The fishing was pegged through Langney Point and divided into 2 zones.
After the winner, the payouts went through the zones with 8 in each zone (9 in the winning zone), there were also the pools, heaviest flat and round fish, then top 3 in each zone, there was also a seperate pairs competition with the top 3 being paid out. The Nomads also put up £150, this was divided for the top 3 Nomads A.C. club members. 31 cash prizes all together.
Trophies and prizes were presented by Snowy Ruffell, the club Chairman, Snowy has been a member of the Nomads since 1956.
The presentation and raffle was held at the Eastbourne Angling Association.
The overall winner was Gerald Sargeant with 5lb 5oz of whiting and dabs. Second in A Zone was Paul King with 5lb 8dr. 3rd Gary Banfield with 4lb 9oz 8dr. 4th Paul Parsons with 4lb 4 oz 12dr. B Zone winner was Trevor Rooney with 3lb 8oz. 2nd Paul Christopher with 2lb 8oz 4dr. 3rd Dave Rose with 2lb 6oz 12dr and fourth Barry Sinden with 1lb 12oz 8dr. The heaviest round was a codling of 1lb 3oz 8dr and the heaviest flatfish a flounder of 14oz 12dr for Dave Hollobone.

On Thursday 20th November Anderida held a beach match in Pevensey Bay with 24 anglers catching mainly whiting. The winner with 12lb 11oz was Dan Wood. Second was Gerald Sargeant with 10lb 15oz, third Jim Whippy with 9lb 11 ½ oz and fourth Colin Isaacs with 9lb 7 ½ oz. The superpool winner and biggest round with a whiting of 13oz was Tim Harmer. No flatfish were caught.
On Thursday 4th December 23 anglers fished in Pevensey Bay again catching mainly whiting. The results were very close with less than 1lb separating the top 10!!! The winner with 7lb 12 ¾ oz was Rob Lock. Second with 7lb 11oz was Kevin Morgan. Third was Colin Everest with 7lb 10oz and fourth Dan Wood with 7lb 7 ½ oz. The superpool and heaviest round was a codling of 2lb 4 ½ oz for Malcolm Payne and no flatfish was caught again.

On Monday 3rd November The Nomads fished the 3rd Presidents Cup with Ian Hopper landing 12lb 13oz 12dr of Pout, Codling and Whiting. Second was Dan Wood with 7lb 8oz 8dr and third Paul Parsons with 7lb 6oz. The heaviest fish was a codling of 2lb 3oz for Martin Payne and the heaviest flatfish was a sole of 1lb 8oz 8dr.
On Monday 24th November the first cod and species match was fished. The winner Tony Kirrage managed 4 species including a codling, dogfish, whiting and dab, for a weight of 6lb 1 oz. Second was Graham Lewis with 4lb 12oz and third Richard Newman with 4lb 1oz 8dr. The joint heaviest round winners were Tony Kirrage and Graham Lewis both with a codling of 1lb 8oz and the heaviest flatfish was a dab of 4oz for Tony Kirrage.
The second cod and species competition was held on Wednesday 3rd December with Paul King landing several codling as well as whiting and a sole for a total weight of 12lb 8oz as well as 65 species points. Second was Dan Wood also with 65 points and a weight of 10lb 1oz 8dr. Third was Rod Parris with 65 pints and 4lb 11oz 4dr and fourth Paul Parsons with 55 points and 4lb 8oz 4dr. The heaviest fish saw Paul King win both with a codling of 3lb 4oz and a sole of 12oz 12dr.

On Thursday 20th November the pairs cup was held. The individual winner was B Henderson with 5lb 10 ¼ oz. Second was M Gillett  with 5lb 6 ¼ oz and third K Skippings with 5lb 4oz. The pairs winners were M Gillett and B Goodwin with a combined weight of 10lb 4oz.

Twenty four anglers fished the over fifties beach match on Wednesday 26th November with 19 weighing in !! The winner with 6lb 14 3/4  oz was Malcolm Payne. Second was Ian Hopper with 6lb 13 ½ oz. 3rd was Carol Vivian with 6lb 8 ½ oz and fourth Vernon Vivian with 6lb 5oz. The heaviest round was an eel of 10 ¼ oz for Paul Christopher and the biggest flat a flounder of 7 ½ oz for Gerald Sargeant.
On Wednesday 10th December 19 anglers fished in Pevensey Bay with pplenty of whiting and pout showing. The winner was Paul Christopher with 12lb 7 ½ oz. 2nd Vernon Vivian with 11lb 3 ½ oz. 3rd Gerald Sargeant with 8lb 3oz and fourth Fred Wassell with 7lb 12 ½ oz.

On Sunday 14th December 24 anglers took part in the xmas big fish bash!! 

Big Fish Big Bash Competitors Dec 2014
Competitors were only allowed one flatfish and one round fish to weigh in. Heaviest flatfish were all flounders and first was Ian Hopper with 1lb 2 ½ oz. 2nd Terry Taylor with 14 ½ oz, 3rd Paul King with 13 ¼ oz and fourth Jim Whippy with 10 ¼ oz. Heaviest round fish were all whiting and joint first were Glyn Morgan and Joe Plumstead with 12 ½ oz. 3rd was John Ryder with 12oz and 4th Rod Reynolds with 11oz. The combined superpool winners were 1st Ian Hopper with 1lb 10oz and second Terry Taylor with 1lb 7oz.

Bayside Bay Charters sent a picture of a nice 13lb+ Thornback Ray caught on the boat on 30th November, using mackerel on a flowing trace.  
Thornback Ray - Bay Charters

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