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Thursday, 19 February 2015
Kev's East Sussex Diary - 19th February 2015
Kevin Morgan of Anglers Den Sussex, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex gives a monthly summary of local sea fishing competition results.
PEVENSEY BAY ANGLING
The second club match
was fished on Sunday 1st February with 32 anglers fishing on a short
tide. The winner with 2lb 2 ¼ oz was Paul Christopher. Second was Keith Erridge
with 2lb 2oz, third Colin Issacs with 2lb ½ oz and fourth Malcolm Payne with
1lb 14 ½ oz. The biggest round was a whiting of 8oz for Gerald Sargeant and the
biggest flat a flounder of 11oz for Colin Isaacs.
The Pevensey Bay
ANGLING Club annual open was held on Sunday 8th February, organised
by Steve Dell with help from Ian Hopper, Joe Plumstead and Dan Wood. The over
all winner with 2lb 7 ¾ oz was Gerald Sargeant, including the biggest fish a
1lb 8 ¾ oz flounder! Second was Ben Arnold with 2lb 5 ½ oz, 3rd
Colin Crosby 2lb 3 ¼ oz, 4th Rod Parris 1lb 14 ¾ oz, 5th
Dave Checksfield 1lb 14 ½ oz and 6th Nick May 1lb 13 ¼ oz. Ben
Arnold won A zone with Colin Crosby second and Rod Parris third. Gerald
Sargeant won B zone with Dave Checksfield second and Nick May third. The pairs
winners were Colin and Ralph Crosby with a combined weight of 3lb 13 ½ oz and
the runners up were Dean Murphy and Gerald Sargeant with 3lb 13oz. The heaviest
round was a whiting of 7 ½ oz for Shaun Mitchell.
The second match of
the season was held on Sunday 25th January in Pevensey Bay, in calm
mild conditions. The winner was Mark Underhill (rollerball) with 1lb 4oz,
second Karl Puttick with 1lb 1oz and third Peter Fountain with 1lb. The
heaviest round was a whiting of 7oz for Dan Puttick and the heaviest flat a
flounder of 11oz for Dennis Puttick.
The third match on
Saturday 7th February was won by Paul Spiers with 2lb, second Gary
Windeat with 1lb 7 ½ oz and third Dan Puttick with 1lb 4oz.
NEWHAVEN AND SEAFORD
On Thursday 22nd
January The club fished a roving competition with Mark Gillett landing 4lb 4lb
6 ¾ oz. Second Tim Roser with 4lb 4 ¾ oz and third Brian Henderson with 1lb 1 ½
On Sunday 25th
January Mark Gillett won with 6lb 6oz. Second was Glynn Hutchinson with 4lb and
third Eric Burnett with 3lb.
On Tuesday 20th
January the second Slater cup was fished with Richard Newman winning with
whiting and codling for 7lb 5oz. Second was Joe Plumstead with 4lb 6oz and
third Graham Lewis with 4lb 1oz. The heaviest round was a codling of 2lb 15oz
for Joe Plumstead and the heaviest flat a flounder of 9 ¾ oz for Arran Aghili.
On Tuesday 3rd
February the third Slater Cup was fished for! The winner with 1lb 12oz was Dan
Wood. Second Paul Parsons with 1lb 6oz and third Arran Aghilli with 1lb. The
heaviest round was a whiting of 1lb 12oz for Dan Wood and the heaviest flat was
a flounder of 7oz for Colin Essery.
On Monday 15th
January In Pevensey Bay, the second match was held with Les Glazzard managing
to land both the heaviest round and superpool with a codling of 1lb 14oz and
the heaviest flatfish a dab of 4 ½ oz. The winner was Mick Lowe with a nice
catch of whiting for 5lb 8 ¾ oz. Second Kevin Morgan with 5lb 5 ½ oz, third Rod
Reynolds with 4lb 2 ½ oz and fourth Phil Metcalf with 3lb 12 ¾ oz.
match on Wednesday 4th February was won by Darren Mitchell with 1lb
12 ½ oz. Second was David Tame with 1lb 10 ¾ oz and third Colin Everest with 12
½ oz. The heaviest round was a whiting of 6oz and the heaviest flat and
superpool went to David Tame for a flounder of 13 ¼ oz.
On Thursday 22nd
January Paul Christopher won the match with whiting for 4lb 6 ½ oz. Second was
Keith Erridge with 3lb 15 ½ oz, third Gerald Sargeant with 3lb 11 ¾ oz and
fourth Vernon Vivian with 3lb 7 ¼ oz. Biggest round was a whiting of 9 ¾ oz
shared between Paul Christopher and Gerald Sargeant and the biggest flat was a
dab of 5 ½ oz for Malcolm Payne.
The third match of
the year fished in Pevensey Bay was won by Dave Rudland with 5 rockling for 12
¼ oz. Second was Tony Bush with 10 ¾ oz, third Malcolm Payne with 10 ¼ oz and
fourth Gerald Sargeant with 9 ¾ oz. The heaviest round was a whiting of 5 ¾ oz
for Ian Hopper and the heaviest flatfish a flounder of 7oz for Fred Wassell.
Steve Hanks (of Hook, line and Sinker, Bexhill) caught a cracking 3lb plaice at Splash Point, Eastbourne on Sunday 15th february. Steve won the Catch and Release comp run by Joe Plumstead, who was second. The sunshine and settled conditions seem to have brought the plaice in early.
Derek Box landed a nice 19lb 5oz cod out of Eastbourne Marina recently fishing on a private boat called Wanderer using cuttle and an ABU Suveran rod.