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Friday, 20 March 2015
Kev's East Sussex Diary - 20th March 2015
Kevin Morgan of Anglers Den Sussex, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex gives a monthly summary of local sea fishing competition results.
ANGLERS DEN OPEN
The 2015 Open
Competition marks a 25th anniversary year for Anglers Den!!
The competition was
held on Sunday 8th March in beautiful sunny conditions in Pevensey
Bay, with 75 entries catching plenty of fish, with the main species being
plaice with rockling and flounders.
A Zone 1st
Chris Clark 3lb 11½oz, 2nd Ben Arnold 3lb 9¼oz, 3rd
Richard Cleal 2lb 11oz.
B Zone 1st
Trevor Rooney 3lb 4½oz, 2nd Tony Kirrage 2lb 10¾oz, 3rd
Malcolm Payne 2lb 3½oz.
C Zone 1st
Nick May 2lb 6oz, 2nd Ian Golds 2lb 2¼oz, 3rd Sam
Sampson 1lb 15¼oz.
Overall winners 1st
Chris Clark 3lb 11½oz, 2nd Ben Arnold 3lb 9¼oz, 3rd
Trevor Rooney 3lb 4½oz, 4th Richard Cleal 2lb 11oz, 5th
Tony Kirrage 2lb 10¾oz, 6th Nick May 2lb 6oz, 7th Joe
Plumstead 2lb 4½oz, 8th Malcolm Payne 2lb 3½oz, 9th
Ian Golds 2lb 2 ¼oz, 10th Steve Martin 2lb 1oz, 11th
Jason Anderson 2lb and 12th Sam Sampson 1lb 15¾oz.
The pairs winners
were Ian Golds and Chris Clark with 5lb 13¾oz and the runners up were Ben
Arnold and Sam Sampson with 5lb 9oz.
The heaviest flatfish
overall was a plaice of 1lb 11oz for Trevor Rooney and the heaviest round a
codling of 1lb 14oz for Steve Martin.
On Wednesday 18th
February the 1st Presidents cup was held, with the winner Tony
Kirrage landing two codling and pout for a total weight of 6lb 12oz. Second
Paul Christopher with 2lb 11 oz 12 dr and third Graham Lewis with 2lb 10oz 4dr.
The heaviest flat was
a plaice of 7oz 4dr for Neil Marshall and the heaviest round a codling of 4lb
10oz for Tony Kirrage.
On Thursday 5th
March the 2nd Presidents cup was held with plenty of codling and a
club record cod being caught!!
The winner was Gerald
Sargeant with 20lb 7oz, including a club record 16lb 5oz cod caught on size 2
hooks!! Second was Paul Christopher with 10lb 2oz 4dr and third Dan Wood with
8lb 9oz. They all caught codling but none anywhere near Geralds excellent
fish!! The heaviest flat was a plaice of 8oz 8dr for Martin Payne.
On Tuesday 17th
February The club match held in Pevensey Bay was won by Darren Mitchell with
3lb 1oz. Second was Malcolm Payne with 2lb 13 ¾ oz and third Harry Spencer with
2lb 8 ¼ oz. The heaviest fish was a codling of 2lb 7¾oz for Darren Mitchell
and the biggest flatfish a flounder of 1lb 2 ½ oz for Malcolm Payne.
On Sunday 22nd
February the club fished a members only big fish bash!! With cash prizes
awarded to the top 4 round fish and top 4 flatfish as well as a combination
prize as well. Each member only permitted to weigh in 1 flat and 1 round.
The biggest flat fish 1st Dan Wood
with a plaice of 1lb ¼ oz. 2nd Paul Parsons flounder 14 ¼ oz. 3rd
Rod Reynolds Flounder 9oz and 4th Tony Bush plaice 8 ¼ oz. The
biggest round 1st Gerald Sargeant codling 3lb 9oz. 2nd
Gary Banfield whiting 10 ½ oz. 3rd Martin Payne whiting 7 ½ oz and 4th
Tom Jarrett whiting 6 ½ oz.
Combined flat/round 1st
Gerald Sargeant 3lb 14 ¼ oz, 2nd Dan Wood 1lb 3oz, 3rd
Paul Parsons 1lb 2 ¼ oz and 4th Rod Reynolds 14 ¾ oz.
On Wednesday 4th
March on a lovely calm night there were plenty of fish in Pevensey Bay. A
number of good size codling were caught as well as whiting, pout, plaice, dab
The winner with a
codling and whiting and rockling was Glyn Morgan with 5lb 10 ¼ oz. 2nd
Keith Bean with 2 codling for 5lb 3oz. 3rd Tim Lane with 3lb oz and
4th Gary Banfield with 3lb 7 ½ oz. The heaviest flatfish was a plaice of 10oz
for Gary Banfield and the heaviest round was a codling of 3lb 7oz for Tim Lane.
THE RAILWAY TAVERN
The fourth round of
club matches was held on Sunday 22nd February with 20 anglers fished
in hard conditions. The winner was Rob Burns with 1lb 10oz. Second was Paul
Christopher with 1lb 8 ½ oz and third Dan Puttick with 1lb 3½oz.
round was held on Saturday 7th March and the winner was Joe
Plumstead with 5lb 12oz, including the biggest fish a codling of 4lb 4oz. 2nd
was Peter Fountain with 2lb 4oz and 3rd were A.J. and Dennis Puttick
both with 1lb 9oz.
THE OVER FIFTIES
On Tuesday 24th
February 20 anglers fished at Normans Bay with Fred Wassell catching some nice
fish including the biggest flatfish, a flounder of 1lb 1 ¾ oz for a total
weight of 3lb11 ¾ oz. Second was Gerald Sargeant with 2lb 9 ¼ oz including the
biggest fish an eel of 1lb 12 ¾ oz. Third was Gary Banfield with 2lb 4oz and
fourth Alan Smith with 2lb ½ oz.
The next match was
fished on Tuesday 10th March at Whitehorses with Ian Hopper winning
with 2lb 5 ¾ oz, including the biggest flatfish, a plaice of 1lb 2oz. Second
was Carol Vivian with 2lb 3oz including the biggest round, a 4 ½ oz rockling.
Third was Gary Banfield with 1lb 9 ¾ oz and fourth Mike Perfect with 1lb 8oz.
At last !! we are
seeing a spring run of codling, with the majority of fish weighing between 2
and 4lb. With the odd exception such as Geralds 16lb cod. The fish are mainly
being caught at night, but during the day the plaice are beginning to show
along Eastbourne seafront and at Whitehorses.
From the boats out of
Sovereign Harbour cod and Pollack are being caught offshore. Codling are also
being caught closer to the shoreline.
The presentation of
both The Nomads and Anderida club were held recently with a full report to
appear in next months edition.