Five of us
went to Aldeburgh, dirty wall end, for our latest evening match. Fishing
was very slow with just the occasional fish caught, most on the ebb. Paul
continued his winning ways catching a 57cm dogfish at the end of the match to
give him first place. Unfortunately Chris Leonard didn’t find a fish.
Barrie Senior caught an unusual fish an eelpout of 25cm.
scheduled for Sunday was moved to Monday at the request of those fishing. The
venue was Aldeburgh, Martell Tower end. The match was fished in bright sunshine
and a wind that ended up sideways on instead of over our shoulders. The
fish obviously didn’t like the conditions although no one blanked only Paul
managed two fish to win the match and the Alf Reed Cup.
Braintree Sea Angling Club members boarded charter boat Enterprise at West Mersea for the second of their Bolduc Cup matches. The skipper Chris Mole took them out in search of bass and smoothhounds. At the first mark the anglers were plagued with lots of weed forcing a move after half an hour. Fishing was slow with very few fish caught. Paul Hart consolidated his lead from the first match with another win catching a last minute smoothhound to overtake Alan Porter and Barrie Senior who were in joint first place until then. Paul had a further 2 smoothhounds, a whiting and a rare catch of a 23 ½lb stingray to win with 50 points. Alan and Barrie shared 2nd place with 45 points, Alan having 2 dogfish, 2 smoothhounds and a whiting and Barrie the only thornback ray and the only bass plus a smooothhound. Third spot went to Colin Crocker with 15 points. Chris Bull was the only other angler to catch with a single dogfish.
Braintree Sea Angling Club members headed to Dunwich for their latest evening match in the Summer League. With a light drizzle and offshore winds when they arrived thing didn’t look to bad but as the evening progressed heavy rain descended and made the fishing uncomfortable. To add to their discomfort the fish didn’t like the rain either and the first couple of hours saw only a couple caught. Despite a variety of baits being used they were not tempted and It remained slow until the end of the match. Paul Drake took the first place with 149 fish points from a catch of 4 sole, 1 smoothhound and an eel. He also had the best fish a sole of 34cm. Second place went to Barrie Senior with 5 sole and 2 smoothhounds for 108 points. Third spot went t Robin Joy with 2 sole for 46 points. The other anglers failed to find sizeable fish.
match in the Braintree Sea angling Club summer league was fished at
Aldeburgh. The fishing was poor even when the sun went down the fish
didn’t come on the feed and it was a struggle to catch counting fish. At
the end of the evening it was Barrie Senior who took first place with a small
bass, 3 whiting and a sole for 91 fish points. Graham Nash was second
with 42 points, 2 whiting and a sole and in third spot with one sole was Robin
Joy with28 points.
Angling Club’s first summer league evening match took place at
Aldeburgh. Although there was a strong wind it came along the beach so
didn’t interfere with casting too much. The first three hours up to high
tide were very slow with just a few pin whiting being caught. When
the tide turned and it got dark the whiting really came on to feed with some
larger specimens caught along with a few sole. At the end of the match it
was close with Paul Drake taking top spot from a catch of 28 whiting, 1 sole
and a small smoothhound for 362 points. Barrie Senior took second place
with 325 points, 24 whiting, 1 sole and an eel. Third was Chris Leonard
with 22 whiting, 1 sole and a smoothhound for 315 points. Best fish was
shared between Paul and Chris both having a 44cm smoothhound.
Nice day out
from West Mersea fishing was steady from the start but the amount weed on the
ebb forced a move to a venue further inshore but still a few more fish were
caught. Thornbacks, smoothhounds and a few bass were caught together with some
baby tope. Best fish was a smoothhoud of 4.10kg caught by Brian Grundy.
Paul Hart had a bass of 1.71kg.