Holland-on-Sea was the venue for the latest Braintree Sea Angling Club evening beach match. A warm balmy evening and an offshore breeze made fishing comfortable. Unfortunately the fish didn’t find the conditions good for feeding and they were hard to locate. Robin Joy was the most successful with two nice sole, three eels and four whiting to win the match with 171 fish points. Second and third places were closely contested with Barrie Senior just pipping Paul Drake for second spot with 94 fish points from his catch of three eels, two whiting and a pout. Paul Drake had eight whiting for 91 points.
Graham Nash followed up his recent boat win by taking first place at the latest shore match in Braintree Sea Angling Club’s summer league series fished at Aldebugh. The anglers were treated to a show of thunder and lightning all around but fortunately not over them which together with a firework display at Thorpeness gave them something to watch as the rod tips were certainly not nodding. Fishing was very slow with only an occasional pin whiting being caught. Graham ended the evening with 10 whiting for 98 fish points. Second place went to Barrie Senior with 59 points from his catch of 5 whiting. Robin Joy and Paul Drake both had 3 whiting apiece but Joy took the third spot with 35 points versus Drake’s 32.