A gentle southerly breeze greeted Braintree Sea Angling club members when they arrived at Aldeburgh for their latest match. Fishing was slow and patchy with some finding more than a handful of sizeable fish others struggled. Chris Leonard had 14 fish for 107 fish points. Second place man Paul Hart also had 14 fish but only worth 97 points. In third spot was Paul Drake with 5 fish for 59 points he also had the longest fish a flounder of 30cm.
Braintree Sea Angling Club’s first match of the year took place at Sizewell in persistent rain. The aftermath of the recent tidal surge meant large waves hitting this shallow beach and kept the fish offshore. All caught a few fish but it was Club secretary Chris Leonard that got off to a good start for the year with a win from his catch of 8 dab, 2 whiting and a large rockling. Second place went to Robin Joy with 90 points, 7 dab and 4 whiting. Third place angler was Paul Drake with 10 dab and 1 rockling for 75 points.