Aldeburgh was the venue for Braintree Sea Angling Club’s last match in the Summer League and fishing for the Alf Reed Cup. Conditions were good for the match but the fish thought otherwise with only a few small fish caught mainly pin whiting. Paul Drake managed to find a couple of other species and consolidated his lead in the League with another win catching 4 whiting, 1 smoothhound and a dogfish for 72 fish points. Barrie Senior took second place with 6 whiting for 62 points and Robin Joy was 3rd with 50 points. Final results for the Summer League 1st Paul Drake, 2nd Barrie Senior 3rd Robin Joy, 4th Chris Leonard, 5th Chris Bull.
Braintree Sea Angling club had two matches this week the first a mid-week charter boat trip out of West Mersea on Enterprise. It was a grey and windy day but the eight anglers were soon anchored up to the west of the Gunfleet. Fishing was slow with a few smoothhounds and thornback rays being caught several fish not making the size limit. Paul Hart won the boat with 2 smoothhounds, 1 thornback and an eel. Second place went to Alan Porter 3 smoothhounds and a 2lb 4oz tub gurnard. Third spot was taken by Barrie Senior with a smoothhound and a thornback ray.
Braintree Sea Angling Club members were at Holland-on-Sea for their latest Summer League match. The heavy rain had cleared and the angling took place in calm seas with a very light breeze. Fishing was very slow with a few whiting and eels caught by most. The best fish was a 2 ½ lb bass caught by Barrie Senior which together with an eel and two whiting gave him a match winning score of 147 fish points. Second place with 134 points from his catch of 2 whiting, 1 bass, 1 eel, 1 codling and a 35cm sole was Paul Drake. Robin Joy took third spot with 6 whiting for 81 points. With one match remaining in the Summer League Paul Drake leads with 25 match points ahead of Chris Leonard with 21 points.