Monthly Archives: April 2018

Match Report – Aldeburgh – 29th April

Braintree Sea Angling Club members fished Aldeburgh in trying, grey and damp conditions at their recent match.  With strong north easterly winds casting was difficult but Paul Drake caught a codling on his first cast which raised expectations. This was the only one caught and the fishing was poor for the rest of the match.  A run of dogfish an hour and quarter before the finish meant that all the anglers had at least one fish on the score sheet.  Paul Drake capitalised on his good start to win with the codling, 5 whiting, a pout and 3 dogfish for 364 points also the best fish a dogfish of 63cm.  Barrie Senior was second with 5 whiting, 3 dogfish and a pout for 281 points. 3rd was Graham Nash with one dogfish for 84 points.

Earlier in the week a few of the members had taken a trip to St Osyth and managed to find a few thornback rays the best being a 6lb 12oz fish caught by Paul Drake.

Match Report – Pevensey Bay East Sussex

Braintree Sea Angling Club members headed down to East Sussex for their latest match at Pevensey Bay hoping for some plaice.  With a south westerly wind and a calm sea the fishing conditions looked reasonable.  The fishing was slow with a the occasional fish being caught.  Three of the anglers managed to catch at least one plaice.  Barrie Senior started with a plaice and steadily caught fish throughout the day and ended up with two plaice, one flounder, six dabs and seven whiting for 229 fish points.  Second place went to Paul Drake with the best plaice of the day a fine fish 35cm and three whiting for 83 points. Chris Leonard took the third spot with 54 points from his catch of one plaice, to whiting and a small smoothhound.