Braintree Sea Angling Club members travelled to Sizewell for the first match of the year. Fishing in calm conditions, fish were caught all through the match but many did not make the minimum size. Chris Leonard was the most consistent in finding the larger fish and at the end of the match had accumulated 343 points from a catch of 25 dabs and 13 whiting. In second place was Paul Drake with 14 dabs and 8 whiting for181 points. Barrie Senior took third spot with 161 points from a catch of 7 dabs and 10 whiting.
Walton pier was the venue for the last match of the season for Braintree Sea Angling Club members. With a very light breeze and the grey sky gone it was almost spring like so making a comfortable fish for the seven angler that wanted a change from mince pies and TV. For the first two hours up to high tide there was little action with only a couple of fish caught. Once the tide turned the fish came on the feed. It wasn’t actioned packed but a steady stream of small whiting were caught interspersed with the occasional dab and rockling. Rolf Marschalek came out on top to win a bottle of scotch for his catch 21 sizeable whiting and 2 rockling for 192 fish points. Second place went to Barrie Senior with 178 fish points from a catch of 16 whiting, 1 rockling and a dab. Kevin Thorpe took third spot with 11 whiting and a dab for 115 points. The best fish, a 31cm whiting, was caught by Paul Drake and won him a bottle of port.