Monthly Archives: February 2019

Beach Match Report – Dunwich – 24th Februrary

A report from our on the scene reporter:

2 coffin dodgers from the BSAC Elite squad made a lunch time raid on the Dunwich dabs,  unfortunately, due to the bright sunny weather they saw us coming and swam off in a hurry, even the seal avoided Dunwich as he knew about the fishes travel arrangements.

Off like a whippet called Usain Bolt, Young Robin was first in the blocks, first out of the blocks and was weighing in a treble shot of whiting within a nanosecond of starting, from 50 yards they looked more like rockling all bigger than any previous ones caught this year.

It continued in a similar vein for 6 hours with Young Robin catching monster whiting and monster dabs to 26cm whilst Old Drako could only muster jailbait whiting many of which did not reach 18cm.

After the final whistle sounded Young Robin was seen striding back to the car park carrying his bucket proudly above his head whilst Old Drako was dragging his bucket behind him in the mud.


  1. Young Robin – 17 fish for 134 points (6 W & 11 D)
  2. Old Drako – 12 fish for 88 points (5W & 7D) (all 18.00001cm)

Brilliant sunshine, gentle breeze and no waves to talk about so I won’t mention them

Lots of dog walkers and even some girls swimming in the sea nearby.

Your Roving Reporter Old Drako
ps. I needed a lift home so I thought it best Robin should win!

Beach Match – Sizewell – 10th February

The dabs were feeding well when Braintree Sea Angling Club members fished their recent match at Sizewell.  With an offshore wind casting was easy but the rain and cold squally winds for most of the day made fishing uncomfortable.  In addition to the dabs a few whiting were caught but most failed to meet the 18cm minimum size. With 41 dabs and 3 whiting Barrie Senior came out on top with 375 points. Second place went to Paul Drake with 286 points from his catch of 32 dabs and 5 whiting.  Chris Bull was third with 30 dabs and 4 whiting for 281 points.  Chris also had the best fish a 28cm dab.

Beach Match – February -Dungeness

Braintree Sea Angling Club members went to Dungeness for their latest match.  Results were varied with a couple of the anglers finding fish and the others struggling in the sunny but cool conditions.  Paul Drake was top rod with 307 points from a catch of 20 dabs, 3 rockling and the best fish of the match a 34cm flounder. In second place was Chris Leonard with 16 dabs and a whiting for 154 points.  Graham Nash was third a whiting and a dab for 28 points.