Braintree Sea Angling Club’s first summer league evening match took place at Aldeburgh. Although there was a strong wind it came along the beach so didn’t interfere with casting too much. The first three hours up to high tide were very slow with just a few pin whiting being caught. When the tide turned and it got dark the whiting really came on to feed with some larger specimens caught along with a few sole. At the end of the match it was close with Paul Drake taking top spot from a catch of 28 whiting, 1 sole and a small smoothhound for 362 points. Barrie Senior took second place with 325 points, 24 whiting, 1 sole and an eel. Third was Chris Leonard with 22 whiting, 1 sole and a smoothhound for 315 points. Best fish was shared between Paul and Chris both having a 44cm smoothhound.
Nice day out from West Mersea fishing was steady from the start but the amount weed on the ebb forced a move to a venue further inshore but still a few more fish were caught. Thornbacks, smoothhounds and a few bass were caught together with some baby tope. Best fish was a smoothhoud of 4.10kg caught by Brian Grundy. Paul Hart had a bass of 1.71kg.
1st Paul Hart 96 points, 1 bass,4 dogfish, 1 smoothhound, 4 thornbacks
2nd Barrie Senior 83 points, 2 dogfish, 5 smoothhounds, 1 thornback
3rd Brian Grundy 57 points, 3 dogfish, 2 smoothhounds, 1 thornback
4th Robin Joy 35 points, 3 thornbacks,
5th Colin Crocker 32 points, 1 bass, 3 dogfish
6th Alan Porter 25 points, 2 smoothhounds,
7th Chris Leonard 24 points, 1 dogfish, 1 thornback
8th Graham Nash 15 points, 1 tope.