Results Fun Fish (Flounder) 2017
After a successful AGM on the Saturday 32 anglers fished the Fun Fish on Sunday 15 January 2017 Five of the anglers elected to fish from the shore with the rest boarding their nominated charter boats. The match was to be fished on a measure and release basis with total length of fish caught deciding the winner. All four charter boats decided to fish the Holes Bay area of the harbour which meant waiting for the bridge to be raised so for the first quarter of an hour it was drift fishing near the bridge but with no success.
Three of the boats anchored up along the moorings on west side of the bay with one fishing near the RNLI HQ and serious!! fishing started. The forecast rain didn’t really materialise with just a light shower which had cleared by lunchtime. The fishing was slow. From our boat Boney M we watched enviously as first Matt Osbourne and then Martin Bobbett landed flounders from Strongbow whilst there was no interest in our baits. It wasn’t until nearly mid-day as the tide turned that the first flounder was caught on our boat, a fish of 41cm by Paul Hart. Meanwhile more flounders were landed on Strongbow and on Our Gemma. Throughout the rest of the afternoon a few more flounders were caught, a 48cm fish for me skilfully brought aboard by Billy Cann after we both had bites and our lines were together. Bill then caught one of 46cm soon after. Paul Hart had a cracking bite and a good fight ensued which turned out to be a fine 5lb bass. During the afternoon Tony Sherwood also had a 48cm fish and Rolf Marschalek one of 36cm so final total for Boney M was 5 flounder.
Back at the presentation it was Andy Smith on Strongbow that took the honours with four flounders for 151cm. Alan Painter on Our Gemma was second with three fish for 130cm and Chairman Neil Bryant third with three fish for 110cm. Top shore angler was Luke Allen with two fish for 88cm with Reg Clough’s two fish making 79cm for second spot and Allan Jones had one fish of 45cm. Top boat was Strongbow with twelve flounders. Longest fish was 49cm caught by Mike Smith with Tony Sherwood and Barrie Senior joint second longest with 48cm fish.
A total of 39 flounders were caught with 5 of these coming from the shore.
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