The EFSA England Boat Championship 2017 was fished out of Poole with 48 anglers competing for the pins over the two days on six boats
On day one it was windy but not enough to stop some of the boats getting reasonably far offshore to find rays, tope, dogfish and strap conger. Inshore, flatties and gurnards were caught with bream being caught on the majority of marks. At the end of the day with a tie on one boat there were seven anglers on 100%.
Day two the wind had increased and most boats stayed inshore. Fishing was hard and with the wind stronger than the tide a lot of anglers found themselves under the boat for a large part of the day and catches were reduced. With three boat winners on one boat the chances of two boat wins were severely reduced. Back ashore only one of the previous day winners had managed a second win. Chairman Neil Bryant was that angler and the winner of the gold pin. In second place and silver pin winner was Gary Galbraith with 198%. Bronze pin went to John Filsell with 191.23%
Four Man Open winners – Andy Selby, Neil Bryant, Ray Barron, Perry Dack
Two Man Open winners – Neil Bryant and Ray Barron
Four Man Executive winners Gary Geoghegan, Tim Ashman, Rolf Marschalek, Cliff Newbolde
Life Member winner – Neil Bryant
Senior winner – John Filsell
Full results below.