Poole, 17th January 2010
The after AGM drinks proved to be another relaxed social event, a good time to unwind without the added worry of rig tying. The socialising continued during a fine meal washed down with just a little alcohol.
Early reports of good flounder catches were soon replaced with “the melt water has spooked the fish” & “the netters are catching them for pot bait” at least the weather reports turned out right! The current champion (Mr Bryant) managed to release a flounder early on, Ray Barron discovered a new way of flounder fishing using a borrowed rig, spiral lead & a float, watching the float drift further & further away seemed to pass the time away, I’m sure he will be looking for one with a sail for next year’s event.
A couple of side wagers ensured that the tension was held through to the last cast of the day, Matt Osborne narrowly missed out on becoming Champion by dropping a good sized flounder at the net on his last cast. Young Hayden Spencer got lucky (even though he didn’t manage to bring a flounder to the net) by winning the guess the heaviest weight, I’m sure the new reel will help him catch one next year.
Although only one angler managed two flounder the total weight was not enough to oust Paul Rivers from the King of the Flounders throne, Paul’s one fish secured him his fourth title in this event. The top shore angler, Carol Hunt came in a very worthy third place with Martin Bobbett in second. Full results below.
1st Paul Rivers 1 Fish 3lb 1/2oz
2nd Martin Bobbett (2 Fish) 2lb 14oz
3rd Carol Hunt 1 Fish 2lb 4 1/2oz (Shore)
4th Bob King 1 Fish 1lb 13oz
5th Ash Currier 1 Fish 1lb 12 1/2oz
6th Matt Osborne 1 Fish 1lb 9oz
7th Cliff Newbold 1 Fish 1lb 6oz
8th Rob Quinn 1 Fish 1lb 4oz
9th Dave Oliver 1 Fish 15 1/2 oz
10th Ray Barron 1 Postage Stamp 14oz
1st Paul Rivers 3lb 1/2oz
2nd Carol Hunt 2lb 4 1/2 oz
3rd Martin Bobbett 1lb 13 1/2 oz
Top Shore Angler
Carol Hunt 2lb 4 1/2 oz