Flounder Festival Poole
This year’s Flounder Festival was again well attended with 40 anglers from boat and shore trying to be crowned the EFSA Flounder (bob) King.
It was good to see 4 juniors fishing and giving their dads a run for their money!
At 8.45 the 8 beach anglers headed off to their marks and the boats started to depart with a few anglers wishing they had not downed that final drink the night before, not mentioning any names Ashley!
The weather, well what can you say but****, its a few years since It’s been that cold! Luckily the rain kept away but there was a biting South-westerly force 6 wind.
There had been varied reports on the Flounder fishing so we were ever optimistic.
There were 4 boats in the competition, 2 of them went up the river to Wareham the other two went to there favourite marks in the bay.
At the weigh in there were a lot of cold anglers but all in good spirits with plenty of banter.
The shore Anglers did not fare so well with only 1 angler bringing a fish to the scales the boats had various results with Josephine 17, Our Gemma 8, Ooker 5 and Shar 3.
The full results are below,
Our congratulations go to our Chairman Neil Bryant who caught four fish with a weight of 6lb 7oz to become our new EFSA England Flounder Champion.
(And a big thank you for putting your prizes back on the table for others to win)
1st Neil Bryant – 4 fish 6lb 7oz Josephine
2nd Bob King – 4 fish 6lb Josephine
3rd Ash Currier – 3 fish 5lb 13oz Our Gemma
4th Steve Spencer – 4 fish 5lb 4oz Josephine
5th Rob Quinn – 2 fish 4lb 14oz Our Gemma
6th Uwe Brown – 2 fish 4lb 1oz Ooker
7th Haydn Spencer Jnr – 2 fish 3lb 5oz Josephine
8th Jimmy Bond – 2 fish 2lb 2oz Josephine
9th Marcus Wuest – 1 fish 2lb Shar
10th Martin Bobbett – 1 fish 1lb 12 oz Our Gemma
11th Dave Lovelock -(shore) 1 fish 1lb 10oz Shore
11th Alf Sindrey – 1 fish 1lb 10oz Shar
11th Ann Enoch – 1 fish 1lb 10oz Josephine
14th Steve Daley – 1 fish 1lb 9oz Ooker
15th Ivan Wellington – 1 fish 1lb 6oz Our Gemma
15th Matt Osbourne – 1 fish 1lb 6oz Ooker
16th Alan Pye – 1 fish 1lb 5oz Shar
17th Clarke Wellington Jnr – 1 fish 1lb 4oz Our Gemma
18th Mike Smith – 1 fish 15oz Ooker
1st Steve Spencer 2lb 10oz
= 2nd Uwe Brown, Rob Quinn, Neil Bryant 2lb 2oz
Top Beach Angler
Dave Lovelock 1lb 10oz
Haydn Spencer 3lb 5oz