Rob daz­zles with carp catch

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

COARSE fish­ing news from around the re­gion shows that the com­mer­cial fisheries are the most con­sis­tent. Sand­wich coarse fish­ery’s, Victory Lake con­tin­ues to pro­duce de­spite tem­per­a­tures drop­ping with a best mir­ror carp of 25lb 2oz for fish­ery reg­u­lar, Rob Dalzell. Mike Stroud of Can­ter­bury fished ground bait feeder and mag­got net­ted bream to 4lb. The Sand­wich Coarse Fish­ery Christ­mas open is to be fished on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 6. En­try is £15 with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing £100 plus a year’s mem­ber­ship to the lakes. To book, call Kevin on 07936 409912. At the Cot­ting­ton fish­ery at Sholden near Deal, the best carp was a 28lb mir­ror for Reg Witt fish­ing Lake Pep­per. Lake Chris­tine pro­duced a best of 27lb and that was a mir­ror banked by Deal’s Andy Wall. There is an open com­pe­ti­tion on Black Lake at Cot­ting­ton on Sun­day, draw 9am, fish­ing 10am-3pm. In­for­ma­tion on 01304 380691 Other coarse fish­ing re­sults in­clude the fi­nal ta­ble for the Mick Milton Se­ries at Rad­nor Park Lake at Folke­stone. The se­ries win­ner was John Wil­liams of Cheri­ton with 46 points. Sec­ond was Kevin An­gus of Folke­stone with 27 points and third was Peter Joiner of Lyminge with 22 points. Ju­nior win­ner was Kevin Fo­ley of Cheri­ton with 37 points with John Wil­liams ju­nior run­ner up with 30 points. The Folke­stone and Shep­way coarse an­glers have their mem­bers-only Christ­mas com­pe­ti­tion at Rad­nor Park on Sun­day. The draw is at 9am at the Rad­nor shel­ter, fish­ing 10am un­til 4pm. The Seabrook mem­bers’ Christ­mas match was won by Kevin Bowles with the best cod of the year caught in the club’s beach events. The fish, which weighed in at 5lb 11oz, con­trib­uted to his winning bag of 12lb 10oz. Sec­ond was John Wells of Salt­wood with 9lb 14oz and third Hay­den Whit­ford of Dym­church with 9lb 9oz. At Deal on Sun­day, the Deal and Walmer Angling As­so­ci­a­tion’s Christ­mas Turkey Shoot was won by lo­cal, Mac McDon­ald with four codling plus dog­fish, dabs and whit­ing to take the top turkey ham­per with 10lb 6oz. Sec­ond from the beach was G Con­sta­ble with 10lb 2oz and third, also from the beach, was Si­mon Har­ri­son of Deal with 9lb 15oz. The big­gest cod went to Deal’s, Kevin Scott with his 5lb 3oz cod taken from peg 2 at Sandown Cas­tle. The boat an­glers have also been among the cod with some big­ger fish re­ported when the boats could be afloat. In the Dym­church SAC’s cod com­pe­ti­tion, 117 cod weigh­ing 461lb 6oz were caught. Top boat was North Quay with Dave and Alan Wood Big­nall on board and they landed 29 fish for 108 lb 1oz. Run­ners-up were An­drew Fisher and Steve Piper in their boat Hal­cyon with 12 fish for 51 lb 10oz. The heav­i­est cod prize was taken by Dan­gler II with Andy Gaus­den and Dougie Moor­ing of Folke­stone land­ing a cod of12 lb 8 oz. Colin Bur­den, Paul Bur­den from Ash­ford and Dave Robin­son from Whit­stable fished aboard Jerry Oiler’s Fair Chance char­ter boat off Dun­geness and landed 57 cod and codling with the big­gest a 15lb 6oz spec­i­men for Robin­son. The round of Christ­mas com­pe­ti­tions con­tinue with the Dover Sea Angling’s Christ­mas Open event on De­cem­ber 14 from the Dover South­ern break­wa­ter. Or­gan­iser is Bob Duffield (01304 822645). The Deal 1919 Angling Club’s turkey Bonanza Christ­mas Fes­ti­val is also on De­cem­ber 14. Fish­ing from 10am un­til 3pm. En­try forms are in the lo­cal tackle shops. For de­tails con­tact 01304 361248.

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