Life’s tough on the lake
The fish in the normally prolific “scroggins” lake were preoccupied with spawning and this made the match against Cinque Ports tough going for the home side, Wantsum AA. Top rod and first place went to Cinque Ports angler Graham Clifford with an all-carp net of 29lbs 4oz. Lou Page (Wantsum) was second with 27lbs 2oz and Pete Joiner (Wantsum) third with 24lbs 12oz. Wantsum take a points lead into the next match, which will be fished on Hythe canal later in the year. Seabrook Sea Anglers latest results showed Paul Gunnar as top rod with 12lbs 7oz that included a near-5lb thornback ray. Second was Cliff Sharp (4lbs 6oz). The next match is today (Wednesday) from 7-10.30pm. Book-in at Mick’s Tackle between 6-6.30pm. The Madagascar League has thrown up some good weights for the 14 anglers who fished with thornback rays showing in number. First place went to Dave Wood-Brignall with 17lbs 9oz and Nathan Elliot was second with 16lbs 3oz. Third, with 13lbs 8oz which included a cracking 9lb ray, was Mark Howard. The latest winner of the Martin Walters sea competition was Danny Jago with doggies and pouting for 10lbs 6oz. Also on a freelance session on Folkestone beach, Melvin Lee caught a 4lbs 3oz starry smoothhound. This rocky venue always throws up a surprise. At this time of the year, many sea anglers will be going to sea in little boats. Now the kayak is affordable and offers some distance from shore when the fishing gets tough. But remember that you need to take care and always have a life preserver with you (not just to sit on!). Also, always tell a friend or family member where you are going from and an approximate return time. This will help if you have any problems and may save your life. If you have any news or stories, contact me on wesleyshrubsole@gmail. com.