ANGLING: CAUSER TAKES TOP SPOT,
The Fountain anglers were at Samphire Hoe and found some fish and lots of snags. Chris Causer was the winner with 4.078kg, John Wells of Saltwood was second with 4.020kg and Del King third with 3.525kg. Nine anglers fished. Cinque Ports anglers were on the Prince of Wales section of the canal and found some of the resident bream eager to feed. Andy Lewis was the winner with 6.400kg, Andy Camber second (4kg) and Hawkinge angler Bill Usher third (3.870kg). The Cinque Ports anglers were out again last Wednesday night for the first of the Willing Cup matches on the canal at Ladies Walk. The weather was perfect and top rod was Laurie Webster who was near the road bridge and had tench and bream for 6.950kg. Second was Colin Conroy toward the bandstand with a 4.780kg and Barry Williamson (2.450kg)third. Junior winner was Lyminge’s Luke Hadleigh (2.030kg). It was great to see lots of eels caught and they may just be on the road to recovery. The Dungeness anglers had their latest rover competition and Gavin Smith chose the shallow water off the Littlestone wall for a good win with 18lb. Second from Dungeness was Phil Tanner (5lb 8oz) and Paul Mortlock was third (4lb 9oz). Dogfish, sole and dabs were in the catches. The glorious June 16 is almost here and anglers of a certain age will remember when we had all been itching for this date as all waters were closed for 93 days. Now, only the river angler has had to wait for the golden day when the close season ends – so if you are fishing the rivers, I wish you good luck and tight lines.
Club captain Barbara Down and Janet Chapman – Ovenden Pairs winners