Penn Sea League
Results and tables from the big event.
BURNHAM LEAGUE & OPEN Burnham, Somerset, 30 anglers
With only five minutes to go, Daniel Crump walked to the water’s edge for a final cast with a big bluey bait. Soon afterwards his rod tip went over and he landed an 8lb 14oz bass.
Added to a sole, the Barry angler had 9lb 3oz to win zone A, but was not in the top three.
Winner was Ben Bradstock, who fished in zone B with a single hook rig at distance to reach the river channel, where he caught a thornback ray, a conger and silver eel for 12-2-0.
Second was Justin Bird, in zone C by the lighthouse, with a thornback and two congers for 10-13-0. Adrian ‘Bert’ Ford, also zone C, was third with two species for 9-14-0.
Result: 1 Ben Bradstock, Honiton, 3 fish, 12-2-0 (3pts); 2 Justin Bird, Cardiff, 3, 10-13-0 (2); 3 Adrian Ford, Weston-s-M, 2, 9-14-0 (1).
FILEY BRIGG AS FOORDS OPEN Whitby west pier to Sewerby Steps, Flamborough, Yorks, 110 anglers
Top spot in this heaviest fish event went to Bridlington angler Dominic Baker thanks to a 5lb 14oz 8dr pollack.
Runner-up Dave Medd, of Scarborough, caught a 4lb 5oz 4dr codling, with Chris Scaife, of Filey, finishing third with a 4lb 2oz 8dr codling. Best bag was Paul Medd’s 13-12-8, whose heaviest fish was a 4lb 1dr codling.
Result: 1 Dominic Baker, Bridlington, 5-14-8 pollack (11pts); 2 Dave Medd, Scarborough, 4-5-4 codling (10); 3 Chris Scaife, Filey, 4-2-8 codling (9). Heaviest bag – Paul Medd, Peterborough, 13-12-8 (3).
FURNESS FA RNLI OPEN Priory Point, Cumbria, 60 anglers
Flounders, eels and bass dominated catches at Priory Point, with Barrow angler Ged Stevens winning with 20 fish for 572cm.
One fish behind, but with 512cm, was Neil Cutler, of Gateshead, who finished second, while another Tynesider, Micky Bell was third with 13 fish for 432cm.
Result: 1 Ged Stevens, Barrow, 20 fish, 572cm (6pts); 2 Neil Cutler, Gateshead, 19, 512cm (5); 3 Micky Bell, Newcastle, 13, 432cm, including longest fish, 41cm (4).
SCOTTISH MATCH LEAGUE RND 3 Abbey Burnfoot beach, Kirkcudbright, 30 anglers
David Little, of Castle Douglas, caught 14 fish for 813 points at peg 28, to win the £100 prize.
On neighbouring peg 27 was Sunderland's Kenny McCoy, who was second with nine fish for 516pts. Gavin Owen, of Consett, on peg 15, took third with seven fish for 429pts.
Result: 1 David Little, Castle Douglas, 14 fish, 813pts (3pts); 2 Kenny McCoy, Sunderland, 9, 516 (2); 3 Gavin Owen, Consett, 7, 429 (1).
SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Riverside Drive, Dundee, 46 anglers
Lindsay Wilson, of Stewarton, caught 18 fish for 509 points from zone A to secure top spot.
Second was David Neil, of Saltcoats, with 15 fish for 468pt from zone B, with Geordie visitor Bob Gascoigne taking third with 14 fish and 396pts in zone A.
Result: 1 Lindsay Wilson, Stewarton, 18 fish, 509pts (4pts); 2 David Neil, Saltcoats, 15, 468 (3); 3 Bob Gascoigne, Cramlington, 14, 396 (2). Longest fish – Jimmy Caven, Edinburgh, 37cm flounder (1).
WEST COAST TACKLE LEAGUE RND 6 OPEN Stanah, Lancs, 28 anglers
With all the rainwater entering the water from the day before, it made for a slow start for some competitors, but top rod on the day was Simon Dawber with 270cm, thanks to a last cast double shot of eels. Best flatfish was a 41cm flounder for Lesley Maby.
Result: 1 Simon Dawber, Wigan, 270cm (2pts); 2 Bob Egan, Blackpool, 254cm (1).
Lesley Maby caught this 41cm flounder in the Stanah event