PENN SEA LEAGUE
The latest results from Britain’s biggest event for shore match anglers
Latest results from our shore contest.
THE ALL ENGLAND CODLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Whitby to Flamborough, Yorkshire, 111 anglers
A superb bag of codling weighing 34-8-12, including the event’s best fish of 5lb 9oz, secured the All England title for local angler Mark Thomas.
43 anglers weighed in fish at this closing shore match of the popular annual Scarborough Angling Festival, with Matt Hillaby taking second with 23-3-2 and Monty Burton in third with 18-14-6.
■ Result: 1 Mark Thomas, Scarborough, 34-8-12, including heaviest codling, 5-9-0 (11pts); 2 Matt Hillaby, Scarborough, 23-3-2 (10); 3 Monty Burton, Staintondale, 18-14-6 (9); 4 Mick Ellis, Scarborough, 13-2-14 (8); 5 Dan Middlemas, Scarborough, 13-2-10 (7); 6 Rob Allison, Liverton Loftus, 13-1-10 (6); 7 Chris Scaife, Filey, 13-0-10 (5); 8 Malcolm Skelton, Bridlington, 12-13-12 (4); 9 Scott Blowman, Filey, 12-4-0 (3);
10 Andy Clyde, Yorkshire, 12-3-4 (2).
ANYFISH ANYWHERE TWO-DAY OPEN Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, 316 anglers
A zone win and a second during this twoday event earned top spot for Essex angler Craig Buy (above right) with three points.
The angler, from Colchester, topped zone B on day 1, having made a great start with three dogfish on his first cast and finishing with 11 for 7,080 points. His day 2 catch was 12 fish for 3,340pts.
Runner-up with four points, thanks to two second places, was Malcolm Stote, who caught 30 fish for 11,580pts in the first match, and 10 for 3,640 on day 2.
Third went to Gareth Gardiner with 23 fish for 10,940pts and fourth place in his zone on day 1, along with six fish for 1,240pts for second in zone on day 2.
Day winners were George Smith with 13,460pts and Adam Scholes with 5,410.
Rule 2 applies with a maximum 20pts for the winner, with zones based on daily entry (158 anglers).
■ Result: 1 Craig Buy, Colchester, 3pts (20 Penn pts); 2 Malcolm Stote, Lymington, 4 (19); 3 Gareth Gardiner, Sunderland, 6 (18). Heaviest fish – Ben Price, Holyhead, 96cm bull huss (10). Zones – day 1, Chris Horn, Kirkcaldy, & George Smith, Grimsby (both 5) & Ben Price, Holyhead. Day 2 – Adam Scholes, Girvan; Saul Page, Deal; Steve Lemm & Ian Graham (all 5).
BOB YARKER TROPHY OPEN Whitby to Flamborough, Yorkshire, 73 anglers
Andrew Dixon won the Scarborough Angling Festival’s opening shore rover with a bag weight of 16-15-2.
Second went to Phil France with 12-14-0, and third to Richard Cappleman with 11-7-2. ■ Result: 1 Andrew Dixon, 16-15-2 (7pts); 2 Phil France, 12-14-0 (6); 3 Richard Cappleman, 11-7-2 (5). Heaviest fish – Dave Turnbull, Darlington, 6-4-0 (2).
CLYDE AND WEST JUNIOR AND SENIOR OPEN Greenock, Renfrewshire, 103 anglers
Fished in heavy rain, winner of this annual event was Vic Searle with seven fish for 438 points from peg 146 in zone C.
The same zone dominated the leading places, with Alex Bell and Jamie Paton taking second and third from pegs 148 and 143 respectively.
Alex had eight fish for 433 points, and Jamie caught seven for 428.
The longest fish was Gordon Currie’s 69cm dogfish. Zone A winner was Mike Kyle with five fish for 162 points at peg 23, with Chris Horn winning zone B from peg 99 with six fish for 232 points.
Junior championship winner was Aaron Murphy with three fish for 161 points.
■ Result: 1 Vic Searle, Helensburgh, 7 fish, 438pts (10pts); 2 Alex Bell, Kilmarnock, 8, 433 (9); 3 Jamie Paton, Stranraer, 7, 428 (8). Zones – Mike Kyle, Edinburgh, 5, 162 & Chris Horn, Kirkcaldy, 6, 232 (both 3). Longest fish – Gordon Currie, Saltcoats, 69cm dogfish (3).
FILEY BRIGG AS FESTIVAL OPEN North Yorks, 65 anglers
Winner of this heaviest fish match was Pete Dunn with 7lb 7oz 3dr pollack, and he also had the heaviest bag of 24-4-5, which consisted of pollack.
■ Result: 1 Pete Dunn, Scarborough, 7-7-3, also heaviest bag, 24-4-5 (6pts);
2 Corky Agar, Scarborough, 4-11-8 (5); 3 Matt Skelton, Bridlington, 4-0-5 (4).
CHANNEL ANGLERS SAC FLATFISH OPEN Burnham on Sea, Somerset, 70 anglers
Winner Gary Simons caught six Dover soles for 124cm, with runner-up Luke Holland taking a sole and flounder for 57cm.
■ Result: 1 Gary Simons, Clevedon,
6 fish, 124cm (7pts); 2 Luke Holland, Clevedon, 2, 57cm (6); 3 Adrian Ford, Weston-super-Mare, 2, 50cm (5). Heaviest fish – Jim Radford, 30cm/1-1-12 (1). Zone – Chris Stephens, Bridgend (1).
NEWBIGGIN OPEN Seahouses to Tynemouth, 372 anglers
Winner was Steve Dixon, of Seaham, with seven cod for 25-0-9 caught from Marden rocks.
Second and third in this match, fished on a calm, sunny and showery day and a north-westerly breeze, were Billy Foster
and Graham Turner. They were also fishing at Marden Rocks and both caught four fish for 15-2-1 and 11-12-6 respectively.
Heaviest fish was a 6lb 1oz 6dr cod for Bobby Surtees, who fished at Seahouses.
Next best was George Hornsby’s 5lb 11oz 8dr codling, caught at Howick.
Junior winner Conrad Millard fished at Craster and caught a 3lb 9oz codling.
Heaviest flatfish was a 2lb 12oz turbot for Lexie Watson, who fished at Druridge Bay.
The event produced 149 cod, 16 flounders, two coalies, two dabs, two turbot and a dogfish for 424-7-2.
■ Result: 1 Steve Dixon, Seaham, 7 fish, 25-0-9 (30pts); 2 Billy Foster, Sunderland, 4, 15-2-1 (29); 3 Graham Turner, Newbiggin, 4, 11-12-6 (28). Heaviest fish – Bobby Surtees, Ryhope, 6-1-6 cod (10).
NORTH OF ENGLAND CODLING CHAMPIONSHIP North Yorks, 128 anglers
All the top weights in this Filey Festival event for the heaviest weight of cod came from anglers fishing under Bempton cliffs.
Winner was Matt Hillaby with 10 codling for 36-13-5.
Second was Pete Atkinson with 23-13-9, followed by Tom Marshall with 21-7-7.
■ Result: 1 Matt Hillaby, Scarborough, 36-13-5 (12pts); 2 Pete Atkinson, Scarborough, 23-13-9 (11); 3 Tom Marshall, Bridlington, 21-7-7 (10). Heaviest fish – Adrian Colling, Filey, 5-2-3 (4).
SOUTHERN LEAGUE RND 8 & OPEN Weston Shore, Hants, 74 anglers
One of the Penn Sea League’s front runners, Ben Arnold won this match and moved into top spot.
Two smoothhounds, eels and bass gave the angler, from Worthing, a winning weight of 10-7-0 from peg 75 in zone D. One of his hounds, weighing 1lb 10oz, was the event’s heaviest fish.
Dave Lane, on peg 33 in zone A, was second with 4-10-0, while junior angler Sam James was third with 4-4-0 from peg 57 in zone C.
The heaviest flatfish was a 1lb 1oz flounder for John Delaney.
■ Result: 1 Ben Arnold, Worthing 10-7-0, including heaviest fish 1-10-0 hound (7pts); 2 Dave Lane, Weymouth, 4-10-0 (6); 3 Samuel James, Portsmouth, 4-4-0 (5). Zone – Lee Gatrell, Portsmouth, 2-1-0 (2).
THE SCARBOROUGH OPEN ANGLING CHAMPIONSHIP Whitby west pier to South Landing, Flamborough, Yorks, 69 anglers
Ian Thompson won the penultimate shore event of the Scarborough Angling Festival with a bag of 15-13-8.
With 33 anglers weighing in, second place went to Phil France with 14-5-10, and third to Dave Bielby with 12-15-10. Heaviest fish was Ray Maddison’s 5lb 13oz codling.
■ Result: 1 Ian Thompson, Scarborough, 15-13-8 (6pts); 2 Phil France, Scarborough, 14-5-10 (5); 3 Dave Bielby, Scarborough, 12-15-10 (4). Heaviest fish – Ray Maddison, 5-13-0 codling (2).
WELSH FSA EAST REGION SHORE LEAGUE OPEN Sully and Bendericks, Vale of Glamorgan, 54 anglers
Seven conger eels, the best weighing 6.28kg, from the sloping ledge on the righthand side of Sully Island secured victory in this rover for Ben Davies (above).
Second was Chris Read, who also fished on Sully, where he caught five congers for 9.32kg. Third went to Rory Jenkins, of Tonyrefail, with three congers and a dogfish for 9.06kg.
■ Result: 1 Ben Davies, Llantwit Major, 7 fish, 15.02kg (5pts); 2 Chris Read, Cardiff, 5, 9.32kg (4); 3 Rory Jenkins, Tonyrefail, 4, 9.06kg (3).
YORKSHIRE OPEN CODLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Whitby to Flamborough, Yorkshire, 94 anglers
Geordie visitor Steve Williams, who won the Penn final at Bossington this year, topped this Scarborough Angling Festival rover with a 27-2-6 bag of codling. The Jarrow angler’s best fish, a superb 16lb 13oz 12dr cod (pictured right), was the heaviest in the match. He was fishing at Cloughton.
Billy Colling, of Filey, was second in this cod-only event with 26-11-2, with junior angler Miles I’Anson taking third with 16-9-0, which included the event’s second heaviest fish, an 8lb 14oz 12dr cod.
■ Result: 1 Steve Williams, Jarrow, 27-2-6, including heaviest fish 16-13-12 (9pts); 2 Billy Colling, Filey, 26-11-2 (8); 3 Miles I’Anson, Scarborough, 16-9-0 (7).
Steve Dixon Bobby Surtees