Prizes were £1,000 plus a week in Thailand for the heaviest overall bag of four cod (two per day), £500 for the heaviest cod each day, £250 for the second-heaviest cod each day and £150 for the third-heaviest cod each day.
■ Overall – Kim Bowden (above, middle), 4lb 5oz, £1,000.
■ First cod – Kim Bowden, DB1 boat rod.
■ Heaviest cod – Kim Bowden, £500; 2 Kim Bowden, £250; 3 Kim Bowden, £150. ■ Day Two (no cod caught, replaced with whiting): 1 Richard Wheeler and Luke Fogden, 2lb, £250 each; 2 Fat Simon, 1lb 14oz, £250; 3 Steve Costick, 1lb 13oz, £150.
■ Day 1 – Conger, 51½ inches, Max Everitt, £155.75. No whiting or bass weighed in so rolled over to day two. ■ Day 2 – Whiting, 2lb, Richard Wheeler, £274.50; conger, 54 inches, Neil Deluchi, £164.50; bass, 9lb 12oz, Neil Deluchi, £320.25.
A huge thank you to the sponsors – London Timber Buildings, Rose Transport, Paul’s Thai House, Portsmouth Marine Training, Northney Marina, Weymouth Angling, Dave Barham Fishing, Andy’s Baits, SAS Tackle and everyone else who donated prizes, along with the management and staff of the Langbrook Farm pub, who did a sterling job of feeding all the anglers and skippers.
BELOW: Dave Barham (left) and Zac Cairns (right) present winner Kim Bowden with his cash and prizes