Christmas Open 10/10/2016

Weston super Mare Sea Angling Association held its annual Xmas Open on Saturday.

In extremely wet conditions 58 anglers braved the conditions to compete in this event.

This competition was measure and release with all fish exceeding 20cm counting. It was fished in two zones (Red & Yellow).

Unfortunately all anglers were plagued with pin whiting and very few fish in size were recorded 9 thornback rays, 6 flounders, 3 codling, & 1 rockling.

All 3 top lengths came from the red zone.

Joint winners of the red zone with 2 thornback rays each were:-

  • 1= Peter Evans from Swansea with 2 Thornback rays. 137cm
  • 1= Chris Stephens from Bridgend with 2 Thornback rays. 137cm
  • 3= Nick White from Weston super Mare with 1 Thornback ray. 80cm

Rob Marshall from Taunton was the winner of the yellow zone with a ray of 75cm.

Club chairman, Mike Tanners son Steve was the top WSMSAA club member and his son Luke the top junior. What a first class tutor Mike must be!

The two optional pools were for the longest round and longest flatfish. Nick White took the round fish pool with a ray of 80cm and Julian Shambrooke took the flatfish pool with a flounder of 34cm each receiving £45.

Weston super Mare SAA would like to thank all who took part. Thanks also to the major sponsor, club member Steve Lodge and all who donated prizes.