Spring Open 03/04/2016

Our clubs Spring Open kindly sponsored by Jeff Reasons of Thyers Fishing Tackle in Highbridge went ahead on Weston’s town beach in glorious calm weather. It was extremely pleasing that 89 anglers entered including about 8 juniors. This is a significant increase in numbers from the last few years. Unfortunately bites were few and far between and only 18 anglers recorded a total of 19 fish. The winner was Weston angler Adrian Ford with a thornback ray measuring 80cm. Adrian picked up the £250 first prize plus £76 pool money for the longest round fish. Narrowly beaten into second place with a conger of 76cm was Rich Simpkins from Bristol. Morgan Wilson also from Weston was the only angler to record 2 fish was third with two flounders measuring 61cm. Morgan took the flatfish pool of £76 with a flounder of 39cm. The highest placed club member was John Beer in 4th place with a flounder measuring 38cm. The top junior in joint 9th place was Tristan Dando with a flounder of 27cm.