5th Shore competition 24th April 2021.
On Sunday 24th April Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club held its 5th shore competition which was a rover. The weather for the competition was dry and sunny but with a strong north-east wind. Seven club members signed on including one junior. Only one member managed to catch any fish and that was Roland Blomfield with three sole for a total weight of 1lb 8.6oz. The heaviest was a sole of 9oz which won Roland the best flat fish pool.
The best round fish and specimen fish pools are both rollovers until the next competition.
Recreational Week-end Trip 24th April.
On Saturday 24th April Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club held a week-end fishing trip aboard Voyager out from Lymington skippered by Kevin Duell.
The weather was not good with a 4 – 6 easterly wind, but we managed to fish the North Head buoy area. As the weather conditions got more uncomfortable, we moved closer in shore fishing for plaice, but sadly no luck so moved off Taddiford and still no plaice.
Skipper Kevin was very helpful all day and fish caught included thornback rays, smoothhounds, dogfish and turbot.
Tom Rutter 2 thornback rays 13lbs and 5lb plus 2 smoothhounds and 4 dogfish.
Alan Rutter 1 smoothhound 5lb 8oz plus 1 dogfish.
Mark Boldick a turbot 3lb 4oz.
Nelson Phillips 1 dogfish.
Harry Gray 1 dogfish.
Karl Bates sadly blanked.
Report on Large Boat Competition 18th April 2021
Six members of Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club headed out into Christchurch Bay for their first Large Boat competition of the year aboard Private Venture, skippered by Art Savage. Neap tides, a flat sea and Spring sunshine were a welcoming return after the recent Covid restrictions. Drifting for pollack and plaice proved fairly productive, with a surprise bonus of a cuckoo wrasse for the Large Boat Commodore Alec Harmer. Moving to an inshore mark to target the plaice found them to be obliging, with Ed Taylor catching nine of the just over a dozen sizeable flatties coming aboard, With the tide easing another move was made further out to anchor over rough ground, producing ballan wrasse, pout and dogfish. Other species caught during the trip included an undersized turbot and the only black bream of the day, both caught by club president Derek Smith; and a mackerel of 1lb 5ozs caught by Ed Taylor.
1st: Ed Taylor 89 points; 2nd: Arran Harmer 75 points; 3rd: Derek Smith 54 points; 4th Alec Harmer 47 points; 5th Roland Blomfield 43 points; 6th Andrew Foster 37 points.