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Ray record tumbles again in shore fixture

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 11:01

ANGLINGGORDON Pressey registered a record-breaking stingray in last week’s shore fixture held by Western Wight AC.
At 49lb 5oz, this has topped the fish landed by Andy Wendon in May by just under 2lb.
Pressey also took the sweeps for best specimen and heaviest fish as well as first overall.
Second was Steve Cooke, who was well behind with 11lb 15½oz and Andy Wenden took third with 10lb 5½oz. The second best specimen went to A. Gray with a dogfish of 1lb 11oz.
The next competition will be held on July 4, fishing from 7pm to 1am, with the weigh-in at Seaclose car park until 2am.

Machine Shop Beach FC

THE club will be hosting its summer open, sponsored by Scotties Tackle on June 20, fishing from 7pm to 1am with the weigh-in at Southern Vectis Club, Newport, until 2am.
The competition carries a £200 prize for the overall best specimen and £100 for the heaviest bag based on an entry of 100 adults.
There will also be prizes for the first three juniors and the top lady as well as a quality prize table. Entry is £10 for adults and £5 juniors with pairs sweep on separate form. Competitors also have the option of using the weigh and release cards for all sizeable fish excluding pouting. This fixture also counts as a Penn league qualifier 

 

Bembridge AC
MORE than 30 anglers fished the club’s recent bream-only competition with Dave Gawn taking the best specimen sweep with a fish of 3lb 8oz.
With conservation in mind, the competitors were limited to two fish per person and Gawn also recorded the heaviest brace weighing a total of 6lb 4½oz.
Alan Deeming was second with 5lb 7oz and Liam Smith was third with 5lb 1½oz. Smoothound will be the target fish in the club’s next fixture to be held on Sunday.
Fishing times are from 7.30am to 3pm with the weigh-in until 5pm at the clubhouse.

Ventnor ASC
THE next event will be an auction held at its club house in Wheelers Bay on Sunday, starting at 3pm, following a Sunday fun competition which will be fished between 11am and 2pm.
The boat section has a competition arranged for next Wednesday,  fishing from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, with bass as the premium fish.

Ambassador AC
ALMOST 30 anglers, including two juniors, fished the club’s last fixture with 16 managing to register a catch.
S. Masterson registered a smoothound, two pouting and a dogfish for a total weight of 10lb 2½ to take first place and Pete Turner had a mixed bag for 9lb 8½ for second. Gavin Arnell was third and won heaviest fish with a smoothound of 7lb 15oz. Derrick Arnell won the best specimen with a dogfish of 1lb 14oz.
The next competition will be run in conjunction with the open event on the 20th, with the club weigh-in taking place in the car park opposite the Southern Vectis club. 

Sandown and Lake AC
RICHARD Freemantle has been on winning form over the last month with five wins and two second places in seven competitions returning weighs between 1lb and 4lb.
Paul Jackson and Jason lovel have been hot on his heels with some good places and Simon Dillon had a win and a third.
In the junior section Dominic Arnold and Rachael Lewis have recorded wins with Rachael also taking a second spot.

St George’s FC
THREE club competitions have had three different winners.
Pat Newnham won the first competition, taking specimen and heaviest fish prizes as well, with Shaun Buckler second.
Martin Kennedy won the second competition from Buckler, with Reg Moul winning the specimen prize and sharing the heaviest fish with Alan White.
John McNamara won the third competition as well as the specimen and heaviest fish, with Kennedy second.

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