Steady victory! Wrangle’s Alan wins Shipstone Cup

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Wrangle’s Alan Steadman won Skegness Pier Angling Club’s weekend match at Chapel Six Marsh.

He landed a bass on his last cast which, added to the three flatties he caught earlier, was enough to win him the Shipstone Cup with a total weight of 3 lbs 15 oz.

He also won the heaviest round fish prize with the bass, which tipped the scales at 1 lbs 8 oz.

Match organiser Chas Tibble had been in front of Alan for most of the match with five flatties, but needed a last cast silver eel to weigh in 3 lbs 4½ oz and grab second.