Alan fishes for first but hooks second

Sport pictures
Sport pictures

In the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match Wrangle’s Alan Steadman pushed hard for first place.

Taking on the winner all the way to the end he had to settle for second place with 19 dabs for 7lb 2¼oz. He also won the Healey Cup as the top SPAC angler.

Grimsby-based England International shore angler George Smith was the winner of the match, held at Bohemia Point, Sutton on Sea.

George, who recently won the prestigious national Penn Sea League, beached 21 dabs, 3 whiting and a flounder for a bag weight of 8lb 11oz.

He also shared the heaviest round fish prize with Skegness local Dan Leighton, both with 10oz whiting.

After a slow start, Richard Leighton again came good late on to take third place with 16 flatties weighing 6lb 6oz. He also won the heaviest flatfish prize for his second match on the trot, with a 1lb flounder.

Top lady angler Helen Bradley was the hot topic after the match, beating a number of her male counterparts to finish sixth, with 13 dabs for 5lb 6oz.

The SPAC AGM will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 7.30pm in the New Park Club, Scarborough Avenue, Skegness. All current and prospective members are invited to attend. The annual Trophy Presentation and social event will take place immediately after, including a grand raffle and buffet.

The next SPAC match will be held on Sunday, February 24, from 3-7pm at Jacksons Corner, Ingoldmells, with Club members fishing for the Gordon Long Cup.