MATCH RESULTS

 

 

2nd August 2014, R.N.L.I. Open  West Bay, Eype and Burton Bradstock. 17:00 – 22:00
West Bay S.A.C. held their annual R.N.L.I. open match recently; 23 anglers signed on to fish from Burton to Eype and the aim was to have the best percentage over 2 species with the super pool for the heaviest fish. Smoothounds, dogfish, pouting and a cracking undulate ray of 5715 g which fell to the bait of Adam Cullingford all came to the scales. The ray was released after weighing and although this fish was well out in front to win the pool, it was just beaten by Ollie Mears with two dogfish for 130.50% to win the competition overall.

West Bay S.A.C. would like to thank West Bay Water Sports and Style Tiles who sponsored the match and Tracey Marley who ran the raffle. The sum of £250.00 was raised for the R.N.L.I.. Full results as follows:

1st O. Mears 130.50%
2nd A. Cullingford 124.26%
3rd L. Windsor 65.62%
Super Pool:
1st A. Cullingford 5715 g undulate ray
2nd L. Windsor 1730 g smoothound
3rd D. Lane 1490 g smoothound
Ladies Winner:
Lynn Mudford 34.56%


31st July 2014, Thursday Rover  19:00 – 22:00
Black bream and red gurnards were the order of the day for those anglers that chose to fish Ferrybridge with Adam Cullingford bagging the best bream at 835 g. Lea Windsor chose to fish at Burton and on his last cast dragged in a near 4lb bass.

1st O. Mears 2440 g
2nd A. Cullingford 1930 g
3rd L. Windsor 1735 g
Most species: S. Bowditch; shore rockling and ballan wrasse
Heaviest fish: L. Windsor bass 1735 g



19th July 2014, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 22:00
A warm and calm sea had anglers fishing from Ferrybridge to Burton and at last a few fish came to the scales with the welcome sight of a few bream.

1st PJ Wheeler 3170 g
2nd A. Cullingford 2598 g
3rd D. Cornick 790 g
Most species:
O. Mears; bream, dogfish, smoothound, wrasse.

Heaviest fish: (above bags removed) P. Lynham smoothound 649 g
 

29th June 2014, Open Boat Festival West Bay 0900 - 1700.
15 anglers signed on to fish the match in what promised to be good conditions. The match was fished to limited species for the first time with only quality edible fish counting at the weigh in. The fishing was very poor which was a surprise as until this match some quality fish had been landed during club competitions.


The winner was Graham Stephenson (on right in pic) with a nice mackerel and a red gurnard, second was Ash Legg with a plaice and third James Barr with a pollack. Most species was won by Graham Stephenson with 3 species. He also took the round fish pool which brought his total winnings to £150 with Ash Legg taking the flat fish pool.

21st June 2014, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00
A very poor night’s fishing saw very little being brought to the scales; Tony Colls did manage to bag the first sole of the year.

1st T. Colls 1030 g
Most species (equal first): S. Bowditch ballan wrasse.
2nd A. Cullingford 320 g
3rd O. Mears 240 g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed) D. Cornick pouting 225 g

19th June 2014, Thursday Night Rover 19:00 – 22:30
Another very calm evening saw plenty of wrasse being caught from the rock marks but the clean ground was barren.

1st O. Mears 6180 g
2nd PJ Wheeler 4560 g
3rd C. Horton 2760 g
Most species: S. Bowditch 1 ballan wrasse.
Heaviest fish: O. Mears ballan wrasse 1460grms

8th June 2014, Sunday Daytime  Seatown 13:00 – 18:00
June’s daytime match produced only 1 fish: a small eyed ray for Simon Bowditch on his first cast of the day.

1st S. Bowditch 3947 g
Most species and heaviest fish pools won by S.Bowditch with his ray.

5th June 2014, Thursday Night Rover  19:00 – 22:30
The first of the summer Thursday rovers got under way with Portland being the place to fish.

1st PJ Wheeler 5120 g
2nd C. Horton 4900 g
3rd O. Mears 4360 g
Most species: P. House 3 dogfish, pouting and poor cod.
Heaviest fish: D. Smith smoothhound 1668 g

31st May 2014, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00
Wrasse were the main fish caught with Portland and Lyme Regis the venues to go to.

1st PJ Wheeler 6740 g
Most species (equal 1st) O. Mears 3 dogfish, ballan wrasse, poor cod.
2nd S. Bowditch 6340 g
3rd C. Horton 4835 g

29th May 2014, Thursday Night  Cogden 19:00 – 22:30
A pleasant evening had anglers hoping for a few fish. The fishing was slow but at least Lea Windsor caught a specimen small eyed ray.

1st L. Windsor 4651 g
2nd S. Harwood 3020 g
3rd P. House 2740 g
Heaviest fish: L. Windsor small eyed ray 4651 g
Most species: S. Bowditch mackerel, dogfish and poor cod.

15th May 2014, Thursday Night West Bay & Burton Bradstock 19:00 - 22:30
Anglers that chose to fish Burton made the right call with hounds, dogs and a bonus ballan wrasse of 1616 g for Lea Windsor being caught.

1st O. Mears 5960 g
2nd A. Cullingford 4705 g
3rd S. Harwood 4425 g
Heaviest fish: O. Mears smoothound 1700 g
Most species: L.Windsor ballan wrasse and dogfish

1st May 2014, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 19:00 – 22:30
A pleasant evening made for a good turn out of anglers with dogfish being caught from first to last cast along with a couple ballan wrasse.

1st S. Bowditch 5070 g
2nd C. Horton 4955 g
3rd S. Fowles 4620 g
Heaviest fish: S. Skinner dogfish 910 g
Most species: D. Cornick dogfish and shore rockling.

17th April 2014, Thursday Night Eype 19:00 – 22:30

A pleasant evening with a light westerly breeze had anglers hoping for some wrasse. All chose to fish to the right except Steve Fowles who went left; this proved to be the right move as when darkness fell he turned up plenty of dogfish.

1st S. Fowles 4130 g
2nd M. Wickenden 3045 g
3rd S. Skinner 2175 g
Heaviest fish: M. Wickenden dogfish 925 g
Most species: P. House (3) dogfish, pouting, corkwing wrasse

5th April 2014,  Andy Neal Rover 17:00 – 23:00
Anglers fished from Portland to Eype, with Portland producing the wrasse. The Chesil was very slow.
Heaviest bag: O. Mears 5640 g
Most species (equal 1st prize): PJ Wheeler 3; ballan wrasse, dogfish, five bearded rockling.
2nd heaviest bag C. Horton 2215 g
3rd heaviest bag S. Skinner 1400 g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): P. House; shore rockling 320 g.

3rd April 2014 Thursday Night Seatown 19:00 – 22:30
A pleasant evening and just a gentle breeze saw a good turn out for the first spring match of the year.

1st S. Bowditch 930 g
2nd L. Windsor 710 g
3rd Lynn Mudford 590 g
Heaviest fish: L. Windsor dogfish 710 g.
Most species: PJ Wheeler 2; dogfish and five bearded rockling.

20th March 2014, Thursday Night West Bay 19:00 – 22:30
Poor conditions led to only a few anglers fishing the match; only eight fish came to the scales.
1st P. House 710 g
2nd O. Mears 355 g
3rd S. Fowles 45 g
Heaviest fish: P. House dogfish 710 g.
No outright winner for species pool

16th March 2014, Sunday  Daytime West Bexington 13:00 – 18:00
Fourteen anglers fished this daytime match with only 5 weighing in; PJ Wheeler and Ollie Mears caught their full house of dogfish again! What are they keeping to themselves?
1st O. Mears 4920 g
2nd PJ Wheeler 3320 g
3rd A. Cullingford 990 g
Most species: P. House
Heaviest fish: O. Mears dogfish 855 g

8th March 2014, Andy Neal Rover 17:00 – 23:00
A decent night’s fishing was had with seven different species coming to the scales. The first ballan and corkwing wrasse of the year were caught and Adam Cullingford set a new club record, a 220 g five bearded rockling.
1st S. Harwood 3940 g
Most species (equal first prize): D. Cornick 3; dog, pout, 5b rockling.
2nd A. Cullingford 3890 g
3rd L. Windsor 3875 g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): O. Mears ballan wrasse 1015 g.

6th March 2014, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 19:00 – 22:30
Another very poor night’s fishing resulted in only three anglers catching fish.
1st PJ Wheeler 835 g
2nd O. Mears 640 g
3rd S.Harwood 290 g
Heaviest fish: PJ Wheeler pout 155 g
Most species: no outright winner.


22nd February 2014, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00

Anglers fished from the Stone Pier, Weymouth to West Bay in blustery conditions. Again, fish were hard to find.


1st M.Wickenden 795g
Most species: equal first: PJ Wheeler 2; pout and five bearded rockling.
2nd O. Mears 495g
3rd S. Fowles 365g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): P.House shore rockling 215g
  
20th February 2014, Thursday Night  Seatown 19:00 – 22:30
This match was very hard going with only 3 fish being caught.

1st PJ Wheeler 780g
2nd S. Harwood 390g
3rd P. House 135g
Heaviest fish: PJ Wheeler; dogfish 780g
No outright winner for most species pool.
  
16th February 2014, Sunday Daytime  Eype 13:00 – 18:00
The first daytime match of the year at Eype produced a poor day’s fishing with only shore rockling being caught.

1st P. House 410g
2nd S. Harwood 380g
3rd T. Colls 220g
Heaviest fish: Tony Colls; shore rockling 220g
Most species: Paul House (just shore rockling)
 
30th January 2014, Thursday Night West Bexington 19:00 – 22:30
Not a breath of wind and a flat sea saw an abundance of dogfish being caught. Steve Harwood had 6 decent dogs and with the only whiting of the match was enough for Steve to win the match.

1st S. Harwood 4920g
2nd M. Wickenden 4825g
3rd H. Rathbone 4635g
Heaviest fish: PJ Wheeler; dogfish 1005g
Most species: S. Fowles; 4 dogfish, pout, poor cod, 5 bearded rockling.
 
23rd January 2014, Thursday Night  Burton Bradstock 19:00 – 22:30.
A calm sea saw Lea Windsor catch his full house of dogfish along with a couple of pout which was enough to win him the match. 
Most anglers caught fish.

1st L. Windsor 4320g
2nd S. Fowles  3110g
3rd M. Wickenden 2395g
Heaviest fish: P.House; dogfish 810 grms,
most species PJ.Wheeler 2 dogfish,pout.
 
18th January 2014, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00. 
Awful weather greeted anglers for the first rover match; most chose to fish West Bay harbour.

1st Paul House 4825g
2nd PJ Wheeler 465g
3rd Ollie Mears 455g
Most species Adam Cullingford; 4 dogfish, pout, poor cod 5,bearded rockling
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): Steve Fowles 5 bearded rockling 150g
 

9th January 2014, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 19:00 – 22:30
After continuous gales and the New Year’s Daytime match being cancelled, at last a window in the weather and West Bay S.A.C. could get their matches under way. All anglers caught in the first Thursday night match of the year.

1st PJ Wheeler 3730g
2nd Derek Smith 2915g
3rd Ollie Mears 2560g
Heaviest fish: Derek Smith dogfish 885g

Most species: Steve Fowles; 4 (dogfish, pout, whiting, five-bearded rockling).

 

2013 Results

 

15th December 2013, Christmas Fayre West Bay 13:00 – 17:00
Ten hardy anglers fished the annual Christmas match in awful conditions; the match was won on the very last cast.

1st Steve Fowles 435g (Pictured right on the right)
2nd Hugh Rathbone 410g
3rd Paul House 410g
Heaviest fish: Paul House; pollack 410g

Most species: Eden Lynham; 2

19th December 2013, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 19:00 – 22:30

Poor conditions led to a lot of lost tackle and the fish were hard to find.

1st PJ Wheeler 2985g
2nd Hugh Rathbone 1450g
3rd Lea Windsor 1375g
Heaviest fish: PJ Wheeler; dogfish 700g

Most species: Simon Bowditch; 2.

 

7th December 2013, Andy Neal Rover 17:00 – 23:00

Members fished from Abbotsbury to Eype with plenty of fish being caught.

1st Ollie Mears 7785g
2nd Lea Windsor 6875g
3rd Phil Maggs 5275g
Most species: PJ Wheeler; 7 (dogfish, poor cod, five-bearded and shore rockling, whiting, pout and pollack).

Heaviest fish: Mark Wickenden; bullhuss 1680g
 
5th December 2013, Thursday Night West Bay 19:00 – 22:30
Hugh Rathbone found the dogfish on a rough night’s fishing.

1st Hugh Rathbone 5565g
2nd Ollie Mears 4125g
3rd PJ Wheeler 3815g
Heaviest fish: PJ Wheeler; dogfish 1135g
Most species: Paul House; 3 (pollack, pouting and shore rockling).
 
28th November 2013, Thursday Night West Bexington 19:00 – 22:30
Sixteen members fished on a calm, warm winters evening; dogfish, whiting and pollack were the main species caught.

1st Phil Maggs 5740g
2nd PJ Wheeler 5565g
3rd Steve Fowles 5555g
Heaviest fish: Simon Bowditch 925g dogfish.
Most species: Gerry Reed; 5 (pout, poor cod, whiting, dogfish and pollack).

21st November 2013, Thursday Night  Abbotsbury 19:00 – 22:30
Whiting in abundance were caught in the latest Thursday match. Three specimens
came to the scales, two for Derek Smith at 910g and 960g, then one for Hugh Rathbone
at 690g.

1st - Derek Smith 6130g
2nd - Phil Maggs 5516g
3rd - Hugh Rathbone 5550g.
Heaviest fish - Derek Smith - whiting - 960g
Most species - Ollie Mears - 4 – pout, whiting, dogfish

17th November 2013, Sunday Daytime  Abbotsbury 13:00 – 18:00
The last daytime match of the year was fished at Abbotsbury. Adam Cullingford won
the match with a bucketful of plaice and therefore became the daytime champion for 2013.

1st - Adam Cullingford 4385g
2nd - Simon Bowditch 2660g
3rd - P.J. Wheeler 2235g
Heaviest fish - Steve Harwood - dogfish 695g
Most species - Phil Maggs -2- whiting and garfish.

16th November 2013, Saturday Juniors West Bay 1200 - 1500. (also included the Junior v Parents Open Match).
This year’s biggest junior event finally took place after the match had to be postponed due to gales a fortnight before. Thankfully, there was hardly a breath of wind on the re-scheduled date with sunshine at the start of the match; a flat calm sea greeted the competitors although still quite coloured after the recent windy period. A near record 42 competitors signed on to fish which consisted of 17 juniors and 25 adults. The match is open to all friends, family and members of the club with some mums, aunties and grandmothers fishing for the first time in their lives.

West Bay member Hugh Rathbone took an early lead with a double-shot of small but perfectly formed flounder; as the match is catch and release all fish are weighed with legal-sized fish taking precedence. Hugh continued to extend his lead with rockling until member Frances Kitchin landed a surprise thin-lipped mullet of 517g; a fish which set the standard and proved impossible to beat despite the best efforts of Hugh Rathbone and Craig Horton, landing several legal-sized rockling along with undersized wrasse, flounder and shannies. The fishing turned out to be quite poor with only 7 juniors catching and only one sizeable fish between them. 10 adults managed to land fish and dominate the top five positions with top junior Aaron Chambers coming in at sixth place.

This match is also combined with the first Jurassic League competition (which takes the junior matches up to Christmas), and the Junior Shore Festival Cup which is awarded to the best junior of the match. The juniors struggled on the day with only Aaron Chambers and Jamie Salvador Swords managing to land two fish each with other competitors only managing one each of very small flounder and rockling. Aaron Chambers took the cup with a legal-sized rockling and smaller specimen, with Jamie Salvador Swords runner-up and Yasmin Harwood coming in third place.

After the match all the competitors made their way back to the Watchouse Cafe where an excellent buffet was enjoyed by all and presentations took place for the match itself and for the Saturday Junior League which has been fished every fortnight since April. Vice president Maureen Jackson started proceedings off with a tribute to the late Fred Bowditch, president of the club, who sadly passed away just weeks before and secretary/junior secretary Roger Guppy echoed her sentiments and thanked Mrs Jackson for stepping in to present the prizes and trophies. As a mark of respect, all present gave a round of applause in the absence of the late president, in recognition of all his hard work and commitment to the club over many decades.

Proceedings started with the junior match which is also the first in the Jurassic League with the winner and top junior on the day, Aaron Chambers, receiving the Junior Shore Festival Cup and prize of a reel donated by Seaton Angling Centre. Full results as follows:

1st Aaron Chambers 63g (47g legal)
2nd Jamie Salvador Swords 50g
3rd Yasmin Harwood 35g
Heaviest flat: Yasmin Harwood 35g flounder
Heaviest round: Aaron Chambers 47g five-bearded rockling
Wooden spoon: Jack Gosney

Sponsors: Seaton Angling Centre, Watchouse Cafe, Kay Guppy and Richard ‘Tiny’ Daw.

Proceedings continued with a countdown of the 18 competitors who weighed in on the J v P match with the winner, Frances Kitchin, receiving her trophy as overall winner of the event. The coveted wooden spoon award had to be drawn from a hat and this year’s winner was Paddy McMaster. Top positions and weights as follows:

1st Frances Kitchin 668g (644g legal)
2nd Hugh Rathbone 518g (238g legal)
3rd Craig Horton 257g (190g legal)
4th Ollie Mears 154g (131g legal)
5th Sheila Ford 140g (80g legal)
6th Aaron Chambers 63g (47g legal and top junior)
 

9th November 2013, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00
Fourteen anglers fished from Bexington to Eype with all anglers catching fish.

1st - Paul House 6815g
2nd - Simon Skinner 6335g
3rd - Dave Cornick 6335g
Most species - P.J.Wheeler – 4 – dogfish, pout, poor cod and rockling
Heaviest fish – (above bags removed) Steve Harwood - Dogfish 955g


7th November 2013, Thursday Night West Bexington 19:00 – 22:30
West Bexington was the venue for the latest Thursday night match which saw an abundance
of dog fish caught.

1st - Paul House 7245g
2nd - Ashley Painter 588g
3rd - Adam Cullingford 5585g
Heaviest fish - P.J.Wheeler - dogfish 1015g
Most species - Hugh Rathbone - sole, pout, dogfish and whiting


31st October 2013, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 19:00 – 22:30
Thirteen anglers fished at Abbotsbury on a blustery evening with dogfish and whiting being the
main species caught.

1st - Ollie Mears 3850g
2nd - Simon Bowditch 3530g
3rd - Adam Cullingford 3480g
Heaviest fish - P.J. Wheeler - dogfish 905g
Most species - Simon Skinner – dogfish, pout, whiting and rockling

24th October 2013, Thursday Night  West Bexington 19:00 – 22:30
11 members fished the latest Thursday match in a strong easterly and moderate sea conditions. Rain held off until the last hour of the match.

1st Craig Horton 6700g (including a 4300g undulate ray which was weighed and released).
2nd Simon Bowditch 2780g
3rd Simon Skinner 2635g
Heaviest fish: Craig Horton – undulate ray 4300g
Most species: Steve Fowles (2)


12th October 2013, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00.
Anglers fished from Portland to Eype on the latest rover match; a record of 15 different
species were brought to the scales.

Heaviest Bag: Mark Wickenden 4790g (including a bull huss of 2130g)
Most species: Lea Windsor (5) - sole, plaice, garfish, whiting, scad.
2nd Heaviest Bag: P.J.Wheeler 3445g
3rd Heaviest Bag: Ollie Mears 3285g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): Steve Fowles - dogfish 750g.


10th October 2013, Thursday Night  Seatown 19:00 – 22:30.
9 different species were caught on a blustery evening at Seatown. Mark Wickenden came out
on top bagging a bass and Simon Bowditch caught a specimen pouting.

1st Mark Wickenden 3805g
2nd Dave Cornick 3205g
3rd Ollie Mears 2415g
Heaviest fish: Mark Wickenden – bass 1265g
Most species: P.J.Wheeler - 3 species
 

5th/6th October 2013 Wally Pettet Memorial Trophy two-day event  17:00 – 22:00.
14 anglers fished this year’s Wally Pettet at Charmouth with Lea Windsor attempting to win it for

the 3rd year on the trot. However, this year it was Simon Bowditch who came out on top; his catch
included a club record gilthead bream.

1st Simon Bowditch 3490g (Pictured on the right accepting the trophy from shore secretary Steve Fowles)
2nd Simon Skinner 3330g
3rd Lea Windsor 2805g
Top Lady: Lynn Mudford 2445g
Heaviest fish pool: Lynn Mudford - dogfish 900g
Most species: Steve Harwood.

21st September 2013, Lyme Bay Trophy Seaton.
Thanks to all the members who fished the Lyme Bay Trophy at Seaton and helped the club
win the trophy for the third consecutive year.
The overall results were-;
1st West Bay 62 points
2nd Honiton 42 points
3rd Lyme Regis 16 points
4th Beer and District 15 points.

 

22nd August 2013, Thursday Rover  19:00 – 22:30
A good turn out from anglers for the latest rover saw plenty of fish coming to the scales with West Bay proving the venue to fish.

1st Norman Stokes – 4270g pollack, pout, scad, mackerel
2nd Ollie Mears – 3265g plaice, dogfish, pout, mackerel
3rd Michael Stokes – 3040g pollack, pout, scad, mackerel
Heaviest Fish: Ollie Mears dogfish 990g
Most Species: Simon Bowditch ballan and corkwing wrasse, shore rockling, pollack

 

10th - 18th August 2013, Species & Specimen Shore Festival
This year’s annual event saw 17 members sign up for the festival which is fished over a nine day period. Altogether a total of 33 species were caught by members; an improvement on last year’s total of only 19. Winner of the John & Frances Hunt Species Trophy this year went to Ollie Mears with an impressive 23 species caught over the period. Winner of the David Cornick Specimen Trophy went to PJ Wheeler with a thin-lipped mullet of 2kg 69g (4lb 9oz) 130.28%; the fish was weighed, photographed and returned alive to West Bay harbour and set a new club record into the bargain. Winner of the top junior prize went to Ewan Chambers with 16 fish points and the golden fish pool was won by PJ Wheeler. The pairs pool was won by Ollie Mears and Craig Horton who caught 27 species between them and earned 95 fish points. Full results and other shore competition news as follows:

Species
1st Ollie Mears; 23
2nd Phil Maggs; 18
3rd Craig Horton; 15 (won on tie-breaker with Norman Stokes)

Specimen
1st PJ Wheeler; thin-lipped mullet 130.28%
2nd Paul House undulate ray 82%
3rd Ewan Chambers (junior) corkwing wrasse 72.69%

Best Junior
Ewan Chambers; 16 pts

Golden Fish Pool
PJ Wheeler; garfish 72cm

Pairs Pool
Ollie Mears & Craig Horton; 27 species, 95 fish points

 

29th July 2013, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00
14 members fished the rover match from Eype, Bexington, West Bay and Seatown; due to the May water only seven anglers weighed in. Steve Harwood had the best fish of the night with a cracking small eyed ray of 4949 g (10lb 9ozs) 109.10% specimen.

Heaviest bag: Steve Harwood - 4949 g
Most Species: Tony Colls - 4410 g dogfish, pout
2nd heaviest bag: Phil Maggs - 2385 g small-eyed ray
3rd heaviest bag: - Lea Windsor - 760 g dogfish
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): Jim Leighton - 405g dover sole



13th July 2013, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00
Anglers fished from Portland to Eype on a warm, calm evening. The best fish of the night
was a three bearded rockling of 1135g, 166.91% specimen caught by Mark Wickenden.

Heaviest bag: Paul House - 830g 6 mackerel
Most species: Simon Bowditch – ballan wrasse, poor cod, pout
2nd heaviest bag: Mark Wickenden - 1280g three bearded rockling, pout
3rd heaviest bag: Tony Colls - 750g dogfish
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): Adam Cullingford – plaice 310g

29th June 2013,  Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
14 members fished the latest rover match from Eype, Bexington, West Bay and Seatown, due to the may water only seven anglers weighed in. Steve Harwood had the best fish of the night with a cracking small eyed ray of 4949 grms (10lb 9ozs) 109.10% specimen.

 
Heaviest bag-Steve Harwood -4949 grms
Most Species -Tony Colls - 4410 grms (dogfish, pout)
2nd heaviest bag-Phill Mags - 2385 grms (small eyed ray)
3rd heaviest bag- Lee Windsor - 760 grms (dogfish)
Heaviest fish (above bags removed)-Jim Leighton -405 grms (dover sole)

25th June 2013, Thursday Rover  19:00 – 22:30
This match proved to be a hard night’s fishing with fish in short supply.

1st Tony Colls – 1160g bass
2nd Dave Cornick – 695g pout
3rd Paul House – 315g pout
Heaviest fish: Tony Colls - bass 1160g
Most Species: Simon Bowditch

Saturday Juniors 18th May West Bay
West Bay S.A.C.’s Junior League has seen a rise in popularity this year with entries in the mid teens. The latest match, however, attracted a near record turn out of 21 juniors which consisted of 17 members and 4 guests. The club has not seen these kind of numbers since the mid 1990’s and look forward to a busy year ahead.

Despite the high turn out catches were limited with only 5 weighing in but two very note-worthy fish were landed. Connor Hallett took an early lead with a corkwing wrasse which was followed up by a legal-sized ballan wrasse of a respectable 391g, the biggest fish of the new junior season. This put Connor in a comfortable lead but after nearly losing his rod over the side, new member James Pegg was tussling with what turned out to be the largest wrasse caught on the junior matches of 819g; a fish that gave James an almost certain win. Incredibly, shortly afterwards shouts were heard for the drop net once again and a very excitable James Lawrence was struggling with an even larger wrasse which after successfully landing and weighing turned out to be a Saturday Junior record ballan wrasse of 1328g (2lb 14¾oz.). Although the club record is over 7lb, fish of these sizes are unheard of on the East Pier competitions so congratulations to both James's.

Only 2 flounders showed this week with the biggest caught by Nathan McMaster. This competition is a catch and release match and all fish were returned alive. Next match takes place 1st June on the East Pier, West Bay 12 noon –3 pm; all welcome. Full results below:

1st James Lawrence 1328g legal weight (pictured right)
2nd James Pegg 838g (819g legal weight)
3rd Connor Hallett 880g (391g legal weight)

Heaviest flat fish: Nathan McMaster 45g flounder
Heaviest round fish: James Lawrence 1328g ballan wrasse (junior league record)
Most fish: Connor Hallett 8
Smallest flounder: Grace Lawson 33g
Most unusual fish: James Lawrence 1328g ballan wrasse
Smallest fish: Connor Hallett 20g sea scorpion
Heaviest weever: James Pegg 19g
Wooden spoon: Aaron Chambers

Sponsors for the match were: Watch House Cafe, Kay Guppy, Richard ‘Tiny’ Daw, Style Tiles, Jason Salvador Swords, Maggie and Tony King, Lynn Mudford, Tim Fisher, Hugh Rathbone and Mike Hallett. The junior section would like to thank all these people for their generous support.

 

29th April 2013, Andy Neal Rover  17:00 – 23:00.
14 members fished the latest rover at various venues with West Bexington again being top beach with thornback rays, dogfish, dabs, plaice and pout with Paul House landing the best thorny at 3 kg 475g (Pictured Right) Well done to Lynn Mudford who caught her first specimen fish: a dogfish of 1 kg 175g; 103.61%.

Heaviest bag: Paul House 7 kg 700g
Most species: Adam Cullingford 4
2nd heaviest bag: Simon Bowditch 3 kg 160g
3rd heaviest bag: Steve Harwood 2 kg 955g
Heaviest fish (above bags removed): Lynn Mudford dogfish 1 kg 175g


25th April 2013, Thursday Night West Bexington 19:00 – 22:30

Anglers fished on a calm evening and at last the fish turned up with plenty of dogfish caught; dabs, plaice, pout, smoothounds and an early black bream caught by John Coombs were also brought to the scales.

1st PJ Wheeler 4 kg 800g 6 dogfish 3 dabs
2nd Simon Bowditch 4 kg 475g 6 dogfish
3rd Steve Fowles 4 kg 320g 6 dogfish
Heaviest fish pool: Dave Cornick smoothound 1 kg 190g
Species pool: Jim Leighton (5)
Top junior: Keiran Ellison 1 kg 405g

 

21st April 2013, Sunday Daytime West Bexington 1300 - 1800.
Fishing was very slow due to the water temperature being very cold, most fish came on the
high tide at 4pm. Best bait ragworm.

1st Adam Cullingford 505grms 2 dabs
2nd Simon Bowditch 345grms 1 plaice 1 rockling
3rd Hugh Rathbone 255grms 1 plaice
Heaviest fish pool Adam Cullingford dab 325grms
Species pool John Coombes


 4th April 2013, Thursday Night West Bay 19:00 – 22:30
Anglers were greeted with a bitter northerly wind again; fishing was very poor for all
except Dave Cornick who dragged out a cracking three-bearded rockling of
1 kg 70g (2lb 5oz); 163% specimen weight.

1st Dave Cornick 1 kg 170g 2 rockling
2nd Craig Horton 570g pollack rockling
3rd Jim Leighton 535g 2 rockling
Heaviest fish pool: Dave Cornick 1 kg 70g rockling
Species pool: Mark Wickenden

28th March 2013, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.

A bitter north easterly wind and a falling tide made the fishing very slow. Only half the members fishing caught sizeable fish.
1st Hugh Rathbone 1745grms 3 dogfish
2nd Jim Leighton 725grms 1 dogfish
3rd Gerry Reed 205grms 1 dab
Heaviest fish pool Jim Leighton 725grms dogfish
Species pool Kieron Ellison


24th March 2013, Sunday Daytime Cogden 1300 - 1800

A bitterly cold N Easterly wind made the fishing very slow, 6 species were caught but the weights were very low. Adam Cullingford did find the only plaice of the match which was caught on sandeel but most fish were caught close in on ragworm.

1st Adam Cullingford 475grms plaice
2nd Simon Bowditch 460grms dogfish
3rd Steve Harwood 355grms pout, whiting
Heaviest fish pool Adam Cullingford plaice
Species pool Jim Leighton (2)

16th March 2013, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Only 9 members fished on what was quite a rough night with high tide at 9:35pm. Venues fished varied between Lyme Regis and as far as Stone Pier at Weymouth where the winner of the match Craig Horton caught a new club record 5 bearded rockling of 205grms.

1st Heaviest Bag Craig Horton 1310grms
Most Species Lea Windsor (2)
2nd M Sparrow (Guest) 205grms
3rd Lyn Mudford (L) 190grms
Best Fish above bags removed Steve Fowles pout 105grms

14th March 2013, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900 - 2230
15 members fished Catches were very low, just a few small pout and rockling and flounder. Members fished from Backbeach, Cobb Wall, Cannon Wall and Monmouth Beach but found fish in short supply, but Steve Harwood did find 4 flounder of which 2 were sizeable plus a pout and 2 rockling to take first prize. Ragworm on small hooks proved decisive.

1st Steve Harwood 775grms 2 flounder 1 pout 2 rockling
2nd P J Wheeler 750grms 1 dogfish
3rd Hugh Rathbone 655grms 3 rockling 3 pout
Heaviest fish pool P J Wheeler dogfish 750grms
Species pool Lynn Mudford (2)

28th February 2013, Thursday Night Eype 1900 - 2230.
All 11 members weighed in but catches were very low, but Adam Cullingford did manage to catch
the only dogfish of the night. Rockling and pout made up the catches for all members. All fish were
weighed and returned alive, as spring approaches more species will return.

1st Adam Cullingford 1110grms 1 dogfish 4 pout
2nd Mark Kershaw & 2 shore rockling 2 pout
Simon Skinner 600grms 3 shore rockling 1 pout
Heaviest fish pool Adam Cullingford 600grms dogfish
Species pool Lea Windsor &
Phil Maggs (2)

24th February 2013, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300 - 1800.
Only 8 members fished the latest match which was a very cold afternoon. The fishing was
very slow, the open ground was almost fishless. Those that fished the rockier areas with
small hooks and ragworm did slightly better. 5 species were weighed in.

1st Simon Bowditch 340grms
2nd Dave Cornick 245grms
3rd Simon Skinner 185grms
Most species: Adam Cullingford (2)
Heaviest fish: Jim Leighton 160grms Whiting

21st February 2013, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 - 2230.
A falling tide and an east wind made fishing very slow, but all members weighed in. Pout , shore rockling,
5 beard rockling, and a flounder were caught. Steve Harwood's flounder made the difference as most members caught their 6 pout allowance.

1st Steve Harwood 790grms 6 pout 1 flounder
2nd Steve Fowles 600grms 6 pout
3rd Mark Kershaw 545grms 6 pout
Heaviest fish pool S Fowles pout 310grms
Species pool Lea Windsor (2)

16th February 2013, Andy Neal Rover 1700 -2300.
12 members fished. P J Wheeler chose to fish from West Bay pier and prom, while most others chose to fish at Burton Bradstock. But being February fish were difficult to locate but 5 different species were caught.

Heaviest bag P J Wheeler 1655grms
Most Species S Fowles 4
2nd heaviest S Skinner 975grms
3rd heaviest T Colls 965grms
Best Fish (above bags removed) F Kitchin (L)
Top Junior K Ellison

7th February 2013, Thursday Night Seatown 1900 - 2230
11 members fished. February is known to be a lean month for fishing. Catches were made up of rockling and a few pout and 1 dogfish. Ragworm on small hooks proved decisive. Those that fished the rockier areas found a few more fish.

1st Oliver Mears 1100grms 1 dogfish 1 whiting 1 pout 1 rockling
2nd Steve Fowles 780grms 6 pout 1 rockling
3rd Simon Skinner 610grms 6 pout
Heaviest fish pool Oliver Mears dogfish 805grms
Species pool P J Wheeler (2)

19th January 2013, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Steve Fowles chose to fish at West Bexington and within 90 minutes had caught his quota of 6 dogfish and moved to West Bay and found 3 more species, while other members struggled at different venues. 7 different species were caught which is very good for January in a cold north easterly wind. Lea Windsor caught a fine 3 beard rockling of 570grms from Seatown (pictured right).

1st Steve Fowles 4615grms 6 dogfish 5 pout 1 poor cod 1 rockling
Most Species pool Adam Cullingford (4)
2nd Steve Harwood 3130grms 3 dogfish 6 pout 1 whiting
3rd Phil Maggs 3020grms 3 dogfish 3 pout 4 whiting
Heaviest Fish pool Paul House dogfish 730grms

10th January 2013, Thursday night Abbotsbury 1900 -2230.
Plenty of dogfish were caught with a few pout, also a few whiting were caught these will probably
be the last for now. Most members caught their 6 dogfish, frozen mackerel proving best bait on
the night. 6 species were landed which is good for January.

1st Simon Bowditch 6300grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
2nd Paul House 5790grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 1 pout
3rd Lea Windsor 5790grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 1 pout
Heaviest fish pool Steve Fowles dogfish 950grms
Species pool P J Wheeler (4)

12th January 2013, Poole Flounder Match 1700 - 2200.
Only 8 members managed to get to Poole after travelling through floods and past broken down vehicles. Several cars returned back to Bridport having only got as far as Dorchester. 5 members chose to fish Evening Hill area on the Sandbanks road where the flounders were caught. The other 3 members chose to fish Holes Bay but found no fish. Luckily the rain and wind eased and ended up a nice evening. Ragworm being best bait.

1st Fred Bowditch 565grms 1 flounder
2nd Kieron Ellison 360grms 1 flounder

1st December 2013 Daytime Match Abbotsbury 1300 - 1800.
17 members fished, plenty of dogfish and good sized whiting were caught throughout the match with 2 specimen whiting being caught P J Wheeler's (Pictured Right) weighed in at 785grms and Craig Horton's was 710grms. Members enjoyed a fine day but with a large sea swell. Frozen mackerel and lugworm being best baits.

1st Adam Cullingford 6245grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
2nd P J Wheeler 5690grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
3rd Phil Maggs 5580grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
Heaviest fish pool Simon Bowditch dogfish 865grms
Species pool Steve Harwood (4) dogfish whiting pout rockling

 

 


 

2012 Results

20th December, Thursday Night West Bay 1900 - 2230.
This was the last Thursday match of 2012, heavy rain put off a few members, but those that fished
found dogfish and good sized pout from East beach. Steve Fowles fished from the prom, to catch
a few rockling, the next club match is on new years day at Abbotsbury sign on from 12 midday.

1st Hugh Rathbone 3375grms 2 dogfish 6 pout 1 whiting
2nd Steve Rathbone 1495grms 1 dogfish 3 pout
3rd Steve Fowles 190grms 3 rockling
Heaviest fish pool Hugh Rathbone dogfish 1010grms
 

9th December 2012,  Xmas Fayre West Bay 1300 - 1700.
17 members fished, most members chose to fish East beach. Plenty of whiting were caught throughout the day and a couple of dogfish were landed, John Coombs also caught a dover sole of 415grms. All members
enjoyed a calm sunny days fishing. After the weigh in and prizes a raffle and buffet was enjoyed by
all at The Salt House.

1st Steve Harwood 2155grms 1 dogfish 6 whiting (Pictured)
2nd Adam Cullingford 2135grms 6 whiting
3rd Hugh Rathbone 1755grms 6 whiting
Heaviest fish Pool Steve Harwood 905 grms
Species Pool Lea Windsor
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 135grms
Top Junior Kieron Ellison 315grms

1st December 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
11 members fished, plenty of dogfish were caught ,most were returned after weighing in. 7 different species were caught on abitterly cold night. Most members chose to fish Chesil beach, with Burton Bradstock producing the topweight. Well done to P J Wheeler who targeted different species to catch 7 in total.

Heaviest Bag Dave Cornick 6825grms
2nd Phil Maggs 6375grms
3rd Paul House 5495grms
Most Species P J Wheeler 7
Best fish (above bags removed) S Harwood dogfish 970grms

17th November 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
14 members signed on. Plenty of fish were caught on a calm evening, all members chose to fish somewhere along Chesil beach. Due to the large amounts of good sized whiting, also plenty of pout and dogfish were caught, also a few rockling and pollock. Best bait mackerel.

Heaviest Bag Phil Maggs 7310grms
2nd Steve Fowles 6775grms
3rd Paul House 6355grms
Most Species P J Wheeler (5)
Best fish (above bags removed)
Dave Cornick dogfish 980grms

8th November 2012, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
21 members fished a warm calm evening with a high tide at 11:30pm proved ideal conditions, all members weighed in with large amounts of dogfish and whiting being caught. Lea Windsor catching the largest whiting and dogfish to win overall. Frozen mackerel or sandeel being top baits, only 5 species were caught due to the huge shoals of whiting that were present.

1st Lea Windsor 6945grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 2 pout
2nd Phil Maggs 6605grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
3rd P J Wheeler 6540grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
Heaviest fish Pool Lea Windsor dogfish 950grms
Most Species Pool Steve Fowles (4)
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 4910grms
Top Junior Connor Hallett 6200grms

1st November 2012 Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
9 fished, A low turnout due to a bitterly cold night with a gale force westerly wind which made the fishing very difficult even with 7oz grip leads failing to keep baits hard on the bottom. Phil Maggs did manage to catch a cod of 1965grms also a bass of 775grms. A few dogfish and whiting were also landed, but the last hour and a half as the tide dropped the fish disappeared.

1st Phil Maggs 3755grms 1 cod 1 bass 1 dogfish 2 whiting
2nd Simon Skinner 2125grms 3 dogfish 2 whiting
3rd Simon Bowditch 1575grms 2 dogfish 2 whiting
Most species pool Lea Windsor (3)
Heaviest fish pool Phil Maggs cod 1965grms

28th October 2012, Sunday Daytime Abbotsbury 1300 - 1800.
14 members fished. Due to the mild weather plenty of mackerel were caught using pop up rigs, the largest weighing 610grms caught by Paul House. Well done to Lyn Mudford who caught a fine thick lipped mullet weighing 1510grms. Over the next couple of weeks the mackerel will disappear as the weather gets colder. Lots of whiting were caught during the darkness. High tide was at 5:30pm, frozen mackerel was best bait.

1st Paul House 3855grms 6 mackerel 6 whiting
2nd Simon Bowditch 3565grms 6 mackerel 6 whiting
3rd Dave Chidzoy 3220grms 6 mackerel 4 whiting 1 garfish 1 plaice
Heaviest fish pool Lyn Mudford thick lipped mullet 1510grms
Species pool Phil Maggs

25th October 2012, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230
17 members fished. Plenty of whiting and dogfish were caught throughout the match, but no whiting over 400grms were landed. Mackerel strips proved lethal. Just a few pout and 1 dab were also caught probably due to the huge shoals of whiting. Well done
to father and son Eddie and Ashley Painter who took 2 of the top prizes. All members fishing caught good amounts of
whiting which are great baked in the oven!

1st Eddie Painter 6075grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 2 pout
2nd Steve Harwood 5890grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 1 pout 1 dab
3rd P J Wheeler 5675grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
Heaviest fish pool P J Wheeler dogfish 1020grms
Most Species pool Ashley Painter (3)

20th October 2012, Andy Neal Rover Saturday 1700 - 2300.
12 members signed on with West Bexington and Burton Bradstock being the main choice
of venue. Plenty of whiting and dogfish were caught with a couple of dover sole weighed
in. Top lady was Lyn Mudford who caught plenty of whiting and pout. Unfortunately no cod
were caught.

1st Paul House 5780grms
Most Species Adam Cullingford (5) Prize equal to 1st
2nd Mark Wickendon 5555grms
3rd Phil Maggs 4150grms
Best Fish Kieran Ellison (j) dogfish 780grms above bags removed

11th October 2012, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
Nineteen members fished. After a wet day the evening cleared and the wind eased slightly. But with a falling tide fishing was very poor. A few small pout, whiting and dogfish made up the weights, but Phil Maggs landed a small conger eel using frozen mackerel. Another couple of weeks should see plenty of whiting showing at this venue.

1st Phil Maggs 2965grms 1 conger 1 dogfish 1whiting 1 poor cod
2nd Simon Bowditch 1825grms 3 dogfish 1 poor cod
3rd Craig Horton 1080grms 1 dogfish 1 codling
Heaviest fish pool Phil Maggs conger 2225grms
Species pool Adam Cullingford 3

29th September 2012, Lyme Bay Trophy Seaton 1600 - 2200.
This is an Inter club competition between Lyme Regis, Honiton, Beer and
West Bay. This has been running since 1970. Beer sac being the host club
chose to fish Seaton. The sea was very calm and clear with the match being
run on a points system with different species of fish being awarded points
for difficulty in various species. Plenty of mackerel, garfish and scad were
caught in daylight as well as plaice and dabs also a few mullet were caught
on float tactics. As it got dark a few pout and dogfish were caught. A few
competitors chose to fish the rockier areas of Seaton catching wrasse and
bullhuss which were measured and returned. In all 14 species were caught.
West Bay sac retained the trophy with a total of 143 points, Lyme Regis
were second with 70 points, Beer third with 68 points, Honiton forth with
40 points. Chris Sweetland of Beer sac presented the trophy to team captain
Simon Bowditch.

27th September 2012, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
Sixteen members fished. The match during a falling tide, the fishing was very patchy but those that
walked a long way towards West Bexington found a few more dogfish.
Eight different species were weighed in with Phil Maggs catching a small
conger eel, junior angler Kieron Ellison caught a nice cod of 2355grms. A few whiting are starting to appear.

1st Lea Windsor 4805grms 6 dogfish 1 mackerel
2nd Steve Harwood 4625grms 6 dogfish 1 whiting
3rd Phil Maggs 3870grms 1 conger 1 dogfish 1 poorcod 2 pout
Heaviest fish pool Kieron Ellison (J) cod 2355grms
Species pool Craig Horton 3

22nd September 2012, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
Nine junior members and two guest signed on to fish the match on a sunny day. The sea had a slight chop to it but was clearish which meant there was a chance of some mackerel and hopefully garfish being caught. All eleven competitors managed to catch fish which did include garfish & mackerel, also quite a few lesser weever were caught and weighed in with one lucky lad catching one of 40 grams which is a new club record, well done to Jamie Salvador-swords.

1st Elliot Joy 1418 g Legal Weight
2nd Alice Holt 749 g Legal Weight
3rd Connor Hallett 741 g Legal Weight
Heaviest Round Fish: Alice Holt 420 g mackerel
Heaviest Rockling: James Lawrence 65 g
Best 12 & Under: Elliot Joy
Wooden Spoon: Morgan Willmott

Prizes sponsored by: Watchouse Cafe, Kay Guppy, Dave & Kim & Tiny.

20th September 2012 Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
The fishing proved to be very patchy with the east side producing a few more
fish, Seven species were caught with Tony Colls catching a new club record
Undulate Ray of 4130grms this is a rare catch on Chesil beach.

1st Tony Colls 6435grms 1 Undulate ray 3 dogfish 1 mackerel 2 pout
2nd Steve Harwood 3460grms 5 dogfish
3rd Lea Windsor 3090grms 4dogfish 1 pout
Species pool Phil Maggs (4)
Heaviest fish pool Tony Colls Undulate Ray 4130grms

15th & 16th September 2012, Wally Petit Memorial Trophy 2 Day Match 1700 - 2200 each day Charmouth.
After 10 hours of fishing over the 2 days Lea Windsor held on to a good start from the
first evening of fishing. His catch of pollock, pout and ballen wrasse put him ahead.
Only a few grams divided the top six positions. Five different species were caught, this
is well down on last year. Well done to Lyn Mudford who came 4th. Ragworm or
mackerel was the top bait.

1st Lea Windsor 2835grms pollock, pout, ballen wrasse
2nd Dave Cornick 2430grms pollock, pout, ballen wrasse
3rd Steve Harwood 1845grms pollock, pout, corkwing wrasse

Heaviest fish pool Steve Harwood pollock 605grms
Species pool Mark Wickendon
Top Lady Lyn Mudford 1700grms

6th September 2012. Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
17members fished a warm calm evening with plenty of mackerel caught on spinners, floats and pop ups,
also plaice, dabs, garfish, mullet and scad. As it became dark dogfish and pout were caught
and a couple of small smoothounds were weighed and released, in all 14 different species
were weighed in.

1st Oliver Mears 6230grms 6 mackerel, 6 dogfish, 2 dabs, 1plaice
2nd Steve Fowles 4900grms 6 mackerel, 6 dogfish
3rd Phil Maggs 4320grms 6 mackerel, 5 dogfish, 1 garfish

Species Pool Adam Cullingford (6)
Heaviest Fish Pool Steven Rathbone 916grms Smoothound
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 1800grms 6 mackerel 1 dogfish

2nd September 2012, Open Boat West Bay 0900 - 1700.
For result click here

1st September 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
12 members signed on to fish. The latest match was fished over a big spring tide with Chesil producing 11 different
species. Steve Harwood chose to fish Burton Bradstock to claim 1st place, this included
2 smoothounds which were weighed and released. Pop up rigs produced mackerel,
pollock and scad.

Heaviest bag Steve Harwood 6725grms
Most species Phil Maggs 6 dogfish, mackerel, scad, smoothound, poorcod, whiting
2nd Heaviest Adam Cullingford 4770grms
3rd Heaviest Craig Horton 3515grms
Best fish (above bags removed) Keiron Ellison (J) dogfish 830grms
Top Lady Lyn Mudford 830grms

23rd August 2012, Thursday Night Rover 1900 - 2230.
14 members signed on, most members chose to fish along Chesil beach in total 12 different species were caught in all. PJ Wheeler fished at Portland to catch 6 ballen wrasse and 6 mackerel, Steve Harwood
fished from Seatown to catch a thornback ray, also Lea Windsor caught a small eyed ray
from the same venue.

1st P J Wheeler 4075grms 6 ballen wrasse 6 mackerel
2nd Norman Stokes 3460grms 4 dogfish 5 pout
3rd Steve Harwood 3280grms 1 thornback ray 1 shore rockling 4 pout 1poorcod

Heaviest fish pool Steve Harwood Thornback Ray 2320grms
Species pool Simon Bowditch 3
Top Lady June Stokes 405grms

21st & 22nd July 2012, Jurassic Open Boat Comp 900 - 1700 each day.
For a full list of results please click here

 19th July 2012, Thursday Night Rover 1900 - 2230.
The latest match was fished by 12 members with coloured seas and dropping westerly wind
Members fished between West Bay and Portland with 11 species being weighed in.

1st PJ Wheeler 7050grms smoothound, small eyed ray, ballen wrasse, pout
2nd Oliver Mears 5790grms ballen wrasse
3rd Phil Maggs 5180grms dogfish, plaice, scad, mackerel

17th July 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
13 members fished at venues of their own choice, most fished between West Bexington
and Eype. With a light to moderate w/nw wind and a moderate sea swell with a bit of
colour in the water the conditions looked good. In all 7 different species were weighed
in. Mark Wickendon caught and released a specimen bullhuss of 3930grms (108.29%)

1st Steve Harwood 7420grms
2nd Mark Wickendon 6100grms
3rd Cliff Rooney 2070grms
Most Species Lea Windsor 3 dogfish, smoothound, bass
Best fish (above bags removed) Phil Maggs smoothound 1750grms

21st June 2012, Thursday Night Rover 1900 - 2230.
This was the first of the rover style matches through the busier (Summer) months
Due to the recent bad weather only 10 members signed on. Venues fished ranged
from Portland to Eype. Rain and a light sw wind greeted the competitors after 2
hours the rain stopped and the wind increased to strong. Weed also was a problem
along most of the beaches.

1st P J Wheeler 5700grms dogfish, ballen wrasse
2nd O Mears 5645grms dogfish, ballen wrasse, corkwing wrasse
3rd C Horton 3595grms ballen wrasse
Most species S Harwood (2)
Heaviest fish D Cornick dogfish 965grms

9th June 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
The sea was well coloured after 2 days of gales which had put a few members
off fishing the match. Weed was a problem for most that took part. Venues
fished were between Portland and Lyme Regis. Steve Harwood caught, weighed and
released a small eyed ray of 3660grms (100.85% specimen) from Seatown.

Heaviest Bag: Steve Harwood 5600grms
2nd Dave Cornick 2460grms
3rd Craig Horton 1395grms
Most Species: Simon Skinner 4 pout, poor cod, dogfish, shore rockling.

31st May 2012, Thursday Night Cogden 1900 - 2230.
13 members signed on for the latest match at Cogden, but no-one told the fish!
The conditions were favourable with a slight northerly breeze.
At the weigh in there were only 3 fish brought to the scales, mainly due to a lot
of May water.

1st Adam Cullingford 470grms plaice ,sole
2nd Tony Colls 350grms sole

 26th May 2012,  Andy Neal Rover 1700 -2300.
10 members signed on to fish in a sunny but strong easterly wind, 8species were
weighed in . Members fished at venues from Portland through to Seatown.
The winner on the night chose to fish Seatown and weighed and returned a
specimen small eyed ray of 4220grms (116.28%)

Heaviest bag: Lea Windsor 6430grms small eyed ray, dogfish, pout
2nd Simon Skinner 2005grms
3rd Keiran Ellison (J) 1990grms
Most Species: Craig Horton 3 corkwing wrasse, pout, mackerel
Best fish: (above bags removed) Mark Wickenden dogfish 720grms

26th May 2012, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
10 juniors fished. Although at last a warm, sunny day, a very troublesome easterly wind made fishing conditions difficult with only three competitors weighing in one fish a piece.

1st Bekah Hughes 75g (legal-sized rockling)
2nd James Lawrence 84g wrasse
3rd Keiran Ellison 67g wrasse
Heaviest round: Keiran Ellison
Wooden spoon: Ollie Butler
First fish: Keiran Ellison
Last fish: Bekah Hughes

Sponsors: Watch House Cafe, Kay Guppy, Tiny, Frank Daw.
The heaviest flatfish prize has not been claimed for 3 matches now so the prize stands at £10 for the next match which takes place on 2nd June. All junior matches are fished on a weigh and return basis.
 

24th May 2012, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
14 members fished and caught 7 different species between them.
Conditions were good with little wind, members fished East Beach,
the piers and West Promenade. The overall winner fished the pier.

1st Oliver Mears 4140grms dogfish
2nd P J Wheeler 3970grms dogfish, dab, pout, mackerel, plaice
3rd Steve Harwood 3790grms dogfish, mackerel, smoothound
Heaviest fish pool: Steve Harwood 1600grms smoothound
Most species pool: Adam Cullingford 4
 

20th May 2012, Sunday Daytime West Bay 1300 - 1800, (this match included the Junior Shore Festival).

Most members chose to fish from East beach, a few mackerel were caught using spinners
or pop up rigs. A few dogfish fell to ragworm baits, any were undersized and were immediately returned alive. Also a few
undersized wrasse were caught from the pier. All members enjoyed a warm sunny day.

1st P J Wheeler 1725grms 6 mackerel
2nd S Bowditch 1675grms 3 mackerel 1 plaice 1 dogfish
3rd D Cornick 1560grms 2 dogfish 1 mackerel
Species pool: A Cullingford 3
Heaviest fish pool: D Cornick dogfish 660grms
Junior Cup Winner: Keiran Ellison

12th May 2012, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
A good turn out with 13 signing on but only 4 managing to catch.

1st Keiran Ellison 115g
2nd Connor Hallett 104g
3rd James Lawrence 81g
4th Grace Lawson 33g
Heaviest round: James Lawrence 81g corkwing wrasse
Wooden spoon: Yasmin Harwood
Best Lady junior: Grace Lawson
Lightest fish: Keiran Ellison
First and last fish: Keiran Ellison
Most species: Keiran Ellison
Heaviest non-legal: James Lawrence
Best 12 year old and under: James Lawrence

Sponsors: Watch House Cafe, Kay Guppy, Tiny, Steve Harwood, Frank Daw, Mike Hallett and Dave Chidzoy.

10th May 2012, Thursday Night Charmouth 1900 - 2230.
12 members fished a rough sea with a spring tide greeted West Bay members an ideal combination
for bass. Unfortunately the sea was full of weed which made the fishing almost
impossible, nevertheless 2 were caught early on in the first hour, the biggest by
Steve Harwood at 2450grms using sandeel as bait.

1st Steve Harwood 2450grms bass
2nd Simon Skinner 1980grms bass
3rd Adam Cullingford 1100grms 1 dogfish 2 pout

Heaviest fish pool Steve Harwood bass 2450grms
Species pool Mark Wickendon

6th May 2012, Boat Match
9 anglers signed on to fish in good conditions with an easterly breeze. Fishing was poor with no specimen fish being brought to the scales. Gerry Reed took the heaviest bag and the Boat Festival Cup. Most species went to guest angler Mark Probert and Rod Barr took the best fish on the day with a nice dogfish.

29th April 2012, Sunday Daytime West Bexington 1300 - 1800.
Only 7 members turned out to fish a wet and cold day, most fish were
caught in the first couple of hours. As the match went on the wind
turned easterly then to gale force south east. Best bait sandeel and
ragworm.

1st Steve Harwood 1390grms 2 dogfish
2nd Gerry Reed 780grms 1 dogfish
3rd Simon Skinner 480grms 1 dogfish 1 5 b rockling

Heaviest fish pool Gerry Reed
Species pool Connor Hallett (J)

28th April 2012, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay, 1200 - 1500.
Not many turning out for this one with only 5 signing up; shanny, rockling and wrasse were caught.

1st Connor Hallett 384g (157g legal weight)
2nd Keiran Ellison 241g (89g legal weight)
3rd James Lawrence 11g
Heaviest round: Connor Hallett 120g corkwing wrasse
First and last fish: Connor Hallett
Last placed competitor that weighed in: James Lawrence

Sponsors Kay Guppy, Tiny, Frank Daw, Michael and Connor Hallett.

22nd April 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
17 members fished. Olly Mears and P J Wheeler travelled to Portland to find a few wrasse the largest by
P J weighed 1375grms. Connor Hallett also went to Portland with his dad to catch 4
species. Most members stayed on Chesil, but the fishing was very patchy, but Steve
Harwood went to Burton Bradstock to find a small eyed ray of 2030grms.
4 members tried Eype beach but only caught small rockling and pout.
8 different species were weighed in.

Heaviest Bag Olly Mears 6805grms
Most Species Connor Hallett (J) 4 species ballen wrasse. pout, shore&5beard rockling,
2nd Heaviest P J Wheeler 5565grms
3rd Heaviest Steve Harwood 3995grms

14th April 2012, Saturday Juniors, Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy 1200 - 1500.
West Bay S.A.C.’s Junior competitions kicked off with the Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy. Despite a poor weather forecast, nine juniors signed on to fish the first match of the year and although a chilly north wind kept the temperature down, the rain showers kept at bay. At one stage electric storms threatened proceedings but thankfully kept well out to sea and provided a great spectacle. As far as the fishing was concerned it proved to be a very quiet match with only four out of the nine managing to weigh in. Connor Hallett was the first to catch and followed up with three more fish while Grace Lawson, Charlie Lawson and Yasmin Harwood managed a single fish each. Species caught consisted of corkwing wrasse, shanny, rockling, weever and flounder; all fish returned alive. Results as follows:

1st Connor Hallett 319g (205g legal weight, also won first fish and first legal fish).
2nd Grace Lawson 94g
3rd Yasmin Harwood 45g (also won last fish).
4th Charlie Lawson 18g
Heaviest flatfish: Yasmin Harwood 45g flounder
Heaviest round: Connor Hallett 171g corkwing wrasse

Sponsors: Kay Guppy, Frank Daw and Tiny. The junior section would like to thank the Watchouse Cafe for their continued support. Next junior match takes place on 28th April 12-3p.m. East Pier and is followed by a quiz night at the Salthouse at 7.30 p.m.

5th April 2012, Thursday Night Cogden 1900 - 2230.
20 members fished, 6 flatfish were caught in the hour of daylight that we had then after
dark just a few small bites but no fish were caught. Plenty of plaice
are being caught by members during daylight using ragworm.

1st Adam Cullingford 810grms 2 plaice
2nd Steve Harwood 485grms 1 plaice 1 dab
3rd Hugh Rathbone 345grms 1 plaice
Heaviest fish pool Adam Cullingford 455grms plaice
Species pool Steven Rathbone

29th March 2012, Thursday Night Eype 1900 - 2230.Eype
17 members fished with most choosing to fish the rockier areas, a few early wrasse were caught in the hour
before sunset. A few dogfish and bullhuss were caught and in total 7 different
species were weighed in including a flounder for Frances Kitchin.
Ragworm tipped with mackerel proved a good all round bait.

1st Simon Skinner 5300grms 6 dogfish 1 wrasse 2 pout
2nd Paul House 3115grms 3 dogfish 4 pout 1 wrasse
3rd Lea Windsor 1585grms 2 dogfish 2 pout
Heaviest fish pool Paul House dogfish 935grms
Species pool Simon Bowditch 3
Top lady Lyn Mudford
 

25th March 2012, Sunday Daytime Match Cogden 1300 - 1800.
16 members fished a warm sunny day with a spring tide promised a good days fishing,
but the fish failed to show with only 5 sizeable fish being weighed in.
All the fish were caught in the last hour as the large ground swell eased
down. Lee Sherry did catch a couple undersized bass that were returned.
Ragworm cast at long distance proved decisive.

1st Lea Windsor 355grms plaice
2nd Steve Fowles 275grms pollock
3rd Andy Love 100grms pout
Heaviest fish pool Lea Windsor
Species pool Lee Sherry
 

15th March 2012, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900 - 2230.
21 members fished. Plenty of dogfish and rockling were caught from the Cobb wall area, with
members fishing the rockier areas, the cannon wall and the open beach
a few pout and pollock on the open ground. Frozen mackerel best bait
on the night.

1st Mark Wickendon 4525grms 6 dogfish 2 pout
2nd Oliver Mears 4290grms 6 dogfish 2 rockling 2 pout
3rd Chris Harwood 3580grms 4 dogfish 2 rockling

Species Pool Hugh Rathbone 4
Heaviest fish Pool M. Wickendon &Phil Maggs 880grms
Top Junior Kieran Ellison
Top Lady Lyn Mudford 305grms rockling, pout

10th March 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
16 members fished, Oliver Mears travelled to Portland to find some wrasse the largest was a fine fish
of 1540grms, he managed to catch 6 sizeable before it became dark, then he returned
to West Bay pier in all he caught 6 species. Plenty of different venues were fished
including Seatown , Lyme Regis and Cogden. All venues produced plenty of fish lots
of dogfish and a few late whiting were caught. At last the fish are coming back!.
Ragworm or frozen sandeel was the best bait, in all 10 species were weighed in.

1st Oliver Mears 9180grms 6 wrasse 6 dogfish 2 pout 3 rockling 1 whiting
2nd Simon Bowditch 4560grms 6 dogfish 3 whiting 1 dab
3rd Craig Horton 3735grms 2 wrasse 3 dogfish 2 rockling

Most species Frances Kitchin (L) 4
Heaviest fish Lee Sherry dogfish
Top Junior Kieren Ellison 1610grms 2 dogfish 2 pout 2 rockling
 

25th February 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
16 members and 1 guest fished, all competitors weighed in
Oliver Mears fished around West Bay and the pier to take the top honours
with a weight of 4575grms. Craig Horton travelled to Portland to catch a
fine wrasse of 1450grms. Most members fished the rockier venues such as
Seatown, Eype and Lyme Regis to catch rockling and pout as the open
beaches are very slow this time of the year. 7 species were caught.

1st Oliver Mears 4575grms 5 dogfish 3 pout 5 rockling
2nd Craig Horton 2820grms 2 dogfish 1 wrasse
3rd mike Hallett 1965grms 3 dogfish 1 rockling
Most species pool Paul House 3
Heaviest fish Mark Wickendon
Top Lady Lyn Mudford 675grms
Top Junior Connor Hallett 1290grms

19th February 2012, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300 - 1800.
17 members fished a warm sunny day promised a good days fishing, (but this is February!)
Most of the fish were caught amongst the rocky areas with a couple
of wrasse were caught on ragworm. A few small plaice were caught but
only 1 was large enough to weigh in. Half of those that fished failed to
catch anything sizeable but enjoyed a nice day in great surroundings.

1st Steve Fowles 580grms 1 wrasse 1 Pollock
2nd Simon Bowditch 515 grms 1 wrasse 2 pout
3rd Joint P J Wheeler 240grms 2 rockling
Phil Maggs 240grms 1 plaice
Heaviest fish pool Steve Fowles wrasse 320grms
Species pool Lea Windsor

Thursday 23rd February 2012, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 - 2230.
24 members fished fishing was very slow with only half the members catching sizeable fish.
Oliver Mears did find 2 dogfish and a pout to win first prize. Lea Windsor
found a specimen dogfish for 2nd place, sandeel being top bait. March
should see the return of most species after breeding. Well done to Frances
Kitchin who landed 2 rockling using ragworm on small hooks.

1st Oliver Mears 1820grms 2 dogfish 1 pout
2nd Lea Windsor 1175grms 1 dogfish
3rd Adam Cullingford 1165grms 1 dogfish 1 pout 1 rockling
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 150grms 2 rockling
Species pool P J Wheeler 3
Heaviest fish pool Lea Windsor dogfish 1175grms

16th February 2012, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
18 members fished a mild calm night with a neap rising tide. February is the most difficult month
of the year, but a few late whiting and a few dogfish were caught frozen
mackerel and ragworm seemed to be the best bait on the night, most members
weighed in but the weights were very low.

1st P J Wheeler 1420grms 2 dogfish
2nd Hugh Rathbone 1395grms 1 dogfish 5 whiting
3rd Mark Wickendon 1320grms 2 dogfish
Heaviest fish pool Lea Windsor dogfish 840grms
Most species pool Phil Maggs & Steve Harwood 2

9th February 2012, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 - 2230.
A cold east wind with light snow did not put off 23 members fishing.
Oliver Mears chose to fish on Burton reef to find pout and rockling, most
stayed on the clear ground but only managed a few small pout and pollack
using ragworm on small hooks. February is normally a quiet time however
7 different species were caught on the night.

1st Oliver Mears 1690grms 6 pout 4 rockling
2nd Mark Wickendon 1045grms 1 dogfish
3rd Richard Cleal 875 grms 1 whiting 4 pout 2 rockling

Species pool Mark Kershaw 3
Heaviest fish Mark Wickendon dogfish 1045grms
Top Junior Kieran Ellison 85grms
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 465grms

28th January 2012, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
14 members signed on to fish a calm cold evening most members choosing to
fish Chesil beach, but Steve Harwood went to Seatown and found a few dogfish
and pout to give him a winning weight of 3400grms. Other members found the
fishing very slow with rockling and whiting making up the weights. A specimen
dogfish of 1320grms was caught at Burton Bradstock by Mark Wickendon also
a specimen whiting of 680grms by Dave Cornick.

Heaviest bag Steve Harwood 3400grms
Most species Paul House 4
2nd Heaviest bag Tied Dave Cornick & Steve Fowles 2200grms
Best fish Mark Wickenden 1320grms dogfish
 

26th January 2012, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
11 members fished on a cold January night with a bitterly cold westerly wind kept catches
very low ,just a few dogfish and a few small whiting were caught.
The next couple of months will be very slow, mackerel proved to be
the best bait, using a single hook at long range.

1st Mark Wickendon 2220grms 3 dogfish
2nd P J Wheeler 2095grms 2 dogfish
3rd Lee Sherry 1650grms 2 dogfish 2 whiting
Heaviest fish pool P J Wheeler dogfish 820grms
Most Species Hugh Rathbone 4
 

19th January 2012, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
18 members fished A strong cold westerly wind made fishing very difficult and with a
falling tide finding fish wasn't easy. Steve Harwood did manage to
find 5 dogfish with Lee Sherry 2nd with 3 dogfish, only a few
whiting were caught with some members failing to catch, which
suggests the next few months will be slow. Hugh Rathbone did
find a plump coddling of 1280grms(2.82lb)

1st Steve Harwood 3800grms 5 dogfish
2nd Lee Sherry 2195grms 3 dogfish 1 whiting
3rd Hugh Rathbone 2080grms 1 cod 1 dogfish 1 whiting
Heaviest fish pool Hugh Rathbone codling 1280grms
Species Pool P J Wheeler 2

12th January 2012, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
20 members fished the first Thursday match of the 2012 season plenty of dogfish were caught also a smoothound and a sole. Two specimen whiting were caught by Mark Wickendon and Graham Stevenson. Grahams
tipped the scales at 880grms. High tide was at 9pm mackerel and lugworm were the best bait on the night.

1st Mark Kershaw 5500grms 6 dogfish 4 Whiting
2nd Steve Harwood 5235grms 6 dogfish 3 whiting
3rd P J Wheeler 4970grms 6 dogfish 4 whiting
Heaviest fish pool Steve Harwood Dogfish 1015grms
Species pool Phil Maggs 4

1st January 2012, Daytime Match Abbotsbury 1300 - 1800.
12 members and 1 guest fished, The first match of 2012 started with heavy rain which came down for
almost the whole match, however 13 members did fish. The fishing was very patchy those that fished in front of the car park caught very little, but the few that walked towards the cottages found plenty of dogfish to make up the weights with a few pout and whiting made up the catches. Ragworm tipped with mackerel proved to be best bait.

1st Hugh Rathbone 4690grms 6 Dogfish 2 Pout
2nd Steven Rathbone 4300grms 6 Dogfish 1 Pout 1 Whiting
3rd Lea Windsor 4260grms 6 Dogfish
Heaviest fish pool Steven Rathbone Dogfish 880grms
Species pool Eddie Painter 3

2011 Results

17th December 2011, Jurassic League East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
Thankfully the weather stayed reasonably fine if a little breezy for the last match of the year and Jurassic League final of the West Bay S.A.C. Junior Section. Ten competitors signed on to fish with most of the juniors showing off their home-made Christmas hats, hoping to catch the eye of the judge for the best hat competition. All but two competitors managed to land fish with pout, whiting, flounder, five-bearded rockling and pollack showing. The match was a neck and neck affair amongst three of the competitors but Yasmin Harwood’s last fish of the day, a legal-sized whiting, took her into first place with Connor Hallett second and James Lawrence third.
After the match there was a buffet and prize-giving back at the Salthouse where another good selection of prizes were on offer again this year. The Jurassic League is a separate series of four competitions fished over the last two months of the year and is based on total weight. The winner of the trophy this year was Connor Hallett, a great achievement as he was only able to fish three of the matches; Yasmin Harwood was a very close runner-up who also fished three out of the four matches.
The Junior Section would like to thank all of the supporters this past year who have generously donated prizes and we look forward to the new season which starts on 14th April 2012. Anyone interested in joining the juniors can find information on the club's website: www.westbaysac.co.uk

Match Results

1st Yasmin Harwood
2nd Connor Hallett
3rd James Lawrence
Heaviest flatfish: Yasmin Harwood, flounder 72g
Heaviest roundfish: Yasmin Harwood, whiting 120g
Smallest: Bekah Hughes
H/whiting: Yasmin Harwood
First fish: Yasmin Harwood
Last fish: Connor Hallett
Most same species: tie, James Lawrence/Aaron Hughes
Wooden spoon: Charlie Lawson
Sponsors: Hilary Smith, Kay Guppy, Steve Harwood, Mike Hallett, Frank Daw, Andy Preston, Emma Lawrence, Ian Draper, Fred Bowditch.

Jurassic League Final Results

1st Connor Hallett 1197g
2nd Yasmin Harwood 1018g
3rd Morgan Willmott 400g
4th James Lawrence 379g
5th Aaron Hughes 275g
Best Christmas Hat: tie, Morgan Willmott and Elliot Joy.
Sponsors: Tiny and Frank Daw, Hugh Rathbone, PJ Wheeler, Fred Batten, Hilary Smith, Punch and Judy Bakery.

11th December 2011, Xmas Fayre Match, West Bay 1300 - 1700.
Over 20 members fished the annual Christmas match, unfortunately the weather was very
poor with heavy rain and a strong southwest gale, never the less a few fish were caught
with Dogfish, Rockling and Pout being weighed in.

1st Steve Harwood 830grms 1 Dogfish
2nd Adam Cullingford 685grms 1 Dogfish
3rd Lyn Mudford 230grms 3 Rockling

Heaviest fish pool Steve Harwood
Most species pool Frances Kitchin
Top Junior Kieren Ellison

All members enjoyed a great buffet and prize presentation after the match in The Salthouse
at West Bay.

5th December 2011,Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
12 members fished, most members chose to fish Chesil beach with the top weight being caught from
West Bexington. Steve Harwood found 2 cod the largest a fine cod of 3475grms,
both were caught on lugworm tipped with fish baits. Plenty of whiting and dogfish
were caught, 7 species were weighed in this was the last rover of 2011.
Oliver Mears is the overall champion with Connor Hallett winning the junior
Saturday rovers with Frances Kitchin being top lady with 6320grms.

1st Steve Harwood 10680grms 2 Cod 6 Dogfish 6 Whiting 3 Pout
2nd Lea Windsor 5180grms 6 Dogfish 6Whiting
3rd Paul House 5165grms 6 Dogfish 6 Whiting

Most species pool Hugh Rathbone 3
Top Lady Lyn Mudford 985grms 6 Pout

1st December 2011, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
Plenty of dogfish and whiting were caught again with a few pout. This match
was the day after a south west gale so hopes were high for cod. The night started
wet but dried up after an hour, there was a slight swell but all members enjoyed
a busy nights fishing. Unfortunately no cod were caught. Lugworm tipped with
mackerel proved to be top bait.

1st Simon Bowditch 5415grms 6 Dogfish 6 Whiting
2nd Adam Cullingford 5185grms 6 Dogfish 6Whiting 1 Pout
3rd Ashley Painter 5090grms 6 Dogfish 6Whiting 1 Pout

Heaviest fish pool Adam Cullingford Dogfish 950grms
Most species pool Lyn Mudford 4

26th November 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Only 7 members fished due to a south westerly gale. The top 3 all fished at Lyme Regis with pollack and pout
making up the weights. Ragworm proved to be the best bait with most fish coming from the harbour
entrance. Well done to Lyn Mudford who was just beaten into 2nd.

1st Dave Cornick 2190grms
2nd Lyn Mudford 2100grms
3rd Mark Wickendon 1085grms
Most species Adam Cullingford 4
Heaviest fish Steve Fowles Pout 400grms

24th November 2011, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
10 members fished on a very windy night with a dropping tide, Lots of Whiting were caught
but very few managed to catch many dogfish. Chris Harwood did find a Codling of 1240grms

1st P J Wheeler 5320grms Dogfish Whiting Poor cod
2nd Chris Harwood 3760grms Cod Dogfish Whiting Poor cod
3rd Simon Bowditch 3100grms Dogfish Whiting Poor cod

Species pool Hugh Rathbone 3

Heaviest fish pool Chris Harwood Cod 1240grms

17th November 2011, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
16 members fished the evening started calm but got rough with a large swell making fishing difficult,
plenty of dogfish were caught, lots of whiting were landed but most were small and
had to be returned. Mark Kershaw caught a specimen Thick lipped Mullet of 2450grms
which was weighed photographed and returned alive.

1st P J Wheeler 4980grms 6 Dogfish 5 Whiting 1Pout 1 Poor cod
2nd Hugh Rathbone 4705grms 6 Dogfish 3Whiting 1 Pout
3rd Simon Bowditch 4580grms 6 Dogfish 3 Whiting

Most species pool Paul House 3

Heaviest fish Mark Kershaw Thick Lipped Mullet 2450grms

10th November 2011, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
19 members fished, plenty of dogfish and whiting were caught using a cocktail of mackerel and lugworm. Many members were looking to catch a cod but none were caught. All members weighed in well done to Lyn Mudford who caught 4 good pollack.

1st P J Wheeler 55355grms 6Dogfish 6Whiting 2Pout
2nd Adam Cullingford 5035grms 6Dogfish 6Whiting
3rd Paul House 4605grms 5Dogfish 6Whiting 1Dab 2Pout

Heaviest Fish Pool Lee Sherry Dogfish 1010grms
Most Species Pool Steve Fowles 4 Species

6th November 2011, Daytime Match 1300-1800, Abbotsbury,
13 members fished, this was the last daytime match of 2011. A few late garfish were caught using floats, plenty of whiting were caught including 2 specimens. 2 good plaice were also caught. After 10 daytime matches Paul House lifts the Sunday daytime
trophy. Lugworm proved best bait on the day.

1st Paul House 2830grms 6 Garfish 6 Whiting 2 Pout 2 Poor cod
2nd Steve Harwood 2790grms 1Dogfish 6 Whiting 2Garfish 2 Pout
3rd Adam Cullingford 2755grms 6Whiting 3 Pout 2Garfish

Heaviest Fish Pool Adam Cullingford Whiting 755grms
Most Species Pool Dave Cornick 6 Species
 

5th November 2011, Junior v Parents Open (This included the Jurassic League Match) East Pier 1200 - 1500.
This ever popular competition took place on the East Pier at West Bay and attracted a record turnout of 43 competitors which consisted of 17 juniors and 26 seniors. The competition is open to all members, ex-juniors, friends and relatives. Although there was a chilly north wind blowing, the day remained dry with a calm but coloured sea. Species caught were predominantly pouting and rockling with pollack, flounder, wrasse, blennies, whiting, sea scorpion, sand smelt and sprat also showing. All fish were returned.

The competition was fished from 12.00 – 3.00 p.m. followed by a delicious buffet and presentation back in the warmth of the Salthouse. 26 managed to weigh in with senior member Hugh Rathbone coming out on top with 269g legal weight (466g total), junior member Connor Hallett second, with 204g legal weight (473g total) followed closely by his father, Mike Hallett with 188g legal weight (266g total) for third place. The Wooden Spoon Trophy was won by Lynda Craven.

29th October 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
9 members fished the latest match on a very blustery and wet evening with
high tide at 9pm. As there was little point trying to fish out of the strong sw winds
a few decided to fish Abbotsbury and Cogden where a few fish were caught.

1st Oliver Mears 3800grms
2nd Lea Windsor 3580grms
3rd Adam Cullingford 3530grms

Most species Paul House 3
Best Fish Mark Wickendon dogfish 905grms

27th October 2011, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
18 members and 2 guests lots of dogfish and better sized whiting were caught. All competitors had a
good night fishing a rising tide (9pm) Phil Maggs caught the largest whiting
of the night with a specimen of 765grms or 112%. Frozen mackerel was best
bait on the night.

1st Phil Maggs 6580grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting
2nd Hugh Rathbone 6015grns 6 dogfish 6 whiting 2 pout
3rd Oliver Mears 5790grms 6 dogfish 6 whiting 2 pout 1 poor cod

Heaviest fish pool Simon Bowditch dogfish 920grms
Most species pool P J Wheeler 4

23rd October 2011, Daytime Match West Bexington 1300 - 1800.
10 members fished members fished a strong easterly gale with a rising tide. Fishing was very
difficult but it did stay dry and sunny. Only Adam found a single whiting
with 10 minutes to go, a single hook rig with lugworm at distance

1st Adam Cullingford 175grms

20th October 2011, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230
22 members fished everyone enjoyed a calm warm evening with high tide at midnight,
All members caught plenty of whiting in fact it was difficult to keep
a bait out long enough to catch anything else.

1st Oliver Mears 5215grms 6 dogfish 6 Whiting
2nd Hugh Rathbone 4365grms 4 dogfish 6 Whiting
3rd Paul House 3825grms 3 dogfish 6 Whiting 1 Pout 1Scad

Heaviest fish pool Hugh Rathbone Dogfish 875grms
Species Pool Tony Colls 3
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 1165grms 6 Whiting

13th October 2011, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 7-10:30
18 members 3 guests lots of dogfish were caught during the rising tide. A few small whiting were caught and 1 coddling
caught by Hugh Rathbone. Most members tried targeting cod using lugworm and squid, but due to the
high numbers of dogfish most struggled to catch anything else. Although 8 different species were caught
Everyone enjoyed a warm calm evening with a rising spring tide at 8:30

1st Hugh Rathbone 6450grms 1 cod 6 dogfish 2 pout 1 poor cod
2nd Olly Mears 5550grms 6 dogfish 2 whiting 2 pout
3rd Chris Harwood 5385grms 6 dogfish 2 pout 2 whiting 1 poor cod

Species pool Paul House 5 species
Heaviest fish Hugh Rathbone Cod 1520grms

1st October 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.

Oliver Mears travelled to Portland to catch some wrasse, while Connor Hallett fished West Bay pier to find plenty of dogfish and pout. Dave Cornick found a specimen Dover sole of 1100grms from Cogden.10 species were weighed in on the night, with ragworm being the best bait, good sized whiting were caught which is early.
 
1st Oliver Mears 4385grms Wrasse, Whiting, Pout
2nd Simon Bowditch 3950grms Dogfish, Whiting
3rd Connor Hallett (J) 3825grms Dogfish, Pout
Species Pool Adam Cullingford 5 species
Heaviest Fish Pool Dave Cornick Dover sole 1100grms

29th September Thursday Night West Bexington.
17 members fished The match started sunny and calm but the wind started to blow hard from the east which created a large swell which coincided with the biggest tide of the year, still 10 species were caught plenty of dogfish were caught as well as whiting.

1st Adam Cullingford 5648grms
2nd P J Wheeler 5425grms
3rd Hugh Rathbone 4525grms
Species Pool Steve Harwood 2 Species
Heaviest Fish Pool Adam Cullingford Smoothound 1638grms
 

22nd September, Thursday Night Seatown 1900 - 2230.
18 members fished, all members enjoyed a warm evening with a rising tide ,the east side of Seatown produced plenty of dog fish and small pout while the western side produced plenty of good sized pout and only the odd dogfish the rockier areas produced 1 sizeable bullhuss and rockling. Top bait was ragworm and mackerel.

1st Norman Stokes 5145grms 6 Dogfish 6 Pout 1 Poor cod
2nd Lea Windsor 4480grms 5 Dogfish 6 Pout 2 Poor cod
3rd Steve Harwood 4090grms 4 Dogfish 6Pout 1 Poor cod 1 Dover sole

Heaviest fish Mark Wickendon Dogfish 925grms
Most species Phil Maggs 3 species

17th September, Lyme Bay Trophy West Bexington 1700 -2300.
This was the 41st time this match has been fished between 5 local clubs, with Lyme Regis fishing for the 3rd year. West Bay sac were the host club this year choosing to fish the match on West Bexington. This year competitors could only catch 2 of each species with varied points being awarded for different species.
12 different species were caught which included Cod, Black Bream, Smoothound a mixture of summer and winter fish. Over 40 anglers took part from the clubs of Beer Sac, Honiton Sac, Lyme Regis Sac, Axminster Sac also West Bay Sac.
Overall winners of this yearly event were West Bay Sac with 59 points. Runner up was last years winners Lyme Regis Sac with 29 points.
Lyme Regis Sac shore sec Steve Fowles presented Simon Bowditch West Bay Sac shore sec with the Lyme Bay Shield. This was the 17th time West Bay had won the trophy. Everyone did really well fishing a rough sea with a few heavy showers.

15th September, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
19 members fished, the match was fished on a quiet calm sea with an hour of daylight this gave the members time to catch a few mackerel, garfish+ scad using floats or pop up rigs. Once it got dark dogfish arrived in good numbers and even a few very early whiting. Oliver Mears caught a very good plaice of 745grms.In total 11 different species were weighed in.

1st Oliver Mears 6205grms 1 plaice 6 dogfish 2 mackerel 2 pout 3 whiting
2nd Hugh Rathbone 5900grms 6 dogfish 3 whiting 2 pout 2 garfish
3rd Adam Cullingford 5500grms 6 dogfish 2 scad 3 whiting 1 mackerel

Heaviest fish pool Craig Horton Dogfish 935grms
Most species pool Paul House 6 species
 

3rd & 4th September 2011, Wally Pettet Memorial Trophy 1700 -2200 each day.
This year the competition was fished as Seatown instead of Charmouth as the committee had decided that the cliffs at Charmouth are now in a dangerous condition making fishing under them extremely dangerous.

Saturday started dry with couple of sole being caught also some wrasse from the rough areas, but the fishing was poor. Paul House lead the first day with 2900grms which included 2 bullhuss.
 
Sunday started with a strong wind which later turned wet, although plenty of pout were around
the fishing again became difficult. Lea Windsor found a fine bass of 2825grms plus a dogfish
which helped him to capture the trophy, all members enjoyed a closely contested match.
 
1st Lea Windsor 4590grms 1 bass 1 dogfish 12 pout
2nd Paul House 4450grms 2 bullhuss 12 pout 6 rockling
3rd Dave Cornick3715grms 12 rockling 12 pout
Heaviest fish pool Lea Windsor Bass 2825grms
Species pool Simon Bowditch 4 species

28th August 2011, Sunday Daytime .1-6pm Chesil Cove.
Members fished a rising spring high tide at 7pm,the rocky area near Portland produced a few small wrasse but the clear ground fishing was very poor, usually this area fishes well with a few different species (not today!) Most members float fished for mackerel and gars. Halfway through the sea became quite rough which made fishing difficult.

1st Paul House 1640gms 6 Garfish
2nd Dave Cornick 1420gms 6 Wrasse
3rd Simon Bowditch 780gms 1 Mackerel 1 Garfish
Species Pool Gerry Reed
Heaviest fish pool S Bowditch Garfish 385gms
 

13th August 2011 09:00 to 21st August 2011 18:00, Species & Specimen Shore Festival.
20 members participated (last year 21) Congratulations to P J Wheeler who caught 19 species during the festival and therefore is the winner of the John & Frances Hunt Species Trophy, for the most species caught by an individual in the Festival.
Congratulations to Oliver Mears who caught a Trigger Fish 1635gm 144.17% and is the winner of the David Cornick Specimen Trophy, for the best specimen caught in the Festival.
Please note as regards to prizes no member can win more than one prize other than pools.

Prizes Species
1st P J Wheeler 19 species (This is a record number caught in the Festival)
2nd Paul House 18 species
3rd Craig Horton 17 species (Won on tie-break 50 fish points)
Four other members caught 17 species, and one 15.

Prizes Specimens
1st Oliver Mears Trigger Fish 1635gm 144.17%
2nd David Cornick Trigger Fish 1387gm 122.31%
3rd Phil Maggs Trigger Fish 1000gm 88.18%
Two other specimens where registered a Thick lip Mullet caught by Paul House, and a Trigger Fish by Craig Horton.

Junior Prize
Jake Preston Most fish points 14

Golden Fish Pool L S Dogfish (longest)
Oliver Mears 67cm

Pairs Pool (fish points)
Oliver Mears & Craig Horton 20 different species between them = 60 fish points (two other pairs achieved 57 points)

Number of species caught total = 28 as follows (last year 25)

L S Dogfish, Scad, Red Gurnard, Pout, Mackerel, Tub Gurnard, P/Cod, Garfish, Bull Huss, Pollack, Corkwing, Ballen Wrasse,
Black Bream, Dragonet, Red Mullet, 3 Bearded Rockling, Flounder, Baillons Wrasse, Shore Rockling, Dab,
 Trigger Fish 3 x Specimens, Thick Lip Mullet, Specimen. Plaice, Smooth Hound, Thin lip Mullet, Sole,
Golden Grey Mullet & Bass

EARLY WARNING, next years FESTIVAL will start Sat 11th and end Sun 19th August 2012.


20th August 2011, Saturday Junior Match (stokes Trophy) East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.

The latest junior match to be fished was the Stokes Family Trophy and took place on 20th August, East Pier, West Bay. Despite wet conditions 14 juniors signed on to fish which was a great improvement on last year. During the match 10 different species were caught with 9 out of the 14 managing to weigh in. About half way through the match the rain cleared and everyone was able to dry out in the sunshine.
Connor Hallett led the field for most of the match with a legal-sized corkwing wrasse of 139 grams but was narrowly beaten by Yasmin Harwood with a very rare club shore record baillons wrasse which was just 5 grams heavier. In third place was Aaron Hughes with a legal-sized red mullet of 78 grams. All fish were returned alive.
The Junior Section would like to give a big thank you to the Stokes family for generously supporting this event with tackle voucher prizes. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the new management of the Watch House Cafe who have kindly agreed to carry on providing subsidised meals for the juniors and a free meal for first prize. We wish the previous owner, Jan, who has supported us for the last 10 months, good luck for the future.

When the Stokes Trophy was instigated back in 2004 the match was fished on a heaviest aggregate weight basis and the legal-sized precedence rule was dropped for this one event only. However, the last time this match was placed/run on this basis was back in 2006, so it was decided to formalise the ruling this year to fish the match under normal Saturday Junior rules.
A discussion with the sponsor had taken place before the match day and it was agreed that the match could be run this way from now on. All competitors were told before the competition started about these changes. There were several reasons for doing this and are as follows:
1. The last time the comp was placed on a total weight over legal size basis was 2006.
2. When the trophy was started large weights of mackerel were sometimes caught but the size limit was 38cm so most average-sized mackerel were under sized; the limit has now been dropped to 30cm so most medium-sized mackerel are now over minimum size and so would now count towards the sizable total weight.
3. End of year points could be affected by up to 3 points and could mean the difference between winning or losing the Points Trophy; this wouldn’t be fair on juniors who caught sizable fish.
4. Under size fish would not be allowed to help an angler win over legal-sized fish in any other weight-based competitions, club or otherwise.
5. Sticking to regular competition rules would prevent any future confusion.

Full results as follows:
1st: Yasmin Harwood 460g (legal weight 144g)
2nd: Connor Hallett 752g (legal weight 139g)
3rd: Aaron Hughes 78g (legal weight)
Heaviest flatfish: Jack Parkman/James Lawrence, tie 45g flounder.
Heaviest round fish: Morgan Willmott, 222g bass.
Best lady junior: Yasmin Harwood
Wooden spoon: Grace Lawson
Sponsors: Stokes Family, Watch House Cafe, Kay Guppy and Tiny.

30th & 31st July 2011, The Jurassic Open Boat Festival 0900 - 1700 each day.
The competition this year was fished in fine conditions with 47 anglers signing on over the 2 days. Anglers fished on charter and private boats and headed off to various marks dotted around Lyme Bay. The fishing was steady on both days with 18 different species including black bream, Cod, plaice and Pollack coming to the scales. The winner on day one was Mike Hansel of the Lyme Regis club with a Corkwing Wrasse of 103%. Most species was taken by Rod Barr with 7 species.
On Sunday the competitors were blown away by a Red Gurnard of 150% Caught by W.B.S.A.C  President Fred Bowditch which gave him a total of 219%. This earned him the Sunday prize, the overall prize of £200, the round fish pool and the golden fish pool. A very good day at the office!

Most species on the day was taken by Steve Fowles with 7 species. Steve also took the overall most species prize with 9 species.

West Bay SAC would like to thank everyone who took part for their support.

7th August 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1800 - 2300.
Fifteen members signed on to fish the match from various venues. the top three all fished at Portland then moved to The stone pier Weymouth where P J Wheeler caught the smoothound. Other members struggled with a strong swell and seaweed. Mark Wickendon found the heaviest fish a good bullhuss of 2345grms from Eype. In total 11 different species were weighed in.

1st P J Wheeler 7555grms 6 wrasse 2 pout 1 smoothound
2nd Oliver Mears Most species 4
3rd Craig Horton 5125grms 6 wrasse 1 plaice 1 gurnard 2 pout
4th Mark Wickendon 3835grms 2 bullhuss 1 dogfish

4th August 2011, Thursday Night Rover 1900 - 2230.
Thirteen members signed on to fish , unlucky for some but not for Oliver Mears who won the match, fishing at Portland along with PJ Wheeler. All members enjoyed a warm evening with a rising tide. Lyn chose to fish Burton Bradstock. Two bass were weighed in with Paul house catching 3 Dover sole at Cogden

25th June 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1800 - 2300.
Twelve members signed on to fish the match from various venues along the Dorset coast. The winner of the comp Mark chose to fish close to home and chose the beach at Eype, he fished in the rocky ground which can claim a lot of end tackle but he did well and landed two bull huss and one smoothound. Some members travelled to Portland after the big wrasse that reside there, PJ Wheeler did managed to haul one in weighing 1 kg 215 g. In all nine different species were caught on the night.

1st Mark Wickenden 2 bull huss & 1 smoothound
2nd Oliver Mears 7 kg 635 g 6 wrasse & 6 dogfish
3rd PJ Wheeler 5 kg 305 g 6 wrasse
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 1 kg 95 g
Heaviest Fish: Mark Wickenden 2 kg 930 g smoothound
Most Species: Phil Maggs 5 species

25th June, Saturday Junior Match East Pier West Bay 1200 -1500.
Eleven junior members and two guests signed on to fish the latest Saturday Junior match; this is the best turn out so far this year. Though it was a dry day the fish did not seem to be about in great numbers with only five anglers catching fish. This was Connor Hallett’s last match before he represents England at the Home Internationals in Ireland, as part of the junior shore fishing squad next week, we all wish him good luck and hope he enjoys the experience.   

 

1st PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 201 g Legal Weight

 

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 193 g Legal Weight

 

3rd PLACE:

Yasmin Harwood (L) 92 g

 

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Yasmin Harwood 65 g flounder

 

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett 133 g corkwing wrasse

 

Best Lady:

Yasmin Harwood

 

1st Fish:

Ellis McCullagh

 

Last Fish:

Yasmin Harwood

 

Most Species:

Connor Hallett 3 species

 

Wooden Spoon:

Morgan Wilmot

WEATHER: Cloudy with south-westerly wind 4. Sea had a heavy swell & coloured.

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett, Anon & Tiny.

16th June 2011, Thursday Night Rover 1900 - 2230.
Fourteen members fished the first Thursday night rover of the summer months. Many of the competitors chose to fish West Bay, this proved a good decision as the winner of the match fished East beach and the competitor with the heaviest fish fished the pier. Almost half the competitors failed to catch any fish but Mark Kershaw who fished Burton Bradstock did catch a bass.

1stTony Colls 4 kg 195 g 5 dogfish
2nd PJ Wheeler 4 kg 115 g 5 dogfish & 1 pout
3rd Craig Horton 3 kg 860 g small eyed ray
Heaviest Fish: Craig Horton 3 kg 860 g small eyed ray
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 3 species.

11th June 2011, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
Five juniors signed on to fish the match on East Pier on a cloudy day with some sunny spells. All the competitors caught fish, species caught were shanny, mackerel, plaice, sea scorpion, wrasse & flounder, most of the fish fell to ragworm with the exception of the mackerel which were caught on mackerel strip.

 

1st PLACE:

Jack Parkman 604 g Legal Weight

 

2nd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 175 g Legal Weight

 

3rd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 140 g

 

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Aaron Hughes 36 g plaice

 

Heaviest round Fish:

Jack Parkman 314 g mackerel

 

1st Fish:

Connor Hallett

 

Last Fish:

Jack Parkman

 

Most Species:

Aaron Hughes 2 species (drawn out of hat as 4 competitors had 2 species)

 

Wooden Spoon:

Aaron Hughes

WEATHER: Cloudy with some sunshine and a south-westerly wind 3. Sea was choppy with slight colour.

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett & Tiny

29th May 2011, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300 - 1800.
Once again being a bank holiday Sunday only eight members turned out to fish, most had high expectations of catching fish as the sea was rough and coloured. But alas the fish were scarce with only a few pout being caught, but at least the competitors enjoyed a warm afternoon.

1st Mark Kershaw 575 g 5 pout
2nd Simon Bowditch 445 g 5 pout
3rd Phil Maggs 350 g 4 pout
Heaviest Fish: Mark Kershaw 135 g pout.
Most Species: Craig Horton

28th May 2011, Saturday Juniors 1200 - 1500.
Six juniors and one guest turned out to fish the match. Five of the competitors caught fish, with a nice bass of 632 g being caught by James Lawrence, Though this help James to have the heaviest weight he was pipped in to second place by Jake who managed to catch a legal sized rockling (legal sized fish take precedence). What we mean by legal size is that the fish measure the minimum retention size as laid down by the Angling Trust which is the governing body of Sea Angling. 

1st PLACE:

Jake Preston 134 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

James Lawrence 632 g

3rd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 177 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Aaron Hughes 38 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

James Lawrence 632 g bass

Most Species:

Connor Hallett 3 species

Last Fish:

James Lawrence

WEATHER: Cloudy with a south-westerly wind 4. Sea was rough and dirty.

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett & Tiny.

26th May 2011, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 - 2230.
Ten members braved the poor weather forecast to fish, but as seems to be the case the forecast was wrong cause as the match started the wind dropped and the sun shone. All members enjoyed a perfect evening. During the match seven good sized rays were caught, weighed then released alive, the rays took either mackerel or sandeel. this is possibly the best club competition at Burton Bradstock.

1st Simon Bowditch 7 kg 755 g 3 small eyed rays & 2 pout.
2nd Steve Harwood 7 kg 420 g 2 small eyed rays & 3 dogfish.
3rd Lea Windsor 4 kg 200 g 2 small eyed rays.
Heaviest Fish: Simon Bowditch 2 kg 905 g small eyed ray.
Most Species: Craig Horton 3 species.

21st May 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Nineteen members turned out for the latest Andy Neal Rover. The competitors chose to fish various venues, from Eype to Portland. The anglers who chose to fish over rough ground came up trumps were as the clean beaches produced little fish on the night. Well done to Oliver Mears who chose Portland to fish, he managed to catch some great ballan wrasse, the best weighing in at 2 kg 825 g 124.56% of specimen. Adam Cullingford caught a 4 lb wrasse from Eype.

1st Oliver Mears 7 kg 275 g.
2nd Paul House 2 kg 135 g
3rd PJ Wheeler 1 kg 945 g
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 5 species. ballan wrasse, corkwing wrasse, dogfish, pout and rockling.
Heaviest fish Mark Wickenden 640 g dogfish

19th May 2011, Thursday Night Charmouth 1900 - 2230.
nineteen members signed on to fish the match over a rising spring tide, with high tide at 2200. Due to safety concerns raised last year over the unstable cliffs competitors were not allowed to fish any further east than the cafe on the beach. competitors expectations were high for the evening but the fishing turned out poor. normally some good sized wrasse are caught from this venue but alas they were in short supply. 50% of the anglers failed to catch weighable fish.

1 Dave Cornick 2 kg 210 g dogfish & wrasse.
2nd Lea Windsor 1 kg 310 g dogfish.
3rd Mark Whittington 1 kg 145 g dogfish.
Heaviest Fish: Lea Windsor 790 g dogfish.
Most Species: Phil Maggs 2 species.

14th May 2011 Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500.
Six juniors and one guest signed on to fish the match on East Pier West Bay. Six of the competitors managed to catch fish, these were mainly flounder (8) with 2 plaice and 1 bass, all were caught on ragworm.

1st PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 251 g

2nd PLACE:

James Lawrence 149 g

3rd PLACE:

Jimi Smith 86 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

James Lawrence 93 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Ellis McCullagh 203 g bass

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

 WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny spells and a north-westerly wind 4. Sea was slightly choppy with a slight colour.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

5th May Thursday Night West Bay 1900 - 2230.
Seventeen members signed on to fish the latest Thursday Night match, this time held at West Bay. the top three chose to fish from the Jurassic pier. Plenty of mackerel were caught using the pop up rig method using floating beads. Tony Colls managed to catch a fine plaice of 750 g, in all six different species were landed.

1st: Craig Horton 4 kg 480 g dogfish, pout and mackerel.
2nd PJ Wheeler 2 kg 480 g dogfish, rockling, pout and mackerel
3rd Oliver Mears dogfish, pout and mackerel
Heaviest fish: Dave Cornick dogfish 895 g
Most Species: Tony Colls 3 species.

1st May 2011, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300 - 1800.
Only seven members turned out to fish the match, as it was a bank holiday weekend many stayed away fearing the beach would be packed with grockles (holiday makers), but the beach was very quiet possibly due to a cold easterly wind which also kept the fish away. only a few rockling and wrasse were caught over the rocky ground but the sandy ground produced no fish at all.

1st Simon Bowditch 930 g 2 wrasse.
2nd Dave Cornick 655 g 3 wrasse and 1 rockling.
3rd Phil Maggs 400 g 2 wrasse.
Heaviest Fish: Simon Bowditch ballan wrasse 660 g
Most Species: Paul House 2 species.

30th April 2011, Saturday Juniors East Pier, West Bay 1200 - 1500.
Six juniors turned out to fish the second junior match of the year. All the competitors managed to catch fish which were mainly flounders with a couple of wrasse thrown in. The best bait on the day was ragworm fished on small hooks (size 4 or 6). If you are under 17years old and would like to fish the Saturday Junior Matches, you are able to fish two matches as a guest before you would need to join the club (£8 annual fee) the match fee is £1 per match with prizes for the top three and heaviest flat and round fish. Match dates are available from website, Angling Centre West Bay or contact Tiny 07977365068.

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 178 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 187 g

3rd PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 157 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy flounder 98 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett corkwing wrasse 178 g

First Fish:

Elliot Joy 52 g flounder

Last Fish:

James Lawrence 61 g flounder

 WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny spells and a north-westerly wind 4. Sea was calm and clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Andy Preston, Mike Hallett & Tiny.

28th April 2011, Thursday Night Seatown 1900 -2230.
Nineteen members signed on to fish the match on a falling tide, which made the fish scarce, as Seatown is a shallow beach, But two plaice were caught during the daylight hours. Then after dark a few dogfish and pout were landed fourteen of the competitors caught weighable fish using ragworm and small hooks.

1st Simon Bowditch 2 kg 545 g small eyed ray, dogfish and pout.
2nd Oliver Mears 1 kg 775 g dogfish and pout.
3rd Will Halliday 1 kg 695 g dogfish and rockling.
Heaviest Fish: Simon Bowditch small eyed ray 1 kg 315 g
Most Species: Dave Cornick 3 species.
Top Lady: Lyn Mudford 385 g 5 pout.

21st April 2011, Thursday Night Cogden 1900 - 2230.
It was decided at the last minute to move the match from West Bexington to Cogden due to a lot of anglers fishing for mackerel at West Bexington. Seventeen members fished the venue at Cogden which proved very successful with nine good sized ray's being caught, these consisted of two spotted and seven small eyed rays. the largest ray weighed in at 2 kg 505 g this was caught by Hugh Rathbone. All the ray's were returned alive.

1st Phil Maggs 8 kg 985 g dogfish, mackerel, dab & small eyed ray
2nd Paul house 4 kg 310 g dogfish & ray.
3rd Mark Kershaw 4 kg 200 g dogfish & ray.
Heaviest Fish: Hugh Rathbone small eyed ray 2 kg 505 g
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 4 species.

16th April 2011, Saturday Juniors (Fred Tolley Memorial Match) East Pier, West Bay  1200 - 1500.
This was the first junior match of 2011 and the last Jurassic League match of 2010. Due to the cancellation of the last Jurassic League match last year it was decided to roll it over and incorporate it in the first match of 2011. Eleven juniors signed on to fish the match. Eight of the competitors managed to catch some fish, species caught were: flounder, sea scorpion & wrasse. The winner of the Jurassic League Trophy was Adam Chudley who was unable to fish this match but his total weight from last year was too great to be beaten 2 kg 482 g. Oliver Mears won the Fred Tolley memorial Trophy.

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 174 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Aaron Hughes 165 g

3rd PLACE:

Jake Preston 113 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Aaron Hughes flounder 91 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears corkwing wrasse 174 g

First Fish:

Elliot Joy 41 g flounder

Last Fish:

Oliver Mears 89 g corkwing wrasse

WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny spells and a north-westerly wind 1. Sea was calm and clear.
PRIZES DONATED BY:
The old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett & Tiny.

 

9th April 2011 Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Seventeen members signed on to fish the rover, most of them chose to fish Seatown, but the top competitor fished at Church Hope cove on Portland then came back to fish the pier at West Bay after dark to catch dogfish which proved very effective. Phil Maggs chose to fish Eype to again target dogfish.

1st Dan Bristow 6 kg 890 g
2nd Phil Maggs 5 kg 75 g
3rd Mark Kershaw 4 kg 400 g
Heaviest Fish: Lea Windsor dogfish 1 kg 140 g (100.53% of specimen) Species: Oliver Mears 5 species.

7th April 2011, Thursday Night Cogden. 1900 - 2230
Twenty two members turned out to fish the latest Thursday night match. The anglers enjoyed a warm calm evening, they caught plenty of plaice and a few mackerel caught on spinners. As the darkness set in dogfish put in an appearance and two good small eyed rays were landed.

1st Oliver Mears 5 kg 400 g ray, dogfish, plaice & pout.
2ndAdam Cullingford 4 kg 85 g ray, dogfish, pout & plaice.
3rd Hugh Rathbone 3 kg 65 g dogfish, plaice, mackerel & pout.
Heaviest Fish: Oliver Mears small eyed ray 2 kg 875 g.
Most Species: Simon Bowditch 4 species.

24th March 2011, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230
Twenty Two members signed on to fish at West Bay. Many chose to fish East Beach, which proved the best area, as this produced the top three. The evening was warm and calm with plenty of dogfish and pout being caught. John Coombs caught a fine specimen pout of 765 g.

1st Hugh Rathbone 5280 g dogfish, dab, plaice & pout
2Oliver Mears 3680 g dogfish, pollock and pout
3rd Tony Coles 3425 g dogfish and pout
Heaviest Fish: Steve Fowles 865 g dogfish
Most Species: John Coombs 3 species
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 1365 g

20th March 2011, Sunday Daytime Cogden 1300-1800.
Twenty one members fished the match, with high hopes of catching some plaice as reports had filtered through that plenty had been caught in the week, but only four small plaice were caught. Though not much fish were caught the members enjoyed a warm sunny day.

1st Mark Kershaw 290 g flounder
2nd Simon Bowditch 270 g plaice
3rdAdam Cullingford 225 g plaice
Heaviest Fish: Mark Kershaw 290 g flounder
Most Species: Oliver Mears & Louis Smith 1 species each.

10th March 2011, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900-2230.
Sixteen members signed on to fish the match from various venues within Lyme Regis, the best choice on the night was the cannon wall. Monmouth beach fished poorly with only a few rockling and pout, Steve Fowles did manage to catch one good rockling of 310 g, and the only dogfish of the night was caught by Frances Kitchin, Pete Runcieman did find a couple of flounders.

1st Frances Kitchin 1 kg 910 g pout, dogfish & rockling
2nd Craig Horton 1 kg 215 g rockling, pout & Pollack
3rd Pete Runcieman 1 kg 105 g pout, flounder & rockling
Heaviest Fish: Frances Kitchin 930 g dogfish
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 3 species.

24th February 2011, Thursday Night Eype 1900-2230.
Twenty one members fished the match, they all enjoyed a warm calm evening. The competitors fished a rising tide with high tide at 2300. Most of the fish that were caught came from the rocky ground, on mackerel or ragworm bait. The sandy ground in front of the car park only few small pout.

1stCullingford 2 kg 385 g dogfish, pout & rockling
2nd PJ Wheeler 1 kg 920 g dogfish & pout
3rd Paul House 1 kg 720 g dogfish, pout & rockling
Top Lady: Lyn Mudford 170 g Pout
Heaviest Fish: Adam Cullingford 880 g dogfish
Most Species: Phil Maggs 4 species.

19th February 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Sixteen members signed on for the latest Andy Neal Rover on a calm evening. The competitors fished a rising spring tide, with high tide at 2230. most of the entrants fished Lyme Regis, they mainly caught pout and rockling, those that chose to fish Chesil beach did find a few dogfish, but the winner on the night didn't stray too far as he chose to fish the pier at West Bay. Top bait was ragworm.

1st PJ Wheeler 3 kg 840 g
2nd Paul House 3 kg 520 g
3rd Hugh Rathbone 2 kg 430 g
Most Species: Oliver Mears 4 species ( dogfish, shore rockling, 5 bearded rockling & pout)
Heaviest Fish: Adam Cullingford dogfish 795 g
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 960 g

10th February 2011, Thursday night Seatown 1900 - 2230.
Nineteen members turned out to fish the match, expectations were high as the sea had been quite rough for the last week, but once again the fish were scarce with only thirteen of the competitors catching weighable fish. Only four different species were caught these were; dogfish, whiting, rockling & pout.

1st Steve Harwood 865 g dogfish
2nd Dave Cornick 380 g rockling & pout
3rd Adam Cullingford 355 g pout, rockling & whiting
Most Species: Tony Coles 2 species
Heaviest Fish: Steve Harwood dogfish 865 g

27th January, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 – 2230.
Nineteen members signed on to fish the match. Many of the competitors chose to fish in front of the car park and to the right where the rocky ground is, this proved a wise choice as most of the fish caught came from the rocky ground while very few fish came from the sandy ground to the left of the car park. Lyn Mudford managed to catch a nice cod of 1 kg 795 g she used stale ragworm that was left over from the weekend before. 

1st PJ Wheeler 2 kg 775 g dogfish, pout & whiting.
2nd Lyn Mudford 2 kg 150 g cod & pout.
3rd Will Halliday 1 kg 640 g dogfish.
Heaviest Fish: Lyn Mudford 1 kg 795 g cod.
Most Species: Keith Woods 3 species.

22nd January 2011, Sunday Daytime Poole 10.00 – 15.00.
Fourteen members took the long trip to Poole to fish this match hoping to catch some nice flounders. After last years match were no fish were caught at designated venue, this years would be a rover at Poole. After five hours fishing only one flounder was caught. In all only one fish all day had been caught, which meant the captor took a clean sweep of all the prizes. 

1st: Hugh Rathbone 560 g flounder (Hugh also won heaviest fish & most species).

20th January 2011, Thursday Night West Bay 1900 - 2230.
Twenty one members turned out for the match on a clear frosty night. January is normally a very quiet month for the fish, but six species were caught, with Oliver Mears catching a fine specimen whiting of 770 g from the pier.

1st Hugh Rathbone 3 kg 490 g dogfish, pout & whiting
2nd Oliver Mears 2 kg 620 g dogfish, rockling, whiting & pout
3rd Chris Harwood 1 kg 580 g dogfish & rockling
Heaviest Fish: Oliver Mears 905 g dogfish
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 3 species.

8th January 2011, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Ten members who braved the rough cold weather to fish the match, many of them chose to fish Lyme Regis which afforded them some protection from the harsh gales blowing, but the overall winner Paul House took the brave decision to fish at Abbotsbury to start with but later on being forced to move to West Bay for the remainder of the match.

1st Paul House 1 kg 650 g
2nd Adam Cullingford 430 g
3rd Keith Woods 420 g
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 2 species rockling & flounder
Heaviest Fish: Steve Fowles 130 g pout.

1st January 2011, Daytime Abbotsbury 1300 - 1800.
Twelve members braved the freezing weather to fish the first match of the new year at Abbotsbury, some of them were probably trying out new Christmas presents. Well looked like the fish had decided to stay away as out of the twelve fishing only two caught one fish each and these were no monsters, both were dabs weighing 190 g and 150 g each.

1st Adam Cullingford 190 g
2nd Hugh Rathbone 150 g
Heaviest Fish: Adam Cullingford 190 g dab

27th November 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Only ten members braved the bitter cold to fish the match. Venue fished included Eype, West Bay and West Bexington. At Eype Paul House managed to catch a specimen pout of 755 g while Dave Cornick caught a specimen whiting of 880 g from West Bexington.

1st Dave chidzoy 7 kg 20 g
2nd

18th November 2010, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
Sixteen members turned out to fish the match on a bright calm night on a falling tide. once again plenty of whiting & dogfish were caught, also four cod were landed and weighed in. top bait proved to be mackerel.

1st Dave Chidzoy
2nd Simon Bowditch
3rd Mark Kershaw
Most Species: Paul House 5 species
Heaviest Fish: Mark Kershaw 2 kg 250 g cod

6th November 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
The competitors enjoy a calm chilly nights fishing with plenty of whiting & dogfish being caught. the best venue on the night proved to be West Bay especially the Jurassic pier, this was the chosen spot of the nights winner Dave Chidzoy.

1st Dave Chidzoy 8 kg 820 g
2nd Oliver Mears 7 kg 205 g
3rd Phil Maggs 6 kg 580 g
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 5 species pout, dogfish, whiting, rockling & poor cod
Heaviest Fish: Dave Cornick 835 g dogfish
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 3 kg 470 g

30th October 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Seven junior members and one guest fished the last Saturday Junior Match of 2010. All but one of the competitors managed to catch some fish, the species caught were; rockling, shanny, pout, bass, flounder, whiting & pollack. Though it was sunny with some cloud there was a southwesterly 5 wind blowing and the sea was rough with a big swell.

1st PLACE:

Adam Chudley 281 Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 156 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 287 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Connor Hallett 59 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Adam Chudley 165 g rockling

Wooden Spoon:

Ellis McCullagh

Most Species:

Oliver Mears 5 species

 

 

WEATHER: Sunny with some cloud with a south-westerly 5 wind. Sea was rough and dirty.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Will Halliday, Andy Preston, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

28th October 2010, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900 - 2230.
Sixteen members enjoyed a nights fishing, with all the entrants catching fish even though the fish were patchy. The competitors fished a rising tide with high tide at 2230. Whiting were the most abundant fish on the night with the occasional dogfish coming in.

1st Dave Chidzoy 4 kg 675 g dogfish, cod 7 whiting
2nd Phil Maggs 3 kg 705 g dogfish & whiting
3rd Adam Cullingford 3 kg 340 g dogfish & whiting
Most Species: Hugh Rathbone 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Chris Harwood 1 kg 165 g cod.

23rd October 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Eighteen competitors signed on to fish the latest Andy Neal Rover from a variety of venues but ultimately the best venue on the night was Abbotsbury, which saw nine cod caught, four of these to one competitor, with his heaviest being 8 lb.

1st Dave Chidzoy 10 kg 190 g
2nd Paul House 5 kg 475 g
3rd Dan Bristow 5 kg 370 g
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 6 species
Heaviest Fish Chris Harwood 1 kg 35 g dogfish.

17th October 2010, Sunday Daytime West Bexington 1300 - 1800.
Thirteen members turned out to fish the match on a mostly falling tide. The competitors managed to catch 7 different species between them, plenty of garfish & mackerel were caught as well as a few flatfish but alas no cod. The gar and mackerel were caught by using either a float or a pop up rig.

1st PJ Wheeler 3 kg 135 g plaice, mackerel, flounder & garfish
2nd Phil Maggs 2 kg 250 g mackerel and garfish.
3rd Simon Bowditch 2 kg 20 g mackerel and garfish
Most Species: Paul house 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Dave Cornick 640 g dogfish.


16th October 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Six junior members and two guests fished the penultimate Saturday Junior Match of 2010. All  of the competitors managed to catch some fish, the species caught were; rockling, shanny, pout, sea scorpion, flounder, whiting, wrasse, garfish & pollack. The sea was flat calm and clear, this was why some garfish were caught, especially by Ellis McCullagh who managed to catch five of them to win the match.

1st PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 583 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 285 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Adam Chudley 159 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy 27 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Ellis McCullagh 178 g garfish

Wooden Spoon:

Jed Walther

Most Fish:

Jake Preston 18 fish

Last fish:

Shane Parker

Heaviest Legal Fish:

Ellis McCullagh 178 g garfish

 

WEATHER: Sunny with some cloud with a northerly 3 wind. Sea was flat calm and clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Mike Hallett, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

14th October 2010, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900 - 2230.
Twenty two members turned out on a calm warm evening to fish the latest Thursday night match. All the competitors managed to catch weighable fish, with quite a few dogfish and whiting being caught. Also caught was a codling and some dover sole.

1st Simon Bowditch 5 kg 280 g dogfish, whiting and pout.
2nd Paul Grinter 4 kg 845 g dogfish and whiting.
3rd Peter Grinter 4 kg 40 g dogfish and whiting.
Most Species: Dan Bristow 4 species.
Heaviest Fish: Steve Fowles 1 kg 50 g dogfish.

7th October 2010, Thursday Night Seatown 1900-2230.
Sixteen competitors signed on to fish the match at Seatown on a falling tide and coloured water. All the entrants caught weighable fish, species caught were; dogfish, pout and whiting, with competitor Lea Windsor catching a sole of 695 g.

1st Chris Harwood 4 kg 950 g dogfish & pout
2nd Oliver Mears 4 kg 790 g dogfish, pout & whiting
3rd Simon Bowditch 4 kg 780 g dogfish & whiting
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Chris Harwood dogfish 980 g

2nd October 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Six junior members and one guest fished the match at West Bay on a cloudy day. The water was very coloured due to recent heavy rain, but this proved an advantage as the dogfish decided to put an appearance in with seven in total being caught. Also caught for the first time ever in a Saturday Junior competition was a bull huss which was landed by Connor Hallett. All the competitors caught fish, species caught were; dogfish, bull huss, rockling, pout, flounder & whiting.

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 2 kg 621 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 1 kg 841 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Jake Preston 990 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Oliver Dowding 48 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Jake Preston 871 g dogfish

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

First Dogfish:

Connor Hallett

Heaviest Dogfish:

Jake Preston

WEATHER: Cloudy with some sunny intervals with a southerly 3-4 wind. Sea was very coloured with a moderate swell. 

PRIZES DONATED BY:   The Old Watchouse Café, Norman Stokes, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

25th & 26th September 2010,Wally Pettet Trophy Charmouth 1700-2200.
Fifteen members signed on to fish each day of the two day match. the weather was very kind to the entrants over the two days, the sea was clear which help to produce a few wrasse and garfish. Dave Chidzoy took the lead on day one with a weight of 6 kg 895 g, Paul Grinter was second with 3 kg 730 g. on day two Dave Cornick managed to find a good wrasse of 1 kg 565 g. Some of the competitors managed to catch some dogfish to add to their weights but this was not enough to dislodge Dave Chidzoy who won the two day comp with a total of 10 kg 760 g.

1st Dave Chidzoy 10 kg 760 g
2nd Paul Grinter 6 kg 635 g
3rd Dave Cornick 4 kg 265 g
Most Species: Steve Harwood 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Dave Cornick ballan wrasse 1 kg 565 g

11th September 2010, Lyme Bay Trophy Seaton Devon 1700-2300.
This match is fished between five local clubs; Beer & District, West Bay, Honiton, Axminster & Lyme Regis. The match has been fished for close on 40 years but Lyme Regis has only been involved in the last two years. though the big tide was ideal the venue fished very poorly with the good fish being scarce. Lyme Regis chose to fish the rougher ground to the left of the river, this proved to be the right decision on the night as they found two bull huss, a few dogfish & a mullet which all helped them to win the inter club match. Honiton, Axminster & Beer struggled to catch any fish.

1st Lyme Regis 537%
2nd West Bay 472%

5th September 2010, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300-1800.
Ten members turned out to fish the match. most chose to fish for mackerel and garfish using a pop up rig to fish mid water just a short distance out. This proved a good choice as a lot of mackerel and gar were caught.

1st Phil Maggs 2 kg 470 g mullet, mackerel & garfish
2nd Oliver Mears 2 kg 325 g garfish & mackerel
3rd Adam Cullingford 765 g mackerel & garfish
Heaviest Fish: Phil Maggs 715 g Mullet
Most Species: Dave Cornick 4 species

2nd September 2010, Thursday Night Seatown 1900-2230.
Twenty members signed on to fish the latest Thursday night match at Seatown, on a calm bright evening. though plenty of fish were caught nothing of notable size was landed. During the daylight some garfish fell to float tackle and on the rocky ground some small wrasse were caught but it was not till after dark that some good pout were landed, only one dogfish came to the scales brought in by Peter Grinter.

1st Craig Horton 3 kg 660 g huss, mackerel, scad, pout & poor cod
2nd PJ Wheeler 3 kg 500 g scad, mackerel, pout & garfish
3rd Oliver Mears 2 kg 960 g scad, garfish, pout & rockling
Heaviest Fish: Craig Horton Huss 1 kg 160 g
Most Species: Phil Maggs 5 species

22nd August 2010, RNLI Crabbing Competition 1400-1600.
West Bay Sea Angling Club held its first crabbing competition in aid of the RNLI. The event took place on the RNLI day at West Bay. 17 people of all ages took part in the competition, this was not bad considering the rainy weather we had. there was prizes for the most crabs caught by an under 16 year old, and over 16 year old and for the competitor catching the heaviest crab. The competitors started fishing using hand lines only at 2.00pm, they had to 4.00pm to catch the crabs, the competitors then brought their crabs to the counting area. David from oxford won the senior prize with 18 crabs, with Megan Hanna from Norfolk winning the under 16 prize with a great catch of 88 crabs (her sister caught 66 as well), the person with the heaviest crab was 4 year old Yasmin Harwood from Bridport with a beauty of 110 grams. All the crabs were returned to the harbour alive and well after the count. West Bay Sea Angling Club would like to thank The Angling Centre for donating the under 16 prize and Richard "Tiny" Daw for donating the over 16 and heaviest crab prize, we also thank all those who took part. The club hopes to make this an annual event, so we hope to see you all next year.

7th August 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Thirteen members fished, unlucky for some but not for Dave Chidzoy & Oliver Mears who both took the top spots. Dave & Ollie chose to fish at Church Hope Cove, Portland. Lea Windsor who claimed the second heaviest bag fished at Burton Bradstock and managed to catch three smoothound, the best weighing 3 kg 400 g, all were caught using hermit crab for bait.

1st: Dave Chidzoy 7 kg 400 g, Most Species: Oliver Mears 4 species (prizes are of equal value)
2nd: Lea Windsor 6 kg 890 g
3rd: Adam Cullingford 3 kg 645 g
Heaviest Fish: Phil Maggs smoothound 1 kg 2356 g

31st July 2010 RNLI Open Match West Bay 1700-2200.
Thirty one competitors signed on to fish this years open match in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The anglers started fishing at 5.00pm at various spots in West Bay, the boundaries being from the end of the prom in the west to port Coombe in the east. This year the weather was kind with cloudy skies with occasional sunshine and a westerly wind which later on in the evening died off completely. This year competitors were unable to weigh in silver eels due to a new Environment Agency byelaw were all silver eels must be released alive. Only ten of the entrants managed to catch weighable fish, species caught included; scad, flounder, dogfish, grey mullet & red mullet. Some of the competitors fishing the Jurassic pier were catching small weevers but none were sizable to weigh in.

1st; Rob Marshall 940 g
2nd: Nicky Frewin 820 g
3rd: Paul Grinter 700 g
Top Lady: Nicky Frewin 820 g
Top Junior: Paul Grinter 700 g
Heaviest Flatfish: Nicky Frewin 220 g flounder
Heaviest Round Fish: Paul Grinter 700 g dogfish
Super Pool: Rob Marshall (This year the payout was £100)

West Bay Sea Angling Club would like to thank those that donated prizes and also thank the competitors for fishing the event.

24th & 25th July 2010, Jurassic Open Boat Festival 0900-1700 each day.
For full report click here

Saturday Result: (Any ties would be decided by the best single Specimen %)

1st Steve Harwood 214% Prize donated by Essex Boatyards
2nd Peter Grinter 148% Prize donated by Samways Fish Merchants
3rd Dave Cornick 133% (this was tied between Dave & Cliff Rooney, but Dave won on tie break)  Prize donated by Groves Nurseries & Garden Centre.
Most Species: Peter Grinter 7 species Prize donated by River Cottage.
Top Lady: Lisa Wagstaff 52%
Top Junior: No Junior Fished.
Best Flatfish: M Smith dab 48%
Best Round Fish: Steve Harwood Red Gurnard 108%

Sunday Result: (Any ties would be decided by the best single Specimen %)

1st Dave Morris 190% prize donated by Essex Boatyards
2nd Fred Bowditch 146% Prize donated by Boat Fishing Monthly
3rd Chris Harwood 145%  Prize donated by Haddon House Hotel
Most Species: Rod Barr 8 species Prize donated by Longs Fish & Chips
Top Lady: Julie Livesy 84%
Top Junior: No Junior Fished
Best Flatfish: Steve Fowles dab 70%
Best Round Fish: Dave Morris sting ray 117%

OVERALL RESULT:

Overall Winner: Steve Harwood red gurnard 108% pout 106% total 214%
Overall Most Species: Peter Grinter 9 species (conger eel, pout, dogfish, cuckoo wrasse, poor cod, black bream, pollack, ballan wrasse & smoothound).
Best Bass: Mike Hansell 2 kg 620 g 61%
Best conger: Peter Grinter 16 kg 440 g 91%
Best Bream: Rob Stephenson 1 kg 40 g 65% (black bream)
Best Pollack: Steve Sweet 865 g 12%
Best Ray: Dave Morris 15 kg 910 g 117% (sting ray)
Best Wrasse: Fred Bowditch 515 g 91% (cuckoo wrasse)
Best Cod: None caught.

24th July 2010,Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Six junior members signed on to fish the match on East Pier West Bay. Nearly all the competitors managed to catch fish, species caught were; flounder, wrasse & pout. As it is now the summer holidays if any Child under 17 years of age would like to come and fish the Saturday Junior Matches why not come along, dates are posted on our website www.westbaysac.co.uk & at the Angling Centre, you may fish two matches as a guest on payment of the £1 entry fee after this you may decide it is not for you or you could join the club to continue fishing, if you have no tackle to fish with give Tiny a ring on 07977365068 and we may be able to arrange some for you to use.  If you do decide to fish arrive on East Pier West Bay by 11.50 am to draw for your place.

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 342 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 752 g

3rd PLACE:

Kieran Ellison 192 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Kieran Ellison 136 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett Ballan wrasse 204 g

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

WEATHER: Cloudy with a south-westerly 4 wind. Sea was choppy but clearing.

 PRIZES DONATED BY: The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

3rd July 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Sixteen members signed on at the Angling Centre to fish the latest match in the Andy Neal Rover series. Out of the sixteen only eight managed to catch weighable fish, Chesil beach once again proved poor with only a few dogfish in the dark, Lyme Regis produced a few small wrasse over rough ground. In all only four different species were caught.

1st: Lyam Bull 1500 g
2nd Phil Maggs 1420 g
3rd Adam Cullingford 1090 g
Most Species: Dave Chidzoy 3 species ballan wrasse, shore rockling & corkwing wrasse
Heaviest Fish: Tony Colls dogfish 810 g

19th June 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Six juniors signed on to fish on east pier, in sunny warm weather with a northerly breeze. All six competitors managed to catch fish to weigh in, species caught included sea scorpion, flounder, wrasse, pout, and shanny. Best bait once again proved to be ragworm.

1st PLACE:

Ollie Mears 422 g

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 206 g

3rd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 188 g
Heaviest Flat Fish: Kieran Ellison 65 g plaice
Heaviest round Fish: Ollie Mears 76 g corkwing wrasse
Wooden Spoon: Kieran Ellison
Heaviest Fish: Ollie Mears 76 g corkwing wrasse
Most Species: Ollie Mears 4 species
Last Fish: Ollie Mears
Heaviest Fish Above Winners Removed: William Grant 60 g flounder

WEATHER: Sunshine with occasional cloud with a northerly 3 wind. Sea was calm and very clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY: The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Andy Preston & Tiny.

17th June 2010, Thursday Night Rover 1900-2230
Eighteen members fished the first of the Thursday night rovers of the year, competitors chose various venues including Lyme Regis, West Bay and Chesil beach but once again the top three winners fished St Gabriel's. Chesil is very quiet for fish at the moment this may be in part due to lots of sandeel's in the water which the fish are gorging themselves on.

1st PJ Wheeler 6 kg 935 g smoothound, dogfish & mackerel
2nd Phil Maggs 4 kg 620 g dogfish & mackerel
3rd Adam Cullingford 4 kg 325 g dogfish & mackerel
Most Species Oliver Mears 3 species
Heaviest Fish Steve Harwood smoothound 2 kg 140 g

12th June 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
eighteen members signed on to fish the match, many of the competitors chose to Chesil beach but this proved poor fishing as the spider crabs have now arrived in droves. The competitors lost lots of bait and hooks to the spider crabs. A couple chose to fish the pier at West Bay, and Lyam Bull caught the heaviest fish of the night from this venue. But the top two and the most species winners all fished St Gabriel's.

1st Phil Maggs 6 kg 155 g
2nd Craig Horton 4 kg 120 g
3rd Dave Chidzoy 3 kg 720 g
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 3 species won on tie break mackerel, dogfish and silver eel
Heaviest Fish Lyam Bull dogfish 700 g

6th June 2010, Sunday Daytime Chesil Cove 1300-1800.
Eleven members signed on to fish the match on a warm sunny day. once again the fish were scarce mainly due to the water temperature still being down for the time of year. We se from the result a very rare sight indeed as Tony Coles has managed to get into the frame.

1st  Phil Maggs 1 kg 880 g Mackerel
2nd Dave Cornick 885 g Wrasse
3rd Tony Coles 355 g mackerel
Most Species: Oliver Mears 1 species
Heaviest Fish; Dave Cornick 560 g Wrasse.

5th June 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Seven juniors fished the match on a warm day with only a sea breeze to keep them cool. Once again for the second match in a row all the competitors caught fish, species caught were; flounder, pollock, weever, shanny, sea scorpion, plaice and wrasse. 

1st PLACE:

Ollie Mears 178 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Lyam Bull 252 g

3rd PLACE:

Ollie Dowding 151 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Kieran Ellison 78 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Ollie Mears 178 g ballan wrasse

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

WEATHER: Hay sunshine with a sea breeze, sea calm and clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY: The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

27th May Thursday Night Charmouth 1900-2230.
Twenty members signed on to fish the match at Charmouth. Half of the competitors managed to catch weighable fish which consisted of dogfish, wrasse & mackerel. Peter Grinter caught a fine wrasse of 1 kg 461 g from the car park area, the fish was weighed then released alive.

1st Adam Cullingford 3 kg 665 g 6 mackerel & 3 dogfish
2nd Dave Chidzoy 2 kg 535 g 3 dogfish, 2 wrasse & 1 pout
3rd Oliver Mears 2 kg 500 g 4 dogfish
Most Species: Phil Maggs 3 species
Heaviest Fish: Peter Grinter ballan wrasse 1 kg 461 g

 22nd May 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Eight members and one guest signed on to fish the match on east pier West Bay. All the competitors managed to catch fish, which included; flounder, wrasse, plaice and weever. Once again, the best bait on the day proved to be ragworm.

1st PLACE:

Ollie Dowding (G) 470 g

2nd PLACE:

Ollie Mears 281 g

3rd PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 191 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Ollie Dowding 101 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Lyam Bull 95 g corkwing wrasse

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

WEATHER: Sunny and warm with a southerly 2 wind, the sea was calm and clear

PRIZES DONATED BY:    The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy & Tiny

20th May 2010, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
Twenty one members fished the match at West Bay, with most of the competitors choosing to fish east beach where a few mackerel were caught using spinners. The winner of the match took a gamble and chose to fish the promenade towards Eype, he managed to catch five dogfish and one mackerel.

1st Peter Grinter 4 kg 705 g 5 dogfish & 1 mackerel
2nd Steven Rathbone 4 kg 585 g 4 dogfish & 4 mackerel
3rd Simon Bowditch 4 kg 330 g 4 dogfish & 5 mackerel
Most Species: Oliver Mears 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Peter Grinter 970 g dogfish.

16th May 2010, Sunday Daytime (Including Junior Shore Festival) West Bay. 1300-1800.
Nine members fished the match at West Bay, the day started well, but the sea roughened up and when it rained it got cold. Only two competitors caught weighable fish.

1st Oliver Mears 310 g (Won the Junior Shore Festival Cup)
2nd Adam Cullingford 285 g

15th May 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Seventeen members signed on to fish the match. Venues fished included West Bay, Lyme Regis, West Bexington & Burton Bradstock, lyme Regis proved to be the top venue as all but one of the winners fished the cobb at Lyme Regis.

1st Dave Chidzoy 5 kg 890 g
2nd Oliver Mears 3 kg 705 g
3rd Phil Maggs 2 kg 215 g
Most Species: Dan Bristow 3 species
Heaviest Fish: Kim Hyett dogfish 670 g

9th May 2010, Sunday Boat Match (Boat Festival Cup) 0900-1700.
Nine competitors signed on to fish the match. The competitors left West Bay on four boats for hopefully a good days fishing afloat. The weather was not great with a cloudy sky and northerly 4-5 wind blowing which was very cold for this time of the year. Species caught were: plaice, dogfish, pout, wrasse, pollock and gurnard., many of the fish were weighed on board the boats then released back alive. As long as the scales used to weigh the fish are certified and you have a witness all boat competitors can now weigh and release their fish.

Heaviest Bag: Graham Stephenson 3 kg 967 g
Most Species: this was tied by three competitors with 3 species, but Steve Harwood won on the tie break
Best Specimen: James Barr cuckoo wrasse 495 g 87%

8th May 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Six junior members and one guest signed on to fish the match from East pier West Bay. Yet  again fish were in short supply with only fifteen fish being weighed in,  species caught were flounder, shanny and wrasse,. The best bait once again was ragworm on a size 4 or 6 hook. All the fish were returned alive to the water.

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 556 g

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Dowding (G) 199 g

3rd PLACE:

Kieran Ellison 112 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Oliver Dowding flounder 83 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears corkwing wrasse 111 g

Wooden Spoon:

Connor Hallett

 WEATHER: Cloudy with a northerly 3 wind, sea was calm and clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY: The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

25th April 2010, Sunday Daytime Eype 1300-1800.
nine competitors fished the match at Eype beach. The competitors enjoyed a warm day, but fish were few and far between with only some small wrasse being weighed in at the end of the match.

1st Phil Maggs 510 g
Oliver Mears 330 g
3rd Craig Horton 290 g
Heaviest Fish Oliver Mears 220 g ballan wrasse
Most Species Dave Cornick 2 species

24th April 2010, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Seven junior members signed on to fish the match from East pier West Bay. Once again fish were in short supply with only ten fish being caught, these were all flounders. The best bait on the day was ragworm on a size 4 or 6 hook. All the fish were returned alive to the water.

1st PLACE:

Jake Preston 249 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Lyam Bull 83 g

3rd PLACE:

Ellis McCullagh 72 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Jake Preston flounder 249 g

Heaviest round Fish:

None Caught

First Fish:

Ellis McCullagh

Last Fish:

Oliver Mears

WEATHER: Sunny with a south easterly 3 wind, the sea was choppy but clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY:    The Old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Frank Daw

18th April 2010, Boat Match (Prism Press Trophy) 0900-1700.
Fourteen members embarked on five boats from West bay for the first boat match of the year. They couldn't ask for better weather, Warm sunshine, a calm sea with a southerly 1-2 breeze. All the competitors managed to catch some fish, species caught were; pout, pollock, dab, plaice, wrasse, whiting, conger and dogfish.

Heaviest Weight: David Smith 11 kg 420 g
Most Species: Ralph Probert 6 species
Best Specimen: Chris Harwood dogfish 74%

17th April 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Eighteen members signed on to fish the match from a variety of venues including Chesil beach, Lyme Regis and Seatown. The competitors who chose the rockier venues managed to catch fish, but those that chose Chesil Beach really struggled to find the fish. The top two prizes went to Dave Chidzoy and Kim Hyett who fished the Cobb at Lyme Regis.

1st Heaviest Bag Dave Chidzoy 4 kg 975 g
2nd Heaviest Bag  Jake Bagwell 2 kg 910 g
3rd Heaviest Bag Dave Cornick 2 kg 890 g
Most Species Kim Hyett 3 species (Shore rockling, dogfish & corkwing wrasse) this prize is equal to 1st Heaviest Bag.
Heaviest Fish Oliver Mears 795 g dogfish.

15th April 2010, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900-2230.
Seventeen members signed on to fish the match from various areas within Lyme Regis. The evening was calm but with a chilly north easterly wind. Most of the weights were made up with dogfish caught mainly from the cobb wall or Monmouth beach, but a few good ballan wrasse were also caught in the daylight. Peter Grinter caught the heaviest one which weighed in at 470 g which was a good fish so early in the year. Also caught were some large shore rocklings, with the heaviest being caught by Kym Hyett  at 425 g (keep an eye on this name as I reckon she will give Frances Kitchin a run for her money).

1st Dave Chidzoy 4 kg 720 g dogfish, wrasse and rockling.
2nd Andrew Privett 1 kg 585 g dogfish & rockling.
3rd Chris Harwood 1 kg 550 g dogfish & rockling.
Most Species Oliver Mears 3 species.
Heaviest Fish Dave Chidzoy 875 g

11th April 2010 Saturday Juniors, (Fred Tolley Memorial Match)1200-1500 East Pier West Bay.
Nine juniors signed on to fish the first Saturday Junior match of the year, hoping to win the Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy. Only four competitors managed to tempt fish to weigh-in, mainly flounders, but one sea scorpion and one plaice were also caught. All the fish went back alive after being weighed.  If anybody would like to fish the Saturday Junior matches, you will need to be under 17yrs on 1st January 2010. You may fish two matches as a guest upon payment of the entry fee of £1.00, if after this you wish to fish more matches, you will need to join the club, forms available from the Angling Centre West Bay or phone the Secretary on 01308 421272 and he will send you a form. Oliver Mears was the winner of the match and trophy.  

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 190 g

2nd PLACE:

Ellis McCullough 64 g

3rd PLACE:

Jake Preston 37 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Oliver Mears flounder 90 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears sea scorpion 39 g

First Fish:

Shaun Taylor flounder 36 g

 WEATHER: Sunny with a light sea breeze, sea was calm becoming choppy.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:  The old Watchouse Café, Kay Guppy, Kirsty Hallett & Tiny.

8th April 2010, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900-2230.
Once again a good turnout with twenty four members fishing the match, on a warm, calm evening. All the competitors enjoyed a good nights fishing, with all weighing fish in, mainly dogfish which after weighing were returned back alive. Also two competitors caught small eyed rays, Dave Chidzoy caught one of 3 kg 310 g but he was well and truly beaten by the ray junior member Oliver Mears caught which weighed in at 5 kg 715 g which is 157.52% of specimen weight it may also be a Wyvern junior record. The two rays fell to sandeel while the dogfish were caught with ragworm tipped with mackerel.

1st Oliver Mears 6 kg 210 g small eyed ray & dogfish
2nd Dave Chidzoy 4 kg 100 g small eyed ray, dogfish & rockling
3rd Peter Grinter 2 kg 770 g dogfish
Most Species Dan Bristow 2 species (those who win any of the top three prizes are unable to win the species pool).
Heaviest Fish Oliver Mears 5 kg 715 g small eyed ray.

14th March 2010, Sunday Daytime 1300-1800
Nineteen members signed on to fish the match at West Bexington. only three competitors managed to catch weighable fish, these were two plaice and one flounder. Ragworm proved to be the top bait on the day.

1st Dave Chidzoy 995 g plaice
2nd Dave Cornick 465 g Plaice
3rd Steve Harwood 175 g flounder
Heaviest Fish: Dave Chidzoy 995 g plaice.

11th March 2010, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
Another good turn out with twenty one members signing on to fish the match on a calm warm evening at West Bay. Half of the  competitors chose to fish the piers or the promenade, the rest chose the beach but most of the fish came from the piers and promenade. Species caught were flounder, pout and rockling, once again using ragworm and small hooks.

1st Oliver Mears 1 kg 145 g rockling & flounder
2nd Craig Horton 705 g rockling
3rd Dave Chidzoy 650 g rockling
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 440 g rockling & pout
Most Species Keith Woods 2 species
Heaviest Fish Lea Windsor 280 g rockling

4th March 2010, Thursday Night Eype 1900-2230.
Fifteen members turned out to fish the match on a rising tide, with high tide at 2245. The anglers enjoyed a calm but cold evening, with many of them choosing to fish the rough ground with small hooks baited with ragworm. Once again mainly pout & rockling were caught but one lucky angler managed to tempt a dogfish, this helped him to win the match. Now march is here Chesil beach should start to pick up with the plaice moving in and dab's.

1st Dave Cornick 945 g dogfish & rockling
2nd Keith Woods 590 g Rockling & pout
3rd PJ Wheeler 440 g rockling & pout
Most species Chris Harwood 2 species
Heaviest Fish: Dave Cornick 390 g dogfish
 

28th February 2010, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300-1800.
Eighteen members signed on to fish the match on a bright warm Sunday afternoon, and a rising tide with high tide at 1845. Most of the competitors chose to fish the rockier areas in the hope of finding that elusive good fish that would give them the win but once again the fishing was poor, with the top weight only managing to tip the scales at 635 g.

1st Dave Chidzoy 635 g pout & rockling
2nd Simon Bowditch 420 g pout & rockling
3rd Chris Harwood 375 g
Top Lady Kim Hyett
Most Species This was split between Oliver Mears & Lewis Bowditch
Heaviest Fish PJ Wheeler 225 g rockling.

24th February 2010, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900 - 2230.
The forecast for the evening was heavy rain, this put a few members off from fishing the match. But thirteen members who did decide to fish enjoyed a warm bright evening. Once again the fish were scarce, with most of the fish being caught from the right hand side of the venue were there is a reef that runs in close to the beach.

1st Dave Chidzoy 1 kg 820 g dogfish, pout & rockling
2nd PJ Wheeler 810 g 6 rockling
3rd Chris Harwood 675 g rockling & pout
most species Steve Harwood
Heaviest Fish Dave Chidzoy 785 g dogfish

20th February 2010, Andy Neal Rover 1700 - 2300.
Nineteen members signed on to fish the latest Andy Neal Rover. Due to February being a lean month for good fish, most of the competitors chose to fish rocky venues such as Eype, Charmouth & Seatown, Pj Wheeler chose to stay closer to home and fished the pier at West Bay, this proved a good move as he won the match.

1st PJ Wheeler 900 g
2nd Keith Woods 670 g
3rd Tied between J Bentley & Gareth Edwards 610 g
Most Species Dave Cornick 2 species shore rockling & 5 bearded rockling
Heaviest Fish Steve Harwood 265 g pout

4th February 2010, Thursday Night Seatown 1900 - 2230.
Fifteen members turned out to fish the match. The match started off in good weather but during the match the wind picked up to gale force and the rain poured down. Ragworm on small hooks cast out about 40 yards was the best tactics.

1st Chris Harwood 505 g pout and 3 rockling
2nd Steve Harwood 370 g pout and 2 rockling
3rd Tony Colls 300 g pout and 2 rockling
Pool Chris Harwood pout 235 g
Most Species Gareth Edwards 3 species.

31st January 2010, Match at Baiters Park Poole 0900 - 1400.
Nineteen members and 5 guest signed on to fish the match, they were hoping to catch some flounder but alas none showed up. I think the competitors would have settled for any fish but they were all disappointed as no fish came to the scales.

13th December 2009, Christmas Fayre Match 1300-1700.
Thirty five members signed on to fish the annual Christmas Fayre match at West Bay. The anglers were greeted with bright sunshine, calm sea but an icy cold north wind. The competitors fished from a variety of locations in the Bay many fishing the beaches. After the weigh in the competitors retired to the Salthouse for the presentation and a wonderful buffet.

1st Simon Bowditch 5 kg 25 g
2nd Phil Maggs 4 kg 850 g
3rd Adam Cullingford £ kg 695 g
Top Junior Craig Horton 1 kg 450 g
Most Species Oliver Mears $ species, dogfish, pout, 5 bearded rockling & shore rockling.
Heaviest Fish Dave Cornick 1 kg 380 g bass.

10th December 2009, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900-2230.
Fifteen members turned out to fish the first Thursday Night match since October due to the bad weather. All the competitors enjoyed a calm, bright evening, with lots of dogfish being caught as well as some pout and a few small whiting, alas no cod were caught. Best bait on the night Frozen Mackerel.

1st Phil Maggs 5 kg 10 g dogfish, pout & whiting
2nd Steve Harwood 4 kg 770 g dogfish, pout & whiting
3rd Hugh Rathbone 4 kg 450 g dogfish & pout
Most Species Paul house 3 species
Pool: Chris Harwood dogfish 985 g

5th December 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300,
Only six members turned out to fish the last Andy Neal Rover of the year, on a wet, windy and cold night. Paul House the winner on the night decided to fish Weymouth stone pier, he managed to catch 3 dogfish and 2 pout, the also helped him to win the Andy Neal Trophy for the year with a total weight of 43 kg 385 g just beating Phil Maggs into second place  by couple of hundred grams, a close result after twelve matches. Oliver Mears managed to retain the Jake Neal Trophy for the winning junior in the Andy Neal Rover series, with a total weight of 37 kg 670 g, this also placed him third overall. In total 28 members fished this series over the year.

1st Paul house 2 kg 305 g 3 dogfish and 2 pout,
2nd D Cornick 740 g
3rd Oliver Mears 295 g
Most Species Steve Harwood 3 species dogfish, pout and rockling.
Heaviest Fish Chris Harwood 85 g shore rockling.

24th October2009, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Nine members and one guest signed on to fish the match on a very windy day, with a rough sea. All the competitors managed to catch fish including the guest Nathan McMaster whose first ever fish caught was a flounder of 23 g which won him the heaviest flatfish prize. Other fish caught on the day were; pout, rockling, bass & Weever.

1st PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 243 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 168 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 165 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Nathan McMaster 23 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears & Aiden Dean 119 g pout

5th Fish Caught:

Jake Dear

Most Species:

Elliot Joy 4 species

Wooden Spoon:

Reece Taylor

 WEATHER: Cloudy with a strong south/southwesterly 5 wind. Sea was very rough and coloured.

PRIZES DONATED BY:  The Old Watch House Café, Michael & Marie Mears, Tiny & Kay Guppy.

 22nd October 2009, Thursday Night West Bexington, 1900-2230
Eleven members signed on to fish, the numbers were slightly down due to the bad weather earlier in the day (strong gale), but by the start of the match the wind had died down and the sea became calm. Plenty of whiting were caught, with a few good sized pout and a few dogfish. Competitors were hopeful for a cod or bass but alas none showed, the best bait on the night was mackerel.

1st Simon Bowditch 3 kg 445 g dogfish, pout, whiting & pollock
2nd Phil Maggs 3 kg 335 g dogfish, whiting & pout
Steve Harwood 2 kg 615 g dogfish, whiting & pout
Heaviest Fish: Gareth Edwards dogfish 785 g
Most Species: Paul House 4 species.

17th October 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Ten members signed on to fish the match on a calm evening, many of the competitors chose to fish West Bexington where plenty of garfish were caught as well as the occasional mackerel. The winner of the match, Oliver Mears fished the Jurassic pier at West Bay, he managed to weigh in nearly 2 kg 500 g more than the seconded place competitor.

1st Oliver Mears 9 kg 90 g
2nd Paul House 6 kg 430 g
3rd Adam Cullingford 6 kg 305 g
Most Species: Phil Maggs 7 species, dogfish, pout, tub gurnard, garfish, whiting, scad & sole.
Best Fish: Tony Colls 770 g dogfish.

10th October2009, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Twelve junior members signed on to fish the latest Saturday Junior Match, with now only two more to fish after this one, before we start the Jurassic series of matches. Eight of the competitors caught fish which included; flounder, dogfish, pout, whiting & bass. In all four dogfish were caught and as with all the fish once weighed they were returned alive to the sea.                                     

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 2 kg 26 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 758 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Jack Parkman 118 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Aiden Dean 88 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears 770 g dogfish

First Fish:

Jake Preston bass

Last Fish:

Jake Preston flounder

Smallest Fish:

Jimi Smith 19 g flounder

Heaviest non-Legal:

Aiden Dean 88 g flounder

Closest to 100 g:

Aiden Dean 88 g flounder

Least fish:

Split three ways, Connor Hallett, Charlie Parkman & Elliot Joy.

Wooden Spoon:

Sean Taylor.

 WEATHER: Sunny with occasional cloud and a northerly 3 wind. The sea was calm and coloured.

 PRIZES DONATED BY: , The Old Watch House Café, Tiny, Kay Guppy, Kevin Dean, Mike Hallett & Les Peters.

8th October 2009, Thursday night Seatown 1900-2230.
Nineteen members signed on to fish the match, The fishing was patchy maybe due to a lot of freshwater coming out of the river. All competitors weighed in, with those fishing to the east catching the most fish. Tony Colls did manage to catch a specimen pout of 730 g.

1st Simon Bowditch 4 kg 900 g dogfish, pout & poor cod
2nd Hugh Rathbone 3 kg 170 g dogfish, pout & poor cod
3rd Oliver Mears 3 kg 145 g dogfish, pout & poor cod
Most Species Gareth Edwards 4 species
Pool Simon Bowditch dogfish 765 g

4th October 2009, Wyvern Division of the Angling Trust Junior Open at Teignmouth.
Twelve juniors from West Bay Sea Angling Club travelled to Teignmouth to attended the match. In all twenty six juniors from the region took part in the match on a misty and damp day, the water was clear and the fish scarce with only six fish being weighed in.

First place went to Charlie Parkman of West Bay SAC, Charlie won the McCormack Shield plus a Rod and reel combination plus a rod rest.  He weighed in a Garfish of 10.5oz (43.7%) 
Second spot was filled by Jake Dear (West Bay SAC) with a Garfish of 9.7oz (40.4%) for this Jake won the Torbay ASA  Cup plus a rod and Reel combination. 
Third spot went to Ollie Mears  (West Bay SAC) who caught a Mackerel of 11.0oz (39.2%) again this won him the Centrax Award plus a rod and a reel.
The best under 16 age group went to Steven Rathbone (West Bay SAC) who caught a Mackerel of 7.8oz (27.3%) this won Steven the NFSA Cup plus rod and reel. 
Runner-up in the under 16 group was won by Jimi Smith (West Bay SAC) with a Garfish of 4.1oz (17.0%)  
The under 11 age group was won by Callum Hardwick (Honiton SAC) with a Garfish of 6.3oz (26.2%) this won Callum the Teignmouth SAS Cup plus a rod and reel.
The pairs results was won by single fish in each case with Charlie Parkman and Jack Parkman with 43% and the runners-up were Jake Dear and Reece Taylor with 40% (Both teams from West Bay SAC)

26th September 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
fourteen members turned out to fish the rover from various venues of their choice, eight of the competitors chose to fish Chesil Cove. Hoping to catch some big wrasse, the conditions were perfect with a clear calm sea but they struggled to catch with only a few dogfish and scad being caught.

1st Oliver Mears 6 kg 385 g
2nd Phil Maggs 6 kg 290 g
3rd Adam Cullingford 5 kg 410 g
Most Species Dan Bristow 8 species, rockling, corkwing and ballan wrasse, mackerel, dogfish, silver eel, scad, & pout.
Heaviest Fish Paul House dogfish 705 g.

24th September, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900-2230.
Eighteen members fished the match on a calm evening. in all ten different species were caught including bream and gurnards which will soon be leaving our shores as the sea begins to cool down.

1st Hugh Rathbone 4 kg 200 g smoothound, dogfish, pout & poor cod.
2nd PJ Wheeler 3 kg 50 g dogfish, pout, scad & garfish.
3rd Simon Bowditch 2 kg 900 g dogfish, pout & gurnard.
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 5 species.
Pool: Steven Rathbone dogfish 905 g

12th September 2009, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Twelve members and one guest signed on to fish the match which made thirteen competitors, which is unlucky for some but not for Connor Hallett who managed to win his second match in a row. The junior secretary was kept extremely busy as the small whiting showed up and the juniors caught so many of them, in all 283 fish were caught on the day with all being put back alive. Most of the fish were whiting but some pollock, flounder, wrasse, shanny and bass were also caught. Tiny arrived for the last hour; bringing ice creams for all the juniors and adults.                                   

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 1 kg 165 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 351 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 160 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy 41 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett ballan wrasse 791 g

Wooden Spoon:

Lyam Bull

Most Fish:

Oliver Mears 71 fish

Most Species:

Oliver Mears 6 species

WEATHER: Sunny with a north easterly 3 wind and a calm clear sea.

PRIZES DONATED BY: , The Old Watch House Café, Tiny, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett & Les Peters.

5th & 6th September 2009, Wally Pettet Memorial Trophy Match, Charmouth. 1700-2200 both days.
Fifteen members fished the two day annual match at Charmouth. Saturday evening was really mild with many competitors fishing in shirt sleeves, though Charmouth is a great beach to catch rays, only one was caught but this was too small to weigh in so was returned to the sea. Oliver mears who fished under the cliffs to the left managed to catch a nice bass of 2 kg 840 g which along with six pout placed him first on the day. On Sunday the competitors returned to Charmouth with all to play for. as on Saturday a bass was caught this time by Cliff Rooney, this one weighed 3 lb. The fishing on Sunday was not as good as the first day with mainly pout showing, but Oliver managed to catch six pout which helped him to stay in the lead and win the Wally Pettet Memorial Trophy.

1st: Oliver Mears 5 kg 205 g
2nd: Simon Bowditch 4 kg 170 g
3rd: Norman Stokes 3 kg 780 g
Most Species: Dave Cornick 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Oliver Mears bass 2 kg 840 g

29th August 2009, Saturday Junior Match (Stokes Family Trophy), East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Ten juniors signed on to fish the annual Stokes Family Trophy match, which is sponsored by the Stokes family. Eight of the juniors managed to tempt the fish to the scales, with quite a few small bass being caught as well as the first ever Dover sole caught in a Saturday junior comp. This year the Stokes Family had also commissioned a nice wooden spoon trophy which was won by Elliot Joy. Though it was a close comp Connor Hallett managed to find two good sizable fish to win the trophy.

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 549 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 524 g

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 417 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Jack Parkman flounder 92 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett ballan wrasse 317 g

Wooden Spoon:

Elliot Joy

WEATHER: Sunny with occasional cloud and a southwesterly 5 wind. The sea was quite rough and fairly coloured 

PRIZES DONATED BY:  The Stokes Family, The Old Watch House Café, Tiny, Kay Guppy, Frank Daw & Les Peters.

27th August 2009, Thursday Night Rover 7.00-10.30pm.
Eighteen members turned out to fish the last Thursday night rover of 2009. The competitors fished from a few different venues but once again West Bay proved the best choice, as the top two found out.

1st PJ Wheeler 3 kg 585 g ray, dogfish, pout.
2nd Oliver Mears 2 kg 575 g ray, pout & eels.
3rd Peter Grinter 2 kg 80 g dogfish, eels & pout.
Most Species: Hugh Rathbone 3 species.
Pool: PJ Wheeler small eyed ray 2 kg 325 g

23rd July 2009, Thursday Night Rover 1900-2230.
Eighteen members turned out to fish the match from a variety of venues including West Bay, West Bexington & Lyme Regis. Many of the open beaches had a lot of weeding floating in the water which made fishing difficult, this meant not a great deal of fish were caught with some members not even weighing in.

1st Steven Rathbone 1 kg 780 g dogfish, bull huss & pout (fished East Beach West Bay)
2nd Simon Bowditch 1 kg 155 g four Pout & one Dogfish
3rd Steve Harwood 1 kg 60 g six pout
Most Species: Craig Horton 3 species
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 155 g two silver eels
Pool: Dan Bristow 1 kg 40 g dogfish (fished Jurassic Pier)

18th July 2009, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Eight juniors fished the match from east pier West Bay; this included the two juniors Oliver Mears and Steven Rathbone who had returned from the Home Internationals with Gold Medals after helping the England Junior Team to victory. Six of the competitors found the fish to weigh-in these included; wrasse, flounder, shanny & blennies. After the fishing Club President Fred Bowditch congratulated Steven & Oliver on their achievement.

1st PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 339 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 186 g Legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Jimi Smith 215 g Legal weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy 58 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Steven Rathbone 147 g corkwing wrasse

Most Species:

Steven Rathbone 5 species

Most Fish:

Steven Rathbone 7 fish

Smallest Fish:

Oliver Mears 14 g

First Fish:

Steven Rathbone tompot blenny 54 g

Last Fish:

Steven Rathbone silver eel

Heaviest Non-Legal:

Aiden Dean corkwing wrasse 93 g

Wooden Spoon:

William Grant

WEATHER: Cloudy with showers and a southwesterly 4 wind. The sea was choppy with slight swell and coloured due to water from the river

PRIZES DONATED BY: Fred Bowditch, Tiny, Mike Hallett, Hugh Rathbone & Les Peters.

25th June 2009, Thursday Night Rover 1900-2230.
Thirteen members fished which is unlucky for some, but not for Oliver Mears who won the match, fishing from the pier at West Bay. Other members chose to fish rockier venues like Seatown & Eype hoping to catch a big wrasse, unluckily no big wrasse were caught from these venues. June was a very poor month for fishing from the shore, with even the mackerel being scarce, lets hope July improves the fishing.

1st Oliver Mears 1 kg 350 g pollack, wrasse, pout & poor cod.
2nd Simon Bowditch 1 kg 95 g pout & poor cod.
3rd Steven Rathbone 975 g bullhuss & pout.
Most Species: Dave Cornick 3 species.
Pool: Steven Rathbone 875 g bullhuss.

20th June 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Eighteen competitors braved the warm sunny evening to fish the match from various venues. Phil Maggs chose to fish at St Gabriel's, the long walk to the beach is often worth it as this venue produces some nice wrasse, dogfish & bull huss, but he only managed to catch four dogfish but luckily it was enough to win. Connor Hallett who earlier in the day came second in the Saturday Junior Comp managed to take third place.

1st: Phil Maggs 2 kg 275 g Dogfish
2nd: Peter Grinter 1 kg 935 g bass & wrasse
3rd: Connor Hallett 1 kg 845 g bull huss & pout
Most Species: Craig Horton 4 species wrasse, dogfish, silver eel & rockling
Best Fish: Lewis Bowditch ballan wrasse 990 g

20th June 2009, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Eight juniors signed on to fish the match from east pier, six of the competitors managed to tempt some fish to weigh. Species caught were wrasse, flounder, shanny & rockling, a couple of shoals of mackerel did show in the harbour but only Elliot Joy managed to hook one which came off the line before he was able to land it.

All junior matches and weigh and release unless the fish are of the size laid down by our national body the Angling Trust, then they can be kept for eating or bait is so desired.

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 682 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 345 g Legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 110 g Legal weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Jimi Smith 64 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Tied between Oliver Mears 234 g rockling and
Connor Hallet 234 g ballan wrasse

Most Species:

Oliver Mears 4 species

Most Fish:

Oliver Mears 7

Smallest Fish:

Oliver Mears 16 g shanny

Heaviest Non-Legal Fish:

Aiden Dean 163 g ballan wrasse

WEATHER: Warm & sunny with a cooling sea breeze and a north westerly 3 wind. Sea was calm and clear

PRIZES DONATED BY: Kay Guppy, Hugh Rathbone, Tiny & Les Peters.

14th June 2009, Open Boat Festival West Bay click for full report.

13th June 2009, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Ten juniors turned out to fish the match from east pier, six of the competitors managed to tempt some fish to weigh. Species caught were wrasse, flounder, shanny & blenny.

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 449 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 152 Legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 268 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

William Grant 86 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett 231 g ballan wrasse

Most Species:

Oliver mears 3 species

WEATHER: Cloudy with sunny spells & a southerly 1 wind. Sea calm and clear.

PRIZES DONATED BY: Kay Guppy, PJ Wheeler, Tiny & Les Peters.

7th June 2009,Sunday Daytime Chesil Cove 1300-1800.
Eight members and one guest signed onto fish the match. The venue is renowned for large wrasse but the good fish eluded all but one competitor who managed to catch one weighing 1 kg 10 g, this helped him to win the match and take the pool. Dave Cornick the clubs fish recorder managed to catch a goldsinny wrasse of 20 g, this set a new club record.

1st: Simon Bowditch 1 kg 465 g 3 wrasse.
2nd: Dave Cornick 1 kg 390 g 3 wrasse and 2 pout.
3rd: Adam Cullingford 1 kg 255 g dogfish, 2 gurnard & mackerel.
Most Species: Paul Grinter 2 species.
Pool: Simon Bowditch 1 kg 10 g wrasse.

30th May 2009, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Seven junior members and one guest signed on to fish the latest Saturday Junior Match on a sunny day. Six of the competitors managed to weigh fish in, species included; flounder, shanny, sea scorpion & wrasse

1st PLACE:

Craig Horton 54 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 221 g

3rd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 191 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Jimi Smith 51 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Aiden Dean 102 g corkwing wrasse

Wooden Spoon:

William Grant

WEATHER: Sunny with easterly 3 wind blowing, sea slightly choppy and small amount of colour.
PRIZES DONATED BY:
Kay Guppy, Tiny & Les Peters.

16th May 2009, Saturday Junior Match, Inner Harbour West Bay 1200-1500.
Seven juniors braved the south westerly 6-7 wind to fish the match. The decision was taken to fish the inner harbour behind the harbourmasters office due to the wind and roughness of the sea. Only three of the competitors managed to catch fish, with each of them catching one a piece.                                               

1st PLACE:

William Grant 41 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 51 g

3rd PLACE:

Craig Horton 54 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Craig Horton 54 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Steven Rathbone 51 g shanny

Wooden Spoon:

This had to be drawn out the hat. Winner: Elliot Joy

WEATHER: Sunny with some cloud and a south westerly 6-7 wind blowing, sea was rough with large waves and coloured.

PRIZES DONATED BY: Kay Guppy, Hugh Rathbone, Tiny & Les Peters.

3rd May 2009, Sunday Boat Match 0900-1500.
Seven members braved the slightly rough conditions to fish the second match of the year, but the first match to be fished (the first match was cancelled due to bad weather). Six of the competitors managed to catch fish, consisting of pout, dogfish, wrasse, pollack & conger to weigh in. All competitors are restricted to bringing only two of each species to the scales, this is for conservation reasons, also the conger was weighed on the boat and released back alive. Any fish not for eating is given away to be used as pot bait.

2nd May 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Eight members fished the match from various advantage points, two members fished the Pulpit Rock at Portland hoping to land a big wrasse, the biggest they caught was 895 g. The winner decided to stay closer to home and fished East Beach West Bay, All of the competitors caught. weighable fish.

1st Phil Maggs 4 kg 775 g dogfish & pout
2nd Adam Cullingford & Paul House tied on 2 kg 555 g each
Most Species: Craig Horton four species silver eel, rockling, pout & dogfish
Pool: Oliver Mears dogfish 705 g

2nd May 2009, Saturday Junior Match, East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
Once again ten juniors signed on to fish the match from the east pier West Bay. Five of the competitors managed to catch some fish to weigh; species caught were rockling, wrasse & shanny. Hopefully the fishing will improve as the sea warms up.

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 92 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 51 g Legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Craig Horton 46 g Legal weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

None Caught

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett 121 g corkwing wrasse

Wooden Spoon:

This had to be drawn out the hat. Winner: Shaun Taylor

WEATHER: Hazy sunshine with a south westerly 4-5 wind blowing, sea was slightly choppy and coloured with a temperature of 12ºC.

PRIZES DONATED BY:
Kay Guppy, Christine Tolley, Tiny & Les Peters.

30th April 2009, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900-2230.
Fifteen members signed on to fish the latest Thursday night match. The competitors enjoyed a warm sunny evening with most of them fishing Monmouth beach, this proved the top venue on the night, with plenty of rockling and some dogfish being the main species caught. Monmouth beach is a rough ground venue with plenty of rocks and weed, so it is best to use flat leads. Cannon wall also fished well with pout, rockling and silver eels being caught in good numbers. Lyme Regis is a popular venue amongst members as we have members who travel from Chard & Crewkerne.

1st Dave Cornick 3 kg 375 g  dogfish & rockling
2nd Simon Bowditch 2 kg 990 g dogfish & rockling
3rd Hugh Rathbone 1 kg 935 g dogfish, rockling & wrasse
most Species: Steven Rathbone 4 species.
Pool: Gareth Edwards bull huss 1 kg 5 g

18th April 2009, Saturday Juniors (Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy).
Ten juniors signed on to fish the first match of the year. This was also the inaugural match of the Fred
Tolley Memorial Trophy, which will be fished annually in memory of club member and supporter of the juniors who passed away in 2008. Half of the competitors managed to catch some fish to weigh in, the species caught were; shore rockling, shanny, wrasse & flounder. If anybody would like to fish the Saturday Junior matches you will need to be under 17yrs on 1st January 2009, you may fish two matches as a guest upon payment of the entry fee of £1.00, if after this you will need to join the club, forms available from the Angling Centre West bay or phone the Secretary on 01308421272 and he will send you a form. Craig Horton was the winner of the match and trophy. The Fred Tolley Memorial Trophy was presented by Christine Tolley the daughter of the late Fred. Photo left to right Hoot, Craig and Christine Tolley.

 

1st PLACE:

Craig Horton 554 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 239 g Legal Weight

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 146 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Richard Barton flounder 86 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Craig Horton ballan wrasse 554 g

First Fish:

Oliver Mears corkwing wrasse 146 g

Most Fish:

Connor Hallett 5 fish

Most Species:

Connor Hallett 3 species

 

 WEATHER: Overcast with a north easterly 3-4 wind. Sea was calm and clear

 PRIZES DONATED BY: Kay Guppy, Hugh Rathbone & Tiny.

 DONATION: Gregor Grant

11th April 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Fifteen competitors signed on to fish the match from a variety of venues, these included Cogden, Lyme Regis, West Bay, Weymouth & West Bexington. Paul House who chose to fish Cogden caught a smoothound of 1 kg 760 g which helped him to tie for first place with Oliver Mears. Plenty of dogfish were caught and weighed then returned alive, some god shore rockling were caught at Monmouth beach Lyme Regis.

1st Tied between Oliver Mears & Paul House 4 kg 435 g each.
3rd PJ Wheeler 3 kg 320 g
Most species: Peter Grinter 3 dogfish, pout & shore rockling.
Best Fish (above four removed): Paul Grinter bull huss 980 g.
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 1 kg 185 g

9th April 2009, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
Eleven members turned out to fish the match at West Bay, many of them choosing the prom or pier to fish from. The winner PJ Wheeler managed to catch a specimen dogfish of 1 kg 280 g, also Dave Cornick managed to catch a specimen dogfish of 1 kg 260 g.

1st PJ Wheeler 4 kg 460 g dogfish, pout & rockling.
2nd Dave Cornick 2 kg 635 g dogfish, pout & rockling.
3rd Hugh Rathbone 1 kg 250 g pout & rockling
Most Species: Steven Rathbone 3 species
Pool: PJ Wheeler dogfish 1 kg 280 g.

23rd March 2009, Sunday Daytime 1300-1800.
Thirteen members and one guest signed on to fish the match on a warm sunny day, with a flat calm sea. This promised a good catch of plaice, but between the fourteen competitors only three plaice, two dogfish and one flounder were weighed in. Well done to Mike Spurdle who fished as a guest and came second and took the pool.

1st: Adam Cullingford 1 kg 210 g plaice & dogfish
2nd: Mike Spurdle 770 g dogfish
3rd: Simon Bowditch 490 g plaice
Pool: Mike Spurdle 770 g dogfish

19th March 2009, Thursday Night West Bexington, 1900-2230.
Twenty one members turned out to fish on a lovely warm evening, all the competitors caught weighable fish which mainly consisted of dogfish. Only a few pout were weighed in, also a couple of whiting were caught which indicates the water is still cold. best bait proved to be Mackerel, with ragworm catching the pout.

1st: Hugh Rathbone 4 kg 195 g dogfish, pout & whiting
2nd:  Simon Bowditch 3 kg 765 g dogfish & pout.
3rd: Adam Cullingford 3 kg 515 g dogfish
Most Species: Dave Cornick 2 species
Top Junior: Oliver Mears 3 kg 345 g
Pool: Oliver Mears dogfish 965 g.

8th March 2009, Sunday Daytime Burton Bradstock 1300-1800.
This match was turned into a rover due to the very rough sea conditions & strong wind which made Chesil beach unfishable. The top two chose to fish Monmouth beach in Lyme Regis as this protected them from the worse of the  weather. Some of the competitors chose to fish Weymouth Stone Pier but this proved unfruitful.

1st: Steve Harwood 775 g rockling
2nd: Chris Harwood 400 g rockling
3rd: Adam Cullingford 335 g pout
Pool: Steve Harwood rockling 295 g
Most Species: Lee Sherry 2 species
Top Junior: Oliver Mears 85 g

5th March 2009, Thursday Night Seatown 1900-2230.
Twelve members and one guest signed on t fish the match at Seatown. Plenty of pouting were caught but were small in size, some dogfish were caught by anglers that chose to fish the rockier areas.

1st: Simon Bowditch 3 kg 300 g dogfish, pout & rockling
2nd: PJ Wheeler 2 kg 280 g dogfish, pout & rockling
3rd: Peter Grinter  1 kg 600 g dogfish, pout & rockling
Pool: PJ Wheeler dogfish 970 g
Most Species (above winners removed): Lee Sherry 2 species
Top Junior: Oliver Mears 590 g

28th February 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Most of the members that signed on to fish the match chose to fish various venues along Chesil Beach including; West Bay east beach, Burton Bradstock, West Bexington & Abbotsbury. Oliver Mears who won the match chose to fish close to home, on East beach, His catch was made up of six dogfish, two pout and a small eyed ray of 2 kg 660 g. Dan Bristow managed to catch a five bearded rockling weighing
180 g that equaled the Wyvern record. Best bait on the night proved to be sandeel.

1st Oliver Mears 6 kg 420 g dogfish, pout & small eyed ray.
2nd Phil Maggs 4 kg 820 g
3rd Adam Cullingford 4 kg 580 g
Most Species: Dave Cornick 4 species, dogfish, ballan wrasse, shore rockling & pout.
Best Fish (above 4 winners removed): Peter Grinter 780 g dogfish.

19th February 2009, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900-2230.
Fifteen members turned out on a perfect night for fishing with high tide at midnight. Plenty of dogfish and pout were caught in front of the car park area, but those members that fished about 30 meters from the car park struggled to find fish. Top bait on the night was mackerel.

1st: Peter Grinter 4 kg 820 g dogfish & pout
2nd: Simon Bowditch 4 kg 710 g dogfish & pout
3rd: Paul House 3 kg 905 g dogfish, whiting & pout
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 3 species
Pool: Steve Harwood dogfish 880 g
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 1 kg 270 g
Top Junior: Paul Grinter 3 kg 580 g

12th February 2009.Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
Sixteen members and one guest signed on to fish the match with many choosing to fish the piers. Fishing was once again poor due to a lot of fresh water coming out of the river Brit into the harbour. 

1st PJ Wheeler 1 kg 90 g rockling & dogfish
2nd Keith Woods 565 g rockling ~&  pout
3rd Dave Cornick 455 g rockling
Most Species: Graham Stephenson 2 species
Pool: PJ Wheeler dogfish 710 g

8th February 2009, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1300-1800.
As the ten members signed on to fish light rain was falling, but as the day progressed the weather became very windy with heavy rain. The fishing was very poor with most fish being caught on the eastern side of Seatown amongst the rocks.

1st PJ Wheeler 830 g rockling & pout
2nd Simon Bowditch 340 g pout
3rd Chris Harwood 225 g pout
Most Species: Dave Cornick 2 species
Pool: Simon Bowditch pout 220 g
Top Junior: Oliver Mears 160 g

31st January 2009, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Twelve members turned out to fish this match which was postponed from the January 17th. Once signed on the competitors headed out to their chosen fishing spot, these included Abbotsbury, West Bexington, Burton Bradstock, West Bay & Lyme Regis. All the competitors struggled to find weigh able fish due to the strong easterly wind blowing and January is also a poor month for fishing. 

1st: Lee Sherry 3 kg 375 g dogfish & whiting
2nd: PJ Wheeler 1 kg 355 g
3rd: Dave Cornick 1 kg 90 g
Most Species: Pete Runciman 4 species flounder, whiting, pout & rockling
Best Fish: Oliver Mears flounder 600 g

29th January 2009, Thursday Night Abbotsbury, 1900-2230.
Nine members signed on to fish the match. The weather forecast was bad, which meant a low turnout  but thankfully the wind stayed in the north giving a nice evening.

1st: Simon Bowditch 4 kg 400 g dogfish & whiting
2nd: Lee Sherry 2 kg 860g dogfish, pout, whiting & poor cod
3rd: Adam Cullingford 2 kg 860 g dogfish, whiting & Pout
Pool: Simon Bowditch dogfish 1 kg
Most Species: Steve Harwood 4 species

14th December 2008, Xmas Fayre Match West Bay 1300-1700.
Members signed on to fish the club's annual Xmas Fayre Match which is fished at West Bay. Due to a lot of fresh water coming down the river into the harbour many members chose to fish the prom or east beach. The winner of the match started fishing from the prom but decided to move onto the pier, which proved the ideal choice. After the competition the competitors and their families retired to the Salthouse for a buffet and drinks and the prize presentation.

1st: PJ Wheeler 5 kg 75 g
2nd: Peter Grinter 2 kg 745 g
3rd: A Cullingford 2 kg 505 g
Most Species: Oliver Mears 4 species
Top Junior: Steven Rathbone 910 g
Pool: PJ Wheeler 925 g dogfish

6th November 2008, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900-2230.
Twenty two members turned out to fish the match on a warm still night. some competitors did manage to catch some mackerel in the dark but overall the fishing was poor mainly due to a neap tide.

1st: Simon Bowditch 3 kg 40 g dogfish, whiting, mackerel, poor cod & pout
2nd: Phil Maggs 2 kg 685 g dogfish, whiting, poor cod & pout
3rd: Adam Cullingford 2 kg 20 g dogfish & pout
Top Junior: Paul Grinter 670 g dogfish
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 475 g mackerel & pout
Pool: Phil Maggs dogfish 755 g
Most Species: Hugh Rathbone 4 species.

16th October 2008, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 1900-2230.
Twenty one members turned out to fish the match at Abbotsbury. all those fishing managed to catch a minimum of six whiting, due to a large shoal being close in to shore. the best bait on the night was mackerel.

1st: PJ Wheeler 4 kg 645 g dogfish, whiting & pout
2nd: Phil Maggs 4 kg 475 g dogfish, whiting & pout
3rd: Simon Bowditch 3 kg 665 g dogfish, whiting, poor cod & pout
Pool: Geoff Ackerman dogfish 965 g

Most Species: Peter Grinter 4
Top Junior: Paul Grinter 2 kg 825 g
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 1 kg 815 g

4th October 2008, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Eleven members signed on to fish the match mainly from well sheltered venues due to a southwesterly gale blowing. The top venue on the night was Weymouth Stone Pier, which the top three chose to fish.

1st: PJ Wheeler 2 kg 830 g.
2nd: Pete Runcieman 1 kg 570 g.
3rd:Keith Woods 750 g
Most Species: Paul House 4 species
Heaviest Fish: Paul Grinter pout 230 g 

2nd October 2008, Thursday Night Seatown 1900-2230.
Sixteen members signed on to fish the match on a calm night, the water was coloured from a few days of bad weather, but the fish didn't mind as there was plenty of pout and dogfish to be caught. Most of the anglers managed to catch weighable fish, with the best bait being mackerel or sandeel.

1st: Graham Stephenson 5 kg 250 g dogfish & pout
2nd: Adam Cullingford 5 kg 20 g dogfish & pout
3rd: Dave Cornick 4 kg 805 g dogfish & pout
Most Species: Oliver Mears 4 species.
Pool: Graham Stephenson dogfish 990 g.

27th September 2008, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
                                                Ten members and one guest fished the match from east pier on a beautifully sunny day with hardly any wind. Five of the competitors manage to find fish to weigh in, with Oliver Mears catching the most with eleven fish, which included wrasse, shanny, pollack & rockling.                                                          

 

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 349 g Legal Weight

 

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 134 g  Legal Weight

 

3rd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 227 g

 

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Aiden Dean 37 g flounder

 

Heaviest round Fish:

Oliver Mears 222 g ballan wrasse

 

Smallest Fish:

Oliver Mears 9 g shanny

 

Last Fish:

Craig Horton 54 g corkwing wrasse

WEATHER: Sunny with an easterly 3 wind. Sea was fairly clear with a slight choppiness

PRIZES DONATED BY: Marion Crawford, Les Peters, Hilary, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

20th September 2008, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500.
                                                Fourteen members and two guests turn out to fish the latest match from east pier. This was a good turn out due mainly to the sunny weather and hopefully the chance to catch mackerel and garfish, but in the end only two mackerel and one garfish were caught. Also caught was flounder, shanny, pollack, blenny & rockling.                                                           

 

1st PLACE:

Elliot Watts 324 g Legal Weight

 

2nd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 244 g Legal Weight

 

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 288 g

 

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Watts 192 g flounder

 

Heaviest round Fish:

Aiden Dean 224 g garfish

 

Heaviest Non-Mackerel:

Aiden Dean 224 g garfish

 

Most Fish:

Steven Rathbone four fish

 

Most Species:

Reece Taylor & Steven Rathbone three species

 WEATHER: Sunny with an easterly 3 wind. Sea was fairly clear with a slight choppiness 

PRIZES DONATED BY: Mike Hallett, Fred Bowditch, Hugh Rathbone,  Hilary & Tiny.

18th September 2008, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900-2230.
Nineteen members turned out to fish the latest Thursday night match on a bright sunny evening. Lots of garfish and mackerel were caught using float fishing tackle with a strip of mackerel strip for bait, four grey mullet were also caught, the competitors could only weigh in six of each species, any fish not required for bait or eating were released alive.

1st Steve Harwood 4 kg 350 g dogfish, garfish, pout & scad (nice to see Steve back out fishing again)
2nd PJ Wheeler 3 kg 750 g dogfish, pout, garfish & mackerel
3rd Hugh Rathbone 3 kg 455 g dogfish, pout, garfish & mackerel
Top Junior: Oliver Mears 3 kg 275 g garfish, mackerel, pout & scad
Most Species: Pete Runcieman five species
Pool: Adam Cullingford 765 g dogfish.

13th & 14th September 2008, Wally Pettet Trophy 1700-2200 each day.
This match is fished over two days at Charmouth, the winner is the competitor with the heaviest weight over the two days. Seventeen competitors signed on to fish the match over the two days. Most of the competitors managed to catch weighable fish. The weather was good for a change with the evening being very pleasant. After day one Peter Grinter with a weight of 4 kg 160 g, this included a nice wrasse of 1 kg 205 g. On day two Cliff Rooney managed to catch a nice bullhuss of 3 kg 875 g (see photo in photo gallery) which helped him to take overall 1st place and win the trophy.

1st Cliff Rooney 7 kg 690 g bullhuss, dogfish & pout
2nd Adam Cullingford 7 kg 140 g dogfish, thornback ray & pout
Most Species: Dave Cornick five species.
Pool:

8th September 2008, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300
Eleven members turned out to fish from various venues including Lyme Regis, West Bexington, West Bay & Burton Bradstock. a nice cod of 2 kg 560 g was weighed in by the winner Paul House, some early whiting were caught but they were very thin.

1st:Paul House 9 kg 675 g
2nd: Oliver Mears 5 kg 570 g
3rd: PJ Wheeler 4 kg 690 g
Most Species: Mike Hallett 4 species dogfish, pout, pollack & shore rockling.
Best Fish (above winners removed): Phil Maggs dogfish 825 g.

4th September 2008, Thursday Night West Bexington 1900-2230.
Seventeen members signed on to fish the match, though the sea was rough at the start it soon calmed down as the wind dropped and the rain stopped falling. The anglers enjoyed the nights fishing with plenty of fish being caught, including two codling. Top bait on the night was frozen mackerel.

1st: PJ Wheeler 4 kg 525 g dogfish & pout
2nd: Phil Maggs 4 kg 5 g dogfish & pout
3rd: Adam Cullingford 3 kg 990 g dogfish, pout & silver eel.
Top Junior: Steven Rathbone 3 kg 250 g
Pool: PJ Wheeler dogfish 1 kg 110 g.

23rd August 2008, Saturday Juniors East Pier West Bay 1200-1500 (Stokes Family Trophy.
Ten juniors and one guest signed on to fish the annual Stokes Family Trophy on east pier, which is kindly sponsored by the Stokes family. The weather was such a contrast to the last match two weeks earlier, with sunshine with some cloud. Eight of the competitors caught fish, which included for the first time this year mackerel and garfish along with the usual catch of flounder and shanny. The guest Jimi Smith caught a twaite shad but these are not allowed to be weighed in because it is usually hard to distinguish the twaite from the allis shad which is a protected species. Elliot joy also managed to catch a nice thick lipped mullet which gave him third place in the match.                                                           

 

1st PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 1 kg 523 g Legal Weight (winner of the Stokes Family Trophy)

 

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 758 g Legal Weight

 

3rd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 742 g Legal Weight

 

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Jake Dear 43 g flounder

 

Heaviest round Fish:

Elliot Joy 742 g Thick lipped mullet

 

Wooden Spoon:

Freddie Woolner

 

Lightest Mackerel:

Steven Rathbone 23 g

WEATHER: Sunny with some cloud and a south-westerly 3 wind, sea was fairly clear with a slight chop.

PRIZES DONATED BY: Stokes Family, Hilary, Kay Guppy & Tiny.

For full report and photo's see junior page

21st August 2008, Thursday Night Rover 1900-2230.
Twenty members fished the match on a dry calm evening. the competitors chose to fish from various venue which included West Bay, Burton Bradstock, West Bexington and Cogden, Cogden proved to be the venue of the evening with the 1st and 2nd placed anglers in the competition choosing to fish there.

1st: Pete Runcieman 5 kg 465 g dogfish & pout.
2nd: PJ Wheeler 5 kg 45 g dogfish & pout.
3rd: Oliver Mears 4 kg 70 g dogfish & pout.
Most Species: Adam Cullingford 4 species
Pool: Pete Runcieman dogfish 1 kg 90 g

31st July 2008 Junior Boat Festival.  (for full report click here)

26th & 27th July 2008, Jurassic Open Boat Festival. (for full report click here)

24th July 2008, Thursday Night Rover 1900-2230.
Eighteen members signed on to fish the rover, the competitors chose a variety of venues to fish, these included Ferrybridge, Charmouth, Chesil Cove, Burton Bradstock , Seatown & Jurassic Pier West Bay. The weather for the evening was warm & sunny with a northerly breeze blowing which kept the sea calm.  Between them the competitors caught twelve different species including red mullet & black bream. the decision to fish Jurassic Pier once again proved correct as he managed to win the match.

1st Oliver Mears 3 kg 315 g pout, wrasse, silver eel, rockling, poor cod, scad & mackerel
2nd PJ wheeler 2 kg 830 g wrasse & pout
3rd Simon Bowditch 2 kg 430 g wrasse & pout
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 2 kg 190 g pout, pollack & mackerel
Pool: PJ Wheeler wrasse 1 kg 10 g

12th July 2008, Saturday Juniors, East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500
Ten juniors turned out to once again fish the match from east pier. Once again the fish were few and far between, with only thirteen fish being caught between seven competitors. The fish caught included flounder, wrasse & blenny.

1st PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 193 g

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 154 g

3rd PLACE:

Reece Taylor 123 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

William Grant flounder 87 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Steven Rathbone corkwing wrasse 115 g

 WEATHER: Sunny with occasional cloud and a north-westerly 3 wind, sea was coloured and choppy.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:  Hilary, Les Peters, Tiny, Kay Guppy.

28th June 2008, Saturday Juniors, East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500
Six juniors and four guests signed on to fish the match from east pier. The water was slightly coloured with a temperature of 17ºc. Only four of the competitors managed to catch fish, in all five different species were caught, flounder, wrasse, blenny, shanny & sea scorpion, Connor Hallett managed to win with the last fish caught of the match If any junior would like to fish one of our matches as a guest you are welcome to fish two matches, so why not come and give it a try, all ages welcome but under sevens will need to be accompanied by an adult. For a list of Saturday Junior Matches see the notice board at The Angling Centre West Bay or visit our website at www.westbaysac.co.uk or contact the secretary on 08453242278 for more information. If you haven’t got a rod no worries as we can arrange one for you just call the secretary to let him know what date you will be attending and he will make sure there is one available, all you need to bring is some bait (ragworm is best unless mackerel are about then mackerel is the best choice of bait).    

1st PLACE:

Connor Hallett 301 g legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 81 g legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Elliot Joy 84 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy 84 g flounder

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett 301 g ballan wrasse

Last Fish:

Connor Hallet 301 g ballan wrasse

Heaviest Non-Legal Fish:

Connor Hallett 165 g ballan wrasse

 WEATHER: Sunny, with a south westerly sea breeze force 4. Sea was choppy & coloured, temperature 17ºC.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:  Hilary, Les Peters, Tiny, Kay Guppy, Mike Hallett & Fred Bowditch.

26th June 2008, Thursday Night Rover, 1900-2230.
Thirteen members fished this the first of three Thursday night rovers. Most of The competitors chose to fish at Seatown as this provided some shelter from the bad weather, the sea was rough and full of floating weed, which made the fishing hard going. only six competitors weighed in.

1st A dam Cullingford 3 kg 595 g smoothound, dogfish & pout
2nd Oliver Mears 2kg 10 g Smoothound
3rd Simon Bowditch 1 kg 20 g silver eel & pout
Pool Oliver Mears smoothound 2 kg 10 g
Most Species Dave Cornick 3 species

21st June 2008, Andy Neal Rover, 1700-2300.
Eighteen members turned out to fish the match from various venues from Lyme Regis to Weymouth Stone Pier. The winner Paul House chose to fish Charmouth, his catch included two smoothound's the heaviest being 2 kg 60 g, both were weighed and released alive.

1st Paul House 4 kg 550 g
2nd Peter Grinter 4 kg 300 g
3rd John Bentley 2 kg 550 g
Top Lady Frances Kitchin 870 g
Top Junior Craig Horton 2 kg 20 g
Most Species Peter Runcieman 4 species silver eel, flounder, ballan wrasse & pout
Heaviest fish (above winners removed) Adam Cullingford 1 kg dogfish

18th May 2008, Sunday Daytime West Bay 1300-1800. (This match also included the Junior Shore Festival).
Fifteen seniors and four juniors fished the match from various venues at West Bay. Half of the competitors chose to fish the Jurassic pier with the rest choosing the inner harbour or East beach. The choice of fishing from the pier turned out to be a good decision as the beach & inner harbour proved very quiet where the fish were concerned, The second place angler only joined the club that morning and this was his first competition. The competitors enjoyed a sunny afternoon which in some little way made up for the lack of fish.

1st Oliver mears 1 kg 960 g pout, rockling, wrasse & Eel. (Oliver also won the Junior Shore Festival Cup).
2nd Damien Allinson-Roughton 780 g pout, wrasse & rockling
3rd PJ Wheeler 540 g rockling.
Pool: Oliver Mears wrasse 620 g
Most Species ( with the above removed): Craig Horton 2 Species

10th May 2008, Saturday Juniors, East Pier West Bay 1200 - 1500
Seven juniors signed on to fish the latest match on East Pier, in sunshine with occasional cloudy periods. Five of the seven competitors managed to catch some fish to weigh in, these included wrasse, blenny, sea scorpion, rockling, weever and flounder.            

1st PLACE:

Oliver Mears 179 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Aiden Dean 288 g

3rd PLACE:

William Grant 56 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Craig Horton flounder 244 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Aiden Dean corkwing wrasse 118 g

Heaviest non-legal:

Aiden Dean corkwing wrasse 118 g

1st Weighed:

Aiden Dean tompot blenny 35 g

Last Weighed:

Craig Horton flounder 44 g

 WEATHER: Sunny with cloudy periods & light wind, sea was calm & very clear. coloured.

 PRIZES DONATED BY: Hilary, Kevin Dean, Mike Hallett, Tiny & Les Peters.

8th May 2008, Thursday Night Lyme Regis 1900-2230.
Sixteen competitors signed on to fish the match. Many of the competitors chose to fish rocky marks around Lyme Regis but the top marks on the night were the Cobb and Monmouth beach. Eight different species of fish were weighed in, Pete Runcieman managed to catch a specimen sized dover sole 920 g, also a lot of dogfish came to the scales, all were returned alive to the sea. Top bait proved to be ragworm.

1st Phil Maggs 6 kg 100 g dogfish, pout, bull huss & rockling
2nd Hugh Rathbone 5 kg 520 g dogfish, bull huss, pout & rockling
3rd Simon Bowditch dogfish, pout & rockling
Most Species: Pete Runcieman 5 different species
Pool: Hugh Rathbone bull huss 1 kg 120 g
Top Junior: Steven Rathbone 3 kg 300 g dogfish

27th April 2008. Boat Match, Prism Press Trophy. 0900-1500

We were very short on numbers with only three anglers signing on to fish, the weather was quite settled and the two boats set off together initially to catch some fresh mackerel for bait. Rod Barr on Miss Grace moved west to try the ledges and reefs for a mixed bag but with poor results, Steve Harwood and Simon Wilkins on their new boat Freshwater 1 stayed closer to home with better results. Simon won the match with a bag of  4820 grms including a fine ballan wrasse of 2260 grms which was fractionally under specimen weight ,a plaice of  680 grms and a nice tub gurnard of 560 grms. Steve took the most species prize with five species and Rod the best fish prize.
Hopefully there will be a better turnout for the next match on May 11th 0900 - 1500 hrs. Members are reminded that we are again entering results from all boat matches fished by more than 10 members for the NFSA Yamaha League. We have failed to fish four qualifying matches for the last two years , hopefully we will be more successful this year.

26th April 2008, Saturday Juniors West Bay 1200-1500
Ten juniors signed on to fish the match from east pier on a sunny day with occasional cloud. Seven of the competitors managed to catch some fish, lesser weever, flounder, rockling, blenny wrasse & shanny. Elliot Joy managed to catch a legal flounder 215 g in the last five minutes of the match, this gave him first place overall.

1st PLACE:

Elliot Joy 215 g Legal Weight

2nd PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 151 g Legal weight

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 43 g Legal Weight

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Elliot Joy flounder 215 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Steven Rathbone corkwing wrasse 151 g

Most Unusual:

Oliver Mears 5 bearded rockling

Most Flat Fish:

Luke Reeve 2 flounders

 WEATHER: South easterly 4 wind. Sunny with occasional cloud, sea was choppy & slightly coloured.

 PRIZES DONATED BY: Hilary, Tom Marley, Tracey Marley, Mike Hallett, Hugh Rathbone & Les Peters.

 

24th April 2008, Thursday Night West Bay 1900-2230.
Twenty one members signed on to fish at West Bay. the competitors were fishing a rising tide with high tide at 2120hrs. most of the competitors fished east beach, but the fish were few and far between the winner had chosen to fish the Jurassic pier.

1st PJ Wheeler 4 kg 720 g dogfish & rockling
2nd Simon Bowditch 4 kg 320 g dogfish, pout & flounder
3rd Phil Maggs 2 kg 600 g dogfish & rockling
Top Junior Craig Horton 1 kg 880 g dogfish
Most Species Steven Rathbone 3 species
Pool Oliver Mears & PJ Wheeler tied with a dogfish 920 g.

13th April 2008, Sunday Daytime Burton Bradstock 1300-1800.
Thirteen members turned out to fish the match most of the competitors chose to fish the clean ground on the left rather than risk losing tackle on the reef under the cliff to the right. Only half the competitors managed to catch weighable fish, with best bait being ragworm on the day.

1st Adam Cullingford 1 kg 260 g dogfish
2nd John Coombs 920 g dogfish & pout
3rd Dan Bristow 860 g dogfish
Pool: Dan Bristow dogfish 860 g

12th April 2008, Andy Neal Rover 1700-2300.
Sixteen competitors signed on to fish the latest match in the Andy Neal Rovers. Due to a strong southwesterly wind blowing most of the anglers chose to fish at Lyme Regis, Monmouth beach provided good sport, Peter Grinter & Dave Cornick who fished the beach caught plenty of dogfish & rockling.

1st Peter Grinter 4 kg 20 g dogfish & rockling
2nd Dave Cornick 2 kg 780 g dogfish & rockling
3rd Dan Bristow 900 g dogfish
Most Species Adam Cullingford 3 species dogfish, pout & poor cod.
Heaviest fish J Bentley 860 dogfish.

12th April 2008, Saturday Juniors West Bay 1200-1500
Eight junior members and one guest signed on to fish the first Saturday junior match of 2008. Six of the competitors managed to catch fish, these included plaice, flounder, pout, pollack & rockling. Best bait on the day proved to be ragworm.   (to clarify what we mean by legal weight: all fish the children catch are weighed and those that are not to the N.F.S.A minimum size for keeping are returned alive, those that do meet the minimum size (legal Weight) take precedence over all the other fish when working out the winner).      

1st PLACE:

Steven Rathbone 291 g Legal weight

2nd PLACE:

Connor Hallett 277 g

3rd PLACE:

Oliver Mears 269 g

Heaviest Flat Fish:

Craig Horton flounder 95 g

Heaviest round Fish:

Connor Hallett pout 145 g

First Fish:

Steven Rathbone pout

Heaviest non-legal:

Oliver Mears pollack 112 g

 WEATHER: South-westerly 4-5 cold wind and heavy showers, with some sunny spells. Sea was rough and coloured.

 PRIZES DONATED BY:  Hilary, Tom Marley, John Coombs, Mike Hallett, James Draper.

10th April 2008, Thursday Night Burton Bradstock 1900-2230.
Eighteen members signed on to fish the match, most of the fish were caught at long range as Burton beach is a very shallow beach. No flatfish were caught during the daylight it was mostly dogfish and pout being caught.

1st Peter Grinter 2 kg 760 g dogfish& pout.
2nd Hugh Rathbone 2 kg 360 g dogfish & pout.
3rd Adam Cullingford 2 kg 80 g dogfish, mackerel & pout.
Most Species: Keith Woods 4 species.
Top Junior: Steven Rathbone 360 g pout

27th March 2008, Thursday Night Seatown 7.00-10.30pm.
Eighteen members signed on to fish the match at Seatown, the weather was calm. Many of the competitors chose to fish to the left hand side, over the rougher ground this proved wise as on the right hand side hardly any fish were caught. best bait on the night proved to be ragworm.

 1st Dave Cornick 3 kg 60 g dogfish, pout & rockling.
2nd Peter Grinter 2 kg 540 g dogfish, rockling & pout.
3rd John Bentley 2 kg 540 g dogfish & pout.
pool: Adam Cullingford dogfish 1 kg 20 g
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 4 species.
Top Lady: Frances Kitchin 620 g pout & rockling.
Top Junior Paul Grinter 1 kg 120 g pout & rockling.

16th March 2008, Sunday Daytime West Bexington 1.00-6.00pm
Sixteen members signed on to fish the match at West Bexington. Lots of dogfish were caught, with many members catching their quoter of six dogfish, the reason for so many dogfish was because of the coloured water due to a week of storms. Top bait on the day proved to be frozen mackerel.

1st PJ Wheeler 4 kg 440 g Dogfish & Rockling
2nd Simon Bowditch 4 kg 380 g dogfish
3rd Adam Cullingford 4 kg 240 g dogfish
Most Species: Dan Bristow 2 species
Top Junior: Craig Horton 240 g dogfish
Pool: Pete Runcieman dogfish 1020 g.

13th March 2008, Thursday Night Charmouth 7.00-10.30pm.
Eleven members signed on to fish the match, the number was down due to the forecast of bad weather for the evening, but once again the forecasters got it wrong as the sea fell flat and the rain stayed away. Mind you the fish also stayed away, seven competitors failed to catch any fish. At 8.00pm a visiting angler from Devon came down to fish the beach and by 8.30pm he had caught a bass of 14 lb 5 oz a fish of a lifetime, with envious eyes our club members looked on as the fish was weighed on our club scales. luckily the angler was not fishing the competition as he would have won it.

1st PJ Wheeler 620 g rockling & pout
2nd Peter Grinter 220 g pout
3rd Simon Bowditch 180 g rockling
Pool: PJ Wheeler rockling 260 g

8th March 2008, Andy Neal Rover. 5.00-11.00pm.
Ten members braved the awful weather, with heavy rain and an increasing  south-westerly gale. Most of the competitors chose to fish Lyme Regis or Weymouth stone pier as this afforded them some protection from the wind. Two Competitors  braved the wind and rain to fish on the pier at West Bay, this proved a good choice as they managed to take the top two places.

1st PJ Wheeler 1700 g 
2nd Adam Cullingford 510 g
3rd Peter Grinter 310 g
Most Species: P Runcieman 2 species (this prize is equal to 1st place)
Heaviest Fish: O Mears pout 90 g.

10th February 2008, Sunday Daytime Seatown 1.00-6.00pm
Fourteen members turned out on a warm sunny day to fish the match. Many of the anglers chose to fish the rock marks which fished well, even though it was in daylight hours. John Coombs weighed in a good dogfish of 1 kg 80 g & Paul Daw in only his second match caught a small eyed ray of 3 kg 400 g on squid, which along with a dogfish gave him first place and the pool.

1st Paul Daw 4 kg 140 g small eyed ray & dogfish
2nd Dave Cornick 2 kg 220 g bull huss, pout & rockling
3rd Simon Bowditch 1 kg 300 g dogfish & pout
Most Species: Dan Bristow 3 species
Top junior: Oliver Mears 240 g
Pool Paul Daw small eyed ray 3 kg 400 g

7th February 2008, Thursday Night West Bay 7.00-10.30pm.
Nineteen members signed on to the match at West Bay. Most of the competitors chose to fish the beaches with the top three fishing at Port Coombe.

1st Steven Rathbone 5 kg 240 g cod, pout & dogfish
2nd Hugh Rathbone 4 kg 280 g dogfish, poor cod & pout.
3rd Simon Bowditch 2 kg 980 g dogfish & pout
Most Species PJ Wheeler 4 species
Pool Steven Rathbone cod 1 kg 960 g.

24th January 2008, Thursday Night Abbotsbury 7.00-10.30pm.
Sixteen members turned out to fish the match at Abbotsbury. January is normally a quiet month for fish, as they move out to deeper water to spawn, but the anglers managed to catch a fair number of dogfish & whiting. Dan Bristow caught a specimen whiting of 740 g on the night.

1st Paul House 5 kg 580 g dogfish & whiting
2nd Adam Cullingford 5 kg 560 g dogfish & whiting
3rd Hugh Rathbone 5 kg dogfish & whiting
Pool: Oliver Mears dogfish 1 kg 60 g
Most Species: Steven Rathbone 4 species

19th January 2008, Andy Neal Rover 5.00-11.00pm.
Eight members signed on to fish the first Andy Neal Rover of 2008. Most of the competitors chose to fish the piers at West Bay or Weymouth, due to the heavy sea that was running up the beaches. Paul Daw in his first ever club match chose to fish east beach and managed to catch the only dogfish of the night, this won him the pool for heaviest fish. Best bait on the night was mackerel.

1st Peter Grinter 2 kg 300 g
2nd Paul Grinter 2 kg 15 g
3rd Dave Cornick 2 kg
Most Species: PJ Wheeler 3 species
Heaviest Fish: Paul Daw dogfish 665 g

1st January 2008, Daytime Match Abbotsbury 1.00-6.00pm.
Sixteen members turned out to fish the first club match of 2008 at Abbotsbury. All the competitors managed to catch weighable fish, with a lot of pout & whiting showing up with a smattering of dogfish. The weather was kind to the competitors with the day not being as cold.

1st Hugh Rathbone 1 kg 960 g dogfish, pout, poor cod & whiting
2nd Adam Cullingford 1 kg 600 g dogfish, whiting, poor cod & pout
3rd Steven Rathbone 1 kg 580 g dogfish, pout & poor cod
Most Species: This was tied by Paul House & Oliver Mears with 3 species each
Pool: Steven Rathbone dogfish 960 g

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