Complaints over bait digging
I HAVE heard reports of anglers being stopped – and also of notes left on cars – by members of the public.
They are saying that anglers are not allowed to dig on the marsh at Tetney.
If anglers encounter problems, it could be worth contacting the Angling Trust. They will give advice and possibly look into the legal rights of the area.
This area is where local anglers go to dig for harbour rag worm. This has been going on for years.
Most anglers are responsible and make sure that all the holes are filled in.
Also, while on the subject of complaints, make sure that when you have finished fishing, have a quick look around to see if you have left any tackle.
A dog owner has contacted me saying their dog nearly got caught up in a set of tackle that was left on the sea wall.
The dog was interested in the worms on the hooks, and nearly got caught up in them.
Also, take your bait wrappers and any litter home.
The Humber Cruising Association managed to get afloat last weekend for the big fish match.
I understand it was not very nice out there.
According to president Tony Hogg, 13 people fished.
The wind got up from the north west and the boats were all over the place.
Lots of whiting were caught, as well as a couple of nice size dabs and cod.
The winner was David Shorthouse on a beach boat called Alice. He had a 5lb 3oz cod caught early on in the 2C area.
The whiting are still showing up and they seem to be getting bigger.
Meanwhile, the demand for bait is very high at present. Please make sure that you order your bait if possible.
The biggest match in the area, the Daiwa Open, takes place of November 25 on the Yorkshire Coast. Clee Angling Centre has tickets on sale.
Kettering's Jim Robinson won the Dave White Cup for the second year on the trot in the latest Skegness Pier Angling Club (SPAC) match, held in perfect conditions at Trunch Lane.
Fishing at medium distance with three hook clipped rigs, he caught fish steadily throughout the match to run out comfortable winner with eleven whiting, a flounder and two dabs weighing 6lb 7oz.
There was quite a tussle for the minor placings, with Corby's Dale Evans eventually taking runners-up spot with four whiting and four dabs for 5lb 5¾oz.
Just five ounces behind in third place was Croxton's Dave Burr, with a nine fish mixed bag.
Both heaviest round and flatfish prizes were won from the north end of the match stretch, with Skegness local Dave Bradley and Boston's Mo Fendyke taking the spoils with a 1lb 5oz whiting and 1lb flounder respectively.
There were 75 fish caught on the day, with no blanks recorded, which augers well for the next SPAC match, which will be held on Saturday 27th Oct from 3 till 7pm at Jacksons Corner, with Club members fishing for the Beachcomber Cup. The match is being run in conjunction with Chapel Beach Angling Club (CBAC), which has been raising money throughout the year for Skegness RNLI. The match headquarters is the Lookout Pub, where a Grand Raffle will be held on the day, with all proceeds going to the local charity, which is funded entirely by voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Any donations of prizes for the raffle will be much appreciated by the organisers.
For further information and/or to make a prize donation, please contact SPAC Secretary Chas Tibble on 07984 967988 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or CBAC secretary Michelle at email@example.com