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Wednesday nights 3 hr match was the 1st round of the Singles Knockouts. The match started 1 hr after high water 5.9m, with a fast dying north easterly swell being knocked back by the south easterly wind. It was a warm evening and less than favourable conditions forced anglers to resort to scratching for whatever they could catch. 13 anglers were at the scales with 34 fish for 26 lb. Matthew Garbutt was man of the match with 10 whiting for 5 lb 15 oz. Dave Hambley caught the heaviest fish of the night with a codling of 4 lb 06 oz.
1st M Garbutt with 10 fish for 5 lb 15/16oz
2nd W Atkinson with 6 fish for 4 lb 7/16oz
3rd D Hambley with 1 fish for 4 lb 6/16oz
4th D Perrett with 2 fish for 3 lb 2/16oz
5th P Horbury with 3 fish for 2 lb 10/16oz
6th = C Stainthorpe with 3 fish for 1 lb 4/16oz
6th = M Pitman with 2 fish for 1 lb 4/16oz
8th J Moore with 2 fish for 1 lb 2/16oz
9th M Lamb with 1 fish for 9/16oz
10th S Moore with 1 fish for 8/16oz
11th M Beedle with 1 fish for 6/16oz
12th N Inglis with 1 fish for 4/16oz
13th R Cope with 1 fish for 3/16oz.
In the knockouts:-
Neil Inglis beat Andrew Cass
Dave Hambley beat Richard Cope
Martin Lamb beat Paula Midgley
Malcolm Pitman beat Mick Beedle
Scott Moore beat Mike Bowman
Peter Horbury beat James Moore.
Matches still to be fished:-
William Atkinson V James Gilpin
Dave Perrett V Bernard Vasey.
After every match anglers recount their misses and loses, and last night was no different. Dave Perrett reported he had lost a good fish which had become snagged and could not be lifted for one reason or another. Snapping his main line, the fish was lost (or was it?). However, being a big tide, I returned with Dave later that night to the foot of the cliff mark where he had been fishing. It was not long before I found his fish, snagged in the rocks, still hooked. Weighed later it was good codling of 6 lb 14 oz. Could this cost Dave the WSAA title? Time will tell!! We are still open for new members and it's only a couple of weeks to our annual open, Sunday 18th Nov. 2012.
1st D Perrett with 36 fish for 36 lb 2/16oz
2nd M Garbutt with 44 fish for 33 lb 14/16oz
3rd N Inglis with 20 fish for 33 lb 10/16oz
4th A Cass with 10 fish for 20 lb 00 oz
5th W Atkinson with 16 fish for 15 lb 12/16oz
6th C Stainthorpe with 16 fish for 14 lb 15/16oz
7th M Lamb with 17 fish for 13 lb 15/16oz
8th P Horbury with 16 fish for 12 lb 1/16oz
9th D Thompson with 11 fish for 12 lb 00 oz
10th R Allison with 8 fish for 11 lb 12/16oz
11th S Moore with 8 fish for 10 lb 12/16oz
12th B Laws with 9 fish for 10 lb 5/16oz
13th J Gilpin with 5 fish for 10 lb 2/16oz
14th D Hambley with 4 fish for 8 lb 15/16oz
15th J Moore with 9 fish for 8 lb 4/16oz
16th M Bowman with 2 fish for 3 lb 9/16oz
17th R Cope with 3 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz
18th M Pitman with 4 fish for 2 lb 6/16oz
19th M Beedle with 2 fish for 1 lb 2/16oz
20th P Midgley with 2 fish for 13/16oz