Competitions.

Sunday 14th July. Sunday 18th August. Sunday 8th September. Sunday 13th October. Sunday 3rd November. Sunday 1st December.

Large Boat Competition 30th June.

Following the hottest day of the year so far, a freshening south westerly breeze was a welcome relief to the ten club members fishing their monthly large boat competition aboard "Private Venture" skippered by Art Savage. The primary aim was to drift for plaice, and although many of those caught were well below the minimum retention size, their numbers helped make up for it. Other species taken on the drift were dogfish, mackerel, smoothhound and gurnard. With the strengthing wind in the afternoon making drifting difficult, a move was then made to a shallower mark which was fished at anchor.
Dogfish predominated, with the occasional black bream, plaice, together with the biggest fish of the day-an undulate ray caught by the club's president Derek Smith.
Results:
1st Ed Taylor 118pts, 2nd Paul Hollyoake 111pts, 3rd Malcolm Gerrish 101pts, 4th Arran Harmer 83pts, 5th Derek Smith 80pts, 6th Roland Blomfield 77pts,
7th Jane Hopkins 70pts, 8th Alec Harmer 55pts, 9th Anton Emblen 35pts, 10th Harry Gray 29pts.

Jane Hopkins.
Anton Emblen
Arran Harmer.
Ed Taylor 1.
Derek Smith.
Paul Hollyoake.

Large Boat Competition 19th May.

On the 19th May, ten anglers fished the second round of the Large Boat competitions aboard "Private Venture" skippered by Arthur Savage in glorious conditions.
Owing to the large tide, a number of areasaround Christchurch Ledge and Southbourne Rough were targeted and a mixture of large bream, pouting, dogfish, undulate rays, pollack and mackerel were caught.
The match was a closely contended between Jane Hopkins and Ed Taylor throughout the day, with Ed just taking first place with a last minute fish to increase his lead by just a few points. Towards the end of the day smoothhounds up to 12lbs provided excellent sport for several members. The largest smoothhound was caught by Arran Harmer. Unfortunately Roland Blomfieldlost a larger fish close to the boat due to his snapped hook.
Results:
1st Ed Taylor 113pts, 2nd Jane Hopkins 109pts, 3rd Arran Harmer 94pts, 4th Alec Harmer 74pts, 5th Mark Duncan 57pts, 6th Roland Blomfield 47pts,
7th Derek Smith 28pts, 8th Anton Emblen 16pts.