Vernon EverittMatch Boat League Competition 25th May.

On Saturday 25th May the club held our 2nd of 6 "Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Competitions" which is kindly sponsored by Loni's Angling Centre of New Milton. 15 club members left Poole Quay onboard charter boats "Boney M2 skippered by Louis medley and "Mistress Linda" skippered by PaulHiggins. This being a competition based on species count both skippers set off for various fishing grounds.
Fishing first was at various parts of Poole Patch for the many mini species that can be found there which included several brightly coloured male and female cuckoo wrasse and a scorpion fish. A short move to slightly deeper water pushed up the points tally with most anglers targeting the bream, and the usual dogfish and pouting.
Another move closer inshore drifting for plaice again proved successful, and finally finishing on the Sadler Bank where tope, smoothhound and small eyed ray were caught.
Overall a good days fishing for all, with plenty of banter. Thanks to both skippers, crews and scorers.
"Boney M" finished with 16 species caught with Chris Ellis catching 12 different species followed by Malcolm Stote on 9.
Chris Ellis with his second overall boat win followed by Malcolm Stote, Chris Rogers, Martin Bobbett, Rod Giles, Ben Daniel, Vernon Everitt and Karl Bates.
"Mistress Linda" finished with 19 species caught and in a close finish saw Ed Taylor and Arran Harmer with 12 species each and Richard Day with 11.
Ed Taylor with boat win followed by Richard Day, Arran Harmer, Robin Lane, Paul Hollyoake, Paul Wilson and Malcolm Gerrish.

Vernon Everitt Match boat League Competition 14th April.
On Saturday 14th April we held our 1st of 6 "Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Competitions" kindly sponsored by Loni's Angling Centre of New Milton.
Fourteen club members left Lymington Yacht Haven aboard charter boats "Last Laugh" skippered by John Skeggs and "Voyager" skippered by Kevin Duell.
With the forecast giving the wind to be picking up later in the day each skipper decided their choices of fishing venues, which would bo over different grounds fishing for varied species over the six hours allocated.
Both skippers initially opted for an area of rough ground looking for smaller species with Ed Taylor scoring with tompot blenny and goby. Robin Lane, Vernon Everitt and Ed Taylor added ballan wrasse. Richard Day and Malcolm Gerrish added whiting to their scorecard. With the dogfish and pouting quickly coming on the feed and keeping all busy, moving a short distance produced several larger species with a thornback ray and bullhuss for Robin and pollack for Vernon and Karl Bates. As the tide picked up another move for Voyager produced congers for Robin and Ed, and bullhuss for Karl. Last Laugh decided to fish an area of mixed ground which resulted in several plaice for Chris Ellis and Martin Bobbett and a smoothound for Steve Batchelor. One final move for Voyager produced a small eyed ray for Vernon.
Overall, despite a tough day a good number of species and fish were caught.
1st Robin Lane 154pts (100%) 2nd Chris Ellis 116pts (100%) 3rd Ed Taylor 150pts (97.4%) 4th Vernon Everitt 127pts (82.4%) 5th Richard Day 125pts (81.1%)
6th Martin Bobbett 90pts (77.5%) 7thSteve Batchelor 87pts (75%) 8th Mark Bateman 85pts (73.2%) 9th Karl Bates 104pts (76.5%) 10th Arran Harmer 69pts (59.4%) 11th Paul Hollyoake 68pts (58.6%) 12th Malcolm Stote 66pts (56.9%) 13th Malcolm Gerrish 85pts (55.2%) 14th Chris Rogers 70pts (45.5%).

Arran Harmer
Paul Hollyoake.
Paul Hollyoake 1.
Ed Taylor.
Ed Taylor. 1
Richard Day.
Malcom Gerrish.