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Charter Boat Match League 2019.

Organised by Robin Lane. Contact Robin on 07876 471901.

Competitions.

Saturday 25th May Poole. Saturday 22nd June Lymington. Saturday 27th July Poole. Saturday 24th August Lymington. Saturday 15th September Poole.

14th April.

On Saturday April the club held their first of six "Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Competitions" kindly sponsored by Loni's Angling Centre in New Milton. Fourteen club members left Lymington Yacht Haven on board charter boats "Last Laugh" skippered by John Skeggs and Kenin Duell's "Voyager".
With the forecast giving the wind to be picking up later in the day each skipper decided their choices of fishing venues, which would be over different grounds fishing for varied species over the six hours allocated.
Both skippers initally 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 pout quickly coming on to 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 smoothhound 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.Results:
1st Robin Lane 154pts {100%} 2nd Chris Ellis 116pts {100%} 3rd EdTaylor 150pts {97.4%} 4th Vernon Everitt 127pts {82.4%}
5th Richard Day 125pts {81.1%} 6th Martin Bobbett 90pts {77.5%} 7th Steve Batchelor 87pts {75%} 8th Mark Bateman 85pts {73.2%}
9th Karl Bates 104pts {67.5%} 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%}