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2014-5 season
(Starting 1st Nov 2014) Listed with most recent first
 
Comp on 20th Sept was made points

Despite glorious conditions for fishing, only 14 members  entered the competition.

In the interests of conservation, this was a catch & release competition with varying numbers of points being allocated to specific species according to their rarity.

1st with 38 points was Dave Gawn

2nd with 26 points was Phil Mason

3rd with 21 points was Andy Pocock

Cod seem to have moved inshore early this season with several specimens being caught.

Mark Jones won the sweep  with a cod of 16lb 5 oz

 
 
 Comp shown as TBA on 6th September was made a Skate/Ray comp

Taking advantage of a good weather window, 20 members entered the competition. This was a catch & release competition for any species of Ray with varying numbers of points being allocated to individual species according to the rarity of the species. In addition there was an optional sweep for the heaviest Bass.

Liam Smith extended his lead at the top of the championship leader board by coming first with a total of 52 points.

Steve Simmons was second with 42 points & Antony Stanyon was third with 29 points.

Steve Simmons also took the sweep with a Bass of 5 lbs 14 ½ ozs

 Comp shown as TBA on August 23rd was cancelled
 
Conger Comp on August 9th

Unfortunately the weather forecast for the afternoon did not look too good for the smaller club boats so only the larger boats entered resulting in only 13 participants.

Despite increasingly challenging conditions as the day progressed, 53 Congers were recorded as having been returned.

Matt Porter was first with 12 fish returned.

Nick Ring was second with 10 returned

Mark Tutton was third with 7 returned

 
 
 Conger Comp 26th July Cancelled due to poor forecast
 
 Plaice Comp 12th July Cancelled due to forecast of winds SW F5 to F7 
 
 Bass Comp 28th June

Despite a far from perfect forecast on the previous day, twenty two members of Bembridge Angling Club enjoyed very reasonable conditions for their recent boat based Bass only competition. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has advised the EU that current levels of Bass mortality due to both commercial & recreational fishing need to be cut by 80% to avoid a complete collapse of the stock in future years. In recognition of this, BAC imposed a bag limit of just 2 fish per angler which is one less that the legal bag limit of 3 fish recently introduced by the EU.

Given his considerable experience of fishing for Bass, it was no great surprise that Martin Dye achieved first place with a 2 fish bag of 13 lbs 2 ozs that included an excellent sweep wining specimen of 9 lbs 2 ozs.

Matt Porter was second with 2 fish for 9 lbs 5 ozs,  narrowly beating his skipper, Ross Staplehurst, into third  spot with 2 fish for 9 lbs 4 ozs.

Liam Smith’s single fish of 8 lbs 1 ½ ozs put him in fourth spot
 
   Eddy Salisbury Comp 7th June

Once the early morning breeze subsided, sixteen members of Bembridge Angling Club enjoyed excellent calm & sunny conditions for their recent boat based competition. This was in memory of Eddy Salisbury & was restricted to fishing within a 2 nautical mile radius of Princessa Buoy & was based on a list of various numbers of points being allocated to particular species with the fish being returned.

Phil Mason repeated his last year’s victory in this competition by once again coming out top with a mixed variety of species for a total of 40 points.

Liam Smith was second with 38 points & Gary Smith was third with 35.

Matt Porter won the optional sweep for the heaviest Bream with a specimen of 2 lbs 2 ½ ozs.

 
 Bream Comp 24th May
 

Once the early morning fog cleared, members of Bembridge Angling Club enjoyed excellent calm & sunny conditions for their recent boat based competition for Black Bream.

Numbers of good sized Bream caught by anglers has severely diminished over recent years, prompting Southern IFCA to commence a monitoring programme of their local breeding sites.

In recognition of the need to conserve local stocks, BAC imposed a strict 3 fish limit per angler.

Despite boats fishing marks all over a large area, no really large specimens were recorded & some competitors failed to even record the limit of 3 decent fish.

Marcus Gawn achieved first place with a 3 fish bag weight of 7lb 3 ½ ozs
Mark Tutton included a sweep winning fish of 2 lbs 13 ½ ozs in his  second placed 3 fish bag of 7lb
David Gawn was third with 3 fish for 6lb 8oz
Liam Smith was fourth with 3 fish for 6lb 2oz

 
Smoothound Comp 10th May

Members of Bembridge Angling Club benefited from better conditions than had been forecast for their recent boat competition for the most Smoothounds released.

Rather than the breeze increasing as had been forecast, the breeze steadily decreased during the competition which, combined with a good deal of sunshine, made for an enjoyable day although fish were less plentiful than had been hoped for.

Liam Smith maintained his winning way with this competition by once again coming first with 18 fish returned. Alan Deeming was second with a disappointing 6 fish & Gary Smith was third with 5 fish.

 
 Flatfish Comp due 19th April was cancelled due to a combination of a poor forecast & the fact that the adverse weather had prevented the final return to the water, the previous day, of the last batch of boats receiving their annual maintenance.
 
 
Cod & Whiting Comp Due 28th December cancelled due to adverse forecasts.
 
Cod & Whiting Comp Due 14th December cancelled due to adverse forecasts.
 
Open Cod Comp Due 30th November was held. See Open Results
 
Open Cod Comp Due 16th November postponed due to adverse forecasts.
 
Open Cod Comp Due 2nd November postponed due to adverse forecasts.
 
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