2019 OPEN BASS COMP
A forecast of conditions starting reasonable and then becoming excellent resulted in an entry of 31 boat anglers entering Bembridge Angling Clubs recent Open Bass Competition. A European Union legal restriction allowing only one Bass per angler to be retained per day meant that the competition was for the heaviest fish rather than the gross weight of a number of fish.
The neap tide combined with good calm sea conditions meant that competitors tried their luck at a widely spread number of locations.
Martin Dye took the Challen Building & Renovations sponsored first place prize of £150 with an excellent specimen of 8 lbs 8 ozs
Oliver Grimaldi took the £100 second place prize with a fish of 8 lbs 0ozs
Derek Ohren took the £50 third place prize with a fish of 6 lbs 9 ½ ozs (No photo as he had to leave prior to the prize presentation.)
Martin Dye (right) receiving Challen Building & Renovations sponsored 1st Prize of £150 from club president Bob Cowley.
Oliver Grimaldi (right) receiving second place prize of £100 from club president Bob Cowley