Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Autumn Beach Festival results

Absolutely horrendous conditions greeted the fourteen anglers who signed in for day 1 of the Heron's two day Beach Festival on Saturday 21st November. The wind was gusting upwards of 45mph from the NW so casting was made incredibly difficult and as the tide came up, the swell meant leads were getting washed up the beach almost as soon as they were put out.
 Conditions were so poor, virtually everyone packed up early although eight did manage to weigh in a catch. Aside from R. Gower's rockling, all bags were made up with whiting with D. Smith taking the lead. Dave caught 11 sizeable whiting by hiding from the elements down the side of Hampton jetty whilst T. Morris had 10 from Lane End.
 Sunday's weather was more favourable although still taxing as the wind from the NW persisted. Catches were notably better however with T. Morris returning to Lane End for an additional 30 fish whilst junior member L. Perry-French worked his way into 2nd place with 17 whiting of his own including the competitions heaviest fish of 12.6oz.

Full individual day results and class winners (by elimination) as follows;
Saturday 21st;
1st- D. Smith, 11 fish, 4lbs 4.0oz
2nd- T. Morris, 10 fish, 3lbs 6.2oz
3rd- B. Morris, 6 fish, 2lbs 2.4oz
4th- M. Morris, 4 fish, 1lbs 7.4oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 3 fish, 1lbs 2.2oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 1 fish, 5.4oz
7th- S. Stephenson, 1 fish, 5.0oz
8th- R. Gower, 1 fish, 1.8oz

Sunday 22nd
1st- T. Morris, 30 fish, 11lbs 0.4oz
2nd- L. Perry-French, 17 fish, 6lbs 10.4oz
3rd- G. Mummery, 14 fish, 5lbs 10.2oz
4th- D. Smith, 15 fish, 5lbs 5oz
5th- B. Perry-French, 14 fish, 4lbs 15.2oz
6th- B. Morris, 13 fish, 4lbs 14.0oz
7th- J. Marshall, 9 fish, 3lbs 6.4oz
8th- K. Morris, 8 fish, 3lbs 5.2oz
9th- S. Stephenson, 9 fish, 3lbs 1.6oz
10th- R. Gower, 9 fish, 3lbs 1.0oz
11th- M. Morris, 8 fish, 2lbs 14.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 3 fish, 1lbs 2.2oz

Class 1: Aggregate
1st- T. Morris, 14lbs 6.6oz
2nd- D. Smith, 9lbs 9.0oz
3rd- L. Perry-French, 7lbs 12.6oz
4th- B. Morris, 7lbs 0.4oz
5th- G. Mummery, 5lbs 10.2oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 5lbs 4.6oz
7th- M. Morris, 4lbs 7.2oz
8th- S. Stephenson, 3lbs 6.6oz
9th- J. Marshall, 3lbs 6.4oz
10th- K. Morris, 3lbs 5.2oz
11th- R. Gower, 3lbs 2.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 1lbs 2.2oz

Class 2: Heaviest 1-day catch
T. Morris, 11lbs 0.4oz

Class 3: Heaviest Fish
L. Perry-French, 12.6oz

Class 4: Greatest No. 1-day
D. Smith, 15 fish

Class 5: Greatest No. Flatfish 1-day
Not Won

Class 6: Greatest No. On Sunday
G. Mummery, 14 fish

Class 7: Heaviest Catch by a Lady
R. Gower 3lbs 1.0oz

Class 8: Heaviest Catch by a Junior
B. Perry-French, 4lbs 15.2oz

Class 9: Heaviest Catch by a Senior
M. Morris, 2lbs 14.8oz