Despite the spiteful Easterly wind, eleven anglers set out on Sunday 10th April for the accumulator boat competition. The accumulator gets its name as prize money is awarded on a sliding scale through the final standings but money is deducted based on attendance and passed on to the next placed entrant. With their recent abundance, skate were top of the agenda but also present were the usual whiting and dogfish. In excess of 20 skate were brought to the scales but only one was a notable size with the majority small male fish. M. Morris won the heavy fish pool with his ray of 9lbs 9.6oz and along with 5 more thornbacks also claimed 1st place. Brother, T. Morris was 2nd and D. Perry 3rd both with 3 rays a piece, all three competitors fished at the pier head. Full results as follows; 1st- M. Morris, 10 fish, 40lbs 3.4oz 2nd- T. Morris, 7 fish, 20lbs 11.6oz 3rd- D. Perry, 6 fish, 18lbs 10.2oz 4th- B. Morris, 9 fish, 17lbs 12oz 5th- B. Perry-French, 6 fish, 15lbs 3.2oz 6th- L. Perry-French, 5 fish, 14lbs 11.6oz 7th- L. Simpson, 4 fish, 11lbs 2oz 8th- J. Simpson, 3 fish, 7lbs 15.6oz 9th- C. Zacharia, 3 fish, 2lbs 1.2oz 10th- K. Morris, 2 fish, 2lbs 0oz (K. Wilton returned early due to engine failure and didn't weigh in).
|M. Morris with 2 of his 6 rays|
|D. Perry, T. Morris and M. Morris|