Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Autumn Boat Festival results

The H.A.S held its annual 3 day, Autumn Boat Festival on 15th-17th October and thankfully the weather was good enough for all 3 days to be fished. 
12 anglers set out on day 1 with the Weir bank seemingly the top choice. The area was teaming with pin whiting, fishing was frantic but little was being bagged. As a result two of the boats headed closer inshore in search of skate and found a few producing the best weights of the day. 
T. Morris led the way with 2 rays amongst 53 other fish for 39lbs 15oz, whilst less than 2lbs separated B. Morris and M. Morris in 2nd and 3rd spots, Mick Morris took the heaviest fish of the day at 9lbs 9oz. 
Notably day one also saw D. Morris land a nice bass of 4lbs 6.6oz which will win him the Derek Line Bass Trophy and it was also decided that the junior boat competition which was cancelled in August would be fished in tandem with day 1. This was therefore won by L. Perry-French with a very respectable weight of 17lbs 14.4oz. 
The weather on Sunday was less favourable with a little rain and a stronger SW wind than the previous day. Although only 6 anglers ventured out, on the whole the fish numbers were up with T. Morris continuing his impressive streak, this time bagging 6 rays towards his days weight of 68lbs 7.6oz. M. Morris and B. Morris continued the tussle for second spot with their aggregate weights now separated by just 2.2oz!! 
Day 3 saw the wind drop marginally and again just 6 anglers headed out, this time it was very much a family affair as all were a Morris! The catch rate was a slower pace for sure but all managed to continue the catches of skate, dogfish, dabs and whiting as seen on the previous days. T. Morris emerged the days winner for the 3rd day in a row and the battle for 2nd place was decided by a difference of just 8.5oz in favour of B. Morris. 

Full results as follows;

Junior Trophy Winner;
L. Perry-French, 33fish, 17lbs 14.4oz

Saturday 15th;
1st- T. Morris, 55 fish, 39lbs 15oz
2nd- B. Morris, 33 fish, 28lbs 2.3oz
3rd- M. Morris, 37 fish, 26lbs 7.3oz
4th- I. Morris, 35 fish, 22lbs 6.6oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 33fish, 17lbs 4.4oz
6th- R. Gower, 25 fish, 12lbs 12.4oz
7th- K. Wilton, 12 fish, 12lbs 12.2oz
8th- D. Morris, 20 fish, 12lbs 6.8oz
9th- K. Morris, 27 fish, 11lbs 10.4oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 24 fish, 11lbs 2.2oz
11th- J. Marshall, 14 fish, 6lbs 6.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 9 fish, 5lbs 9.2oz

Sunday 16th;
1st- T. Morris, 58 fish, 68lbs 7.6oz
2nd- M. Morris, 47 fish, 41lbs 1.4oz
3rd- B. Morris, 43 fish, 39lbs 4.2oz
4th- I. Morris, 31 fish, 27lbs 6oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 39 fish, 20lbs 1.3oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 30 fish, 13lbs 10.6oz

Monday 17th;
1st- T. Morris, 50 fish, 47lbs 0.2oz
2nd- B. Morris, 38 fish, 39lbs 12.4oz
3rd- M. Morris, 24 fish, 39lbs 1.7oz
4th- D. Morris, 30 fish, 35lbs 6.6oz
5th- K. Morris, 25 fish, 30lbs 1.3oz
6th- I. Morris, 17 fish, 22lbs 10.2oz

Class results (by elimination rules);
Class 1, Aggregate;
1st- T. Morris, 155lbs 6.8oz
2nd- B. Morris, 107lbs 2.9oz
3rd- M. Morris, 106lbs 10.4oz
4th- I. Morris, 72lbs 6.6oz
5th- D. Morris, 47lbs 13.4oz
6th- K. Morris, 41lbs 11.3oz
7th- L. Perry-French, 37lbs 15.7oz
8th- B. Perry-French, 24lbs 12.8oz
9th- R. Gower, 12lbs 12.4oz
10th- K. Wilton, 12lbs 12.2oz
11th- J. Marshall, 6lbs 6.8oz
12th- P. Gower, 5lbs 9.2oz

Class 2, Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 68lbs 7.6oz

Class 3, Greatest No. (1 day)
M. Morris, 47fish

Class 4, Heaviest catch round fish (1 day)
L. Perry-French, 20lbs 1.3oz

Class 5, Greatest No. Round fish (1day)
B. Morris, 38 fish

Class 6, Heaviest catch flat fish (1 day)
K. Morris, 2lbs 3.4oz

Class 7, Heaviest fish
I. Morris, 8lbs 8.6oz

Class 8, Greatest Variety (1 day)
D. Morris, 4 varieties

Class 9, Heaviest 1day catch by a lady
R. Gower, 12lbs 12.4oz 

Class 10, Heaviest 1day catch by a senior
T. Morris, 68lbs 7.6oz

Class 11, Heaviest 1day catch by a junior
B. Perry-French, 13lbs 4.8oz

Class 12, Heaviest Catch On Monday,
B. Morris, 39lbs 12.4oz

D Morris 4lbs 6oz Bass
T Morris with 2 of the 12 rays he weighed in across the even