Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Monday, 7 November 2016

Autumn beach festival results

What a stark contrast 24hrs can make!! 
Twelve anglers took to the shores on Saturday 5th November for the 1st day of the HAS' autumn festival. 
The strong NW winds were akin to last year's  event and made fishing very difficult indeed. Things were only made worse by the distinct lack of fish! In fact, only 4 managed to weigh in a catch with T. Morris leading the way. Tony managed just 3 sizeable whiting from Lane End whilst S. Stephenson had 2 fishing the arm.... until he virtually got blown off!! Meanwhile the Reculver beaches produced just one whiting for M. Morris and a rockling for I. Morris. 
Faced with similar conditions on the Sunday, fourteen competitors took part and thankfully the wind wasn't quite as bad. The fish also decided to put in an appearance as all managed to weigh in. 
Again, T. Morris continued his run of good form with a stout haul of 23 fish and took top spot with S. Stephenson closely behind nabbing 20 of his own. 
Meanwhile, D. Morris clawed his way into the prize monies for 3rd place. All catches comprised of whiting with the exception of L. Perry-French who bagged an eel of 11.6oz and B. Morris who's diminutive dogfish of 12.6oz won the heavy fish prize. 

Full results as follows;
Saturday 5th Nov;
1st- T. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 0.4oz
2nd- S. Stephenson, 2 fish, 11.8oz
3rd- M. Morris, 1 fish, 4.4oz
4th- I. Morris, 1 fish, 3.2oz

Sunday 6th Nov;
1st- T. Morris, 23 fish, 9lbs 3.4oz
2nd- S. Stephenson, 20 fish, 8lbs 4.2oz
3rd- D. Morris, 16 fish, 6lbs 14oz
4th- K. Morris, 16 fish, 6lbs 7.8oz
5th- B. Morris, 15 fish, 6lbs 6.8oz
6th- M. Morris 16 fish, 5lbs 11.6oz
7th- D. Smith, 8 fish, 3lbs 1.4oz
8th- I. Morris, 8 fish, 3lbs 0.2oz
9th- D. Murray, 6 fish, 2lbs 11.2oz
10th- B. Perry-French, 7 fish, 2lbs 7.4oz
11th- A. Wood, 5 fish, 2lbs 5.2oz
12th- L. Perry-French, 4 fish, 2lbs 0.2oz
13th- D. Neiles, 5 fish, 1lbs 12.4oz
14th- L. Murray, 3 fish, 1lbs 4oz

Class winners (by elimination rules)

Class 1; Aggregate
1st- T. Morris, 10lbs 3.8oz (£50)
2nd- S. Stephenson, 9lbs (£30)
3rd- D. Morris, 6lbs 14oz (£20)

Class 2; Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 9lbs 3.4oz

Class 3; Heaviest Fish
B. Morris, 12.6oz

Class 4; Greatest No. (1 day)
S. Stephenson, 20 fish 

Class 5; Greatest No. flat fish
Not won

Class 6; Greatest No. on Sunday
D. Morris 16 fish

Class 7; Heaviest catch by a Lady
Not won

Class 8; Heaviest catch by a Junior
B. Perry-French, 2lbs 7.4oz

Class 9; Heaviest catch by a Senior
M. Morris, 5lbs 11.6oz
T Morris with Sundays haul


Bradley with his eel


B Morris and the tiny dogfish