Recording the activities of Heron Angling Society

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

3-day Autumn boat festival results

With storm “Brian” beckoning, it was very uncertain as to whether or not this years 3-day Autumn boat festival would go ahead on 21st, 22nd and 23rd October. 
As it transpired, the storm was not nearly as bad as forecast and with the wind coming from the SW on Saturday it was deemed safe enough to fish within a limit marked out between Hampton pier, the pier head and the main pier. 
4 boats head out and the results were very underwhelming to say the least, after 5 hrs of fishing, D. Neiles led the way with a single dogfish and a whiting whilst only 3 other anglers managed a catch at all. 
By Sunday, the wind had swung round to the West, threatening North West and safety dictated the day be called off. 
Monday came and it had dropped off dramatically, going back to a comfortable South West which meant 5 boats comprising  11 anglers set out to try and make amends for the disappointing start to the event. 
Huge catches of whiting were the result with a few dogfish and pouting also showing along with a dab, an eel and a 5lbs 5oz ray also falling to D. Neiles. 
The best of the catches came from the shallow end of the copperas though, with T. Morris landing a very impressive haul of 144 fish for the win. 
Full results as follows including class winners (by elimination rules);

1st- D. Neiles, 2 fish, 1lbs 14.8oz
2nd- A. Wood, 1 fish, 1lbs 9.4oz
3rd- T. Morris, 3 fish, 1lbs 1.2oz
4th- L. Perry-French, 2 fish, 14.4oz


1st- T. Morris, 144 fish, 64lbs 7.6oz
2nd- M. Morris, 106 fish, 51lbs 0.4oz
3rd- B. Morris, 94 fish, 43lbs 9.6oz
4th- I. Morris, 71 fish, 33lbs 9.7oz
5th- L. Perry-French, 61 fish, 32lbs 4.6oz
6th- B. Perry-French, 61 fish, 31lbs 1.6oz
7th- D. Neiles, 48 fish, 30lbs 4.8oz
8th- K. Morris, 58 fish, 28lbs 5.3oz
9th- D. Morris, 51 fish, 23lbs 8.3oz
10th- D. Perry, 43 fish, 21lbs 13.2oz
11th- A. Wood, 38 fish, 19lbs 10.2oz

Class winners;
Class 1, Aggregate 
1st (£50)- T. Morris, 65lbs 8.8oz
2nd (£30)- M. Morris, 51lbs 0.4oz
3rd (£20)- B. Morris, 43lbs 9.6oz

Class 2, Heaviest 1 day catch
T. Morris, 64lbs 7.6oz

Class 3, Greatest No. (1 day)
M. Morris, 106 fish

Class 4, Heaviest catch round fish (1 day)
B. Morris, 43lbs 9.6oz

Class 5, Greatest No. rounds (1 day)
I. Morris, 70 fish

Class 6, Heaviest catch flat fish (1 day)
I. Morris, 5.3oz

Class 7, Heaviest fish
D. Neiles, 5lbs 5oz

Class 8, Varieties
D. Perry, 3 varieties

Class 9, Heaviest catch by a Lady (1 day)
Not won

Class 10, Heaviest catch by a Senior (1 day)
K. Morris, 28lbs 5.3oz

Class 11, Heaviest catch by a Junior (1 day)
L. Perry-French, 32lbs 4.6oz

Class 12, Heaviest catch on Monday
B. Perry-French, 31lbs 1.6oz