The 12th RNLI Annual Fishing Open, organized by members from Pembroke and District Angling Club, Osprey Sea Angling Club and Saundersfoot Sea Angling Club, was hold final month on Amroth beach.
This year, a continue was definitely calm for late Jan and assemblage usually somewhat down on 2018 during 69 cf 73 that enclosed 5 ladies and 3 youth boys. However, notwithstanding what looked like really prosaic sea conditions, catches were approach improved than 2018, with 27 (cf11) Flounder and 3 Lesser Spotted Dogfish weighed in by 24 (cf15) anglers, with others hold though not weighed in.
The winning angler, who managed to land a 5 Flounder for 1kg 940gms, was a Air Ambulance leader from a fortnight previously, Haydn Cole from Lamphey, concealment him a initial esteem of £200.
Second, who had a biggest fish, a Lesser Spotted Dogfish of 835gms, permitting him to collect adult a runners-up esteem of £100, was another local, Gwyn Davies from Pembroke Dock.
In third place was a unchanging for these competitions, from Bridgend, Jeff Stephens with 3 Flounder for 960gms, winning him £50.
Also, this year both a lady and a youth managed to import in, a Flounder of 430gms for Finan Williams, concealment him a youth prize, and dual for 670gms concealment Alison George a ladies’ prize.
The pairs foe was won by Haydn and Mark Bennett, again as dual weeks previously, with 6 Flounder for 2kG 265gms. Second were Peter Evans and Kevin Hughes with a Dogfish any for 1kg 475gms and third were Vince Davies and Phil Thomas with 3 Flounder for 1kg 180gms. The steward’s pull was won by a internal lad, though now vital in Aberdeen, so had come a prolonged way, was Simon Nicholas who also was one of a sponsors.
However, a many critical outcome on a day was that a eventuality lifted £687 for a internal lifeboats. In thankfulness for this argent bid we contingency appreciate a other sponsors (in no sold order): Ian Wilkinson, of a Temple Bar Inn; Shane Tucker; Andrew Skeels; Glamal Engineering of Cardiff; Howells Engineering of Pendine; John O’Connor; Denis Nicholas; Andrew and Leigh Rogers; Pembrokeshire Building Supplies of Milford Haven; Lawson HIS, of Southampton; Jason Davies; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Evans, of St. Brides Hotel, Saundersfoot; a Buccaneer and a Harbwr Brewery, Tenby; Roger Harris, former landlord of a Amroth Arms; Mike Rowe; Chris Wynn and a anglers from a organising clubs, we know who we are, together with Ian Wilkinson, of a Temple Bar Inn, who put his premises and valued support during this event’s disposal, together with a group of ladies from a Saundersfoot bend of a RNLI, who ran a raffle, thanks.
Finally, if anybody feels depressed that they have been missed off this list and we wish there isn’t, we are truly sorry, though appreciate you, many warmly, for your continued support.
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