Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club was founded in 1936 and is affiliated to the Angling Trust and Marine Regional Group Wessex.  Lymington lies in the picturesque coastal area between the New Forest and the shores of the Solent, opposite Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight.
The clubhouse, completed in 1993,is located off Bath Road car park, Lymington. It provides a congenial place to socialise with fellow anglers and offers the opportunity for members to improve their knowledge and skill at the regular tackle talks and demonstrations held there.

The aims of Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club are to promote shore fishing and boat fishing for all anglers, in a safe and friendly environment and to encourage conservation of fish stocks. New members, in particular juniors, are always welcome. A membership application form is available to download from the web site. The club is also on facebook. A monthly newsletter is sent out to all members.

Numerous competitions are held throughout the year at various beaches along the Hampshire and Dorset coast. As well as the monthly competitions, there are also several leagues: for example, The Shingle Bank League and the Win-Sum League. There are also three open shore competitions during the year.

Boat fishing is divided into two sections: large boats {or charter boat} fishing and shallow boats {privately-owned craft}. The large boat section has something for everyone and for all levels of skill and competitiveness.
  • Monthly large boat competitions out of Lymington: semi-competitive, fished to minimum size limits.  from April - December.
  • Match Boat League competitions out of Lymington, Poole and Weymouth: highly competitive and based on species, with no size limits.  Fished from April - September.
  • Recreational boat trips out of Lymington, Poole and Weymouth, on weekdays and weekends.  Friendly atmosphere, no pressure.  Fished January - December.
  • The Shallow {or small} boat section is fished from privately owned boats, which stay within a designated area, with competitions running throughout the year.
  • In addition, a boat competition open to both charter and privately owned boats is held in the autumn.  

Officers of the Club

Officers of the Club
Club President:  Mr Derek Smith, Esq.
Club Vice-Presidents: Miss S. Moody, Mr R. Davies, Mr C. Clark, Mr R. Lane, Mr R. Saunders,
Honorary Life Members: Mr R. Bayzand, Mr V. Everitt, Mrs G. Moody. Miss S. Moody. Mr A.D.Smith,
Officers of the Club. 
 Chairman:  Mr Alec S. Harmer. 01590-674045.  Vice-Chairman: Mr Roland Blomfield. 01590-683363.  
Hon. Secretary:  Mrs Gina Moody. 01590-674962.  
Assistant Hon. Secretary: Ms Sue Moody. 01590-674962.  Hon. Treasurer: Mr Alec Harmer. 01590-674045.
 Hon. Auditors: Mr Colin Saunders & Mr Derek Smith. Docket Steward. Mr Robert Flicos. 01590-676785.
Shallow Boat Commodore. Mr Brian Ansell-01590-672628.
Large Boat Commodore. Mr Alec Harmer. 01590-674045. Vice Boat Commodore. Mr Robin Lane. 07876 471901.
Clerk of Scales. Mr Steve Monkton. 07925 549313.
Shingle Bank Secretary. Mr Andy & Ollie Hopkins. 01590-678597. & Mr Terry Kempton. 01590-675088.
Shore Secretary. Mr Roland Blomfield. 01590-683363.  Win-Sum League Secretary. Mr Colin Saunders. 01425-629923.  
Hon. Cup Custodian. Mrs Jackie Saunders. 01425-629923. Publicity Officer. Mr Brian Ansell. 01590-672628.
Newsletter Editor. Mr Brian Ansell. 01590-672628. Hall Secretary. Mrs Gina Moody. 01590-674962.
Committee Members:
Mr Ben Daniel. 07824 641965. Mr Chris Ellis. 07790 231350. Mr Alan Martin. 02381-943452.
Mr Adrian Moody. 02380-668131. Mr Jamie Munden. 07938 484196. Mr Malcolm Stote. 07894 902254.

Flounder Open Monday 3rd January 2022.

Flounder Open Monday 3rd January 2022.
Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club.  Flounder Open Match.  Monday 3rd January 2022.  
  • 100% pay out.
  • £15 including heaviest fish prize.
  • Payout will be for the heaviest bag of flounders.
  • Heaviest fish prize will be split between biggest flounder and biggest fish including all species.
  • All bass must be witnessed, recorded and photographed on a measuring stick with score card present and released as soon as possible and a photo shown at the weigh-in.  Minimum size of bass is 42cm.
  • Free £50 cash draw with entry when score cards are handed in at the weigh-in.
  • Under 14s free entry with a separate prize table.  They may enter main event if entry fee is paid.
  • Pay online by Bank Transfer or you can pay at Loni's Angling/Christchurch Angling Centre.
  • Last chance to pay is 31st December 2021.
  • Fishing times will be 10.00 am till 2.00 pm.
  • Sign in between 7.30 to 8.45am at L & D.S.F.C's HQ, Bath Road, SO41 3SE.
  • Raffle will be held at the club house at the end of the match.
  • Fishing zones will be Lymington and Pennington Sea Walls.  There will be markers to show the start of boundaries and end of boundaries.
  • 1 rod and 3 hooks only.  Please be aware of other venue users, dogs etc.
  • All bass must be witnessed, recorded and photographed on a measuring stick with score card present and released as soon as possible and a photo shown at the weigh-in.  Minimum size of bass is 42cm.
  • A bass 'length to weight chart' will be used at the weigh-in to determine the weight.
  • Angling Trust Minimum Size Limits will apply to all other species.
  • All fish (except bass) must be placed in a bucket of sea water and taken to the adjacent angler to be witnessed, measured and recorded on your match card.
  • All fish (except bass) must be retained in a bucket of sea water and taken back to the scales.
  • All match cards to be signed off by a witness at the end of the match.
  • Scales close 1 hour after the match finishes.
  • Please take care when approaching the water at all times.
  • THE ORGANISERS will not be held responsible for any loss, accident or damage occasioned to any competitor, official or a member of the public or animal.
  • Please clear any litter.
  • Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in disqualification without refund.
Paying online.
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The Club's Link Page

Christchurch Angling Centre is owned by Tom Bagnall who sponsors some of the boat and shore competitions.  Tom participates in many club activities, is also a very good angler and on some occasions makes a very good cup of tea.     www.christchurchanglingcentre.co.uk 

Angling Trust is where you can get the latest news on all aspects of angling and the latest news about covid-19 regarding angling. www.anglingtrust.net

Sea Angling News is a free local angling paper to which I send all the club reports. You can go on-line to read all the news etc and club reports from all around the coast.  www.seaanglingnews.com

Lymington Harbour Commissioners a good site for local tides and weather reports.    www.lymingtonharbour.co.uk



Fish of the Month

Fish of the Month
Shore:  Adult:  D. J. Flicos with a corkwing wrasse weighing 9 1/2oz.  Boat: Adult: Harry Gray with a brill weighing 7lb 5 7/8oz.  
Junior:  William Waterhouse with a bass weighing 3lb3oz.
Shore club record broken by D. J. Flicos with his corkwing wrasse weighing 9 1/2oz. Shore catch and release record D.J. Flicos corkwing wrasse 9 1/2oz.
Boat club record broken by Harry Gray with his brill weighing 7lb 5 7/8oz.
Shore:  Adult:  Malcolm Stote with a bass weighing 5lb 15oz.  Boat: Adult: Malcolm LeMoignan with a gilthead bream weighing 3lb 4oz.
Club record broken by Malcolm LeMoignan with his gilthead bream of 3lb 4oz.
Shore: Adult:  Roland Blomfield with a sole weighing 1lb 6oz.  Boat: Adult:  Mark Boldick with a bass weighing 9lb 12oz.  
Junior:  Tom Harker with a bass weighing 3lb 3 3/4oz.
Shore: Adult:  Paul Watson with a spotted ray weighing in at 4lb 2oz.  Boat:  Adult:  Ben Daniel with an undulate ray weighing in at 15lbs 8oz.

Shore Competitions

Shore Competitions
Shore Competitions are organised by Roland Blomfield.  For more information please phone Roland on 01590-683363.
Shore competitions - These are fished Friday evenings and weekends. Shore competitions are free to enter except for the optional pools - optional pools are £1.00 each for the best round fish, best flat fish and this is given out on the night and there is an optional pool for the best specimen of 80%, this will roll over until won. The club supports the shore section with an annual top up of prize money. A weigh and return scheme is adopted on all shore competitions and we have club certificated scales on the beach and we run a measure and return league to encourage our anglers to replenish fish stocks for sustainability.
1st Sunday 13th December, 2nd Saturday 16th January, 3rd Saturday 13th February, 4th Saturday 27th March, 5th Saturday 24th April,
6th Saturday 22nd May, 7th Saturday 5th June, 8th Saturday 24th July, 9th Saturday 21st August, 10th Saturday 18th September,
11th Saturday 16th October, 12th Saturday 20th November, 1st for 2022 Sunday 19th December.

Shingle Bank League competitions are organised by Andy & Ollie Hopkins 01590-675088 and Terry Kempton 01590-675088.
Shingle Bank competitions - fished one match per month, mid-week. No league joining fee only competition fee paid on the night. The boundaries are from Hurst Castle and Backwaters to Camden Hurst car park at Hordle Cliff, ending at the steps nearest to the cafe, all fish caught are weighed in on this competition. Winner is the angler with the total weight for the year from all competitions fished. It is not necessary to fish every competition to win.
1st 8th December, 2nd 25th January, 3rd 22nd February, 4th 24th March, 5th 6th April, 6th 5th May, 7th 3rd June, 8th 19th July, 9th 3rd August,
10th 16th September, 11th14th October, 12th 30th November, 1st for 2022 14th December.

Win-Sum League competitions are organised by Colin Saunders on mobile 0780 2511 522.
Win-Sum League - this is a bait supplied, pegged beach league consisting of 8 competitions, with an entry fee of £48.00 and a match fee of £10.00 which includs optional pools for longest round and longest flat fish of the night. All competitions are held on a Wednesday evening.  These competitions are on a measure and return basis.
1st 10th March, 2nd 21st April, 3rd 12th May, 4th 23th June, 5th 7th July, 6th 18th August, 7th 22nd September, 8th October.

Shore Competition Results

12th Shore Competition 20th November 2021.
On Saturday evening the 20th November the club held its final shore competition for the club year. The venue was Sandbanks, Poole and the weather was light winds with light rain showers. 11 club members signed in and 7 weighed in fish consisting of flounders, sole and paice. The number of fish caught was 8 for a total weight of 7lb 1.5oz.
The best flat fish went to Andy Hopkins with a flounder weighing 1lb 5 3/4oz who also wins the Presidents Cup. Top junior was Finlay Munden with a flounder of 10 1/8oz who also wins the Wayman & Shepherd Cup.
Results: 1st Andy Hopkins 1 fish 1lb 5 3/4oz, 2nd Terry Kempton 1 fish 1lb 3oz, 3rd Roland Blomfield 2 fish 1lb 0.2oz, 4th Ollie Hopkins 1 fish 15 5/8oz,
5th Finlay Munden (Jnr) 1 fish 10 1/8oz, 6th Ben Daniel 1 fish 9.5oz, 7th Glenn Short 8 1/4oz.
The best specimen pool of £64-00 and the best round fish pool of £11-00 are both rollovers till the next competition.
11th Shore Competition 16th October 2021.
On Saturday evening the 16th October the club held its 11th Shore competition with sunny conditions and light winds. 7 club members signed on and 5 weighed in fish consisting of black bream, dogfish, thornback ray and silver eel. A total of 7 fish were weighed and released for a weight of 12lbs 12.5oz.
The best round fish of the evening was a thornbackray weighing 5lb 5 3/8oz caught by Andy Hopkins. Specimen fish pool of £53.00 and flat fish pool of £7.00 are both rollovers till the next competition.
Results:  1st Andy Hopkins 2 fish 6lb 0.5oz, 2nd Keith Panks 1 fish 1lb 13oz, 3rd Luke Woodford 2 fish 1lb 9oz, 4th Danny Panks 1 fish 1lb 3oz,
5th Terry Kempton 1 fish 3oz.
10th Shore Competition 18th September 2021.
On Saturday evening 18th September the club held its 10th Shore competition in nice sunny conditions with light winds. The venue for the evening was Warren Edge and ten club members signed in. Six weighed in fish consisting of black bream, sole, plaice, dab, turbot, bass, scad and tub gurnard. Thirteen fish were weighed and released for a total weight of 11lbs 10.3oz. The best round fish was a bass weighing 3lb 12oz caught by Denise Donaldson. The best flat fish was a turbot weighing 1lb 15 1/8oz caught by Glenn Short.
Results: 1st Denise Donaldson 1 fish 3lb 12oz, 2nd Glenn Short 2 fish 2lb 5 3/8oz, 3rd Andy Richmond 3 fish 2lb 5 1/8oz, 4th Roland Blomfield 3 fish 1lb 11.8oz, 5th Malcolm Stote 2 fish 1lb 1 5/8oz, 6th Terry Kempton 2 fish 15 3/8oz.  Specimen pool of £46.00 is a rollover till the next competition.
9th Shore Competition 21st August 2021.
On Saturday evening the club held its 9th shore competition which was a rover. The weather was showery with a south/westerly winds. Five club members signed on and three weighed in fish consisting of black bream. Nine fish were caught for a total weight of 6lb 3.5oz. The best round fish of the evening went to Chris Ellis with a bream weighing 13-1/8oz. The best specimen pool of £36.00 and the best flat fish pool of £5.00 are both rollovers till the next competition.
1st Roland Blomfield with 4 fish for 2lb 12.4oz, 2nd Chris Ellis with 4 fish for 2lb 12-1/8oz, 3rd Terry Kempton with 1 fish for 11oz.

Shingle Bank League Competition Results

11th Shingle Bank League Competition 14th October 2021.
On Thursday evening 14th October in good weather conditions the club held its 11th Shingle Bank League competition in which 14 club members signed in and 6 weighed in fish consisting of red mullet, dogfish, black bream, silver eel and pollack. 12 fish in total were caught, weighed and released back into the sea for a total weight of 10lb 6 1/2oz. Best fish of the evening was a dogfish of 1lb 7oz caught by Danny Panks.
Results:  1st Danny Panks 3lb 4oz, 2nd Luke Woodford 2lb 11oz, 3rd Chris Ellis 1lb 14.4oz, 4th Ben Daniel 1lb 11 1/4oz,
5th Andy Hopkins 15 1/8oz, 6th Malcolm Stote 2.6oz.

10th Shingle Bank League Competition 16th September 2021.
On Thursday evening the club held its 10th Shingle Bank league competition in very good weather. Fifteen club members signed on for a good evening 's fishing. Fish caught consisted of bass, black bream, blonde and smalleyed rays, conger eels, dogfish, smoothhound and gurnard. A total of nineteen fish were caught, weighed and released back into the sea for a total weight of 47lbs 12 7/8oz. The best fish of the evening was a blonde ray weighing 11lbs 4 1/4oz caught by Ben Daniel.
Rersults:  1st Ben Daniel 4 fish 19lbs 5 5/8oz, 2nd Andy Hopkins 3 fish 7lb 9 3/8oz, 3rd Luke Woodford 1 fish 6lb 3 3/8oz, 4th Malcolm Stote 5 fish 6lb 2 1/8oz, 5th Danny Panks 2 fish 2lb 10oz, 6th Ollie Hopkins 2 fish 2lb 9 7/8oz, 7th Steve Pitman 1 fish 2lb 6 1/4oz, 8th Andy Richmond 1 fish 14 1/8oz.

9th Shingle Bank League Competition 3rd August 2021.
On Tuesday evening 3rd August the club held its 9th Shingle Bank League competition of the year at Milford. This competition was for The Peter Tybinkowski Memorial Shield Trophy. Weather for the evening was breezy with a few showers, but the sea was very weedy. Fifteen club members signed on and nine weighed in fish consisting of bass, black bream and sole. Nineteen fish were weighed on the night for a total weight of 17lbs 3oz. Best fish of the evening was a bass weighing 5lb 15oz caught by Malcolm Stote. Only edible fish are retained. All others are gently returned to the sea after weighing.
Results: 1st Malcolm Stote 3 fish 7lb 3 3/8oz, 2nd Sir Tom Bagnall 2 fish 1lb 10.8oz, 3rd Keith Panks 2 fish 1lb 6oz, 4th Pete Chamberlain 2 fish 1lb 5.2oz,
5th Ed Taylor 2 fish 1lb 4oz, 6th Roland Blomfield 2 fish 1lb 3.8oz, 7th Danny Panks 2 fish 1lb 2oz, 8th Ollie Hopkins 2 fish 1lb 1 7/8oz,
9th Luke Woodford 2 fish 13 3/4oz.

8th Shingle Bank League Competition 19th July 2021.
On Monday evening twelve club members held a Shingle Bank League competition at Milford. The weather for the evening was fine and warm, but sadly there was a lot of weed. Fish caught consisted of black bream and bass. The best fish of the evening was a bass of 3lbs caught by Tom Bagnall. In total thirteen fish were caught and weighed and then released for a total weight of 15lbs 8 3/8oz.
Results: 1st Tom Bagnall 2 fish 4lb 12oz, 2nd Glenn Short 6 fish 3lb 12oz, 3rd Andy Hopkins 3 fish 2l;b 4 3/8oz, 4th Chris Ellis and Malcolm Stote both with 1 fish for 1lb 14oz.

Win-Sum League Competition Results

3rd Adult Win-Sum League Competition 8th July 2021.
On Thursday evening 8th July eleven club members fished their 3rd Adult Win-Sum League competition the Lymington Sea Wall. The weather for the evening was dry and fine with species caught included bass, eels and gilthead bream The longest round fish went to Paul Watson with a bass of 52cm. The smallest fish of the evening went to Glenn short with a bass of 11cm. No flat fish were caught.
1st Chris Ellis 22 fish 527pts, 2nd Ben Daniel 21 fish 453pts, 3rd Paul Watson 13 fish 339pts, 4th Billy King 14 fish 318pts,
5th Malcolm Stote 14 fish 307pts, 6th Glenn Short 12 fish 270pts, 7th Andy Richmond 9 fish 207pts, 8th Pete Chamberlain 9 fish 181pts,
9th Colin Saunders 6 fish 153pts and 10th Charlie Nash 4 fish 108pts.
2nd Adult Win-Sum League Competition 23rd June 2021.
On Wednesday evening 23rd June eight club members held the 2nd Adult Win-Sum League competition at Highcliffe. In breezy conditions species caught included whiting, smooth hound, sole, dogfish, black bream, mackerel, bass, pouting and flounder. The longest round fish went to Paul Watson with a dogfish of 58cm. The longest flat fish was won by Ben Daniel with a sole of 18cm. The smallest fish of the evening went to Pete Chamberlain with a whiting of 9cm.
1st Ben Daniel 4 fish 147pts, 2nd Glenn Short 3 fish 119pts, 3rd Pete Chamberlain 3 fish 82pts, 4th Billy King 2 fish 77pts, 5th Chris Ellis 2 fish 75pts, 6th Paul Watson 1 fish 63pts, 7th Colin Saunders and Malcolm Stote 2 fish 49pts.
1st Adult Win-Sum League Competition 12th May 2021.
On Wednesday evening the 12th May the club held its 1st Adult Win-Sum League competition, the venue being Southbourne. The weather was dry and breezy and eleven club members signed on. Ten found the fish which consisted of plaice, brill, bass, sole, smooth hound and dogfish. All fish are measured straight away and gently returned to the sea.
The largest round fish pool went to Charlie Nash with a dogfish of 62cm. The largest flat fish pool also went to Charlie with a plaice of 27cm. The smallest fish pool went to Glenn Short with a plaice of 20cm.
1st Ben Daniel 460pts, 2nd Malcolm Stote 395pts, 3rd Andy Richmond 201pts, 4th Pete Chamberlain 181pts, 5th Billy King 153pts,
6th Glenn Short 137pts, 7th Charlie Nash 99pts, 8th Chris Ellis 92pts, 9th Paul Watson 57pts and 10th Luke Woodford 55pts.

Boat Competitions

Boat Competitions
Shallow Boat Competitions for 2021.  Organised by Brian Ansell for further information please contact Brian on 01590-672628.
All competitions are fished on Sundays.
1st, 21st December.  2nd, 24th January. 3rd, 21st February. 4th, 7th March. 5th, 18th April. 6th, 16th May. 7th, 20th June. 8th, 18th July. 9th, 1st August.
10th, 26th September. 11th, 24th October. 14th November {Club Open Competition}. 12th, 28th November. 1st for 2022. 12th December.

Large Boat Competitions for 2021.  Organised by Alec Harmer for further information please contact Alec on 01590-674045.
All competitions are fished on Sunday out from Lymington aboard charter boat Private Venture skippered by Arthur Savage.
1st, 6th December. 2nd, 18th April. 3rd, 2nd May. 4th, 13th June. 5th, 11th July. 6th, 1st August. 7th, 26th September.
8th, 31st October. 9th, 14th November. 1st for 2022, 12th December.

Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Series Competitions.  Organised by Robin Lane for further information please contact Robin on 07876 471901.
1st, 4th April. 2nd, 8th May. 3rd, 19th June. 4th, 17th July. 5th, 7th August. 6th, 4th September. 7th, 2nd October.

Recreational Charter Boat Fishing Trips.  Organised by Robin Lane for further information please contact Robin on 07876 471901.
Recreational Week-End Trips fished on a Saturday or Sunday.
1st, 9th January. 2nd, 23rd January. 3rd, 20th February.4th, 7th Match. 5th, 24th April. 6th, 16th May. 7th, 27th June.
8th, 10th July. 9th, 15th August. 10th, 9th October.11th, 14th November. 12th, 28th November.
Recreational Mid-Week Trips fished on a Monday to Friday.
1st, 5th February. 2nd, 17th March. 3rd, 28th April. 4th, 26th May. 5th, 9th June. 6th, 21st July. 7th, 11th August. 8th, 17th August.
9th, 15th September. 10th, 20th September. 11th, 29th September. 12th, 26th October. 13th, 10th November. 14th, 8th December.

Evening fishing trips in the Solent.
3 Fishing for cod on "Voyager" out from Lymington Haven meeting at 5.00 till 5.30 p.m. Please contact Robin Lane on 07876 471902.
So book your space early by phoning Robin Lane.

Shallow Boat Competition Results.

10th Shallow Boat Competition 26th September 2021.
On Sunday 26th September the club held its 10th Shallow Boat competition. The weather was dry and cloudy to start with and then the sun came out but sadly the wind increased as well. Due to the fuel crisis only one boat managed to get fuel and go fishing. All the others had to travel to far for launching etc which used fuel. Fish caught on the day included bass, black bream and dogfish.
Results:  1st Alan Martin 47pts, 2nd Adrian Moody 40pts.
9th Shallow Boat Competition 1st August 2021.
On Sunday 1st August the club held its 9th Shallow Boat competition. The weather on the day was cloudy with some heavy showers, light winds and a choppy sea. Four club members signed on and three caught fish. Which consisted of black bream, dogfish, scad and smoothound.
Results:  1st Colin Wright 34pts, 2nd Adrian Moody 16pts, 3rd Chris Hardy 11pts.
8th Shallow Boat Competition 18th July 2021.
On Sunday four club members held their 8th Shallow Boat Competition. The weather was just great, sunshine from the start and a light breeze all day. Fish caught included dogfish, black bream, bull huss, bass and wrasse. These competitions are now run on a points system where points are awarded for fish and then it is released straight back into the sea.
Results:  1st Derek Smith 75pts, 2nd Adrian Moody 39pts, 3rd Brian Ansell 33pts, 4th Alan Martin 27pts.
5th Shallow Boat Competition 18th April 2021.
On Sunday the club held its first Shallow Boat competition since the lockdown was lifted. Only four club members managed to get out in their boats on this day which was dry, sunny with light winds but a little chilly. Fish caught consisted of dogfish, pouting and whiting.
Results:  1st Adrian Moody 13 fish for 44pts, joint 2nd Barry Littlefair and Dennis Mapes both with 11 fish for 32pts, 4th Alan Martin 10 fish for 25pts.
All fish are returned alive and points awarded.

Large Boat Competition Results

7th large Boat Competition 26th September 2021.
Nine club members enjoyed a dsay's fishing before the early Autumn gales set in, aboared "Private Venture"skippered by Art Savage. On the way out a brief stop was made near the Shingles to investigate what was attracting a large flock of seagulls to the area. Feathers and lures confirmed mackerel and bass were present. Heading further westwards, the target was late season bream. However their place appeared to have been taken by dogfish. By lunchtime the wind had picked up and with the turn of the tide a move was made to the Needles area for bass, which duly obliged. Junior member William Waterhouse, on his first Large Boat competition, managed a personal best with one of 3lb 3oz. As the tide eased a final move was in search of plaice. Twelve sizeable and several undersized plaice were taken on the drift together with dogfish, scad and mackerel.
Results:  1st Ed Taylor 110pts, 2nd Derek Smith 68pts, 3rd Andrew Foster 50pts, joint 4th Jane Hopkins and Marc Duncan 44pts, 5th Malcolm Gerrish 43pts, 6th William Waterhouse 25pts, 7th Roland Blomfield 23pts and 8th Alec Harmer 14pts.     
6th Large Boat Competition 1st August 2021.
Taking advantage of the neap tide, nine club members headed out to a deep water mark several miles south of the Needles for their August Large Boat competition aboard "Private Venture2 skippered by Art Savage. Little wind and overcast conditions were welcome after the recent hot weather and storms. Several drifts on the way out provided a few mackerel before the anchor was put down. Several small tope soon obliged, plus a bass of around 3lb for Ed Taylor and an undersize turbot for Arran Harmer. A dozen sizeable black bream were also boated in what was a slow but steady session. With the tide slackening right off a move was made to an inshore mark in search of plaice, with all members catching, in particular, the club's president Derek Smith managed seven sizeable fish. Club chairman Alec Harmer matched his son's turbot with another undersized one. Other fish caught on the day included gurnard, dogfish and pouting.
Results:  1st Ed Taylor 92pts, 2nd Paul Hollyoake 86pts, 3rd Marc Duncan 63pts, 4th Jane Hopkins 60pts, 5th Derek Smith 57pts, 6th Malcolm Gerrish 51pts, 7th Arran Harmer 48pts, 8th Alec Harmer 30pts and 9th Roland Blomfield 15pts.
5th Large Boat Competition 11th July 2021.
For their July monthly Large Boat competition eight club members headed to a mark south of the Needles aboard "Private Venture" skippered by Art Savage. With plenty of cloud cover and light winds it was ideal fishing conditions. First stop produced a few mackerel and then a movie to a mark further out produced plenty of pout for everyone, plus several black bream to nearly 3lb. Other fish included undulate ray, pollack and tope. After slack water the rest of the day was spent targeting place, both on the drift and at anchor. In addition to plaice, dogfish and black bream also put in an appearance. Other species caught during the day included conger, tub gurnard and scad.
Results:  1st Alec Harmer 106pts, 2nd Arran Harmer 95pts, 3rd Malcolm Gerrish 95pts (less fish), 4th Jane Hopkins 83pts, 5th Marc Duncan 55pts,
6th Roland Blomfield 50pts, 7th Derek Smith 50pts (less fish), 8th Andrew Foster 34pts.
4th Large Boats 13th June 2021.
Seven club members headed out into Christchurch Bay for their June competition aboard "Private Venture" skippered by Art Savage, on one of the hottest days of the year so far. With strongish tides, the decision was made to fish various inshore marks, either drifting or at anchor. Fishing proved to be steady throughout the session, although a lot of the fish were frustratingly undersized. Species caught were black bream, conger eel, dab, dogfish, grey and tub gurnard, mackerel, plaice and undulate ray.
Results:  1st Ed Taylor 97pts, 2nd Malcolm Gerrish 86pts, 3rd Arran Harmer 85pts, 4th Derek Smith 72pts, 5th Alec Harmer 64pts, 6th Andrew Foster 46pts, 7th Roland Blomfield 21pts.

Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Competition Results

Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Competition Results
5th Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Series 4th September 2021.
On Saturday 4th September the club held its 5th competition out from Lymington. With good weather conditions 18 club members boarded 3 charter boats Voyager, Last laugh and Devocean. All the boats headed out of the Solent past Hurst Castle and headed to various marks around Christchurch Ledge looking for many species including wrasse, goby, tompot, bullhuss and pouting. After that we moved on to a plaice mark and finally went looking for even bigger fish including conger eels, rays, tope and dogfish.
Devocean found 20 different species Voyager had 19 with martin Bobbett catching 16 different species alone and Last laugh managed to find 17.
Notable fish caught on the day. Chris Rogers an undulate ray 13lbs. Martin Bobbett an undulate ray 12lbs 8oz and Richard Day a ballan wrasse 4lb 3oz.
Results by Boat.
Voyager:  1st Martin Bobbett 16 species 471pts, 2nd Chris Ellis 12 species 394pts, 3rd Chris Rogers 14 species 380pts, 4th Robin Lane 12 species 321pts, 5th Karl Bates 9 species 255pts, 6th Malcolm Gerrish 230pts.
Last Laugh: 1st Ben Daniel 10 species 303pts, 2nd Malcolm Stote 9 species 261pts, 3rd Paul Wilson 10 species 245pts, 4th Garth Smith 8 species 236pts, 5th Mark Boldick 7 species 170pts, 6th Andy Southwick 5 species 160pts.
Devocean: 1st Cliff Newbold 13species 361pts, 2nd Richard Day 12 species 350pts, 3rd Ed Taylor 13 species 345pts, 4th John Bellamy 9 species 271pts, 5th Marc Duncan 11 species 260pts, 6th Rod Giles 11 species 245pts.

4th Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Series 7th August 2021.
On Saturday 7th August the club held its 4th competition fishing out from Poole. With light winds eighteen club members boarded three charter boats which were "Mistress Linda" "Blue Duo" and "Boney M". All three headed out into Poole Bay where "Boney M" headed for a mark called The Half Bank. Here spotted and undulate rays, smoothhounds and dogfish were caught.
Meanwhile "Mistress Linda" and "Blue Duo" anchored on a rocky mark where wrasse, pouting, conger eels, mackerel and a number of mini species were caught. Sadly with the wind increasing all the boats returned to Poole Harbour to fish and here we were hampered by squally showers which made fishing difficult, but we still managed to catch plaice, bass, gurnards and flounders. In total twenty-eight different species of fish were caught between the three boats.
Results by Boat.
Mistress Linda.  1st John Bellamy 12 species 396pts, 2nd Chris Rogers 13 species 363pts, 3rd Malcolm Stote 12 species 322pts,
4th Paul Hollyoake 11 species 279pts, 5th Ed Taylor 10 species 265pts, 6th Karl Bates 4 species 108pts.
Blue Duo.  1st Richard day 13 species 425pts, 2nd Ben Daniel 11 species 361pts, 3rd Cliff Newbold 9 species 323pts, 4th Mark Boldich 8 species 225pts, 5th Garth Smith 5 species 166pts, 6th Andy Southwick 5 species 120pts.
Boney M.  1st Rod Giles 8 species 320pts, 2nd Chris Ellis 9 species 313pts, 3rd Robin Lane 12 species 295pts, 4th Malcolm Gerrish 11 species 255pts, 5th Paul Wilson 6 species 181pts, 6thMarc Duncan 7 species 173pts.

3rd Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Series 17th July 2021.
On Saturday 17th July the club held its 3rd competition fishing out from Lymington. Eighteen club members boarded three charter boats in Lymington Haven Marina which were "Devocean", "Voyager" and "Last laugh". Weather conditions were ideal with a flat calm sea and sunshine. All the boats went out past Hurst Castle to various marks on the Shingle Bank to catch as many different species as possible in the allocated time of six hours. After six hours on the way back to port the scores were added up with each skipper hoping that their boat had landed the most species. Skipper Kevin Duell of "Voyager" was very pleased with 21 different species as was Kevin Sampson of "Devocean" who also had 21 and John Skeggs skipper of "Last Laugh" with 18 species. Over all on the three charter boats a total of 30 different species of fish were caught and all returned to the sea alive. Notable fish caught on the day and returned to the sea. Richard Day an undulate ray, Chris Ellis a ballan wrasse, Ed Taylor a bass, Paul Hollyoake a spotted ray, Cliff Newbold a plaice and John Bellamy a red gurnard.
Results by Boat.
Devocean.  1st Malcolm Stote 11 species 349pts, 2nd Chris Ellis 10 species 302pts, 3rd Ben Daniel 11 species 296pts, 4th Ed Taylor 10 species 275pts, 5th Richard Day 9 species 217pts, 6th Mark Boldick 7 species 160pts.
Voyager.  1st Cliff Newbold 11 species 323pts, 2nd Robin Lane 13 species 313pts, 3rd Paul Hollyoake 12 species 295pts,
4th John Bellamy 11 species 294pts, 5th Garth Smith 10 species 238pts, 6th Andy Southwick 7 species 135pts.
Last Laugh. 1st Chris Rogers 13 species 376pts, 2nd Rod Giles 9 species 267pts, 3rd Malcolm Gerrish 7 species 196pts,
4th Paul Wilson 6 species 175pts, 5th Karl Bates 5 species 175pts, 6th Marc Duncan 5 species 130pts.

Recreational Charter Boat Trips  Results

Week-end Recreational Fishing Trip 9th October 2021.
On Saturday 9th October the club held a recreational fishing trip aboard Last Laugh skippered by John Skeggs out from Lymington. With good weather forecast 8 club members boarded with high expectations after previous bass trips had fished well. After leaving Lymington Haven Marina we headed for Freshwater Bay hoping to catch bait fish for the day's fishing. With his bait tanks full John headed for one of his marks which with the high tides he knew would fish well. On the first drift over the mark John had guessed correctly as bass started coming aboard the first one being caught by Cliff Williams weighing 6lb 8oz. Some 20 bass were caught and returned. The best fish of the day was caught by junior member 12 years old Tom Harker, who fishing with his dad Brett Harker had a life time best bass of 13lbs 1oz which was then released.

Mid-week Recreational Fishing Trip 20th September2021.   
On Monday 20th September the club held a recreational fishing trip out fromWeymouth aboard charter boat Supanova skippered by Lyle Stantiford. Weather on the day was dry with a light northly breeze. Skipper Lyle phoned Robin the day before telling him that mackerel were few and far between so he advised all 9 club members to bring enough bait of their own which included squid, prawns and ragworms. The main target fish for the day was big bream. We started getting small bream up to 2lb and this went on for 2 hours to 3 hours. Then we said enough is enough so we went mackerel fishing on a mark called "The Stink Pipe". Arriving at this mark feathers were dropped and mackerel started being caught.
We thenwent to our next mark hoping to catch big bream. But with the wind and tide working against us little was caught. The skipper said then that a few nice turbot and brill had been caught just off the Bill. So with fresh mackerel we started our first drift and the rule is when fishing for these species you let the fish take the bait and do not strike just let out line so they are well hooked. Harry Gray did just this and after a while started to reel in with difficulty. After a short time Lyle jumped into action picking up the net because Harry had just hooked into a monster brill weighing 7lb 5 7/8oz. A good day's fishing for all especially for Harry!!!

Mid-week Recreational Fishing Trip 17th August 2021.
On Tuesday six members of the club held a mid-week recreational fishing trip out from Poole aboard "Mistress Linda" skippered by Phil Higgins. The original plan was to go out to a ten-mile mark and fish for rays and tope. But weather conditions would not allow this so we stayed around Poole going to a mark called The Half Bank. When Phil dropped anchor, some small smooth hounds were caught plus a sizeable brill of 11 3/4oz caught by Rod Taylor.
We moved around Poole Bay trying a number of marks with very little to show. Phil then headed back into Poole Harbour looking for plaice and gilthead bream. Mark Boldick managed a plaice and Andy Hopkins managed to find a rare fish these days a flounder of 14 1/8oz but no gilthead bream.

Week-end Recreational Fishing Trip 15th August 2021.
On Sunday 15th August seven club members arrived in Weymouth to board charter boat "Supanova" skippered by Lyle Stantiford. The plan for the day was to target big black bream although weather conditions were not good with a strong westerly wind and rain a big possibility.
On leaving harbour Lyle said as we have the last of the ebb tide it will be rough but would soon flood and the sea will flatten. So, moving towards Portland Bill we tried for mackerel and then moved on to the Shambles where plenty of medium size black bream were caught around a pound to two pound in weight.
When the flood tide started Lyle headed around the Bill going west to find a certain wreck where big black bream was known to be. We dropped anchor and started fishing, some using big baits and some using very small baits for the bream. It wasn't long before conger eels were coming aboard and then the bream. Malcolm Stote caught a number of black bream of the 3lb plus mark, he also had a double shot with the biggest weighing 3lb 8 1/8oz. Robin Lane had the best bream of the day weighing 4lb 5oz. Robin also had a nice pollack of 11lbs 6oz caught on a bream rig. All in all a good day all round.

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