All about the club.
      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.

SHORE FISHING.
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.
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 21/2022.
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 Alison Day. 02380-741888.
Membership Secretary: Brian Ansell. 01590-672628. 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.
Boat Compound Commodore: Adrian Moody. 02380-668131. 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. Bar Steward and Hall Booking Officer. Terry Kempton. 01590-675088.
Committee Members:
Mr Ben Daniel. 07824 641965. Mr Chris Ellis. 07790 231350. Mr Alan Martin. 02381-943452. Mr Jamie Munden. 07938 484196.
Mr Malcolm Stote. 07894 902254. Mr Richard Day. 02380-741888. Mr Luke Woodford. 07802521493.
Mr Pete Drodge.  01590-676946.  Mr Colin Saunders. 01425-629923.

Wessex Angling Trust Champion of Champions 2022.
Gosport was the venue for the Wessex Angling Trust Open for 2022.  John Bellamy and Ed Taylor represented Lymington & District Sea Fishing Club as both Match boat, and Large boat champions for 2021, competing for the honour to win the title of top Wessex club champion of champions.
This is still a bait supplied competition. The bait pack consisted of 6oz of ragworm, 1 lb squid and 3 frozen mackerel. On arrival we were told the species that we would possibly catch, which were tope, smoothhound, rays, congers, bream, pout, wrasse, dogfish and the occasional gurnard and bass.
With the hottest weekend weather forecast for this year, the catamarans set sail into beautiful blue skies to fish the eastern Solent. Although the weather gods were with us, on arrival to Bullocks Patch, it was quite apparent that fishing at anchor in a strong spring tide was going to be difficult with huge rafts of weed on the surface. A few bream were caught, but it wasn't long before a decision was made to fish inshore out of the tide and weed. Producing bream, smoothhounds, dogfish and the odd gurnard, at last we had a competition on our hands. As the tide slackened a move to Membury Bank upped the ante, as the larger fish began to feed, with congers of 18 lbs, smoothhounds of 14 lbs, plus a couple of small eyed rays being caught.
At slack water a few pout began to show in between the occasional bream, and a nice bonus 3 lb bass for Ed Taylor. Not the easiest of days fishing, but in the company of the quality of anglers it was a well fought match, with lots of banter to suit.
I am pleased to say that Ed Taylor retained the honour of winning the Champion of Champions for the second time, and 3rd place individual angler within the open competition, keeping the Lymington & District Fishing Club in the minds of all the other clubs within the Wessex Angling Trust region. This is a fantastic result of all the hard work that Robin Lane and Alec Harmer have put in over the years, maintaining the Match Boat League, Large boats, and the recreational boat trips.

The Photo:
Ed Taylor being presented with his trophy from the President of the Wessex Angling Trust Ray Ashby.

Flounder Open Monday 3rd January 2022.
Flounder Open 3rd January 2022.
On Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January the club held its shore Flounder Open competition. The weather for the day was dry with a strong south-west wind blowing at the start of the competition, but happily it eased as the competition progressed.
44 anglers signed on which was a very good turn-out in these difficult times. All had high hopes of catching the exclusive flounder which sadly over the last few years has declined.
Fishing was very slow throughout the day with only 9 sizeable fish caught. 3 flounders, 5 bass and 1 rockling. As it is a flounder competition when weighing in flounder take precedence over all other fish.
Flounder Results:
1st Rory Lancaster 1 flounder weighing 2lb 6.6oz and wins £200.00.
2nd Terry Kempton 1 flounder weighing 11oz and wins £145.00.
3rd Tony Mapes 1 flounder weighing 9.6oz and wins £100.00.
Optional pool for the heaviest flounder goes to Rory Lancaster with his flounder of 2lb 6.6oz and wins him £50.00.
Heaviest other fish Results.
1st Toby White with a bass of 3lb 4oz, 53cm and wins £60.00.
2nd Malcolm Stote with a bass of 2lb 6oz, 47cm and wins £40.00.
3rd Patrick Dalton with a bass weighing 1lb 14oz, 43cm and wins £20.00.
4th Alan mapes with a bass weighing 1lb 12oz and wins £15.00.

Cash draw winners are Ben Daniel £50.00 and Tony Mapes £30.00.


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 for June 2022.
Shore.  Adult. Keith Warren with a gilthead bream weighing 3 lb 5 oz.
Shore club record broken by Keith Warren with his gilthead bream of 3 lb 5 oz.
Boats. Adult. Robert Flicos with a smoothhound weighing 13 lbs 12-1/2 oz.
Fish of the Month for May 2022.
Shore.  Adult.  Luke Woodford with a smoothhound weighing 18 lbs 3 oz.
Boats.  Adult.  Robert Flicos with a dogfish weighing 1 lb 14.1/2 oz.
Boat Club Record Broken. Chris Ellis has broken the club record with his greater sandeel weighing 4.1/8 oz.
Fish of the Month for April 2022.
Shore. Adult.  Malcolm Stote with a dogfish weighing 2 lb 5.3/8 oz.
Boats. Adult. Richard Day with a black bream weighing 3 lb 1 oz.
Fish of the Month for March 2022.
Shore. Adult. Luke Woodeford witha small eyed ray weighing 11 lbs 9 oz.
Boats. Adult. Robert Taylor with a thornback ray weighing 8 lb 14.1/8 oz.
Fish of the Month for February 2022.
Shore.  Adult.  Ollie Hopkins with a dogfish weighing in at 1lb 14.1/2oz.
Shore Club Record Broken. Luke Woodford has broken the shore club record with a small eyed ray weighing in at 11lbs 9oz.
Catch  & Release Record.  Luke has also broken the shore catch and release record with his small eyed ray of 11lbs 9oz.
Fish of the Month for January 2022.
Shore.  Adult.  David Flicos with a sole weighing in at 1lb 8oz.
Boats. Adult. Robert Flicos with a whiting weighing in at 2lb 11-1/2oz.
Fish of the Month for December 2021.
Shore. Adult.  Ben Daniel with a dogfish weighing in at 2lb 3-5/8oz.
Junior.  William Waterhouse with a sole weighing in at 12oz.
Boats.  Adult.  Robert Flicos with a dogfish weighing in at 1Ib 14oz.
Shore Competitions 2021/22.
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.
5th Saturday 23rd April Rover. 6th Friday 13th May White House & Paddy Gap.
7th Friday 10th June Barton. 8th Saturday 23rd July Solent Rd, Southbourne. 9th Saturday 6th August  Rover.
10th Saturday 24th September Warren Edge. 11th Friday 21st October Shingle Bank & White House. 12th Saturday 19th November Poole, Sandbanks. 1st Sunday 11th December Christmas Rover.

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.
5th Monday 11th April.  6th Tuesday 24th May.  7th Thursday 23rd June.  8th Tuesday 5th July.9th Monday 22nd August.  10th Tuesday 20th September.  
11th Thursday 14th October.  12th 3rd November.  1st Thursday 1st 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.
2nd 27th  April,   3rd 11th May,  4th 29th June,  5th 13th July,  6th 10th August,  7th 7th September,  8th October. Bonus competition. TBA.
8th Shore 23rd July 2022.
On Friday evening the club held a shore competition at Solent Road, Southbourne. The weather for the evening was dry, with a south westerly wind and 8 club members signed on. 6 weighed in fish consisting of sole, ballan wrasse and tub gurnard. All under size fish on these competitions now count for points. These consisted of bass, sole, plaice, pouting, weaver and flounder. All fish are weighed, measured on the beach and returned straight away to the sea. The number of sizeable fish was 9 for a total weight of 4 lb 6.3/4 oz. Best round fish of the night was a ballen wrasse of 14.3/8 oz caught by Bruce Samber. Best flat fish of the night was a sole of 8.7/8 oz caught by Malcolm Stote.
Results:
1st Andy Richmond 1 lb 2.3/8 oz, 2nd Bruce Samber 14.3/8 oz, 3rd Luke Woodford 12 oz, 4th Roland Blomfield 11 oz, 5th Malcolm Stote 8.7/8 oz,
6th Shane Samber 6. 1/8 oz.
The specimen pool is a rollover till the next competiton of £31.00.

7th Shore 10th June 2022.
Sadly, this competition was abandoned due to substantial amounts of weed at Friar's Cliff.

6th Shore Competition.
On Friday evening 13th May the club held its 6th shore competition which was due to be fished at the White House and Paddys Gap. However due to the southerly winds and large amounts of weed in the surf the venue was changed to a rover competition.
12 club members signed on and 6 weighed in fish consisting of dogfish and undersize fish bass and whiting. A total of 9 fish were weighed for a total weight of 10lbs 9-5/8oz. Best round fish of the evening went to Malcolm Stote with a dogfish of 1lb 8-3/8ozs.
Results:
1st Danny Panks 3 fish 3lb 2oz, 2nd Keith Panks 2 fish 2lb 2oz, 3rd Malcolm Stote 1 fish 1lb 8-3/8oz, 4th Daniel White 1 fish 1lb 8oz,
5th Luke Woodford 1 fish 1lb 3-3/8oz, 6th Andy Richmond 1 fish 1lb 2-1/8oz, 7th Roland Blomfield 1 fish 1lb 4oz.
Best specimen and flat fish pools are both £12.00 and are rolled over till the next competition.


8th Shingle Bank League Competition.
On Tuesday evening 5th July 10 members of the club fished its 8th Shingle Bank League competition. The weather for the evening was good and 13 fish were caught which consisted of bass and black bream for a total weight of 15 lbs 9-3/4 oz. The best fish of the evening was a bass weighing 3 lb 3 oz and caught by Chris Ellis.
Results:
1st Pete Chamberlain 5 fish 4 lb 9-3/8 oz, 2nd Andy Hopkins 4 fish 4 lb 7 oz, 3rd Chris Ellis 1 fish 3 lb 3 oz, 4th Ollie Hopkins 2 fish 2 lb 7-3/8 oz,
5th Marc Duncan 1 fish 15 oz.

7th Shingle Bank League Competition.
On Thursday evening 23rd June 11 club members from the club signed on for a shingle bank league competition. The weather on the night was good, but there was some weed which resulted in only 3 weighing in fish. 11 fish were caught consisting of smoothhound, dogfish and black bream for a total weight of 22lbs 14.3/4oz. Best fish of the evening was a smoothhound of 6lb 15.1/8oz caught by Malcolm Stote.
Results:
1st Malcolm Stote 18lbs 10oz, 2nd Ollie Hopkins 3lb 3.5/8oz, 3rd Luke Woodford 1lb 1.1/8oz.

6th Shingle Bank League Competition.
On Tuesday evening 24th May the club held its 6th competition with a strong south westerly breeze and showers 11 club members signed on and 8 weighed in fish consisting off smooth hounds, dogfish and black bream. Best fish of the competition was a smoothhound weighing 8lb caught by Malcolm Stote.
Results:
1st Malcolm Stote 5 fish 13lbs 0.3/4oz, 2nd Roland Blomfield 1 fish 7lb 4.2oz, 3rd Ollie Hopkins 2 fish 2lb 11.1/4oz,
4th Paul Watson 1 fish 1lb 10.3/8oz, 5th Andy Hopkins 1 fish 1lb 6.1/8oz, 6th Danny Panks 1 fish 1lb 3oz, 7th Terry Kempton 1 fish 1lb 1oz,
8th Keith Panks 1 fish 13oz.
Shingle Bank Payouts.
1st Malcolm Stote £20.00. 2nd Roland Blomfield £9.00. 3rd Ollie Hopkins £4.00.
Optional Pools.
Malcolm Stote with his smoothhound of 8lb £11.00. Roland Blomfield also with a smoothhound of 7lb 4.2oz £11.00.



5th Adult Win-Sum League Competition 2022.
On Wednesday evening 13th July the club held its 5th Adult Win-Sum League competition at Harbour Road, Southbourne. The weather for the evening was very good. 14 club members signed on and all 14 caught fish which included plaice, sole, bass, gurnard, mackerel, Pouting, smoothhound and undulate ray. Longest round fish was an undulate ray of 45cm caught by Marc Duncan. Longest flat fish were 2 sole of 34cm each caught by Andy Hopkins and John Tharme. The smallest fish was a pouting of 8cm caught by Garry Mann.
Results:
Zone 1. 1st Bruce Samber (8 fish) 202cm, 2nd Andy Hopkins (7 fish) 202cm, 3rd Paul Watson 128cm, 4th Luke Woodford 125cm, 5th Chris Ellis 115cm, (105) 6thAndy Richmond 115cm, (100) 7thMalcolm Stote 99cm.
Zone 2. 1st Glenn Short 289cm, 2nd Ollie Hopkins 190cm, 3rd Garry Mann 133cm, 4th John Tharme 120cm, 5th Marc Duncan 119cm, 6th Colin Saunders 106cm, 7th Shane Samber 81cm.

4th Adult Win-Sum League Competition 2022.
On Wednesday evening 29th June the club held its 4th Adult Win-Sum League competition at Highcliffe. The weather for the evening was good and 14 club members signed on with 11 catching a variety of fish including smoothhound, pouting, undulate ray, conger eel, bass and whiting.
The longest round fish was an undulate ray of 89cm caught by Andy Hopkins. No flat fish were caught but the smallest fish was a whiting of 8cm caught by Ollie Hopkins.
Results:
Zone 1.  1st Luke Woodford (3 fish) 94cm, 2nd Andy Hopkins (2 fish) 94cm, 3rd Malcolm Stote53cm,4th Paul Watson 50cm, 5th Chris Ellis 42cm, 6th Pete Chamberlain 27cm, 7th Glenn Short 0cm.
Zone 2. 1st Shane Samber 96cm, 2nd Andy Hopkins 71cm, 3rd Garry Mann 63cm, 4th Ollie Hopkins 37cm, 5th John Tharme 26cm,
6th Bruce Samber 0cm, 7th Marc Duncan 0cm.

2nd Adult Win-Sum League Competition 2022.
On Wednesday evening 27th April the club held its 2nd Adult Win-Sum League competition and it was held at Southbourne. 14 club members signed on and 3 blanked but the fishing was very slow indeed.
Results:
Zone 1.  1st Pete Chamberlain 36pts, 2nd Bruce Samber 32pts, 3rd Paul Watson 30pts, 4th Shane Samber 28pts, 5th Marc Duncan 26pts,
Andy Richmond and Malcolm Stote both blanked.
Zone 2.  1st Glenn Short 50pts, 2ndAndy Hopkins 49pts, 3rd John Tharme 46pts, 4th Ollie Hopkins 29pts, 5th Luke Woodford 28pts,
6th Colin Saunders 20pts. Garry Mann blanked.
Pool Results:  Longest round fish was a bass of 27cm caught by Bruce Samber.  Longest flat fish was a plaice of 31cm caught by Pete Chamberlain.  Shortest fish was a plaice of 15cm caught by Colin Saunders.
Team Results:  1st team 5 Pete Chamberlain and Andy Hopkins with 75pts, 2nd team 6 Shane Samber and John Tharme with 64 pts,
3rd team 8 Glenn Short and Ben Daniel with 45pts, and team 3 Ollie Hopkins and Marc Duncan with 45pts,  5th team 1 Colin Saunders and Bruce Samber with 42pts, 6th team 4 Paul Watson and Garry Mann with 25pts, 7th Luke Woodford and Chris Ellis with 23pts.


Boat Competitions 2021/22.
Shallow Boat Competitions for 2021.  Organised by Brian Ansell for further information please contact Brian on 01590-672628.
All competitions are fished on Sundays.
5th, 24th April. 6th, 22nd May. 7th, 19th June. 8th, 24th July. 9th, 7th August. 10th, 4th September. 11th, 16th October.
20th November {Club Open Competition}. 12th, 27th November. 1st for 2023. 18th December.

Large Boat Competitions for 2021.  Organised by Marc Duncan for further information please contact Marc on 0781 0876 281.
1st. 24th April aboard Devocean,  2nd  31st July aboard Voyager  3rd  31st August aboard Devocean,  4th 18th September aboard Devocean,  5th 30th October aboard Voyager.

Vernon Everitt Match Boat League Series Competitions.  Organised by Robin Lane for further information please contact Robin on 07876 471901.
1st, 30th April.  2nd, 21st May.  3rd, 18th June.  4th, 16th July.  5th, 13th August.  6th, 10th September.  7th, 16th 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.
5th, 29th May.  6th, 25th June.  7th, 9th July. 8th, 31st July.  9th, 27th August.  10th, 3rd September.  11th, 8th October.  
12th, 20th November.  13th 17th December.

Recreational Mid-Week Trips fished on a Monday to Friday.
4th,  6th April.  5th, 20th April.  6th,  4th may.  7th, 1st June.   8th, 15th June. 9th, 14th July.  10th, 21st July.  11th, 18th August.  
12th, 15th September.  13th, 23rd September.   14th, 4th October.  15th  19th October. 16th 17th November.   17th 30th November.  
18th 2nd December. 19th 14th 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.

Evening fishing trips in Poole Harbour aboard Mistress Linda.
1st  Tuesday 26th July.  2nd Tuesday 9th August. 3rd Tuesday 23rd August.
9th Shallow Boat Competition 7th August 2022.
On Sunday the club held a shallow boat competition in which 4 club members fished. The weather was good with bright sunshine all day and a gentle breeze. Fish caught included black bream, conger eel, dogfish, scad and sting rays. On these competitions points are awarded for each fish and then the fish are returned to the sea.
Results:
1st Barry Littlefair 74 pts, 2nd Denis Mapes 72 pts, 3rd Colin Wright 45 pts, 4th Chris Hardy 23 pts.

3rd Shallow Boat Competition.
On Sunday 29th May the club held its 3rd Shallow Boat competition. The weather was dry and cloudy with light winds. 6 club members fished the competition and fish caught consisted of dogfish, black bream, smooth hound and plaice. On all these competitions no fish are kept. All are just recorded and then released gently back into the sea.
Results:
1st Derek Smith 20 pts, 2nd Denis Mapes 19 pts, 3rd Adrian Moody and Barry Littlefair both with 18 pts, 5th Brian Ansell 16 pts, 6th Alan Martin 15 pts.





2nd Large Boat Competition.
On Sunday 5th June the club held the 2nd competition (with the first cancelled due to weather) fishing aboard "Strongbow"  skippered by Dick Peckham out from Poole. Our first stop was a drift between the piers at Bournemouth, fishing for plaice but other species were expected. The first few drifts saw mackerel, gurnard, plaice, smoothhounds and a tope before guest angler Mike Wilkins landed an 11lbs 3oz blonde ray and he also managed a conger!!.
With the tide easing, we moved further offshore for some other species. Once again this produced a variety of species most notably another blonde ray for Mike and the last fish of the day, a tope of 10lbs10oz for Malcolm Gerrish.
Results:
1st David Wood 161 pts, 2nd Malcolm Stote 131 pts, 3rd Marc Duncan 119 pts, 4th Roland Blomfield 112 pts, 5th Malcolm Gerrish 100 pts,
6th Alec Harmer 81 pts, 7th Mike Wilkins 80 pts and 8th Andy Richmond 67 pts.










4th Vernon Everitt Match Boat League 17th July 2022.
The 4th match was held at Pool and 22 club members boarded 3 charter boats "Piscary" skipperedby Matt Rowe, "Boney M" skippered by Louis Medley and "Blue Duo" skippered by John Stevenson.
All 3 boats headed out into Poole Bay with a strong south-westerly wind which made fishing very difficult to begin with, but eased down during the day. Top boat of the day was "Piscary" with 23 different species and 248 fish all of which were returned to the sea.
Results:
"Piscary"  1st Ben Daniel 17 species 465 pts, 2nd Richard Day 12 species 448 pts, 3rd Ed Taylor 13 species 411 pts.
"Boney M" 1st John Bellamy 11 species 315 pts, 2nd Marc Duncan 9 species 250 pts, 3rd Garry Young 9 species 230 pts.
"Blue Duo" 1st Cliff Newbold 14 species 449 pts, 2nd Paul Wilson 13 species 347 pts, 3rd Chris Ellis 9 species 288 pts.

3rd Vernon Everitt Match Boat League 18th June 2022.
The 3rd match was held at Lymington in which 25 club members of the club boarded 3 charter boats which were "Last Laugh" skippered by John Skeggs, "Voyager" skippered by Kevin Duell and "Devocean" skippered by Kevin Sampson.
The aim was to catch as many fish and species as they could for points, but with the weather forecast saying the wind would increase in the afternoon, they all headed for their deep fishing marks first. "Last Laugh" headed for the deep shingles, and "Voyager and "Devocean" headed for the Christchurch Ledge area.
At the end of the day "Last Laugh" was top boat with 423 fish and 20 species. 2nd was "Devocean" with 192 fish and 18 species. 3rd was "Voyager" with 316 fish and 15 species. All the fish are returned to the sea.
Results:
"Last Laugh" 1st Chris Rogers 14 species 472 pts, 2nd Cliff Newbold 11 species 464 pts, 3rd Paul Hollyoake 12 species 444 pts.
"Devocean" 1st Chris Ellis 10 species 274 pts, 2nd Ed Taylor 9 species 260 pts, 3rd Marc Duncan 10 species 240 pts.
"Voyager"  1st David Wood 12 species 354 pts,  2nd John Bellamy 12 species 345 pts,  3rd Richard Day 10 species 324 pts.


Recreational Week-end Fishing Trip 9th July 2022.
On a fine Saturday morning 8 club members boarded a charter boat "Voyager" skippered by Kevin Duell at Lymington Haven Marina. On the way we stopped by the Needles to catch fresh mackerel for our bait for the day. Our target fish were to be tope and blonde rays. The decision was made to head ten miles off Aberfield to a bank called Horeshols where the anchor was dropped. Things were very slow at the start so Kevin decided to move a little further over the bank and then the fish started coming into the boat.
First was Harry Gray with a nice blonde ray weighing 15 lbs 8 oz, which was returned.  Soon after that a number of tope started being caught.  Robin lane with one weighing 26 lbs 8 oz, Pete Drodge 22 lbs 8 oz and George Dark one of 14 lbs.  But we were all out done by Anton Eblem with a tope weighing 30 lbs 12 oz and he also caught a nice blonde ray of11 lbs 8 oz.  Roy Eaton brought in a small turbot which was returned and all the fish caught today were returned.  A good day's fishing.

Two Mid week Recreational fishing Trips.
On the 14th and 15th June the club held 2 midweek recreational fishing trips aboard charter boat "Last Laugh" skippered by John Skeggs.
On a bright sunny morning on leaving Haven Marina the plan was to stop by the Needles and spend a little time mackerel fishing to fill up the live tank which we did. John's plan then was to head out about 10 miles to some reefs he knew would have our target fish which was bass. We used lures first dropping down and winding up slowly about30 feet and dropping down again, and soon bass was being caught of all sizes and at the slack tide we used our caught mackerel as bait. Many of the fish were returned to the sea. We al had 2good day's fishing.
Here are some of the notable fish from both days.
Robin Lane a bass weighing 7 lb 12 oz, Alan Rutter a bass weighing 6 lb 5 oz, Paul Ibberson-Groves a bass weighing 7 lb13 oz, Neil Pullman a bass weighing 5 lb 12 oz and Marc Duncan a bass weighing 3 lb 12 oz.

Recreational Mid-week Fishing Trip.
On Wednesday 1st June 7 club members boarded charter boat "Mistress Linda" skippered by Phil Higgins out from Poole. This recreational fishing trip's mail target were bass and bream.
On leaving Poole skipper Phil suggested bass as the first target fish so headed to a ten mile mark where bass were known to be. On arriving at our mark with lines down we worked our lures and Steve Pitman hooked into a good size bass only to lose it right on the surface. Better luck for Andy Hopkins bring up a bass estimated weight of 5 lb. This was the only bass caught, so it was suggested to fish on the Dolphin Bank for plaice and a good number were caught.
However the wind started to get up and we moved in closer to the shore looking for bream marks. Phil dropped anchor on a rocky area and soon sizeable bream were being caught, with Andy Richmond bringing ina cuckoo weasse of 1 lb 3/8 oz.










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