|SPECIMEN & SPECIES FESTIVAL 2017|
The club's annual Specimen & Species Festival took place between 12th - 20th August, the nine day event is only open to club members and they are able to fish any where along the English coastline. This year eleven senior & three junior members took part fishing venues such as Portland, Chesil Beach & Plymouth Mountbatten pier. This year the golden fish was gilthead bream, there were two caught one of 26cm and Norman just pipped it by 1cm with one of 27cm.
The results for the competition are as follows:
Species: THE JOHN AND FRANCES HUNT TROPHY
1st Ollie Mears 29 species
2nd Craig Horton 28 species
3rd Eden Lynham 9 species
Specimen: THE DAVID CORNICK TROPHY
1st Ian Draper with a thick lipped mullet of 95%
2nd Norman Stokes with a dogfish of 87%
3rd June Stokes with a golden grey mullet of 73%
Most fish points went to Ollie Mears with 93pts.
Junior winner was Eden Lynham with 9 species.
Pairs winners were Ollie Mears and Craig Horton With 104pts.
Golden Fish Winner: Norman Stokes 27cm
It was nice to see how many people put the effort in over the nine days.
The prize winners minus Eden: Left to right June Stokes, Norman Stokes, Ian Draper, Craig Horton & Ollie Mears.