This is primarily to avoid the chance of commercial fishermen exploiting the information for their own gain to the detriment of club members.
The reports shown below are as they were submitted for publication in the IW County Press
The published version often differs but this is out of my control
(Starting 1st Nov 2017) Listed with most recent first
|21-10-18: Best Specimen Cod or Bass|
|16-9-18, 23-9-18, 14-10-18: All comps cancelled|
As a departure from normal competitions, there was a geographical limit of no more than 3 ½ miles from Princessa Buoy.
In addition there were two sections to the comp with one being for flatfish & the other being a conservation comp where points were awarded according to what species of fish was captured & released.
Unfortunately sport was generally poor with smoothounds, rays & wrasse being recorded.
Dave Peach won the flatfish section as he was the only one to bring one to the scales which was a Brill of 2 lbs 8 ozs.
Top honours in the conservation section went jointly to Jason Haliday & Ian Mann who both recorded 30 points.
Ray Ellis was second on 18 points & Mark Jones was third on 7 points.
|From 8-7-18 up to & including 5-8-18: All comps abandoned due to anticipated lack of interest|
8-7-18: Plaice Comp:
Apologies that only very short notice was given for this comp to be confirmed. The committee finally agreed that it should still count for championship points. If anyone has any strong feelings against that then please advise any committee member.
In the interests of conservation, only a maximum of two fish were permitted.
Ian Mann was first with a bag weight of 5 lbs 6ozs
Liam Smith was second with a bag weight of 3 lbs 13 ozs
Bill Smith was third with a bag weight of 3 lbs 1 ½ ozs
|1-7-18: Plaice comp : although scheduled it was abandoned by request of skippers.|
|24-6-18: Plaice comp (added by popular demand.)|
As a result of representations from skippers in Bembridge Angling Club, an extra competition for Plaice was added to their list of competitions & it was recently held in near perfect conditions of little breeze & good water clarity.
This was well supported with 31 anglers participating.
Unfortunately, despite the favourable conditions, only 15 competitors weighed in & what fish were caught were mostly disappointingly small with a large proportion returned alive.
In the interests of conservation, the club had imposed a maximum bag limit of 2 fish.
Jason Holliday found by far the largest Plaice on the day at a sweep winning weight of 4 lbs 3 ½ ozs which significantly contributed to his first placed total bag weight of 5 lbs 10 ½ ozs.
Liam Smith was second with a 2 fish bag weight of 4 lbs 7 ½ ozs
Marcus Gawn was third with a 2 fish bag weight of 4 lbs 1 ½ ozs
It is unfortunate that the County Press does not seem to have published the results report that was submitted to them.
|20-5-18: Open Bream competition: see full report under Open Results|
|All competitions prior to the special 2018 open Bream competitiom either cancelled or abandoned.|
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