Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Seaton Carnival Open shore fishing competition took place on Seaton Beach and 40 anglers took part, writes Mike Spiller.
Conditions were good with a flat sea but there were heavy showers during the five hour match.
Most of the fish were captured during the day light with plenty of different species being captured.
Amongst the catches were; dogfish, mackerel, gurnard, wrasse, bass, scad, garfish, thick lip mullet and golden grey mullet.
The winner of the event would be decided by the angler that could weigh-in the best two fish of different species during the event.
At the midnight weigh-in at the Spot On Cafe kiosk, Ben Bradstock from Honiton emerged the winner weighing in a thick lip mullet of 5lb 3oz and a golden grey mullet of 1lb 12oz this gave him a total of 211 per cent.
Second place went to Rob Marshall who recorded a mullet of 4lb 5oz and a mackerel of 12oz (152 per cent).
Third place went to Mark Wittington with a wrasse and dogfish combination (145 per cent).
The junior prize (kindly supplied by Seaton Angling Centre) for the best fish caught went to Robbie Paddick who had a scad of 7oz.
Mike Spiller who ran the competition on behalf of Honiton Sea Angling Club handed over £45 to the Carnival after the event results.
One interesting point that happened after the event, Honiton club members swept the beach for rubbish that might have been left by the anglers entering the match.
The club were please that only a very small amount of litter was picked up and was probably not even litter from the competition!