Honiton Sea Angling Club celebrates a tremendnous past year at Awards Night

08:52 27 March 2014

Honiton Sea Angling Club awards. Some of the trophy winers (left to right); Callum Hardwich, Chloe Rice, Marcus James, Leon Rice and Dr Kim Gibbs.

Honiton Sea Angling Club awards. Some of the trophy winers (left to right); Callum Hardwich, Chloe Rice, Marcus James, Leon Rice and Dr Kim Gibbs.

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Honiton Sea Angling Club held it’s 2013 Presentation Night at the Hare and Hounds pub, writes Mike Spiller.

Some 60 plus members and their guests enjoyed a fabulous night which started off with a cracking carvery kindly supplied by the Hare and Hounds.

Club chairman Dennis Retter told the gathering that the club had enjoyed another great year with some good catches being made. He also said how pleasing it was that the membership had also remained steady through the year.

The chairman also announced that the club was now into it’s 21st year and had two special guests attending the awards night in the form of Dave and Marcus James who run the ‘Edwin John’ and the ‘Mary Ellen’ charter boats out of Minehead.

The club have been using these boats since the mid-eighties and some great fish have come aboard over the years.

The presentation of some 90 awards were made by Marcus James straight after the meal.

The Senior Boat champion award went to Leon Rice (1244 points) and the runner-up I this category was James Trevett (1141 points).

The Senior Shore champion honour went to Dr Kim Gibbs (2453 points) and the runner-up spot was claimed by Ken Sparks (2386 points).

In the junior competitions; the shore section was won by Callum Hardwick (768 points) and the junior boat champion was Billy Roberts 66 points).

The best specimen fish caught through the year went to Paul Rouse who had a nice smoothound from the shore of 13lb 14 oz (173.4 per cent).

The best flatfish award went to John Stanford who recorded a nice brill of 6lb 10oz. The best specimen fish caught from a charter boat went to Richard Kemp who had a cracking garfish of 2lb 1oz.

On the ladies awards, the best fish from the shore award went to Chloe Rice with a golden grey mullet and the best fish from the boat section for a lady was a great black bream of just over 3lb for Jane Mews.

Anyone needing more details on the club should visit their website on www.honitonsac.co.uk or vist the Honiton SAC Facebook page.

Very soon casting tuition/practice will start again locally on Wednesday evenings. The club also operate a reduced parking permit system for it’s members at Branscombe Beach car park.

The club will also be looking this year how it can get a few more juniors out fishing locally, perhaps with their parents coming along too!

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