Angling club prize night

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 23:22 15 June 2010

Prize winning anglers

Prize winning anglers

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More than 70 members plus family and friends attended the Honiton SAC presentation evening.

More than 70 members plus family and friends attended the Honiton SAC presentation evening at the Honiton Motel. The evening started with a superb carvery put on by the staff at the Motel.In the club's 15-year history a good selection of cups and awards have built up for many species of fish. As well as the normal cups, the club also runs Fish of the Month competitions for both the senior and junior members throughout the year.The club chairman, Dennis Retter gave a short speech before the presentation saying the club was again moving on up with a record membership last year, with a 30 per cent increase over 2007. The 2009 season is already looking like beating last year's membership already. Highlights of last year were the club again winning the Westward Festival and coming a close second spot in the Torbay Shield Competition. Both Dennis and fellow club member Ben Bradstock had been to the world casting championships to represent England. Ben had come away happy as he finished in the top 10 of the World field casters. Main award winners for 2008 were: Senior Shore Champion: Terry Hartnell; Senior Shore Runner up Ken Sparks. Senior Boat Champion: John Stanford; Senior Boat Runner up: Matt Kerslake. Junior Shore Champion: Callam Hardwick; Junior Shore Runner up: Harry Bright. Best specimen fish caught in 2008 went to Dr Kim Gibbs with a shore caught small eyed ray of 12-9-0 (157 per cent).The club has just started casting practice/tuition in the fields around Sutton Tip, Honiton. Everyone is welcome to come along and learn to cast safely and hopefully progress in the sport. Club meetings are held on the third Thursday each month at the Honiton Motel (8pm). Any old or new members are more than welcome to attend. More information can be found at the club's website on

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