THE JURASSIC TWO DAY OPEN BOAT FESTIVAL- 2018
WEST BAY – 21ST – 22ND JULY
The annual two day open boat festival organised by the West Bay SAC was fished by 41 anglers with very good weather conditions over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd July. Each angler was allowed to bring two different species to the weigh in and the event was judged on the best two specimens.
Lewis Hodder took his boat Pegasus down with a private charter group who fish this competition annually. Seven members of LRSAC fished on Steve Sweet’s boat Amaretto IV.
After the first day Barry Moore, fishing on Amaretto IV, was in the lead with a specimen percentage of 133% and he won the pool for best round fish as well as the first prize. It had already been decided that those fishing on Amaretto IV would “pool” their winnings so £228 was rolled over into the next day’s pot. Two other members of the group were handily placed for the next day having both caught very good specimen Black Bream but they both needed to catch another decent fish.
Unfortunately on the second day those LRSAC members fishing the competition didn’t catch many fish of note and consequently this gave an opportunity for people on other boats to catch up on fishing for the Sunday prizes and to improve their chances in the overall rankings.
Congratulations go to Paul Fisher fishing on Lewis’s boat for winning the competition:
Final placings and scores as follows:
1st Paul Fisher Red Gurnard 380gms (67%), Undulate Ray 4,840gms (76%) 143%
2nd Rod Barr Plaice 1,220gms (60%), Black Bream 1,280gms (81%) 141%
3rd Mike Hansell Black Bream 1,260gms (79%), Scad 380gms (56%) 135%
4th Barry Moore Black Bream 1,380gms (87%), Mackerel 420gms (46%) 133%
Dave Houghton Black Bream 1,300gms (82%), Mackerel 280gms (31%) 113%
Lewis Hodder Black Bream 850gms (53%), Mackerel 400gms (44%) 97%
Mike Rogers Black Bream 880gms (55%), Scad 240gms (35%) 90%
Pete Waterer Black Bream 360gms (23%), Mackerel 440gms (49%) 72%
Tony Churton Black Bream 400gms (25%), Mackerel 200gms (22%) 47%
Steve Sweet Pollack 600gms (8%), Mackerel 340gms (37%) 45%
Nigel Bell No fish weighed in
Clive Perry No fish weighed in
29th July 2018