On Sunday 9th November Steve Sweet on Amaretto IV hosted the (rearranged) Lyme Bay Boat Trophy.
Four clubs took part, LRSAC (Lyme Regis), West Bay, Honiton and Beer, and each club had two representatives fishing.
- Lyme Regis – John Hansford and Mike Rogers
- West Bay – Rod Barr and Gerry Reed
- Honiton – Karl Roberts and Bill Cassar
- Beer – Chris Sweetland and Matt Cornell
This was an eight hour Number of Species competition with a difference – after four hours fishing, competitors moved four places around the boat and fished the final four hours in a different position.
The best fish caught, as far as points was concerned, was a smoothhound caught by Bill Cassar closely followed by a plaice and a tub gurnard caught by Matt Cornell.
Both representative results were then added together to create a team total.
Three of the clubs finished quite close together as far as points were concerned and they all finished on seven species caught. The runaway winner by over a hundred points was Beer Sea Angling Club who caught 11 species totaling 288 points. Congratulations to Matt Cornell 164 pts and Chris Sweetland 124 pts.
Lyme Bay Boat Trophy competitors.
The winning Beer Team of Matt Cornell and Chris Sweetland being presented with the Lyme Bay Boat trophy by Steve Sweet – host skipper of Amaretto IV