Driver delights in Beer Angling Club April shore competition

Elliot Driver with his catch

Elliot Driver with his catch - Credit: Archant

In near perfect conditions 16 members of Beer Angling club fished the April shore competition last Saturday night, writes Chris Sweetland.

On a very busy beach there were fish being caught from the off.

There were plenty of dabs, plaice and smoothounds being landed.

Most fish were caught on ragworm.

The better fish seemed to be coming from the western end and that is the where the night’s top three anglers were all operating from.


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Luke Bartlett emerged as the victory with a score of 187.05 per cent with three species.

Second place went to John Adkin with a total of on 181.14 per cent (3 species) and third was Terry Harnall with 175.34 per cent (4 species)

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The leading junior on the night was Elliot Driver with a score of 138.44 per cent and he also managed to catch his first ray from the shore, a thornback of 3lb 9.5oz.

The second best junior was Indi Ward, fishing in his very first club match, and he returned a total of 60 per cent.

The venue of our next match has changed from Cogden to Branscombe as the road from Axminster to Bridport is closed for the night, fishing time remain the same (4pm – 11pm).

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