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Dynamic Dave earns Championship glory
DAVE Chidzoy won West Bay Angling Club’s Chesil Champ-ionship after bagging nine wrasse and six rockling.
Chidzoy, who fished from Burton reef, also won the superpool of £435 for top weight in the competition which saw 115 anglers take part.
A bright, sunny but chilly day greeted the competitors with a rising tide and plenty of plaice and dabs were caught on the clean ground to ragworm baits.
The heaviest flatfish pool was £112, which went to Dave Lane and the heaviest round fish pool, also £112, went to Chris Clarke.
The boundaries for the event were from East Pier at West Bay to the flagpole at West Bexington.
A club spokesman said: “Thanks to all the competitors and to Freshwater Caravan Park for use of their facilities and hall for the presentation.”
RESULT 1 Dave Chidzoy 2,910g (9 wrasse, 6 rockling), 2 Rob Marshall 2,390g (12 wrasse), 3 Chris Clarke 2,090g (8 wrasse, 4 rockling) Heaviest round fish pool: Chris Clarke 890g (wrasse) Heaviest flat fish pool: Dave Lane 840g (plaice) Top junior: Keiran Ellison (wrasse) Ladies’ prize: Frances Kitchin n Twenty members fished a short competition from Cogden.
Six flatfish were caught in the hour of daylight but after dark there were just a few small bites with no fish caught.
Plenty of plaice are being landed by members during daylight using ragworm.
RESULT 1 Adam Cullingford 810g (2 plaice), 2 Steve Harwood 485g (1 plaice, 1 dab), 3 Hugh Rathbone 345g (1 plaice) Heaviest fish pool: Adam Cullingford 455g (plaice) Species pool: Steven Rathbone n Most anglers chose to fish the rockier area at Eype.
Seventeen members fished and a few early wrasse were caught in the hour before sunset.
A few dogfish and bullhuss were landed and in total seven different species were weighed in, including a flounder for Frances Kitchin.
Ragworm tipped with mackerel proved a good all round bait.
RESULT 1 Simon Skinner 5,300g (6 dogfish, 1 wrasse, 2 pout), 2 Paul House 3,115g (3 dogfish, 4 pout, 1 wrasse), 3 Lea Windsor 1,585g (2 dogfish, 2 pout) Heaviest fish pool: Paul House 935grms (dogfish) Species pool: Simon Bowditch – three Top lady: Lynn Mudford