8:55am Wednesday 8th February 2012
By Sport reporter
STEVE Harwood reigned supreme at West Bay Sea Angling Club’s latest Thursday night match at Abbotsbury.
Eighteen members signed up on a cold evening, with a strong westerly wind and falling tide making it difficult for all competitors.
But Harwood coped best in the conditions to land five dogfish and reel in 3.8kg in total.
Second-placed Lee Sherry caught three dogfish and one whiting while Hugh Rathbone came third with a 2.82lb cod, one dogfish and a single whiting.
RESULT 1 Steve Harwood 3,800g (five dogfish), 2 Lee Sherry 2,195g (three dogfish, one whiting), 3 Hugh Rathbone 2,080g (one cod, dogfish, whiting) Heaviest fish pool: Hugh Rathbone (cod 1,280g) Species pool: PJ Wheeler (two) *Twenty members fished the first West Bexington Thursday match of the 2012 season.
Plenty of dogfish were caught, along with a smoothound and a sole, while two specimen whiting were reeled in by Mark Wickenden and Graham Stephenson.
Stephenson’s tipped the scales at 880g but on the overall count it was Kershaw who came out on top.
RESULT 1 Mark Kershaw 5,500g (six dogfish, four whiting), 2 Steve Harwood 5,235g (six dogfish, three whiting), 3 PJ Wheeler 4,970g (six dogfish, four whiting) Heaviest fish pool: Steve Harwood (dogfish 1,015g) Species pool: Phil Maggs (four) *The Rathbones were on top form at the New Year’s Day match.
Thirteen competitors took part on a rainy day but it was Hugh Rathbone who claimed top spot with a bounty of 4.69kg, which included six dogfish and two pout.
Steven Rathbone finished close behind in second place and also won the heaviest fish pool award with an 880g dogfish.
RESULT 1 Hugh Rathbone 4,690g (six dogfish, two pout), 2 Steven Rathbone 4,300g (six dogfish, pout, whiting), 3 Lea Windsor 4,260g (six dogfish).
Heaviest fish pool: Steven Rathbone (dogfish 880g) Species pool: Eddie Painter (three)
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