AARON Chambers bagged first prize in this year’s Frank & Peggy Daw Memorial Match competition.

Seven junior West Bay Sea Angling Club members and one guest signed on to fish from East Pier, West Bay.

The competitors enjoyed a cloudy but dry day, the wind was a south-westerly and the sea was lumpy.

Six of the entrants managed to catch fish.

As last year, Eden Lynham took an early lead with a legal shore rockling of 240g and ended the match with a legal weight of 240g and a total weight of 1kg 12g.

But this year he was unable to fend of the challenge from Chambers who managed to finish the match with a legal weight of 306g for a total weight of 1kg 53g to take the trophy.

Chambers walked away with a new rod and reel worth £300 kindly donated by the Daw family who also donated the second and third-placed prizes.

Species caught on the day were: wrasse, shanny, weever, rockling and blenny.


1 Aaron Chambers 1kg 53g (306g legal sized)

2 Eden Lynham 21kg 12g (240g legal-sized)

3 Robbie Hall 504g

Heaviest Fish: Eden Lynham, 240g shore rockling

Lightest Fish: Tyler Coombs, 10g weever

First Fish: Aaron Chambers

Last Fish: Eden Lynham

Wooden Spoon: Kadie Lynham

Sponsors on the day: Cliff Rooney and The Daw family.

  • The Daw family would like to thank all the juniors and parents who turned out to support their late parents' memorial match and say a big thank you to Paul for running the match.