Angling Trust Sea Angling Competitions - Wyvern Region
Wyvern Region Competitions 2013
The Wyvern Region is one of the oldest divisions still running, it was set up in 1964 and was the first Division to be set up under the old National Federation of Sea Anglers (NFSA) banner.
We hold meeting every three months at Exeter, Devon. The AGM is normally held in November each year. Anyone interested in joining should contact one of the officers below. Are fishing area takes in Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Chairman - Alex Parker 01752 666706
Treasurer - David Rowe 01626 833058
Secretary - Mike Spiller 01404 43397
> The Junior Open event will be at the Mountbatten Breakwater in
> Plymouth on the 31st August 2013 (more details to follow)
> The two day small boat open weekend will be again at Salcombe on the
> 28th/29th September 2013. (more details to follow)
> The Wyvern AGM will be at the RBL in Exeter on the 13th November 2013.
> The Wyvern Open shore competition will be at Slapton on the 5th
> January 2014 (more details to follow)
> More details on any Wyvern events from Mike Spiller on 01404 43397.
North East Kayak Angling Championship
Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th June 2013
Weigh in: 3pm – 4:30pm
Registration and weigh in is at the Mermaid Car Park, Links Road, South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3PQ.
Safety Talk: 09:30am (No competitor will be allowed to launch until after the safety talk at 9:30am each day at the three launch points).
Fishing: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Entry: Entry each day is £10 per person for all classes. Competitors must register at the Mermaid Car Park.
This is a Heaviest Single Fish competition and there will be a good prize list each day.
The heaviest single fish taken on the Saturday will win a Typhoon Angler Kayak, donated by Moonfleet Angling, Felling and on the Sunday the first prize is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Kayak donated by North East Kayaks and Paddles, Amble.
There will also be a prize for the heaviest flat fish and a Junior prize each day. Competitors can launch and fish from the Boat House, Whitley Bay, Blyth Breach and Church Point, Newbiggin.
PLEASE NOTE: All Kayaks will be inspected for safety equipment before launching and any not deemed to be properly equipped will be refused entry to the competition.
Any competitor not having ship to shore radio will be asked to “buddy up” with someone who has.
Safety boats will be in attendance throughout the two days. The R.N.L.I will be carrying out free safety on life jackets and buoyancy aids.
Competitors may use two rods with no more than 3 hooks on each rod. A treble hook counts as three hooks.
Blyth's Lady Mayoress will be presenting Prizes and Trophies after the weigh-in on Sunday.
Free camping and caravan facilities can be booked by contacting the Coastal Warden, Arthur Cranson on 01670-797323 or email email@example.com. Showers and toilets will be available on site. There is also a fish-and-chip shop and restaurant next to the registration point. Free barbeques will be available for competitors to use.
Trade stands will be on site.
• Moonfleet Angling, Felling (0191-4381555) will have items of fishing tackle on sale and also a selection of their boats.
• The Kayak Shack, Hornsea (01964-562203) will also have a stand with kayaks and equipment available.
• North East Kayaks and Paddles, Amble (01665-714039) will have a large selection of kayaks and equipment. They will also have some of their instructors and demonstration kayaks available for anyone wishing to try these craft out.
• The RNLI and the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen will have stalls selling their products.
• At least three major Kayak manufacturers will have displays of their products.
• The North East Region of the Angling Trust will have a stand to promote the work of the Angling Trust.
Competitors will be asked to donate any unwanted fish and a filleting demonstration will be given with the fillets being auctioned to raise funds for the RNLI. Free tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available for competitors.
Honiton SAC presentation Night
Friday 8th March 2013 saw the Honiton Sea Angling Club presentation night at the Hare and Hounds public House take place with 70 members and their guests attending the function.
The evening started with a superb Carvery put on by the staff at the Hare and Hounds. Before the presentation started, club Chairman Dennis Retter welcomed all to the function and reported that the club was now starting into it's 20th year and another very good year had been seen with plenty of good fish and results being achieved. Two of the more prominent achievements being that the club had come in at second place in the country with recording specimen fish with the the national body the Angling Trust. The seventy members had recorded well over 100 specimen fish. The winning club turned out to be Paignton SAA from South Devon. The other prominent thing was that two members of the club featured in the England field casting team, Chairman Dennis Retter again captained the two teams and also getting into the England B team was Berry Trevett. Barry was picked for team B and actually came away from the world championships in 12th place, some achievement indeed and Barry's best cast to date is just short of 300 yards!
On the night some 80 awards were made to all the winners. The picture by Mike Spiller shows the main trophy winners with some of their awards.
(Photo - Left to right)
Callum Hardwick (junior shore champ)
Ken Sparks (senior shore champ)
Billy Robert (junior boat champ)
Chairman Dennis Retter
Leon Rice (senior boat champ)
More details are available on Honiton SAC at www.honitonsac.co.uk
Saturday 26th January 2013 was the Angling Trust Wyvern Division/Region presentation Night at the Royal British Legion at Exeter. Numbers attending the function were well down on previous years but the night went well with all the awards for last year presented.
The evening started with an interesting short talk from Nick Payne from the Angling Trust/Angling Development Board, Nick focussed on the work that he and the Angling Trust had been doing over the past 12 months.
The presentation of all the awards then took place with Nick Payne doing the honours and handing out the awards. The Division has a few major awards that it gives out and these were as follows.
Castle Trophy Winner was Andy Copping (Paignton SAA) with his shore caught Smoothound of 15-8-5 (193.9%) This also gave Andy £100 to give to his chosen charity which was the Rowcroft Hospice. The best junior shore award (Dennis Smith Shield) went to Charlie Gray of the Rodbenders SAC with a good Flounder of 3-6-0. The best junior boat award (Dawlish Trophy) went to Maitland Criddle of Brixham SAC again with a good fish which was a Conger of 62-2-4.
Other main winners who attended on the night were:- Best Lady Denise Stacey (T and B ASA) with a Flounder of 3-11-4. Best flatfish went to Richard Kemp of Honiton SAC with a shore Turbot of 10-12-0. The best Black Bream went to Doug Mosedale of Brixham SAC with a boat fish of 5-15-4.
One other award was made on the night by Jo Hyde of the Angling Trust (marine section) which was the Angling Trust Sea Angling News Trophy that is presented to the club who records the most specimen fish through the year (2012) The results for this event was:- 1/ Paignton SAA 134, 2/ Honiton SAC 109, 3/ Brixham SAC 91.
The following pictures by Mike Spiller shows Andy Copping picking up the rather large Castle Trophy tray. The other picture shows Andy picking up the award for Paignton SAA for winning the Angling Trust/Sea Angling News Cup.
Angling Trust – Marine -Wyvern Division
Open Shore Slapton and Beesands, South Devon,
on 13th January 2013.
After weeks of wet wild weather, the good forecast of a dry cold day and the promise of quality fish, resulted in a another good entry of 129 competitors fishing the Angling Trust Wyvern Open Festival, at the popular South Hams Beaches of Slapton and Beesands. As expected the majority of fish were caught at Slapton, in the last two hours of the event as daylight faded and the good catches made it a busy task for the organisers, but despite this the results were announced within an hour of the close of scales at the Festival Headquarters at the Church House Inn at Stokenham.
David Rowe on behalf of the organisers thanked the main sponsor Anyfish Anywhere Ltd a major fishing tackle manufacturer, based in Torquay for their continued support, also the competitors many of who had travelled from Bristol, Weymouth and beyond. He confirmed that any money raised from the event would be ploughed back into the work of the Division on behalf of sea all anglers. Thanks were also extended to the Church House Inn for their hospitality.
The worthy winner was David Lane from Weymouth with a combination of a dogfish and whiting to amass 179.88%, He was presented with the top prize of £150 and the Brixham Bowl. The other tackle prizes were valued at over £800 and were awarded down to 12th place, these were presented by sponsor, Julian Shambrook of “Anyfish Anywhere”. All fish brought to the scales were returned or used for the table. The Division promotes the Angling Trust “Take Five” anti litter campaign and encourage all anglers to leave the beaches cleaner than they found them, checks were made after the event to ensure that this was observed
The Results were as follows:-
First : £150 Brixham Bowl
David Lane Weymouth SAC Dab 1 lb 1.8oz 89.00
Whiting 1 lb 5.8oz 90.88 Total: 179.88%
Second Pick of the Prize table & Bideford Cup Cup
Rob Marshall Blackdown SAC LSDogfish 2 lb 1.4oz 83.50
Whiting 13.8oz 57.50 Total: 141.00%
Third Pick of the Prize table & Sidmouth Cup
Justin Weeks Dartmouth SAC LSDogfish 1 lb 12.8oz 72.00
Whiting 11.8oz 49.16 Total: 121.16%
Fourth Pick of the Prize table & Bideford Cup
Ben Bradstock Honiton SAC LSDogfish 1 lb 12.4oz 71.00
Whiting 10.8oz 45.00 Total: 116.00%
Fifth Pick of the Prize table
Danny Woodcock Weymouth LS Dogfish 1 lb 5.2oz 53.00
Whiting 12.4oz 50.83 Total: 103.83%
Sixth Pick of the Prize table
Darren Stevens Bristol LS Dogfish 1 lb 5.4oz 53.50
Whiting 12oz 50.00 Total: 103.50%
Seventh Pick of the Prize table
Julian Shambrook Torquay LS Dogfish 1 lb 9oz 62.50
Dab 6.4oz 32.00 Total: 94.50%
Eighth Pick of the Prize table
Steve Liddle West Coast LS Dogfish 1 lb 6.6oz 56.50
& Watchet SAC Whiting 8.4oz 35.00 Total: 91.50%
Ninth Pick of the Prize table
Stuart Withyman Honiton SAC Pouting 4.8oz 20.00
Whiting 15.4oz 64.17 Total: 84.17%
Tenth Pick of the Prize table
Kain Harper Kingsbridge, LS Dogfish 1 lb 0.2oz 40.50
Dab 8.6 oz 43.00 Total: 83.50%
Eleventh Pick of the Prize table
Conrad Davis Wellington, Som. Dab 5.4oz 27.00
Whiting 12.4oz 51.67 Total: 78.67%
Twelfth Pick of the Prize table
Nich Sherren West Coast Pouting 4.8oz 20.00
& Watchet SAC Whiting 13.6oz 56.67 Total: 76.67%
Best Team Team Shield: Team of four anglers
Team WEYMOUTH SAC
Ant Buik, David Lane, Danny Woodcock, David Nicholls. Total 229.67 %
Second Best Team
Team HONITON SAC
Ben Bradstock, Terry Hartnell, Richard Dorgan, Darren Stevens Total 220.83%
Pool (best individual species) 125 entries @ £1 Total £125
1/ 50% David Lane, Weymouth Whiting 1 lb 5.8oz 90.88% £62.50
2/ 30% Peter Collins Dartmouth Dab 1 lb 1.8oz 89.00% £37.50
3/ 20% Rob Marshall Taunton LS Dogfish 2.lb 1.4oz 88.50% £25.00
David Cogger Plymouth