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National Individual Shore Championship Results


The Angling Trust Marine Arm held its first National Individual Shore Championship at Eastney Beach, Portsmouth from 5pm until 10pm on Saturday 12th December 2009. 44 anglers booked in for the match which was fished in good conditions with peg 1 placed at the end of the Beach Huts along the Esplanade to peg 88 at the old submarine blocks near South Parade Pier. A total of 295 fish were record at the scales by 40 entrants for a total weight of 64lb 9ozs, 29.2942kg. That total was represented by 1 Bass, 9 Dab, 2 Flounder, 107 Pout, 44 Rockling, 1 Sole, 7 Whiting and 124 Top-Ups undersized fish granted 1 ounce and returned alive. The Individuals Sea Angling Club based in Portchester, Fareham hosted the event on behalf of the Wessex Marine Group.

Winner of the match was Worthing match angler PAUL (Shakey) STEVENS who from peg 64 recorded the best weight in the match at 4lb 4oz 8dms, 1.941kg. That total was represented by a Bass of 2lb 9ozs the heaviest fish in the match, a Dab, 2 Pout, 1 Rockling, and 5 Top-Ups. Paul won the Marine Arms first National Individual Shore Championship trophy and certificate with the top cash prize of £100.

Runner Up in the competition was DAVE PADMORE from Portsmouth who from peg 37 recorded a total weight of 4lb 2ozs, 1.871kg represented by a 7 Pouting, 6 Rockling and 4 Top-Ups.

The final podium place fell to the rod of DEREK HARDMAN from Worthing with a total weight of 3lb 11oz 4dms, 1.679kg from peg 59. That weight was represented by 1 Dab, 8 Pouting 3 Top-Ups.

Report by Trevor Sutch

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