It is with sorrow that we have heard of the passing away of one of our Vice presidents, Reg Stevens. A stalwart of the BCFSA in the early seventies and eighties, a valued committee member and treasurer for many a year.
A keen boat angler who fished many of the charter boat competitions.
A delegate representing Brunel SAC, in fact, one of the founder members of that club. He gave that club its name, as he was a tutor at Brunel College. It was whilst he was there he designed and had made by the apprentices the “Isambard” trophy which is now a major boat award competed for annually by the BCFSA.
We send our condolences to his family with fond memories of our fishing times together.
Funeral to be held at Alveston Methodist Church, Greenhill Rd, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3RA on Friday 4th January 2019 at 11:30am. Contact Geoff Beaven on 07798-948154 for more details.
Take a look at the fish claimed from the boat section. It is becoming more apparent that the majority of the fish are now being put back and not being brought ashore for weighing. Perhaps it is time that we look at our claim form and tick a box where the fish is retained and not as at present “put back”. Let me know what you think.
A good place to start would be that all Rays could go forward to qualify for the Dolphins Skate & Ray trophy. This is the same criterion as applies to members of the Shark trophy, again let me know.
All the best,
Will update you in a month.
Keith Reed. Fish Recorder.
Congratulations to Jason Atkins with another stunning fish! this time a 13lb1oz Bull Huss from Porlock, well done Jason!
And on the boats, Phil Lewis with a cracking 119lb Blue Shark, you’re a brave man Phil!
That concludes this years Charter Boat Contest, and here are the results:
The results are all in and the Summer Season Award is concluded!
From the shore we had three stunning fish. In June Chris Buxton of Seaswest SAC took a 19lb2oz Smoothound, this fish was 144% of specimen size and also set a new Federation record. In July Craig Hobden of Birnbeck SAC bagged a huge 14lb12oz Bass, this fish made 174% of specimen size. Finally in August, Peter Critchell of Seaswest SAC caught a cracking 41lb8oz Tope, this one went 148% of specimen size.
From the boats, Dave Rugman of Bristol Channel Charter Boats kicked off the summer season award in June with a 5lb5oz Coalfish! this one made 236% of specimen size, and also set a new Federation record, beating the previous record of 2lb4oz set by A.Muscroft way back in 1982! In July Andrew Paul also from Bristol Channel Charter Boats landed a cracking 134lb Blue Shark, this one went 216% specimen size, well done Andrew. Finally in August, Andy Bickle boated a fine 4lb4oz Black Bream (178% specimen size), well done Andy!
So, the winners of the summer fish of the season are…….
The August shore fish is this stunning Tope caught by Peter Critchell of Seaswest SAC, this 41lb8oz fish taken from a Combe Martin shore mark was 148% of specimen size, and beat Keith Warrens 3lb1oz Sole (144% specimen size) and Nick Gales Gilt Head Bream which was also 3lb1oz (again 144% specimen size). Well done Peter!
For the boats, Andy Bickle of Tor SAC took a tidy 4lb4oz Black Bream out of Minehead. Well done Andy!
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With strong easterlies all week and on the day we weren’t expecting a great turn out but 92 seniors and 4 juniors turned up , which given the conditions is a great turn out . Thank you to you all for making the effort in such dire weather !
So, as most predicted the fishing was hard work, but some managed to find a few….. The results were as follows;
1st – David Rodgers – 144cm
2nd – Gary Cornish – 83cm
2nd – Jack Reynolds – 83cm
4th – Charlie Tudball – 79cm
5th – Nathan Gray – 76cm
6th – Jason Brown – 74cm
7th – Duncan Young – 69cm
8th – Ben Ham – 66cm
9th – Rob Marshall – 59cm
9th – Shane Foster – 59cm
1st – Erin Hale – 55cm
4 Man Teams
1st – Blackdown – 747cm
2nd – Outcasts C – 527cm
3rd – West Coast & Watchet B – 408cm
10 Man Teams – Browning
1st – West Coast & Watchet – 284cm
2nd – Weston Outcasts – 202cm
3rd – Bishops Lydeard – 196cm
4th- WSMSAA – 134cm
5th – Reef Raiders – 120cm
6th – Channel Anglers – 111cm
Congratulations to West coast and Watchet on retaining the the Browning trophy 👏👏👏 . Great work .
Thank you to Veals Mail Order for their continued support and supplying us with great prizes . Absolute legends!!
Anyone that saw something in the prizes they liked then head over to their page now for black Friday deals.
Thanks also must go to the volunteers that gave up their time on the day and prior to the event to put on this match for you.
Also to Cliff Jones for donating to the raffle table. Take a bow .
We had a great day and it’s always good to see the club’s together, one minor issue on the day that will be resolved shortly are the person(s) that thought a way to get round the no tripods out before sign on rule was to put a shelter up. This is deemed to be un sporting behaviour and will be discussed at the next committee meeting with necessary action being taken.
Other than that we all had a great day and hope you did too!!