A very good turn out of 130 anglers for the first of the 2017 Garry Evans Seamaster legs. Only 18 people weighed in fish.
1st was 50 year old security guard Steve Griffiths from Pontypridd who fishes for Gwent SAC. He was fishing at the lighthouse end of there match and caught 2 conger reels for 3.24 kilos. Steve won £300 cash donated by the host club and £65 pool money.
2nd was Ely based angler and past Seamaster Champion Cyril Cross. Cyril who runs his own property maintenance business and fishes for the Garry Evans Match Team, had a bass and dover sole for 3.15 kilos. He was fishing at the river end of the venue and won £100 cash donated by Family Finance LTD and £65 pool money.
3rd was Local Builder Dai Loader from Newport with a thornback ray of 2.1 kilos. Dai won a £50 tackle voucher donated by Cwmbran Angling.
4th was Barry based angler John Little with a conger reel of 1.28 kilos. He won a Avocet Continental donated by Garry Evans of Newport and Cardiff.
5th was Phil George from Cardiff with 5 silver eels for 1.19 kilos. Phil won a Cinnetic Cyclone reel also donated by Garry Evans.
The remaining points winners are in the the attached document.
Left to right, Steve Griffiths, Dai Loader and Cyril Cross
Garry Evans Seamaster Legs Dates 2017
Contact Steve Chadwick 02920794954.
East Region Shore League Venues & Dates 2017.
Barry Angling Festival top 5.
1st was Quantity Surveyor Andrew Hutchings from Cardiff who fishes from the Garry Evans Match Team He was fishing at Rhoose Point with 8.55 kilos made up from 2 conger eels and a dog fish. One of the eels was 6.39 kilos (see photo 1 and 3 attached ). Andrew won £500 cash plus £118 pool for the heaviest bag of fish.
2nd was Construction Manger Rory Jenkins from Tonyrefail who fishes for Team Sakuma. Rory was fishing at Cold Knap Point ( alongside me ). He weighed in 7.20 kilos consisting of 3 conger eels and a dog fish. He picked up £250.
3rd was rigger Wayne Talyor from Barry fishing of Seaview Lads. Wayne weighed in 6.53 kilos consisting of 4 conger eels and a pouting. He won a Anyfish Anywhere beach caster donated by Julian Shambrook.
4th was Steve Tucker from Swansea with 5.69 kilos consisting of a conger eel, pouting and a rockling. He won a Bob Radman Head Lamp.
5th was Ben Davies from Barry with 5.44 kilos made up of a conger eel and a poor cod. He won a continental Shakespeare beach caster.
The remaining top twenty are contained in the attached Seamaster points document.
The Junior winner was 12 year old Owen Harding who attends Stanwell Road school in Penarth. He weighed in a potting for 0.35 kilos. Owen won a beach caster a fixed spool reel donated by Mike Miles Penarth Road Angling Supplies.
The best pouting pool was won by Mike Langford from Barry with a fish of 0.4 kilos. He won £116.
Garry Evans Seamaster final result 2015/16.
1st was Andrew Hutchings, this is the second time he has won the title. He picked up a £250 Tackle Voucher.
2nd was Chris Jenkins fishing for Team Sakuma with 4.4 kilos consisting of 3 dog fish and a conger eel. He won a £150 Tackle Voucher.
3rd was Steve Smyth fishing for the Garry Evans Match team with 2.97 kilos consisting of 2 pouting and a conger. He won a £100 Tackle Voucher.
left to right, Chris Jenkins, Garry Evans, Andrew Hutchings and Steve Smyth.
A big thank you to Garry Evans Fishing Tackle for donating the above tackle vouchers. And to Andrew Hawksley who works for Garry Evans for helping to obtain the items in the main prize list.Also to all the other sponsors who have supported the event over the years