April 15, 2009
photos: Burnham-On-Sea fishermen reel in bumper haul of trophies
fishing equivalent of the Oscars in Burnham-On-Sea took place
on Wednesday evening (April 15th) when over 40 trophies and awards
were handed out to members of Burnham
Boat Owners Sea Angling Association.
of members gathered at the Oaktree Arena for the group's annual
presentation evening, when a busy year of competitions and bumper
catches was recalled.
Tandy, pictured above, won three awards, including the sought-after
Draper, pictured right, also won three trophies, including the
Bass Trophy for an 8lb 14oz fish, and the President's Trophy for
a 16lb 14oz Thornback Ray.
Bowden got the award for best specimem, after reeling in a sole
weighing 2lb 10oz.
Neil Flay took the Away Day Trophy after catching a 64lb 13oz
conger eel caught in Weymouth on an away day competition.
celebrating was sixteen year-old Anthony Georgiou who won no fewer
than six trophies in the junior classes.
club was established in 1975 and has almost 130 members fishing
from over 50 boats.
Georgiou, above, won six trophies in the junior classes
Mewdell picked up three trophies, including one for a 27lb conger
the club's award winners with their haul of trophies