March 23, 2009
line Burnham beach for competition... but fish stay away!
sixty anglers lined Burnham-On-Sea's beach for a charity match
on Sunday (March 22nd)... but the fish stayed away!
long-established competition, organised by Weston Outcasts Sea
Angling Club, was well supported by 64 anglers, however they were
disappointed by the catches. Over the course of four hours, just
fifteen fish were caught.
had a good turnout from anglers, but the catches have been few
and far between," match secretary Neil Apperley told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the fifteen fish caught, there were 14 flounders and one small
whiting. The catches have been poor here in recent years."
angler Steve Pettitt, pictured above, was delighted with his 717g
flounder, which earned him second place. First was Reg Clugh and
third was Dave Gracie.
group was delighted to present a cheque for £875 to BARB,
the charity that runs Burnham's life-saving rescue hovercrafts,
from the sale of raffle tickets and entry fees.
competition was sponsored by Bluewater Finance, with first prize
being £250, £100 for second place, and £50 for