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HOOKED: Honours shared in Portland league
6:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
PORTLAND held their latest team league match, fishing from 6.30-10pm over a falling tide.
The results are as follows: In joint first place were the No Hopers – Maurice Pickford, John Styles and Paul Dixon with eight points for – second best specimen, a dogfish of 61.25 per cent; first most species with three – pollack, dogfish and pout; third most fish with three and third on weight with 2lb 7oz 8drms.
Billy No Mates – Ian Burden, Noddy Coan and Ivan Wellington shared top spot with eight points for second most species with three; second most fish with six and first on weight with 3lb 7oz 4drms.
Jake & His Two Bit**es – Jake Butcher, Jordan Bowler and Jason Daft, were third with seven points.
The overall standings after nine matches has Jake & His Two Bit**es leading the way with 80 points; Billy No Mates in second with 66 points; Hook, Line & Sinker are lying third with 49 points and No Hopers are bringing up the rear on 46 points.
The best specimen fish to date is a three-beard rocking of 1lb 12oz – 116.67 per cent caught by Maurice Pickford.
On Sunday, September 22, members of Portland AC fished their latest boat competition from 9am to 5.30pm in warm humid conditions.
A good day was had with 15 species caught overall including plaice, black bream, ballen wrasse, dab, tub gurnard and bull huss to name but a few.
Dave McCune took top honours on the day with 10 points for first most species with 12; first most fish with 27 and first on weight with 87lb 03oz 04 drms.
Runner-up was Noddy Coan with six points for best specimen – a ballen wrasse of 6lb 10oz 4drms – 120.74 per cent and second most species with eight.
Derry Meyers came in third on four points for his third most species with eight.
After six matches, the leaderboard reads as follows: 1 Dave McCune, 49 points and 18 species; 2 Steve Goodwin (32 points and 15 species); 3 Ian Burden (24 points and 16 species) and fourth was Derry Meyers (23 points and 11 species).
Best specimen to date is an undulate ray of 14lb 11oz 12drms – 147.34 per cent caught by McCune and the best conger so far was caught by Ian Burden and weighed in at 38lb 8oz.
WEYMOUTH held their latest shore match on September 2 as a Chesil rover fishing from 4-10pm, last bag back at the clubhouse by 10.30pm.
As ever this was a keenly fought match with anglers catching a good variety of species including bass, mullet, scad, garfish, back bream and smoothound.
On the night, Ryan Casey came out top with a winning bag of 9.86kg. Dave Lane was second with 8.25kg and third went to Pete Hegg with his bag of 7.87kg.
Hegg also had the heaviest fish a mullet of 1.81kg with best specimen a dogfish of 91 per cent, caught by James Lane; top lady was Jane Johns.
DORCHESTER fished their ninth league match of the season at Cogden on September 28, fishing from 6-11pm The club brought the match forward an hour to make the most of the daylight in the hopes of landing a few plaice.
Conditions were a little breezy but other than that, a good night for fishing none the less, slow to start but picking up as darkness fell with none of the anticipated plaice showing.
The match was won by Pete Taylor with a weight of 14lb 4oz; Andy Ellard was second with 13lb 8oz and Andy Alcock third with 11lb 8oz.
Best specimen pool was shared by Andy Alcock and Duncan Clarke, both with a 2lb dogfish and Phil Bowering took the flatfish pool with his 1lb sole.
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