ANGLING: England calling for young Ryan

REEF JOY: Ron Plummer, fishing aboard Atlanta, landed a potential new South West Federation of Sea Anglers reef-caught record with his splendid undulate ray of 20lb 13oz

REEF JOY: Ron Plummer, fishing aboard Atlanta, landed a potential new South West Federation of Sea Anglers reef-caught record with his splendid undulate ray of 20lb 13oz

First published in Sport by , Angling correspondent

WEYMOUTH AS

MEMBERS of Weymouth AS held their first Thursday night boat league match and with only three hours of fishing time every prize really counts in this catch-and-release competition.

Ryan Casey took top honours with five species and 210 points.

Casey is also a fine shore angler and despite only being 17 years of age, is often fishing at the top level and has now been selected to appear for England’s youth team.

Ten species were caught on the night including ballen wrasse and dogfish.

Runner-up was Ray Goodwin with 150 points and four species and Mike Hussey took third with 120 points and four spec-ies.

A new member to boat fishing was Sam Warren, 13, who managed a catch of dogfish, ballen wrasse and a thornback ray.

JUNIOR PRESENTATION NIGHT

WEYMOUTH AS junior winter league has now finished and the presentation night for the season will be held on April 28.

If any mums or dads and their children would like to come down and have a look at what goes on, the presentation starts at 7pm with a short safety talk from the RNLI. The new summer league starts on the Stone Pier on May 12.

DIARY DATES

Saturday, April 26 West Bay SAC – Saturday junior match, 12-3pm at West Bay.

Dorchester SAC – shore match at Burton Bradstock, 7pm-midnight.

Weymouth AS – shore match – Portland Rover, 3-9pm DDAS – AGM and presentation evening on Saturday, April 26 at Weymouth Angling Society, Commercial Road, Weymouth.

Sunday, April 27 42nd Chesil Championships hosted by West Bay SAC, 11am-5pm, sign on from 9am at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park.

Penn points match. For more information phone Steve Fowles on 01927 443544 (evening only).

Thursday, May 1 West Bay SAC – Thursday night match Lyme Regis, 7-10.30pm Sunday, May 4 Wes Bay SAC – Boat match, 9-5pm for the Boat Festival Cup.

Portland AC – shore match on Portland, 2-8pm

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