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Issue 187  DECEMBER 2010

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Ireland overcame stiff opposition to win the World Shore Fishing Championships in South Africa.  The fishing was exceptional with huge bags and big fish dominating the zones.  Wales started well but dropped away as the Irish team became dominant, finishing with two anglers in the top ten and John O’Brien winning the individual silver medal.  The other UK teams struggled to find their form although England newcomer Richard Yates did well finishing 9th and Joe Arch Wales 8th. Pauline Ferry of the England Ladies team came individual fourth, just out of the medals but she also won a prize for catching the most fish, I wish she’d been in the team in France two years ago, we’d have had a medal.  No pictures of the winners I’m afraid, probably because the Irish aren’t used to winning so didn’t bring a camera and I wasn’t invited.

Full results in this months SAN


The England ‘A’ team of Dennis Retter (Manager), Alan Varley, Jason Carter, Andy Copping, Steve Lewis and Steve Boyt, who represented Angling Trust in the CIPSed Long Slinging of Sea Leads World Championships in Saint Cyprien, France from 4th – 10th October 2010 brought home the gold team medals after a victorious win against 9 other countries and amazing casting by the England team to be crowned World Champions of 2010.

The England ‘A’ team consisted of Dennis Retter (Manager), Alan Varley, Jason Carter, Andy Copping, Steve Lewis and Steve Boyt. England ‘B’ team were; Dennis Retter (Manager), David Richardson, Mark Jakins, Lee Adams, Tony Jones and Alan Bowden.

Day one (100gm) saw winds in all directions, but down court and three court changes the measuring was very slow, and once again problems arose as in previous year’s as casters were not told how far they had cast until the results were announced. Team England ‘A’ was leading on day one, with Team England ‘B’ finishing in 7th place.

Team results – Day one: 1st England ‘A’, 2nd France, 3rd Belgium

Individuals results – Day one: Gold Danny Moeskops Belgium, Silver Jason Carter England A, Bronze Steve Lewis England A

Day Two (125gm) saw conditions similar to day one and the Championship started slightly earlier, but unfortunately still finished late due to court changes.

Team results – Day two: 1st England ‘A’, 2nd France, 3rd England ‘B’

Individuals results – Day two: Gold Danny Moeskops Belgium, Silver Mark Jakins England B, Bronze Jason Carter England A

Day Three (150gm) conditions were a bit better with only one court change.

Team results – Day three: 1st England A, 2nd France, 3rd England B

Individuals results – Day three: Gold Dave Richardson England B, Silver Danny Moeskops Belgium, Bronze Jason Carter England A

Day Four (175gm) conditions were better with only slight change of court.

Team results – Day Four: Gold England A 4 points, Silver France 8 points, Bronze England B 16 points

Individuals results – Day Four: on 4 leads 1st Danny Moeskops 1023 77 mts, 2nd Jason Carter 993.24, 3rd Steve Lewis 980.77

Dennis Retter, England team Manager said “I was so proud standing on the podium receiving the Team Gold medal, France have a very strong team but were no match for our lads, and even prouder when the B team received the Bronze team medal when after the first day finishing 7th it looked like a medal placing was way out of reach. In the 11 years I have been Manager we have won the odd individual medal and with more countries coming into the event there are a lot more casters who can get near to winning a medal on different leads, but apart from Danny Moeskops the World Individual Champion the England boys excelled and took all the other medals with the highlight seeing David Richardson winning Gold on the 150 gramme an achievement no other England caster has done in all the years we have been casting in the Cips Casting Worlds.

I would like to thank Steve Boyt for all the time he spent raising funds , Mark Jakins for putting on a 2 day event to raise funds, Tony Jones for producing Calendars for the fund and to all of those who gave Rods, Shelters, Line Etc. , to get us the fantastic amount of £4042 which was nearly half of our total costs of the event”.


Kevins record

Kev from Braunton, North Devon potentially broke his own British Record with a fish 8oz heavier than his previous record of 66lb. It was taken from a North Devon rock mark using a Flounder bait mounted on Sakuma 8/0 Manta Extra 545 and 8/0 Pennel Manta Extra hooks on a pulley rig incorporating 150lb wire. Unbelievably his previous record fish was caught on the 6th November 2006, this fish was landed on 6th November 2010, spooky. The fish was weighed on calibrated scales and witnessed by two other anglers and was returned alive. All the information has been passed on to the record fish committee and confirmation should be announced soon on the fish being a new record. Congratulations Kev, our Sakuma prize winner this month.



Ian Golds prize winner Harvey Bevan Jones, a Junior member of Brixham SAC, caught his first ever Bull Huss 10lbs 10ozs 15dr from shore at Sharkham, near Brixham - November 2010 - Photo courtesy of Dave Fortune

Full competition details here



* Samalite & Zziplex prizes *100% League entry cash payout * Prize Table

Dates Venue Times HW T

27th Nov Abbotsbury 6pm - 11pm 22.22 1.6, 11th Dec West Bexington 5pm - 10pm 21.53 1.5

No matches will be cancelled, back up venue to be Preston Beach. Angling Trust rules apply. Payment: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each zone / 1st 2nd 3rd overall. League membership will be limited to 100. Membership to league no later than 20th February 2010. £20.00 to join the league will go to end of season payout along with sponsorship prizes. 100 percent payout. Non league members will not be eligible for the end of year prize table. Match fees £10.00 entry plus £1.00 heaviest fish. Last entry on the night will be 1 hour before the match starts. Pre-book only. Any other information please ring Denning Tackle 01305 783145.

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