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W/E 11.12.2011

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Wed 7th Dec, West Pier

Lyn Price reported that he fished the  above mark from 2-30p.m - 6-00p.m.  Going on to say that for bait he had mackerel and squid, catching mini whiting and pout by the bucketful very few tidy ones, as it turned to dusk good old doggies came on the feed almost as numerous as mini whiting, gave up at 6pm, enjoyable afternoon despite stiff winds.

Fri 9th Dec Knab Rock

Dai Crocker fished above and from the outset was catching whiting on his new method of using small chunks of mackerel on small hooks.  Its proving successful too.  He had almost thirty fish out with around a dozen keepers of which he kept 1/2 dozen and giving some anglers nearby who were not doing so well a few too.  

All of the others went back to fight another day.  One was a nice 42cm and weighed bang on a 1lb 1/2 the next day.  

Pretty strong southwesterlies, a nearly full moon rising tides that were already pretty big.

Sun 11 Dec Aberavon Beach

It was the clubs annual fur and feather match up for grabs was two turkeys and a £20 tackle voucher.  Aberavon was chosen so that everyone would be able to get there as it is such easy access.  However the weather wasn't kind to us and only 6 intrepid anglers out of the nearly 20 in the club turned in.   Most had work commitments but some had a bad case of sugarlumpitis.   It was agreed in the previous Mondays meeting that we would fish from bottom up for four hours, therefore Dai Crocker, Ian, Andrew Smith, lee, Martyn and Apples slugged it out for the prizes. A turkey for biggest fish, a turkey for biggest bag via the SAMF scale and the voucher for most species.  They arrived at Aberavon to be greeted by a full gale in the face.  OOOOoooof!!!!!   they all thought.  Anyway there were prizes up for grabs

The strong westerlies must have meant that the tide didn't go out as far as usual as for the first 2 hours of the flood the water hardly moved, no fish either.  Not that you would have been able to see a bite anyway.  Everyone was getting a bit wobbly, never mind we'll raffle the prizes...  Lee was first in with a 20 odd cm whiting just as the tide started to move up the beach, quickly followed by Ian with a similar fish.  Andrew was next to get off the blank with a 30cm bass.  Martyn notched up 26cm of flounder and Dai 30cm.  Apples got off the blank with a 22cm whiting.  Ian had 2 more whiting and 1 Rockling Lee one more whiting.  that was all the fish but quite nicely no-one blanked

So first prize was a draw between Andrew and Dai.  They had a turkey each.  Ian had biggest bag with 39 points, most species was also Ian winning a turkey also.  As we had to buy another turkey it was decided to keep the tackle voucher for another occasion as the club rules state one prize per angler. 

Kids Competition Ash Tips Loughor 5.11.2011

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PenlanAngling Section Kids Competition. 


Sat 5thNov saw the latest group of members children and grandchildren hit the Ash Tips in Loughor to compete for the John Jenkins Shield and the Vince Smith Shield,which are presented to the capturer of the biggest fish and accumulator of the biggest bag respectively.    It was a fantastic day the weather was unseasonably cheerful and the fish also played their part with over 60 caught . 12 anglers fought it out with every angler catching fish with just a few points separating top from bottom.    

First prize rod, reel, bag and tackle sponsored by A1 Tiger cabs and the Vince Smith Shield went to Katrina Grosvenor for a brace of flounder giving her a whopping 92 points

Here she is not listening to the rubbish advice given to her by her notoriously bad fisherman of a father.

And collecting her winnings


Second prize of a rod, reel and medal sponsored by the angling section went to Rhys Morgan who saved face for the boys by getting into the prizes with three chunky flounder and was just squeezed out from first place by 2 points.

A brace of good flounder for Rhys despite the help of his bampa who is known as Blanker for short.


receiving his prizes from John Jenkins

Third prize consisted of a rod and reel sponsored by M North and went to Shauna Parkin for 80 points who doubled up with John Jenkins Shield and a £20 tackle voucher for Mainwarings for her 34cm flounder.  Well done to Shauna who had to use her grandpas rusty hooks that hes had since 1971.


Here Shauna getting her prizes from John

All the rest of the children had medals for their excellent fishing skills and good behaviour

 4th was Lauren Hackles with 76 points for her two flounders 31cm & 32cm

with her medal

5th place Nathan Morgan 72 points who deserves a special mention as he was the youngest in attendance and can also pout for Wales.  Especially when his big brother was catching all the fish.  This soon turned to the biggest smile when he got in amongst the fish.  We were all very thankful for that as we feared that the cows milk in the field might turn sour he had such a sad face. 

here he is with a smile which lit up the estuary

6th Chloe Loosemoore 64 points and first fish of the day

7th Cory Craven 63 points and was the hardest trier of the day but lets face it he had to try hard with Lenny giving him advice.

Liam & Kian Gwyther butter wouldn't melt in their mouths.  Well fished boys your getting very experienced now and thanks for keeping little ed in order ;)

Shania Darling, had two nice fish although once a passer by showed her a fossil she was like Indiana Jones scrambling down holes and in crevices, to find her own, missing loads of bites, well that's what her grandfather says anyway.  She did find some nice fossils though.  

 Cory Hackles, The Hackles family fished witha bit of a handicap as their father kept putting fish back before they were measured.Cory had managed to avoid the camera all day.. 


He is the Fourth dot along

Courtney Loosemore who is a top fishergirl with obvious skills and can throw a lead a long way.


There are more photos on out photobucket page here

Ireland Trip

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We're all just back from our Ireland trip to Kilmore Quay 16 species caught:

  • Flounder
  • Bass
  • Dogfish
  • Dab
  • Ballan Wrasse
  • Cuckoo wrasse
  • Bull Huss
  • Whiting
  • Poor cod
  • Pouting
  • Pollock
  • Ling
  • Codling
  • Tub Gurnard
  • Mackerel
  • Scad

All on Eamonn Hayes'

Autumn Dream,

except the flounder which was caught off the Shore.  Eamonn is a top Skipper and we were all very gratefull for his tireless efforts over the 2 days to put us on the fish.  Which he did more often than not.  All the lads reckoned he was the best charter boat skipper they had ever known, some of these guys have been on hundreds of charters, so it is praise indeed.  The first day was a bit lumpy with a few of us failing to hold onto our breakfast.  The second day was a much calmer experience.  his website 

As we speak Lynn Price won the Species hunt with 11, just pipping Ian Allen and Martin North both with 10, with a fingersized whiting :/. Dai Richards won the shore competition with a 40cm flounder.

The shore guys were guided by the knowlegable Ashley Hayden.  Who also tried hard to get them on the fish. They fished 4 different marks but failed to get into any of the bigger legendary Wexford fish.  He was hampered both by the conditions and the marks he could choose because of Dai's recent injury.  Read Ashleys blog here.

It's between a ballan around the 3 1/2 - 4lb region

 and a 7lb and change pollock for the  specimen of the trip. 

This will be confirmed at the meeting on Monday.  One of the many other fish worthy of mention was a 5lb Bass caught by Martin North on a Rapala Lure.

Another is Dai Crockers shore caught bass

Strop of the trip goes to Jonny Richards for throwing £400 worth of fishing gear to the floor;).   Closely followed by Martins Gumpy outburst and ian's grumpy stomp up the hill.  Special mention to Paul Jones who caught an admirable 8 species on his first ever charter.  Also to Vernon for tirelessly catching bait for us to use as quickly as we could, especially as he had a baddie where he hooked himself deeply and had to have an operation onboad, carried out by Captian Hayes.

Thanks to Alan duthie and the Burry port and Swwasac lads for the contacts