Annual fundraising competition for all small boats

Anglers are getting warmed up for Poole Bay Small Boat Angling Club’s Open competition on 2 December.

And organisers are inviting anyone interested to take part, helping to raise funds for charity.

The competition focuses on “Best Specimen Fish”, to help protect future stocks. Only fish of at least 50% of the Wessex Specimen Size are allowed onto the scales and only one fish of a particular species can be weighed in.

Spectactors also enjoy the competition, as one of the organisers says: “At the weigh station at Baiter Park on the shore of the harbour, it is quite a spectacle seeing a 15lb Undulate Ray swim off or a 40lb Conger Eel head to a new home in the harbour.”

“Prizes from our sponsors run well into thousands of pounds worth making a very exciting event for competitors. In addition, cash prizes, limited only by the number of entrants, will be running to well over £1,000.”

Poole Bay Small Boat Angling Club is a non-profit-making club and the aim of the competition is to make a substantial charitable donation to a local cause.

This year there is also a charity auction for equipment put forward by Penn, including first class rods and reels. All funds raised through the auction will be donated to Myeloma UK via an appeal being made by local South Coast charter skipper Spike Spears.

Full details are available from website www.pbsbac.co.uk