Open charity fishing competition from Poole

Motorboaters invited to take part

Poole Bay Small Boat Angling Club are organising their biggest ever open competition on 2 December.

The competition, as always, focuses on Best Specimen Fish, helping ensure future stocks. Only fish of at least 50% of the Wessex Specimen size are allowed on the scales and only one fish of a particular species can be weighed in.

A spokesman said: “Some of our more resourceful anglers manage to catch and then later release 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.”

The competition is well supported by local companies, marine electronics manufacturers, major tackle manufacturers and online stores.

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“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 previous events have seen a substantial charitable donation made to a local cause.

There will also be a charity auction/ raffle for equipment put forward by Penn. First class rods and reels have been supplied and all money raised will be donated to Myeloma UK.

Full details:
Paul Jennings (Organiser) 01202 776558
or committee members:
Bob Horne 01202 680080
Martin Burt 01202 721955


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