Exmouth Sea Angling success for Gary Bowden

PUBLISHED: 12:10 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:10 19 March 2015

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association staged their Start of Year event, writes Bob Pennells.

With 17 adults and one junior fishing it was one of the best turn outs the club has seen for some time.

Many of the anglers tried their luck at Shelly and that meant space was at a premium, but there were plenty of fish to go round.

Amongst the fish caught were flounder, rockling, silver eels, pout and whiting.

The best fish of the day proved to be a flounder weighing just over two pounds caught by Gareth Moffatt.

At the weigh-in all but five of the competitors had fish to record and there was a tie for first place with Gary Bowden and Shauna Browning both having mixed bags that totalled 123 per cent.

In Shauna’s case, she was only able to fish for an hour owing to feeling unwell.

Third place went to Andy Browning with a mixed bag of 119 per cent. A special mention should be made of the performance of young Brandon Moore who out fished his father and his uncle.

Full results: 1=, 11 points, Gary Bowden (123 per cent); 1=, Shauna Browning (123 per cent), 3, Andy Browning (119 per cent); 4, Brian Reed (114 per cent); 5, Andy Dunn (105 per cent); 6, Dave Fuller (103 per cent), 7, Ade Jones 999 per cent); 8, Nigel Chapple (89 per cent); 9, Gareth Moiffatt (81 per cent); 10, Nick Chandler (53 per cent); Brandon Moore (junior member) (49 per cent); 11, Ken Williams (48 per cent); 12, Mike Richardsoon (34 per cent); also fished : Tony McGinty, Si Boere, Nigel Moore, Steve Moore and Si May.

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