Annual open attracts best entrant number
THE Brynmill & District Angling Club AGM will take place on Wednesday, February 20.
It is being held at Morriston Rugby Club at 7.30pm.
Nominations and agenda items must be with the club secretary no later than 6pm on Monday, February 11, and must be submitted by the club member in writing or by email in their own name.
This will be club secretary Dave Gough's last AGM as he stands down after 14 years in the role.
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The 11th Wales Air Ambulance Open Beach Fishing competition was held at Amroth in South Pembrokeshire.
The weather was good, with entries reaching their best ever total of 120 anglers, a figure that included five junior boys, six ladies and a junior lady.
The sea conditions again looked perfect, with a nice low, gentle rolling surf.
More than 30 anglers weighed in 60 flounders, with more sizeable and undersized fish caught, with quite a few anglers not bothering to weigh in as they had no chance of making the prize table.
The winning angler, who managed to land four decent-sized flounder for 1kg 820gms, was Bernie Davies from Neyland. This netted him the first prize of £200.
Second was Gwyn Davies, of Pembroke Dock, also with four flounder for 1kg 715gms, allowing him to pick up the runner's-up prize of £100.
In third place and winning £50 was Bridgend's Andy Young, again with four flounders for 1kg 600gms.
The pool for the heaviest fish, netting £120, went to Thomas Watkins of Kilgetty with a flounder of 905gms.
The pairs competition, in which both anglers had to weigh in, was won by Bernie Davies and George Hawkridge with five flounder for 2kg 620gms.
Second with six flounder for 2kg 335gms were father and daughter Mike and Evie Williams. Third with five for 1kg 880gms were Martin Jones and Dai Etherington.
The ladies' section was won by the only junior lady, Evie Williams, with two flounder for 745gms. The junior section was won by Liam Marklew with three flounder for 1kg 365gms.
The event raised almost £2,000 for the Wales Air Ambulance, pushing the total raised over the 11 years the competition has been running to close on £16,000.
There has been quite a lot of snow and conditions have been very cold.
The best flies of the week have been white zonkas, nymphs under an indicator and stalking bugs.
Nigel Tompson caught a superb 8lb 3oz brown caught on a white nomad. The tagged fish still remains uncaught and the money in the pot is up to £190.
Fly: Gary White three fish 9lb 10z caught on a white zonka. Lee Smith three fish 9lb 4oz caught on a green stalking bug. Wayne Carter three fish 9lb 1oz caught on a red stalking bug.
Worm: Richard Jones three fish 9lb 2oz. Jake Walters three fish 8lb 7oz. Paul Harding three fish 8lb.