The latest matchman’s open on Point West was held in glorious sunshine with a offshore breeze making perfect conditions for the fifteen anglers. But the unseasonal weather deterred the fish as it was a quiet four hours fishing for most. First into fish were father and son, George and Andrew Dugdale who landed a plaice and dab respectively on their first casts, George’s being a nice fish of 38cms. Although Andrew landed a further three dabs only two of the four made the minimum size required. Once high tide passed a few more fish showed, Mark Quirk landed a good sized coalie to take one pool and along with a couple of small fish ended up in second place. John Senogles landed a double shot of a coalie and a flounder to end in third spot. In the last hour three dogfish were caught, one falling to Andrew to claim first place only six cms ahead of Quirk. Ian Ashcroft and Barry Sharpe took the other dogfish and it was Ashcroft’s that was the heaviest for the remaining pool.
Result 1, A. Dugdale 126cms; 2, M. Quirk 120cms; 3, J. Senogles 101cms; 4, I. Ashcroft 80cms; 5, B. Sharpe 80cms.