The penultimate round of Ramsey Angling club’s twelve leg series saw only eleven anglers fish. In the last three rounds all anglers had fished the piers, but this time two ventured on the beach to try their luck. Winner of the last round, John Senogles got of to a good start with a dogfish on the first cast, and shortly afterwards series leader, Mark Quirk, opened his account with a small flounder. It went quiet for a short while then a steady stream of dogfish and a few whiting started to be caught by all on the piers.
News from the beach was that Andrew Dugdale fishing the car park area also found the dogfish on the feed and was soon building up a large catch. Throughout the last two hours floating green weed caused quite a few problems with the pier anglers getting into several tangles, all dealt with in “good humour” ! Double figure bags of dogfish are unheard of at this time of year but Senogles, Ian Ashcroft, Colin Quayle, Andy and George Dugdale all managed to exceed this total, Quirk fell one short but added some quality whiting including a pool winner of 39cms. At the weighing in only 1cm separated John and Andrew who both took fifteen dogfish and two whiting, for Senogles to take a consecutive win. It was a another close result for third to sixth with Quirk only three cms ahead of Dugdale senior and he was only 1cm ahead of Ashcroft and Quayle. Senogles completed a profitable night with the heaviest dogfish and the pair pool with Quirk.
Result 1, J. Senogles 1253cms; 2, A. Dugdale 1252; 3, M. Quirk 851; 4, G. Dugdale 849; =5, I. Ashcroft and C. Quayle 848; 7, K. Quinn 628; 8, B. Harrison 453; 9, M. Longwith 338; 10, C. Culshaw 291; 11, J. Green 166.
This friday is the club’s Easter Open, fishing 4.30-8.30pm at Stone boat. Entry is £10, to include pools
and all are welcome to fish this measure and return comp.
Next matchman’s open will be on Easter sunday, fishing between the piers in Ramsey , fishing 6.00-10.00pm.