Contrasting conditions in the last two comps showed how fickle the fishing can be. When the Courier Cup was switched from Point West to Kirk Michael only two fish were landed, a 41cm bass to Andrew Dugdale and a 31cm flounder to Colin Skillicorn and the rest blanked. Four days later with warm and settled weather, the second leg of the Summer Shield saw large catches with ten of the seventeen anglers landing over ten metres of fish. Leading the way was first round winner, Ben Richards who took twenty four dogfish in this three hour comp. Pier anglers took the top five spots, with Mark Quirk, Colin Quayle, Paul Graham and Chris Culshaw.
Encouraging catches from the green gate area gives hope for the fourthcoming Ramsey Angling festival with the best bag of fourteen doggies falling to John Senogles, with Don Jenner ,George Dugdale and Bill Harrison all catching eleven each. Dugdale had a profitable night by taking the two pools with a dogfish of 2lb 7ozs and a flounder of 12ozs. Richards and Senogles combined to take the pairs.
Result 1, B. Richards 1920cms; 2, M. Quirk 1825; 3, C. Quayle 1520; 4, P. Graham 1261; 5, C. Culshaw 1234; 6, J. Senogles 1216; 7, J. Green 1200; 8, M. Emery 1153; 9, M. Longwith 1120; 10, D. Jenner 1022; 11, K. Quinn 941; 12, G. Dugdale 917; 13, B. Harrison 913; 14, C. Duke 815; 15, J. Francere 671; 16, C. Skillicorn 560; 17, I. Ashcroft 510.
Entries close this Sunday for Ramsey Angling club’s festival , contact Chris Culshaw on 812279, or John Senogles on 473749. This sunday is round two of the Courier Cup on Point West fishing