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Sophie and Curtis Driver's Junior Comp.

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Took Sophie and Curtis Driver with their Dad Paul for the first leg of the Junior Comp.


Between them they managed a very creditable 16 species, which, given the flat tide and often troubling weed was a very good outcome. A shame the sand smelt and dragonnet didn't count as they are not listed on the score sheet. Another bit of bad luck, Sophie's bass was about 10 mins.after the 3pm. cut off and a similar hard luck tail for Curtis who landed a nice plaice a few moments late. The latter two fish coinciding with the tide just starting to kick in.


No doubt Paul will soon be along to guild the cake and add some nice pictures. Pity we couldn't get a decent one of a young seal eating the flatties just out of Cobbs.



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Many thanks to Allan for his time and patience, a great day out hunting a few species the sibling rivalry was as intense as ever. They both really enjoyed it ribbing each other each time a fish came to the boat. A few pictures to follow of two very happy kids.

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Many thanks to Dave Evans and Reel Magic for taking Sophie and Curtis out for the second round of the Junior Comp 20/08/17. 


We started out on the secret Ray mark on the turn of the tide at 9am. It took a good 45mins to start to have any effect but the kids were happy catching a few dog fish and a surprise Dragonet. They had a really good time catching 4 different types of rays and a few Bream and Smoothounds before the tide picked up and the fishing slowed as the weed ran through. We tried a few marks along with the patch but the fish didn't play ball. We finished near the piers and had a few more Bream a small Plaice and a Tub Gurnard. The day started out flat calm and got a little breezy with the rain clouds looming as the day went on. The kids really enjoyed it competing with each other to catch the most. We had no monsters but Sophie managed a Undulate Ray of 8lb 10oz and a Blonde Ray of 9lb 2oz. Between them they managed 12 species and had a day to remember, 3pm seemed to come around quite fast as we tried to tempt a few different species and the day was over. We added to Dave's species count which was good, my two can be hired for species hunting should anyone need a hand. Sophie beat Curtis on this occasion so they are level after two comps between them, all to play for on the last comp.

Thanks again to Dave for all his efforts two happy tired children ( Well Curtis is not so happy after his sister beat him but their is always next time).

Many thanks Paul Driver. 

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