Paddle Round the Pier 2010

By , 4 July, 2010 11:06

Yesterday was competition day and the annual Paddle Round the Pier fishing contest was held on the East arm of Brighton Marina. Numbers were down from last year with only 21 competitors turning out which was a shame as it is a good, fun event. This year it raised £820 for the three charities Whoopsadaisy, RNLI and Surfaid International.

After booking in, it was raffle time and this year, it was the first ticket out that would win the kyak – luckily this year it wasn’t me. Well done to Alan for winning the ‘boat’ and hope you enjoy it and get to those marks you were talking about. For myself, I won a surf rod and a decent spinning rod but the surf rod went back into the raffle as unfortunately it was rung for a fixed spool reel (which I don’t use) and not a multiplier.

As far as the fishing went, it was crap, one fish landed for the whole day for me, a small 23cm bass that I didn’t even realise I had on until I retrieved to re-bait. I did have  mackerel though, that took a stringy bit of lugworm on the retrieve but even that dropped off at the wall.

Well done to Ally for the win, a good result considering it wasn’t even a ‘Home’ venue for him.

Full results here Post no. 68

Finally, well done to Sea and Mike for your organisational skills and thanks to all sponsors . It was a great day out and good to put more faces to names from the fishing forums.

Photos of the day

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