The Sixth All England Squid Championships


 Brighton Marina East Arm

Sat 27th April east arm

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 sponsor TronixPro

First prize  a HART POIZON EGI rod, supplied by HART distributor TRONIXPRO.
Second and third prizes to be arranged.

Video & images of the day can be found FREE on the  Sporting Fish links above, many thanks to star camera man Jimmy

 

This years competition started a few weeks ago with a slow build of anticipation as squiders wondered "when or if" it would happen. Conditions and the weather gods were definitely not playing together as the original date came & went with no squid on the show. The new date of the 27th also looked fragile as it was announced as delayed yet again with just two days to go &  the squid declining to play while the weather  changed to perfect.

Wednesday 25th suddenly got brighter with the marina's 1st squid being caught & Robin Howard called game on for the Saturday & registration would be by the cafe on the marina east  wall.

 

 

Registration went smoothly & squiders were allowed onto the wall early to set up for an 11am start . 68 anglers made the trip inspite of the forecast the day before on  metcheck offering up a doom & gloom  of heavy rain & hail!

They got it wrong! The sun came out to play as the day went on although a cross wind did hamper  the egi style of luring & the bulk of catches falling to  floated methods of squiding.

 
 

 Many thanks to Robin Howard (aka Fishyrob) for again being heavily involved in this &  thanks also to George from TRONIX PRO for again sponsoring this event &  giving all entrants a shiny new squid jig. The RNLI are now another £400 to the good.

So who got what ?  9 squid were caught with the 1st of the day being caught  by Dario on bay 37  and the last of the day by Stuart on bay 18 and I believe two last minute drops that could have won either of the squiders a prize with barely minutes left to go..... you know who you are !

Results & Pics

Biggest squid  & over all winner Bruce Dickenson 40cm

 

2nd Richard Carter 38.5cm
 3rd Stuart 38cm
Top Junior Reece McEwan 25cm
4th Overall Sarah 35cm
    
Fishyrob 32cm
Ryan (solidstore) 25cm
 Vic Fisher 21cm
Dario 21cm