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Breakfasts, Lunches and Curry Nights Opening Hours 7am to 4pm every day
NEXT CURRY NIGHT
Wednesday 5th July with live band.
Curry night will be every other Wednesday after that date.
Hastings & St Leonards 115th International
Sea Angling Boat Festival 2017
16th/17th/18th June 2017
Paul Murray from Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association
presented with the South of England Sea Angling Championship Trophy
by the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Judy Rogers
(click the MORE tab then Competition Results for more photos)
The Hastings & St Leonards 115th International Boat Festival sponsored by Hastings Angling Centre was fished
16, 17 and 18th June. While the Friday was fished from the beach due to strong wind and rough sea Saturday and Sunday were fished from the boats in near perfect conditions of light wind and unbroken very warm sunshine.
There was a very good entry and over 30 boats took part.
The Festival is based on points for the best five specimen fish weighed in by each angler each day, with each day being a separate match with prizes and the overall Festival being rewarded with cash and trophies.
Smoothounds proved to be particularly prolific this year with excellent numbers and size of specimen fish being caught, the best a magnificent one of 18lb 12oz for Graham Bisson on the Sunday which won him several trophies and £500 best specimen prize. Many other smoothounds well into double figures were weighed in. With Paul Murray winner the South of England trophy and £500 with 430 points which included five double figure smoothounds. He followed this very high score with 417 points on the Sunday, top score for the day. Some excellent Ballan wrasse were also recorded. Plaice were a bit thin still and underweight for length. Few conger eels featured this year best going 42lb for Steve Shoesmith. Several rarely encountered (at least in this area) painted rays were caught including two 9lb fish. Black bream were also caught which are earlier than usual, perhaps due to the warmer sea then normal.
The junior prizes were all taken by A Oliver. Top lady was Sue Wells and top veteran Clive Bailey.
The team prize went to Paul Murray Bill Ellis Alan Kent and Pete Wiseman.
The prize giving and excellent buffet was held at the East Hastings Club with Mayor Judy Rodgers graciously presenting the trophies. The tackle prize table for the 16 prizes awarded each day was again excellent thanks to the generous sponsors Hastings Angling Centre, Paul’s Tackle, SJ Homewood, Fusion Interiors, Coleman Construction and Utilities Ltd, Woods concrete Pumps Southern Ltd, ACW Brickworks Ltd, RX Fisheries and for Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association and East Hastings Sea Angling Association for hosting the event. Thanks also the Seashore Graphics for work on the brochure, and especially to the organising committee for a very well run event.
Main Trophy winners
South of England Trophy - Most points on one day – Paul Murray (430.25)
Friendship Trophy – Best specimen in the Festival – Graham Bisson (133.93)
ICSA Gold Cup – Most points in the Festival – Paul Murray (847.37)
Cinema deluxe Cup – Greatest weight of fish on one day – Steve Shoesmith 105lb
Dreadnought Cup – Most points from whiting on one day – Glynn Shoesmith (32.5)
Lewis Abbott Cup - Most points from flatfish in one day – Tim Relf (285.37)
Amsterdam Trophy – Biggest conger in the Festival – Steve Shoesmith 42lb 8oz
Southend Cup – Most points from congers in one day – Graham Furness (162.83)
Borough of Hastings Cup – Biggest fish in the Festival- Steve Shoesmith 42lb 8oz
Hastilow Cup - Heaviest cod in the Festival – Graham Bisson 11lb 3oz
Herne Bay Cup - Best specimen bull huss – Dave Whittington 6lb 14oz
Palmer Cup - Most points from cod in one day – Graham Bisson (131.59)
Richardson Trophy – Heaviest ray- Charlie Dickinson 11lb 4oz Thornback
Farnham Trophy – team of four – Paul Murray, Bill Ellis, Alan Kent, Pete Wiseman (1429)
Veteran’s trophy – Clive Bailey (615)
Ladies Rose bowl – Sue Wells (523)
Bon Ami Cup - Most junior points in one day – Antony Oliver (236)
Skinners Trophy – Best junior percentage on one day- Antony Oliver (79)
RNLI trophy – Most Junior points in Festival – Antony Oliver (370.83)
TSB Shield – Most points from flatfish – Reg Boyce (476.38)
Saffir Vissers trophy – Most different species –Alan Kent (6)
Pedro Cup – top local angler – Paul Murray (847.37)
Coxswain Cup – most specimens – Paul Murray (2)
Whitbread trophy – longest fish – Steve Shoesmith (76 inches)
Coronation Cup – best team of four on one day – Bill Ellis, Paul Murray, Colin and Ralph Crosby (1435)
Nelson Cup – top score in Coronation Cup – Paul Murray (430.25)
Family Cup – Ralph and Colin Crosby (713.54)
Pollack Cup – Clive Baily 10lb 6oz
Frank James Cup – Reg Boyce (3lb 3oz)
The Friday beach match was won by Ralph Crosby with 18 fish for 7lb 5oz,
second was Alan Kent and third Kerry Saint.
The club has a keen beach and boat angling and social community. We can accommodate boats up to 23 feet in length in our secure compound provided they are fitted with beach keels, as boats are beach launched. We have workshops for boat maintenance and fitting of keels by yourself if required, and secure storage areas for outboard engines and fishing gear. The area around Hastings uniquely offers a very wide variety of fishing, see our club records and photo gallery. You will be in good company in this very friendly club. Our members come from all walks of life and can offer help and advice if required. Our membership fees are very reasonable.