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Memorial fishing match another roaring success



IT WAS the seventh anniversary of the Barry Beaumont Memorial Fishing Match on Sunday, June 30 and 28 anglers turned up to fish in a singles, triples and pairs match.

The draw took place at 9am sharp and fishing was from 10am until 3pm for a five-hour match. The weather was overcast but dry and windy making some pegs more difficult to fish.

Although it was 20c, it had dropped from 28c the day before and the fish were not fully on the bite.

Anglers were looking forward to tasty hotdogs and the raffle, but the fishing had to come first.

There was good banter around the pond and the favourites after the draw were Steve Hodgson in peg 4 and Keith Lamming in peg 34 and so it came to be that these would finish first and second!

Steve Hodgson (peg 4) and a previous winner, weighed in with 66lb 11oz to win the singles with Keith Lamming in second with 57lb in peg 34. Third place went to Chris Fisher in peg 1 with 45lb 13oz.

The pairs winners were Pete Wardill and Dean Nicholas with 73lb 15oz and the triples winners were Ron Bulless, Eric Broughton and Carl Jewitt with 77lb 09oz.

There were runners-up prizes and section winners with 19 of the 28 anglers receiving a prize.

Ron said a few words before the start of the match and thanked Keith Lamming of East Coast Tackle for all his support and prize donations over the years to various charity matches. He also introduced Nic Burton, the new owner of East Coast Tackle of Hornsea, who was also fishing the match.

A closing speech was made by Mel Holden who generously paid for everybody’s hot dogs.

Mel was a very dear friend of Barry’s and is now also in very poor health, but he was going to fish the match, if only for part of it, in memory of his friend.

Mel thanked everyone for turning up year after year and he announced that £140 had been raised for Dove House Hospice and joked it might get him a better bed if needed when the time comes. Members of Barry’s family travelled over from West Yorkshire for the presentation and his son thanked all the anglers and staff at Tansterne Fishery for running the event each year.

Ron, Mike and Sandra were given a special mention for having the pond prepared and the food, plus the organisation of the event and they said they looked forward to doing it again in 2020.

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