CSSC logo

NATIONAL ANGLING COUNCIL


Home

Coarse

Game

Boat

Fixtures

Results

Regions

Album

Finalists

Shore Angling

2008

This year's final was fished at Morriscastle Strand, Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford, Eire on Thursday 15th May.  

Match day dawned with bright sunshine and a NE force 4-5 wind, which with the strand facing east was going to give our finalists problems, plus it had been the same for several days. Teams that practised on the previous day had found, as predicted, there were dogfish at range and flounders close in with a small mixture of other species thrown in, but would they still be there today? Signs were that things were going to be a little harder today. 

Despite the conditions there were lots of fish around but many were under our eighteen centimetre size limit. In total there were 176 fish caught (measured and returned) which consisted of 109 flounders, 28 dabs, 22 dogfish, 6 bass, 5 turbot, 2 rockling, 1 smoothound, 1 whiting, 1 tub gurnard and 1 eel.

Winning team were Scotland on 12 points (1st, 4th and 7th) closely followed by the South East with 14 points (3rd, 5th and 6th) and third place were Northern with 15 points (2nd, 6th and 7th). 

Top individual was big hitter Iain Graham (Sc) in zone B who went to distance and managed eleven dogfish in his bag of 537 points, which included a double hit on the last cast of the day! It is no good being a big caster if you don't known how to fish in differing conditions and by using a heavier lead and a lower trajectory Iain was able to punch his baits below the wind and whilst not able to reach maximum range he certainly found the kennel on that beach! David Craig (NI) fished close in for a magnificent catch of twenty flounders for 428 points in zone C whilst again in zone B newly capped England boat international Mike Patten (SW) landed seven dogfish, a whiting, a flounder, a dab and a gurnard for 408 points.

Dave Bentley (L) had a taste of what fishing in Ireland is all about when he landed a superb sixty-three centimetre bass, he got even more pleasure by seeing it swim away safely!  

As this year is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the angling council we decided to make the first final of the year a spectacular one. Firstly was the choice of venue and the south east corner of Eire was chosen for it's excellent fishing and the quality of the craic, as they say! Secondly we purchased pint glasses and had them engraved to commemorate the event and these were placed at each sitting for the presentation dinner, unfilled unfortunately! And thirdly rather than medals we also purchased cut crystal tumblers and had them similarly engraved. 

As additional expense was involved to get to the venue we attempted to get some sponsorship and would like to thank Stena Ferries for their assistance and Courtown Harbour Sea Angling Centre (tel: 087 6613145 or 086 1017466) who jumped in at the last minute and provided 250 of prize vouchers when another local tackle shop let us down. Co-owner Joe Byrne even attended the meal on the Thursday and presented the prizes. A big thank you also goes to Graham Bell and all his staff at Sean Og's Hotel & Holiday Cottages (Tel: 053 9130982) who looked after us so well that several regions are already planning a return trip.  


2009

Next year's final will be fished in North Wales Sept/Oct, venue to be decided.

Please note that accommodation for these finals is booked at least a year in advance and numbers are based on the regional teams that we know will be taking part. If you want to bring your partner or make the event a family holiday you must contact the angling council first, do not approach the hotel.


Details of the CSSC National Individual Shore Competition can be obtained at www.cssc.karoo.net 

RESULTS

TEAM
Scoring was total number of position points, where first in zone gets one point and last eleven, ie. three zone wins would give a team total of 3. 

  REGION  POINTS  FISH TOTAL CMS
1 SCOTLAND 12    
2 SOUTH EAST 14    
3 NORTHERN 15    
4 SOUTH WEST 16 18  
5 MIDLANDS 16 14  
6 LONDON 18 14  
7 WALES 18 13  
8 NORTHERN IRELAND 19 25  
9 YORKSHIRE 19 11  
10 SOUTHERN 26    
11 EASTERN 28    
12 NORTH WEST 33    

 ZONE A

  NAME REGION LENGTH POSITION
1 GRAHAM LAND WALES 166 - 5 (2 bass, 1 flounder, 1 smoothound & 1 dab 1
2 JOHN POLLARD SOUTH WEST 148 - 6 (3 dabs, 1 flounder, 1 dogfish & 1 turbot) 2
3 ROGER LOVELL MIDLANDS   83 - 4 (3 flounders & 1 turbot) 3
4 PETE SMALLS SCOTLAND   78 - 4 (3 dabs & 1 flounder) 4
5 BRIAN SILK SOUTH EAST   65 - 3 (2 flounders & 1 turbot) 5
6 PETER LAWSON NORTHERN   64 - 3 (3 flounders) 6
7 ALAN WALSH YORKSHIRE   62 - 3 (2 flounders & 1 turbot) 7
8 IAN EAGLEN NORTHERN IRELAND   44 - 2 (2 flounders)  8
9 PETE JENKINS LONDON   43 - 2 (1 bass & 1 flounder) 9
10 CHRIS MAJOR SOUTHERN   37 - 2 (2 flounders) 10
11 JOHN CATTERALL NORTH WEST   19 - 1 (1 rockling) 11
12 RAY NICE EASTERN     0 12

ZONE B

NAME REGION LENGTH POSITION
1 IAIN GRAHAM SCOTLAND 537 - 13 ( 11 dogfish, 2 flounders & 1 dab) 1
2 MIKE PATTEN SOUTH WEST 408 - 11 (7 dogfish, 1 flounder, 1 whiting, 1 gurnard & 
                1 dab)
2
3 MARTIN BRADSHAW YORKSHIRE 156 - 5 (3 dabs & 2 dogfish) 3
4 DAVE BENTLEY LONDON 150 - 5 (4 flounders & 1 bass) 4
5 STEVE MOSS EASTERN 109 - 4 ( 2 dabs, 1 dogfish & 1 flounder) 5
6 ALAN UDEN SOUTH EAST   96 - 5 (5 flounders) 6
7 DAVE GRIEVE NORTHERN   81 - 4 (4 flounders) 7
8 BARRY DAVIES SOUTHERN   75 - 4 (4 flounders) 8
9 DAVE MOYSE MIDLANDS   67 - 3 (2 flounders & 1 dab) 9
10 GARRY BOLTON NORTHERN IRELAND   61 - 3 (3 flounders) 10
11 IAN ROBERTSON WALES   30 - 1 (1 eel) 11
12 ANDY JONES NORTH WEST   22 - 1 (1 turbot) 12

ZONE C

  NAME REGION LENGTH POSITION
1 DAVID CRAIG NORTHERN IRELAND 428 - 20 (20 flounders) 1
2 DAVE McKENZIE NORTHERN 313 - 13 ( 11 flounders & 2 bass) 2
3 SEAN MANNING SOUTH EAST 247 - 12 (11 flounders & 1 dab) 3
4 JIM WORRALL MIDLANDS 163 - 7 (7 flounders) 4
5 GORDON McCAIN LONDON 143 - 7 ( 7 flounders) 5
6 ADRIAN THOMAS WALES 136 - 7 ( 7 dabs) 6
7 ALLAN DODD SCOTLAND   95 - 5 (5 dabs) 7
8 JAMES WINDEBANK SOUTHERN   65 - 3 (1 flounder, 1 dab & 1 rockling) 8
9 STEVE IVES YORKSHIRE   62 - 3 ( 3 flounders) 9
10 DAVE FUNG NORTH WEST   45 - 2 ( 2 flounders) 10
11 DOUG THORPE EASTERN   44 - 2 (2 flounders) 11
12 TONY HISCOCK SOUTH WEST   19 - 1 (1 flounder) 12

INDIVIDUAL 

NAME REGION LENGTH
1 IAIN GRAHAM SCOTLAND 537
2 DAVID CRAIG NORTHERN IRELAND 428
3 MIKE PATTEN SOUTH WEST 408
4 DAVE McKENZIE NORTHERN 313
5 SEAN MANNING SOUTH EAST 247
6 GRAHAM LAND WALES 166
7 JIM WORRALL MIDLANDS 163
8 MARTIN BRADSHAW YORKSHIRE 156
9 DAVE BENTLEY LONDON 150
10 JOHN POLLARD SOUTH WEST 148
11 GORDON McCAIN LONDON 143
12 ADRIAN THOMAS WALES 136
13 STEVE MOSS EASTERN 109
14 ALAN UDEN SOUTH EAST 96
15 ALLAN DODD SCOTLAND 95
16 ROGER LOVELL MIDLANDS 83
17 DAVE GRIEVE NORTHERN 81
18 PETE SMALLS SCOTLAND 78
19 BARRY DAVIES SOUTHERN 75
20 DAVE MOYSE MIDLANDS 67
21 JAMES WINDEBANK SOUTHERN 65 - 3
BRIAN SILK SOUTH EAST 65 - 3
23 PETER LAWSON NORTHERN 64
24 STEVE IVES YORKSHIRE 62 - 3
ALAN WALSH YORKSHIRE 62 - 3
26 GARRY BOLTON NORTHERN IRELAND 61
27 DAVE FUNG NORTH WEST 45
28 DOUG THORPE EASTERN 44 - 2
IAN EAGLEN NORTHERN IRELAND 44 - 2
30 PETE JENKINS LONDON 43
31 CHRIS MAJOR SOUTHERN 37
32 IAN ROBERTSON WALES 30
33 ANDY JONES NORTH WEST 22
34 TONY HISCOCK SOUTH WEST 19 - 1
JOHN CATTERALL NORTH WEST 19 - 1
36 RAY NICE EASTERN 0

 

TOP