Hastings 117th International Boat Fishing Festival
Best specimen of the Festival was a Plaice of 3lb 15oz (87.5 points) caught by Ed McBryan, fishing on Barry Coleman’s boat Pez Vela, winning him The Friendship Trophy and £500. Paul Murray won the South of England Trophy and £500 first prize with 325 points. Paul Murray had the highest aggregate points to win the ICSA Gold Cup. Heaviest fish was Charles Dickinson’s Smoothound of 10lb 9oz narrowly beat Cliff Winch’s Thornback ray of 10lb 6oz. The junior prizes were all taken for the second year running by Amy Dickinson. Top lady was Kay Goodwin and top veteran Charlie Ball. Team prize won by Paul Murray, Bill Ellis Alan Kent and Pete Wiseman.
The Club team prize went to Hastings & St Leonards AA Ralph and Colin Crosby, Paul Murray and Bill Ellis.
A donation of £100 was raised from the raffle for the Firefighters Charity. The prize table for the day prizes was again excellent with sponsorship and prize donation being the best ever with 16 prizes each day in addition to trophies and main cash prizes. Many thanks to Shimano for donation of an excellent rod and reel. Everyone would also like to thank Hastings Angling Centre, ACW Brickwork Ltd, Carlsberg, C&G Commercial Services Ltd, Coleman Hire,
Steve Erends Home Improvements, Greenweld (SE) Ltd, SJ Homewood, Seashore graphics, MDJ Services for generous support and to Hastings & St Leonards AA and East Hastings AA for hosting the event.
DURING THE WEEK
OPEN FROM 8.00am
Breakfasts & Lunches
(CLOSED MONDAYS except for Bank Holidays)
Regular Full English £5 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee
Large Full English £7 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee
Fishy Breakfast £5 incl Toast & Tea/Coffee
and plenty more breakfast options
HOME COOKED LUNCHES FROM £5.50
WEDNESDAY LUNCH CLUB
for Members & Guests
£5 Lunch. Puds from £2
BUFFETS CATERED FOR
For the purpose of weighing specimens Conger Eels only may be weighed at sea and then released.
A photo of the captor with the fish and a photo of the fish in a sling, on the scales, showing the weight must be shown to a club official upon coming ashore. They will then enter the fish in the specimen book.
For the purposes of competitions Congers should be brought ashore, alive if possible.
Should an angler wish to retain a conger for eating , they are free to do so.
Recreational fishing for bass
For recreational fishers from 1st January to 31st March 2019, and from 1st November to 31st December 2019 only catch-and-release fishing of bass is permitted. From 1st April to 31st October 2019 not more than one bass per person per day may be retained. Any additional bass should be returned immediately to the sea. In addition, the minimum conservation reference size of 42cm applies – any bass smaller than this must be immediately returned to the sea. These measures apply to fishing from vessels and from shore.
THORNBACK CUP BOAT COMP
Sunday 19th May
Club available to members for
private parties, receptions, presentations, wakes, christening parties, etc.
Visiting associations and coach parties welcome.
The Fishing Hut Cafe can arrange a buffet
or you can bring your own food.
Speak to Sue by calling 01424 430120
to book in.
Small charge payable.
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.