Four juniors fished the second and final leg of the 2009 Winter league today at Rhyls Foryd harbour.
With a limited supply of fresh peelers, Tom and Elliot had a distinct advantage and after a dry week I was confident we would see a Flounder or 2.
We kicked off at 5pm, and Elliot and Tom both had bites on their first cast.
Elliot reeled his in first fish which was a 34cm Flounder after quarter of an hour.
Notice Tom in the background watching his bite develop. He promptly reeled in this one of 38cms to take the lead.
Second cast saw these two register another Flounder each, Elliots was 31cm and Toms was 36cm.
Bites continued to come to the fresh crab, and Terry, who was targeting a Flounder for the species hunt managed a decent sized one of 42cm.
He estimated it weighed about 01-12-00Lbs, so was a little disappointed when it only tipped the scales to 01-06-00.
But it was mission accomplished
Elliot didnt manage to hook any more fish, but my magic rigs ensured Tom added another species to his card with a very early Eel. Its length was rounded down to 40cm, and i got covered in slime
Brother Adam came down to see how the kids were doing, and although he witnessed a couple of bites, he managed to scare the fish away for a while.
It was nice of him to dress up as a hoody as he was venturing down to the badlands from his country retreat and he wanted to fit in.
He decided the chilly wind was too much when he could be wrapped up warm at home, and was disappointed by the lack of action, but as he drove away Tom had a belting bite that started swimming towards the slipway.
He reeled in to find another Eel had taken 2 of his 3 hooks!
This one was also rounded down to 40 cms and was the last of the action, leaving us to sit out a chilly final hour until 8pm and home time.
Tom took the honours with 2 Flounders and 2 Eels for 154 cms. Elliots 2 Flounders earned him second place with 65 cms and Stephen and Carl both failed to catch.
This result sees Tom win the Winter league with 2 wins out of 2 matches.
Elliot takes second place with a second and a third place and Stephen is third and Carl fourth.
1, Thomas Jones 30 points 320 cms
2, Elliot Roberts 27 points 96 cms
3, Stephen Higginson 19 points 83 cms
4, Carl Higginson 5 points