Four juniors fished the third leg of Colwyn Bay Victoria Sea Angling Clubs junior summer league at Flint Cob earlier today.
Joker again provided plenty of excellent crab for the juniors to use from his shop at Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8EL ( 07708 874413 ) Thank you very much to him for those.
There were bites from the off but they were proving hard to hook, as they were last time we fished here. A small Stoat worked its way along the top of the stones behind us but this was the only action early on.
Jack was first to catch with an Eel of 48cms.
Stephen and Tom J weren’t far behind him in catching with fish of 51cm and 40cm respectively.
I had fun untangling this one of Toms!!!
Tom D and Jack continued missing bites but Tom J and Stephen both managed to add to their tallies with another Eel each. Toms was 50cm but Stephen went further into the lead with one of 54cm.
The bites died off over high water, but there were a couple of large Sea Trout jumping in front of us as well as some other excitement to keep us occupied. ( Hope your bumps and bruises are ok Tom! )
As the tide started ebbing, it was nearly time to pack up. Jack missed another bite but Tom J had a good rattle with seconds left. At 4pm it was time to pack up, and Tom had a match winning Eel on as his rig broke the surface. Unfortunately it wriggled off before he could lift it clear of the water and left us a little deflated as we walked back to the car for the presentation.
The match winner was Stephen Higginson with 2 Eels for 105cms. He picked up £7.50 and a goody bag from Jokers.
In second place was Thomas Jones with 2 Eels for 90cms for £5 and a goody bag, and Jack Peters picked up the last of the cash £2.50 and a goody bag for his 48cm Eel. Thomas Davies got a goody bag for his efforts but unfortunately failed to catch.
Note to self, i dont think ill be running a species hunt next year if people are going to try and do the kids out of crab to go species hunting!!!
Thanks again Joker!