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NFSA Small Boat Championships

The 30th Small Boats Festival was a great success and the break in the recent weather enabled the anglers for the second year running to fish at sea up to the one mile limit where some very good fish were caught. The oganisers theWyvern Division of the National Federation of Sea Anglers are very grateful forthe support of the Main Sponsors, Suzuki and Lowerence  who are part of the Navico Croup and WillsMarine of Kingsbridge who supplied the Stewards Boat and the other sponsors,Quay Stores, Torquay, Torbay angling, Tackle & Bait, Plymouth, Sea View, Plymouth.The Salcombe Harbour Office of the South Hams District Council and the RNLI againassisted in enabling the Division to run this event. .The prizes in total wereto the value of over 3000. The entry of 115 Competitors in 42 boats hadtravelled from many parts of England and Wales, and these included, Kent,Essex, Gloucester Bristol and Bournemouth and a contingent from the PorthcawlBoating and Fishing Club who The fish caught included specimen Blonde Rays,Small Eyed rays, Mullet, Wrasse and Cuckoo Wrasse and other species caught were,Triggerfish, Pollack, Plaice, Gurnard, Garfish, Mackerel., and a Golden Greymullet. Prior to the presentations by Francis Wills representing Wills Marine, David Rowe on behalf of the organisers thanked the competitors who had supported the Festival, and referred to the foresight of the Wyvern Committee who 30 years ago organised the first Championships which was held on the Strand, moving to the YouthHall the following year. And a few moments silence was observed for Bill Hern,one of the first organisers who had sadly died earlier this year.  He also explained that money raised would be ploughed back into the next years event, with any surplus being used  to help the Division to carry out its work on behalf of all anglers.     THE DATES FORTHE 2009 WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY :

Last updated on: Thursday, 18th September 2008

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