This was a specimen competition with only 3 fish being allowed to be weighed in and percentage points given for the weight of the fish against the nominated specimen weight. This means that any species can win not just the biggest by weight alone.
Some 28 anglers took part in a dozen boats. Some very good fish were caught, notably some excellent Bull Huss for the three anglers aboard Wildcat.
The winner was Glyn Shoesmith who received the Ada Cup and a Daiwa Kenzaki rod donated by the sponsors Hastings Angling Centre for a Bull Huss of 11lb 13oz (118 points). Second was John Walter, Bull Huss 11lb 3oz (113) third Shane Salmon, Bull Huss 10lb 3oz (103). Best Flatfish was a Plaice of 1lb 2oz (25) for Robert Savidge. Unfortunately 2021 is proving a poor year for plaice.
Best junior was Isla Clewley with a Pollack of 7lb 15oz (56) taking the Rosie Cup.
All the winners and placed received rods, reels or gift vouchers.
Other notable catches were John Clewley’s thornback ray of 9lb 3oz (76) and Shane Salmon’s tope of about 34lb which was ineligible to be weighed being a protected species and was released quickly after a photograph.