First Qualifier was held on 27 April.
Fishing started at 17:hrs with 6 competitors. The sea conditions were slight choppy waves. Weather was overcast with a slight drizzle.
Bunny Bonnet caught a 50 cms log eel. John Downing caught a Bass at 37 cms, and a flounder of 30cms.
Second qualifier was held on 25 May
Fishing started at 17:00 hrs with 7 competitors. The sea conditions were slight with small waves. The weather was dry and overcast.
First fish of the day, caught by Bunny Bonnett, was an (Undulate) Ray of 38 cms across the wings. ( Photo of Bunny holding the ray with Dave Thompson the organizer attached)
A while later a Black Bream of 31 cms was caught by Chris Chuter.
Half way through the match the sea went flat calm with a slight breeze an in the last hour John Downing caught a Bass of 24 cms.
A good competition enjoyed by all.
The three qualifiers to be put through to the National Beach Final are:
1st Position John Downing Three Fish
Bass 37 cm
Flounder 30 cm
Bass 24 cm total 91 points
2nd position Bunny Bennett Eel 50 cm
(Undulate) Ray 38 cm total 88 points
3rd position Pete Wells Dogfish 45 cm total 45 points
4rd position Chris Chuter Black Bream 31cm total 31 points
Dave Thompson, Barry Davies and Ian Edwards all tried hard by all blanked.