Pouting give Matt plenty to smile about

Dave Burley with his 3lb 9oz common carp
Dave Burley with his 3lb 9oz common carp
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Anglers - Kathleen Harrison, from Milton, with her 1lb nine-and-a-half-ounce catch. She was another one of the winners in the Southsea children's sea angling competition

THIS YEAR IN 1979: Young anglers fall victims of the weather

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Matt Brook took the honours when the Individual Sea Angling Club (ISAC) hosted a fundraising open-shore competition at Browndown Beach, Gosport.

Brook, from Sandown on the Isle of Wight, landed three pouting for a match-winning weight of 9.25oz to take home £60.

Darren Stevens finished second after reeling in two pouting for 8oz, winning £50, while Waterlooville’s Ian Dancey was third, catching three pouting for 7oz.

The match was held from 7pm until midnight, fishing low water up to high tide set at 2.16am.

It was pegged in one zone from the fence on Browndown, up to the first shingle mound near the point.

A total of 22 anglers booked in for the competition, which was fished in fair conditions, the rain clearing away just after the start of the match.

The fundraiser saw £155 raised from entry fees. Members Andy Dawkins and Dave Crook donated £100 each, Derek Thompson £20 and £17 was raised from the sale of new ISAC weatherproof stick on badges, totalling £392.

The money will be used to help offset the ISAC team’s travel costs to Portugal.

They have been selected by the Angling Trust to represent the governing body and England at this year’s World Shore Championship for Clubs tournament from May 4-11.

A second fundraising match will be held again at Browndown Beach on Saturday, April 6 from 7pm until midnight.

All sea anglers are welcome to attend. Personal donations will be accepted at any of the ISAC’s forthcoming matches.

For further entry and match details, contact Trevor Sutch on 07786 962540.

n The Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled held their first competition of the year at Bo Peep Pond in Petersfield.

There was a good turn out of disabled members, who were helped by Graham Titheridge (associate member and membership secretary) and Peter Lewis (disabled member and club bailiff).

Winner on the day was Dave Burley, who reeled in a 3lb 9oz common carp.

Tony Hancock had two good-sized roach for runner-up spot, while Colin O’Mara was third with three smaller roach.

Ray Pringle then caught one roach to land fourth.

Without the assistance of the club associate members, Horizon would not be able to function and the club would like to thank them for their help.

Horizon are always looking for new members who will get a warm welcome at weekly club nights held at Hilsea Lines clubhouse every Thursday from 5pm onwards.

Full details can be found by logging on to horizondac.co.uk or by phoning a committee member: Ray Pringle (chairman) 01962 850248; Aaron Norgrove (treasurer) (023) 9247 0284; Ray Townley (publicity) (023) 9242 5945; Graham Titheridge (membership secretary) (023) 9234 5252.