Goulty Snr shows he’s still the daddy

Billy Blades and John Goulty
Billy Blades and John Goulty
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jpns-12-08-17 retro 2017 anglers''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

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It was time to honour the great and the good as Stamshaw Lake Angling Club held their annual presentation night.

Both sea and the newly-founded coarse section championship trophies were up for grabs, with club president John Moorhead called upon to present the silverware.

The 2010 club champion for the sea section was John Goulty Snr, who took the honours over his son, also called John, to receive the prestigious shield.

The outside harbour champion was Ernie Davey, with 11-year-old Billy Blades taking the top junior trophy and Marilyn Denyer the ladies’ trophy.

Allan Watson, who sadly died last year, had a new competition named in his honour: the Allan Watson Memorial Shield.

Allan was a popular and respected member of both the angling club and the local fishing community, as well as writer of The Reel Thing for The News.

The shield named in his honour was awarded to the captor of the heaviest cod which, fittingly, went to Allan’s son-in-law Nick Wallis.

Nick was presented his award by his wife – and Allan’s daughter – Donna.

Other trophy winners on the night (sea)

John Goulty Jnr: All Night Trophy

John Goulty Snr: Eel Trophy, Sylvia North Trophy, Harbour Species Cup, 24-Hour Trophy

Bobby Blades: Bull Huss Trophy, Bream Trophy, Bass Trophy (Outside Harbour)

John North: Conger Trophy

Nigel Hutchings: Bass Trophy (Inside Harbour)

Ted Walshe: Plaice Trophy

Barry and Diane Hanton: Mixed Pairs

SLAC Carp Club Trophy Winners

Tony Wootten: 2010 Champions Cup, 193lb 6oz.

Mick Lemm: MBK Cup

Bobby Blades: Hambrook Cup

Doug McAvery: Heaviest one-day weight, 64lb 6oz

Maggie Hart: Heaviest fish, 14lb 3oz

Roger Carash: Wooden Brush

The Allan Watson Memorial Carp Cup went to Doug McAvery with a match weight of 66lb 3oz.