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Garry Evans Match Team Regain Shore League Title.


With the weather being near perfect for the last leg of the East Region Shore League, 61 anglers comprising of 11 team teams fished Cold Knap, Porthkerry & Fontygary where team & individual top positions were finalised.

There were plenty of fish around with 49 anglers catching 9 different species consisting of blond rays (8) conger, codling, bass, pouting, whiting, dogfish, rockling & poor cod.

In a closely fought battle between two teams throughout the series it was past winners (after a five year gap); Garry Evans Match Team that took the title by 1 point beating Team Sakuma into second place. 


Final leg top 5 teams.

First place went to the Garry Evans Match team with 463 fish points. They won the team pool of  £355.

In Second place were 'Baits To Go' with 402.5 fish points, they won pool money of £200.

Third Place were the Gwent Beer Bellies with 338.5 fish points who won £143 pool money

Fourth were Team Sakuma with 336 fish points and fifth the South Wales Match-men with 331 points.


Series top 5 teams.

Rallying from one point behind were past winners Garry Evans Match Team winning the Shore League title after a five year gap with a total score of 62 points. 

Runners up were Team Sakuma with 61 points.

In third spot were Bait Ro Go with 50 points.

Fourth, South Wales Match-men with 41 points. (2041 fish points)

Fifth, Channel Anglers with 41 points. (2028 fish points).


Garry Evans Match Team left to right: Phil George, Steve Smyth, Andrew Hutchings & Ben Davies (Cyril Cross & Chris Read were unavailable for photo shoot).

Leg 6 Individual top 5.


In first place fishing for the Garry Evans Match Team was Cardiff based angler Andrew Hutchings with a fine pair of blond rays plus two dogfish for 9.86 kilos. Andrew was fishing at Rhoose point and won £108 pool money.

Overall Individual top 5.

With a record 585 points Team Sakuma member Rory Jenkins wins the series individual title & receives a top of the range AnyFish Anywhere beach caster supplied by Julian Shambrook.


Runner up fishing with Baits To Go was Porthcawl angler Chris Jones with 537 points; he won a 12 foot, 175 gram AnyFish AnyWhere bass rod.

In third place also winning a similar bass rod was Holton Road Match team angler Adam Farmer with 532 points.

Fourth was Gerald John fishing for Team Sakuma with 528 points.

Fifth place went to Baits To Go member Keith Skipper.


Final team & individual results are shown in the attached document which can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Top Rod Dave achieves his Angling Ambitions.


After 11 qualifying legs the 40th Garry Evans Seamaster final took place on the 13th October in conjunction with the The Barry Angling Festival fishing the beaches of Cold Knap, Porthkerry, Rhoose & Fontygary. Despite a week of torrential rain, anglers who practiced fished the venue, reported  blonde rays being caught at the Fontygary end of the match venue.

Needless to say this section of beach was very popular with competitors on the day. At last the rain stopped just before the start of the match with no wind in any direction to speak of. The fishing started well with a few strap conger eels & pouting coming out early on most of the usual marks. Anticipation grew with low water & the flood to come where normally the bigger fish make an appearance.

Two hours into the match and just before low water, a strong south westerly wind came from nowhere making some marks almost impossible to fish. However being a roving match between the limits most people managed to relocate to more protected parts of the beach.

Under the circumstances a good number of fish where weighed in with 53 out of the 105 total entry catching fish. Nine different species were caught in all, made up of codling, bass, pouting, dogfish, conger eel, spotted ray, rocking, whiting & poor cod. But no blonde rays!!!!

Winner of the festival & the Seamaster trophy was Angling Ambitions rod builder Dave Llewellyn from Barry. Dave who was Mr Consistent throughout the series where he topped the leader board for most points during the qualifying process. Dave won the festival first prize of £500 plus £100 pool money for the heaviest bag of fish with  7.06kgs, made up of 6 conger eels & a pouting.

He also picked up the coveted Garry Evans Seamaster Title & a £250 tackle voucher presented by the main sponsor Garry Evans (opposite). Fishing Tackle Cardiff & Newport. To complete the hat-rick Dave also picked up £125 for topping the Seamaster points table.

Second place in the festival was Barry based Holton Road Angling Centre tackle expert Dan Crump. After a short break from the competition scene, Dan came storming back to form with 3 conger eels, a spotted ray & a pouting for 4.43kgs. Winning him  £250 cash.


Festival third place went to Barry angling stalwart Roy Harding with 2 congers eels & a pouting for 3.2kgs. Roy picked up a Anyfish Anywhere beach caster donated by Julian Shambrook.


In fourth place was Newport SAC member Dai Loder with 3 conger eels for 3.16kgs from Cold Knap point. Dai won a Bob Radman head lamp supplied by the man himself.


In fifth place was Barry angler Milo Bjegovic with 2 conger eels for 3.15kgs. Milo pick up a continental beach caster donated by Leeda fishing tackle.


Please see the remaining top twenty on the WFSA web page in the Garry Evans Seamaster results link or click here

In the heaviest nominated species competition, Tyler Brimfield from Newport Gwent picks up £100 in pool money for the heaviest pouting of 0.27kgs

The festival junior winner from Newbridge was Junior Welsh International angler Finnan Williams.
He weighted in a pouting & 3 rockling for 0.48kgs winning him a £50 tackle voucher & the junior Barry Angling Festival shield presented by Garry Evans

Runner up in the Garry Evans Seamaster final was Dai Loder, he picked up a tackle voucher for £150. Third place went to Garry Evans Match team angler & past winner, Andrew Hutchings who received a £100 tackle voucher all donated by Garry Evans Fishing Tackle.


2nd & 3rd in the most qualifying seamaster points table was Chris Read & Chris Jones receiving £75 & £50 respectively.


A big thank you Garry Evans Fishing Tackle for sponsoring once again the Seamaster final & to staff member Andrew Hawksley for all his efforts in obtaining prizes for the main prize list from major tackle manufactures. Not forgetting all the other tackle shops & clubs that donated to the prize list.

Dave Llewellyn being presented the Seamaster Shield from its first ever winner Clive Vedmore

Some of the previous Seamasters winners

Penarth SAC Open, Sunday 6th October

After a stormy week the weather played ball for the Penarth SAC open where 146 anglers turned out to fish the local beach & pier. Forty anglers managed to caught fish with 6 different species in all consisting of Blonde Ray, Conger & Silver Eel, Whiting, Pouting & Codling.


In first place again ( he has won 3 out of the last 4 opens ) was Chris Jones from Porthcawl with 16lb 12ozs including a Blonde Ray & Conger Eel from Lavernock Point. Chris who belongs to TATA SAC took home £500 donated by The Admiral Group PLC  plus £86 pool money. 


A close second was Rhondda Valley SAC member John Griffiths who on his  first cast caught a conger eel of 14lb 3ozs fishing at the ranny pool. John picked up £300 donated by the host club & £57 pool money.


Third place went to Newport SAC angler Dai Loder with a conger eel for 7lb. Dai was also fishng at Laverneck point. He won £200 donated by Set Up Displays.


Four place went to Porthcawl angler Andrew Withey who fishes with Sakuma Match team He caught a conger eel of 4lb 10ozs.


5th was Penarth SAC committee man Colin Boagey with a conger eel for 3lb 11ozs.


In the junior section 10 year old Daniel Whitecome who attends Cadaxton junior school in Barry. He caught a codling for 1lb 2 ozs winning a rod & reel plus the Penarth Junior Trophy.


Second place went  Welsh junior international team member Finnal Williams who caught a silver eel of 10ozs.


Third went place went to Ethan Beattie also with a silver eel for 7ozs.


The Penarth SAC is the last of the Garry Evans Seamster qualifiers before the final on the 13th of October at Cold Knap, Porthkerry & Fontagary. The top three points scorers being: 

1. Dave Llewellyn 76 points,

2. Chris Read 75 points,

3. Chris Jones 61 points.


The final qualifying points this year are 34; see Garry Evans Seamasters results for the remaining top qualifiers by clicking here.

Any Queries ring Steve Chadwick on 07777 689289 by end of play on Friday the 11th of October.

East Region Shore League Report

Sunday 29th September

Lavernock to Bendricks

With the weather forecast not looking good the penultimate leg of the East Region WFSA Shore League took place at Sully & the Bendericks. 63 anglers turn out in what turned out not to be such a bad day. With a brisk North Westerly breeze & isolated showers 47 anglers caught 9 different species totalling 152.45 kgs consisting of codling, conger eel, bass, bull huss, pouting, smooth hound, spotted / thornback rays & 3 beard rockling. 

Top five team positions on the day as follows.

1st Sakuma Match Team with 462 fish points & 11 team points.
2nd Team Baits 2 Go with 418 fish points & 10 team points.
3rd Garry Evans match Team with 384.4 fish points & 9 team points.
4th Holton Road Angling Match team with 351.5 fish points & 8 team points. 
5th Channel Angers SAC with 316 points & 7 team points.

Overall top five places with one match to go.

1st Sakuma Match Team with 53 points.
2nd Garry Evans Match Team with 51 points.
3rd Team Baits 2 Go with 40 points.
4th Channel Anglers SAC with 37 points.
5th South Wales Matchmen with 34 points.

Top five individuals on the day.

1st There's no stopping Team Sakuma member Rory Jenkins who took top spot once again. Rory has only dropped one point in 5 legs which is an incredible performance. He caught 4 conger eels & a cracking smooth hound of 7.52 kgs from Sully Island. His total weight was 15.54 kgs which won him £112 pool plus £63 for the heaviest conger eel of 4.24 kgs.

2nd place went to Baits 2 Go team captain Keith Skipper who was fishing at Lavernock point. He weighed in 5 conger eels for 9.79 kgs & took home £70 pool money.

3rd was in form angler Chris Jones also fishing fo Baits 2 Go. He caught 4 conger eels & a 3 bearded rockling for 7.82 kgs. He won £56 pool money.

4th was Garry Evans Match Team member Phil George with 4 conger eels & a thornback ray for 7.27 kgs.

5th was Team Sakuma member Chris Jenkins with 6 fish for 7.24 kg. Chris took the most fish pool of £63.

Top five overall Individuals with one remaining match.

1st Rory Jenkins with 499 points.
2nd Adam Farmer with 452 points.
3rd Chris Jones with 442 points 
4th Chris Jenkins with 437 points 

5th Gerald John with 435.5 points.

South Wales Sea Anglers Open, Cardiff Foreshore

South Wales Sea Anglers (SWSA) held their annual open match on Cardiff Foreshore on Sunday 22nd September. Despite a foul weather forecast 90 angler turned out to fish the event. Fishing was slow on the flood but improved dramatically on the turn. Eight different species were caught by 36 anglers, consisting of bass, flounder, pouting, conger eel, silver eel, codling, smooth hound & thorn back rays. 

In first place was Angling Ambitions rod builder from Barry, Dave Llewellyn with 2 conger eels for 5.06kgs. Dave was fishing on cods corner & picked up the £300 first prize donated

by Shane Boxhall Plumbing & Heating. He also picked up £80 pool money for heaviest bag of fish.

In first place was Angling Ambitions rod builder from Barry, Dave Llewellyn with 2 conger eels for 5.06kgs. Dave was fishing on cods corner & picked up the £300 first prize donated

by Shane Boxhall Plumbing & Heating. He also picked up £80 pool money for heaviest bag of fish.

In second place was Gerald John from Caerphilly with a thornback ray for 3.67 kgs. He picked up £200 donated by the host club.


In third place was SWSA member from Splott Paul Coles, he also had a thornback ray for 3.63 kgs. Paul won £100 donated by Brian Lewis of Set Up Displays.


Forth place went to SWSA member Brian Skinner with the only smooth hound of the match weighing in at 3.46 kgs. He took home £50 donated by Mike Mardon & Paul Coles.

Fifth place went to Wayne Hathaway with a good size codling for 2.41 kgs plus a bass & silver eel totalling 3.43 kgs. He won a Bob Radman head lamp donated by the man himself. 





The Heaviest Flounder pool was won by Rhondda Valley SAC member Richard Potts. He won £80 plus a rod & Reel donated by Portsmouth based club the "Mad Hatters"

In the Junior section, where prizes were donated by Paul Osmond Haulage from Newport. 12 year old Jamie Brimfield who attends Newbridge comprehensive school took the top spot with 12 fish consisting  of silver eels & bass for 1.63 kgs winning him a  £50 tackle voucher. Runner up was 12 year old Finnan Williams who attends Iswlyn school in Newbridge also with a bag of silver eels & bass for 0.46 kgs. He won a £30 tackle voucher.


Jamie Brimfield, Joe Arch & Finnan Williams

WFSA Open, Aberavon 8th September



The weather held fair for the annual Welsh Federation Of Sea Anglers (WFSA) pegged open at Aberavon. 63 anglers turn up to fish this measure & release match where Garry Evans Seamaster & Penn points on were again on on offer.

Fishing was slow at the start of the match but picked up at low water & the turn of the tide. In total 25 anglers brought fish to the measure resulting in 9 different species of fish being caught. Including Bass, Red Gurnard, Thornback & Small-eyed rays, Smooth hound, Whiting, Dogfish, Flounder & Golden Grey Mullet.



In first place with his second win from the last

3 of the seamaster qualifiers was Porthcawl

based angler Chris Jones.

He caught 6 thornback rays totalling 366cm. 

Chris took home £250 cash donated by the WFSA.



Runner up was Port Talbot angler Scott Buscher with 263 cms of red gurnard, rays & dogfish. He took home  £125.

In third places was Chris Read from Cardiff with

205cms of fish including a beautiful golden grey

mullet for 49cm. He also won the longest fish

pool of £60 with a thornback ray of 77 cms.






Fourth place went to Sakuma Match Team member Chris Jenkins with 166cms of Thornback Rays, he picked up £75 for his troubles. In Fifth place was Newport & District SAC angler Rhys Watts with 162 cms of red gurnard & rays winning him £50.


In the junior section with all prizes being donated by

Paul Osmond Haulage Newport was 13 year old

Aston Davies who attends Pentre Hafod school in

Swansea. He caught 3 bass for 44 cms & took home

a £50 Tackle voucher. 


Runner up was 12 year old Jamie Brimfield from

Newport who attends Newbridge comprehensive 

school. He caught a flounder for 31cms & picked

up a £30 tackle voucher. Third palace went to 10

year old Oliver Jenkins from Barry with a bass of

15cm winning him a £20 tackle voucher.

Llantwit Major Charity Open

For the second week in a row, anglers turned out in numbers to support the latest Garry Evans Seamaster & Penn points qualifier fished at Llanwit Major, Boverton & Marcross. The event was fished by 100 anglers where money was being raised for two charity organisation, those being the Velindre Cancer Centre & the St Barruc Alzheimer & Dementia ward at Barry hospital. Organisers Mark Cowell & Sally Owen were pleased to announce that a total of £1628 pounds was raised & will be split equally between the charities.

Angling wise the fish turn up in numbers with the main species being smooth hounds & conger eels. 45 anglers brought fish to the scales totaling 495kgs in all.


In first place with a great bag of smooth hounds &

a  conger eels, was Swansea based angler

Shaun Tucker with a total weight of 39.45kgs.

Shaun was fishing at St Donates & took home £250

which was anonymously donated; Shaun is shown

here with competition organiser Mark Cowell.


Runner up for the second week in a row was Cardiff based angling ace Roy Tapper. He was fishing at Boverton & weight in 12 smooth hounds for 35.45 kgs. Roy picked up £150 which was also anonymously donated.


In third place was Bridgend angler Andrew Withy who was also fishing at Boverton. He weighted in 11 smooth hounds a conger eel & a codling for 33.17kgs. Andrew took home £100 donated by angling veteran Jeff Stephens.


In four place was Tonyrefail angler Rory Jenkins who fished the Chair at St Donates. He weighted in 7 smooth hounds & two conger eels for 27.94kgs. Rory pocketed £75 which was donated by Llanwit Major beach cafe owner Maria Hughes.

In fifth place was Chris Jenkins fishing at Boverton with 8 smooth hounds, he picked up £50 donated by Chris Davies Estates & Letting Agencies. Chris also picked up £82 pool money which was riding on the fifth position in the match.


The other pool money which was riding on 15th position went to Cardiff based angler Steve Smyth with 12.23 kgs of smooth hound. He also won £82. 


In the heaviest smooth hound section of the match, a great

hound of 7.98 kgs was caught by Tonyrefail angler

John Griffiths. He was awarded the WFSA smooth hound

cup & picked up £100 donated by Ben Price owner of

BDP Heating in Haydock, Liverpool. Photo 2 John Griffiths

with his 7.98kg smooth hound hound.







Junior winner was 13 year old Dillion Brown who attends

Llantwit Major High School. He caught 2 smooth hounds

for 7kgs. Photo 3 Dillion being presented with a beach

caster rod by Runner angler Roy Tapper.


In the pairs section of the match 18 pairings fished. In first place winning £50 was Sukama Match Team members Andrew Withy & Chris Jenkins, with a collective weight of 58.32 kgs. Runner pairing was South Wales Match Team member Joe Arch & Roy Tapper with a joint weight of 53.1kgs, they picked up £40.


The remaining top 20 places are in leg 8 of the attached Garry Evans Seamaster points update which will be on the WFSA web page in the next few days. 


With three Qualifying legs to go, its tight at the top with Justin Bird leading with 60.5 points, running second is Angling Ambitions rod builder Dave Llewellyn with 56 points followed closely by Roy Tapper on 54 points. Bottom points at the moment stands at 21 points.

Jones leads the way.


The latest event in the Garry Evans Seamaster series took place on Sunday 28th June with the Penarth Holiday Charity Open fished on the local beach & pier. 100 anglers turn out to fish the event in aid of the RLNI where £815 was raised for the charity.

Twenty six people brought fish to the scales with conger eels being the main species, along with, codling, silver eels, bass, mullet & smooth hound.

Top rod was Chris Jones a 46 year old Glazier from Porthcawl. Chris weighed in an impressive 16lb 3ozs. Consisting of 3 conger eels one of which weighed 11lb 11ozs. see attached photo 1. Chris was fishing at Lavernock point & took home the first prizes of £200 donated by P.S.A.C. Set Up Displays plus £55 pool money.

Photo 2 Main Sponsor Brian Davies with winner Chris Jones.


In second place was angling ace Roy Tapper fishing at the Ranny pool with a smooth hound & codling for 11lb 4ozs. See Photo 3. Roy picked up £100 donated by Top Table Catering Hire.


In third place was Penarth SAC angler Joe De Andrade who was fishing on the pier. He weighed in a single conger eel for 7lb 15ozs. & won £50 donated by Sign Services (Wales ) LTD.


In the junior section sponsored by Cardiff Marine Services LTD; First place went to Welsh Junior International, 11 year old Finnan Williams with two silver eels for 1lb 7ozs. He won a £50 Tackle voucher. See Photo 4. Brain Davies with Finnan Williams.


Second place went to 15 year old Owen Harding who attends Stanwell Road high school. Owen caught a single conger eel for 1lb 4ozs & took home a £30 tackle voucher.


Third place went to 12 year old Joe Brimfield from Newbridge with a single silver eel for 4ozs. He received a 320 tackle voucher.

Chris Jones with an 11lb 11oz Conger which made up a part of his winning haul of fish

Chris Jones with sponsor Brian Davies

Junior winner Finnan Williams being presented his prize by Brian Williams

Second place Roy Tapper with a Smooth Hound caught at the Ranny Pool

East Region Shore league results - Round 4

For a third time in a row the weather played ball in another great match at Llanwit Major. With a light westerly winds & Smooth Hounds in abundance the match did not disappoint. 67 anglers took part where 52 anglers caught fish.179 fish were caught mainly Hounds with a few Conger Eels, Bull Huss, Wrasse, Dogfish & Bass thorn in totalling an overall weight of 420Kgs.

Top 5 individuals. Rory does it again.

Sakuma Match Team member Rory Jenkins continued his consistence with a fine weight of 58.94kgs. Consisting of 13 Smooth Hounds, 3 Conger Eels & a nice Bass of 2.38kgs. Rory was at St Donates & took £120 pol money plus an additional £67 for most fish.

Runner up went to South Wales Match-men angler Chris Equall with a weight of 34.80kgs. Chris was also fishing at St Donates catching  8 Smooth Hounds & 2 Conger Eels. He won £75 pool money.

Third was  Sakuma Match Team member Chris Stephens with 25.84kgs. Fishing on the Chair at Marcross Chis caught 7 Smooth Hounds & a Conger Eel. He won £60 pool money. 

Fourth place went to Garry Evans Match Team member Chris Read with 23.89kgs consisting of 7 Smooth Hounds & a Conger Eel.


Fifth, also fishing for the Garry Evans Match Team was Steve Smyth with 21.87 consisting of 5 Smooth Hounds a Codling & a Conger.


Top 5 individuals after 4 legs.

In top spot is Rory Jenkins who has only dropped 1 point in four matches with 399 fish points.

Second place is Adam Farmer with 385 fish points.

Third Chris Jenkins with 351 fish points.

4th Gerald John with 349.5 fish points.

5th Chris Jones with 344 fish points.

Best Smooth Hound pool went to Gwent Don't Know team member Neil Owen with a cracking fish of 7.96kgs He won £67 pool money.

Top five team results.

1st Sakuma Match Team with 466 fish points & 11 team points.

2nd Garry Evans Match Team with 439 fish points & 10 team points.

3rd Bait to Go  with 387 fish points & 9 team points.

4th Gwent Don't Knows 351.5 fish points & 8 team points.

5th Channel Anglers SAC with 335 fish points & 7 team points.

Top Five Team Positions After 4 legs.

Sakuma & Garry Evans Match Teams are now level pegging on 42 team points each. However Sakuma are in front by a whisker on accumulative fish points.1761/1738 respectively.

3rd Team Baits to Go with 30 points. (1417 accumulating fish points).

4th Channel Anglers SAC with 30 points. (1410 accumulating fish points).

5th South Wales Match Team with 28 points.


Remaining team positions & full individual results can be found here.


East Region Open, St Brides 7th July 2019


Second win for Gamlin.


With weather being near perfect but for the presence of a North East wind, 79 anglers struggled to catch fish at the East Region Open at St Brides. Only 22 anglers brought fish to the scales in this catch & release match.

Cardiff based 29 year old carpenter Joseph Gamlin chalked up his second win of the Garry Evans Seamaster 2019 series with a single conger eel for 2.4kgs. Joseph who fishes  for Newport SAC won £300 cash donated by Paul Osmond Haulage plus £70 pool money for heaviest bag of fish.

In second place also fishing for Newport SAC was Ryan Poole with a conger & silver eel for 1.38 kgs. Ryan picked up &200 cash donated by the East Region WFSA.

In third spot was welsh international angler Chris Equall with 2 conger eels for 1.15 kgs. He picked up £100 cash also donated by the East Region.

In fourth position was Chris O Neil with a single conger eel. He won a Penn Mag 525 donated by Angling Ambitions rod builder Dave Llewellyn.

5th spot when to Sean Dolye with a conger eel of 1.10 kgs. He won a Anyfish Anywhere beach caster donated by Julian Shambrook.

Junior winner was 14 year old Arran Boardman who attends Caldicot High school & fishes for Newport SAC, with a  conger & silver eel for .0.38 kgs. He won a rod & reel donated by Angling Supplies Penarth Road Cardiff.

Runner up was 10 year old Scott Poole who attends St Julians primary school in Newport & also fishes for Newport SAC with a conger eel of 0.34 kgs. He took home a fixed spool reel also donated by Angling Supplies.

The Best Silver eel pool was won by Andy Cook a visitor from Tewksbury based club the Inlanders with a silver of 0.34 kgs He won £60. Local club Newport & District SAC also took many of the remaining prizes in total 12 out of the 22 on offer.

The latest Seamaster Update is shown in the attached Seamster Points update and can also be found by clicking here (as soon as details are received).

Top three after 6 legs as follows. In 1st place with 46.5 points Justin Bird, Second place Chris Read with 42 Points & third place Ryan Poole with 41 points. Current top 20 points.

        Sponsor Paul Osmond with winner                   Paul Osmond with Junior Prize Winners

                      Joseph Gamlin.                                              Arran Boardman & Scott Poole



Gwent SAC Open, St. Brides - 2 June 2019


87 anglers fished the latest Garry Evans & Penn points qualifier at St Brides. Where Gwent SAC held their annul open event. After a wet start to the day it brighten up for the match. With a stiff South Westerly wind the fish eventually came on the feed towards the back end of the match. Most of the fish caught were conger eels with just 2 sliver eels & a thornback ray making up the other species caught on  the day.


Results  as follows with just 0.89 of a kilo separating the top 5 anglers.

In first place was 33 years old welder from Newport Jack Pearce with a single conger of 4.87kgs. Jack won £300 cash donated by Family Finance plus £80 pool.

Close second was Cardiff based angler Nigel Putbrace with 3 conger eels for 4.34 kgs. Nigel won £200 donated by Gwent SAC plus £80 pool.

Even closer third was Welsh Team Manager & Gwent SAC stalwart Ivor Smith with 4 conger eels for 4.32 kgs.


Forth place went to Welsh International angler Andrew Hutchings from Lisvane with 5 conger eels for 4.26kgs.

5th Place went to Rob Chapmen from Newport with 3 conger eels for 3.98 kgs.

Junior winner was 10 year old Scott Poole who attends St Julians school in Newport. He weighed in 3.32 kgs consisting of 2 conger eels. He won a £50 Tackle voucher donated by Paul Osmond Haulage.

Runner up in the junior section was Finnan Williams from Penarth with a silver eel of 0.25 kgs. He won a £30 tackle voucher also donated by Paul Osmond Haulage.

The remaining top twenty places are shown against leg 5 on the latest Garry Evans Seamaster update which can be found here

In Second Place was fellow team member Ben Davies who was also fishing at Rhoose point and caught a dogfish, blond ray & conger eel for 7.4 kilos. He won £66  pool money.

In third place was Team Sakuma member Dean Downe with two conger eels for 6.22 kilos winning him £55 pool money.

In fourth  place was Baits To Go angler Chris Jones  with a blond ray for 6.13 kilos, he won £26 pool money.

Fifth place went to another Baits To Go angler Keith Skipper with a blond ray, codling & rockling.


Most fish pool of £61 went to Team Sakuma member Gerald John with 5 fish weighing in at 5.58 kilos consisting of a blond ray, two rockling & two poor cod.


Best nominated fish was won by Mike Mather fishing for the Gwent Beer Bellies with a whiting of 0.15 kilos winning him £61.