Almost a perfect start for Metalites

SEA FISHING: With just three points off a maximum score, the Metalite team started off the new Evening Star Sea League season where they left off – winning! Craig Buy and Robert Tuck won their sections with a mixed bag of codling, whiting and eels.

SEA FISHING

WITH just three points off a maximum score, the Metalite team started off the new Evening Star Sea League season where they left off – winning!

Craig Buy and Robert Tuck won their sections with a mixed bag of codling, whiting and eels. Richard Burt finished second and Mark Pinder third.

Brian Dean Tackle are close behind with a creditable 88 points. Familiar faces in the shape of Southwold A are third with Abu Team Viscount and Team Target fourth and fifth.

Top angler on the day was Team Target's John Smith with 9lb 5oz. John took three soles, eight codling and a pout in his winning bag.

Runner-up was Ian Torn of Brian Dean with Gary Medler third for Southwold A. Twenty-five teams took part in the first round, probably the biggest and hardest league in the country.

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Pen Points winners were Smith (Team Target Ipswich), Torn (Brian Dean Tackle Ipswich) and Medler (Southwold A). Section winners were Andy Murray (Brian Dean Tackle Clacton), Robert Tuck (Metalites Walton on Naze) and Craig Buy (Metalites Walton on Naze).

Most of the bags were made up of just sizeable whiting, pout and soles. The open beach (Dirty Wall) produced some codling to a pound and a half.

Considering the bright calm conditions over 80 per cent of 125 anglers taking part weighed in.

Positions on the Day

1 Metalites 97, 2 Brian Dean Tackle 88, 3 Southwold A 86, 4 Abu Team Viscount 83, 5 Team Target 80, 6 Markhams Pirates 71, 7 Lowestoft, 70, 8 Jaspers Lads 68, 9 Catch 22 67, 10 Eagles 60, 11 Baiters 57, 12 Dave's Matchmen 57, 13 Team Camparts 55, 14 Castaway Tackle 53, 15 TBA 52, 16 Breakaway Tackle 50, 17 Southwold B 48, 18 Potters Tackle 47, 19 Deans Tackle.com 44, 20 Newteam A 36, 21 Tackle Up POF 32, 22 Team Bickers 32, 23 AKA 23, 24 Orford Tackle and Bait 21, 25 Stuart Clay Traps 0.

Individual Results

Section One: 1 Andy Murray (Deans Tackle) 2lb 12.5oz, 2 Dave Read (Eagles) 2lb 8.5oz, 3 Ian Bowell (Team Target) 2lb 1.5oz.

Section Two: 1 Robert Tuck (Metalites) 3lb 5.5oz, 2 Mark Ward (Abu T/Viscount) 2lb 7oz, 3 Doug Skinner (Team Camparts) 2lb 5.5oz.

Section Three: 1 Craig Buy (Metalites) 3lb 7oz, 2 Tim Adams (Castaway Tackle) 2lb 14.75oz, 3 John Piper (Dave's Matchmen) 2lb 9oz.

Section Four: 1 John Smith (Team Target) 9lb 5.75oz, 2 Ian Torn (Deans Tackle) 4lb 14.5oz, 3 Mark Pinder (Metalites) 2lb 15oz.

Section Five: 1 Gary Medler (Southwold A) 4lb 10.5oz, 2 Richard Burt (Metalites) 3lb 7.5oz, 3 Mark Sharman (Lowestoft) 2lb 15.5oz.

SAMF qualifier was Craig Buy (25 points).

Breakaway KO Cup

Orford Tackle and Bait 21 Stuart Clay Traps 0, Dave's Matchmen 57 Jaspers Lads 68, Team Camparts 55 Lowestoft 70, Breakaway Tackle 50 Newteam A 36, Abu Team Viscount 83 AKA 23, Porters Tackle 47 Markhams Pirates 71, Team Target 80 Team Bickers 32, Southwold A 86 Metalites 97, Baiters 57 TBA 42, Deans Tackle.com 44 Tackle Up Port of Felixstowe 32, Eagles 60 Castaway Tackle and Bait 53, Southwold B 48 Catch 22 67, Brian Dean Tackle bye.

Second Round Draw (for Felixstowe, November 10): Jaspers Lads v Brian Dean Tackle, Lowestoft v Breakaway Tackle, Team Target v Deans Tackle.com, Catch 22 v Markhams, Eagles v Baiters, Abu Team Viscount v Metalites, Orford Bait and Tackle bye.

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