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2017 D&WAA Competition Dates, Notes, Results & Leaderboard

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Secretary: Mr. Douglas Pettit
Hon. Treasurer: Mrs S. Pettit
108 Blenheim Road
Deal, Kent CT14 7EY
Telephone 01304 365617
Email pettitsandou@aol.com

Founded in 1904
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Affiliated with the Angling Trust


2017 Competition Dates
Venue Sat Nav Date Time
Horsa Road (groynes): HW 19:30 51.231428, 1.404148 Sunday, 8th January 5pm to 9pm
Chequers: HW 17:30 51.251010, 1.39189 Sunday, 5th February 3pm to 7pm
Cambridge Road (gardens): HW 15:50 51.210211, 1.402760 Sunday, 5th March 2pm to 6pm
Hythe (Imperial Hotel - flatfish only): HW 15:15 51.06768, 1.09396 Sunday, 2nd April 1pm to 5pm
Sandwich Bay (10th Green): HW 21.50 51.26345, 1.39016 Sunday, 23rd April 5pm to 9pm
Deal Pier (promenade deck): HW 20.20 51.223707, 1.404842 Sunday, 21st May 5pm to 9pm
Sandown Castle: HW 18.20 51.238577, 1.402298 Sunday, 18th June 4pm to 8pm
Cambridge Road (gardens - sole only): HW 22.15 51.210211, 1.402760 Saturday, 19th August 8pm to midnight
Walmer Castle (top car park): LW 17.10 51.202032, 1.402374 Sunday, 3rd September 3pm to 7pm
Chequers: HW 21:00 51.251010, 1.39189 Sunday, 1st October 5pm to 9pm
Cambridge Road (gardens): HW 18.20 51.210211, 1.402760 Sunday, 29th October 4pm to 8pm
Walmer Castle (top car park): HW 18.25 51.202032, 1.402374 Sunday, 12th November 4pm to 8pm
Horsa Road (groynes - Xmas match): HW 16.20 51.231428, 1.404148 Sunday, 10th December 2pm to 6pm

Competition Notes

  1. Club members who wish to participate in D&WAA competitions in the 2017 campaign, the first of which falls on Sunday 8th January, must renew their membership by no later than Friday 20th January 2017 so that all competitors are registered as an insured for the purposes of the Angling Trust's combined liability Insurance policy.
  2. Competitions are open only to D&WAA registered members each of whom is an Insured for the purposes of the Angling Trust's combined liability insurance policy whilst acting in connection with the D&WAA's activities and conforming to its rules and by-laws.
  3. The D&WAA is an affiliate of the Angling Trust, whose recommended retention sizes for shore-caught fish apply to all D&WAA competitions. Following these recommendations will ensure that neither the D&WAA nor its members are in contravention of any local bye laws set by the Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.
  4. £10 entry fee is payable by each competitor on the day of the competition. The fee payable for the Christmas competition, to be held on Sunday, 10th December, is £15.
  5. All D&WAA 2017 campaign competitions will be "pegged" on the day of the competition at, or about, 20 yards (18 metres) apart, or more where practicable.
  6. Competitors must be present at each venue no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  7. Five prizes are awarded from the total of the entry fees collected at each competition: first (40%), second (25%) and third (15%) place and heaviest round fish (10%) and flat fish (10%). A prize is shared if and when an eligible catch is matched. The prize for the heaviest round or flat fish, if none eligible is weighed in, is awarded to the second heaviest of the other class weighed in. In a "flattie-only" or "sole-only" match the prizes are adjusted as follows: heaviest flat fish\sole (12%), second heaviest flat fish\sole (8%).
  8. A draw between competitors (equal weights) will be decided as follows: (1) number of fish, (2) if still equal, the heaviest fish and (3) if still equal, the number of species.
  9. No more than one (1) rod and three (3) hooks to be in use at any one time.
  10. The Club's November competition, to be held on Sunday, 12th November, will be the last match in which "leader-board" points are awarded. The December competition, to be held on Sunday 10th December, is therefore "standalone" and "pointless" and competitors will be competing for prizes and prize money only - no points will be awarded.
  11. The Gillett Points System will apply to all D&WAA club competitions in 2017. The leader-board will be closed after the November competition on Sunday, 12th November.
  12. The Deal Pier competition, to be held on Sunday, 21st May, will be (a) confined to the Promenade Deck and (b) pegged.
  13. In the interests of conservation, all lesser-spotted dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula - "LSD") caught are to be recorded on the peg card and signed for by a competitor on an adjacent peg but only the three (3) heaviest LSD so recorded by each competitor are to be weighed in. All additional LSD caught are to be recorded, signed for in the usual way and returned to the water and will be allocated a notional weight of 500g each at the weigh-in.
  14. European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) caught during a competition must be immediately returned alive to the water they were taken from and may not be retained for weighing.
  15. Each competitor is responsible for ensuring that his competition "peg card" bears his name and accurately records each sizeable fish caught during the competition as attested by the signature of an adjacent competitor.
  16. The Competitions Secretary's decision on all matters, including competition disputes, is final and conclusive.

"Flatfish-only" (sole) Competition Notes

The "flatfish-only" (sole) competition is a D&WAA members-only beach match in which:

  1. round fish are ineligible, and
  2. sole - if any are caught and regardless of size - take precedence over other flatfish species.

All undersized flatfish are to be measured, recorded, signed-off and returned until three (3) sizeable flatfish have been caught, following which undersized fish will not be recorded. Please note that it is the individual angler's responsibility to ensure that, after being measured and recorded, all undersized flatfish are returned alive to the water from which they were taken and must not be retained.

The length of all flatfish is to be measured in centimetres, from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail fin and, should there be any dispute on the measurement of a flatfish, the D&WAA Secretary's Master Measure will be the deciding measure.

The three (3) heaviest sole take priority over all other flatfish caught but, if three (3) or less sole are not caught, then sizeable flatfish will take the prizes. If no sizeable flatfish are caught the longest total of undersize sole will take precedence over any other flatfish.

For the purposes of the D&WAA "heaviest flatfish" of 2017 award, the longest sole (or flatfish if no sole is caught) measured at this competition will also be weighed.

Five prizes are awarded from the total of the entry fees collected at the competition: first (40%), second (25%) and third (15%) place and heaviest flatfish (12%) and second heaviest flatfish (8%). A prize is shared if and when an eligible catch is matched. If less than three (3) flatfish are caught the prize(s) is\are awarded on the basis of the outcome of a draw of the competitors' peg cards. In addition, points will be awarded in the usual way.

In summary, you will be fishing for flatties, particularly Dover, common or black sole (all common names for Solea solea) but, for the avoidance of doubt, the following flatfish species, although eligible to be measured for the competition (being flatfish), are not considered to be "sole" for such purposes:

The competition will be pegged on the stretch of Walmer beach from Cambridge Road heading north to the pier and fished between 8pm and midnight on Sunday, 20th August 2017, so please try to be at the Cambridge Road venue by 7pm. The "measure-in" will take place 15 minutes after midnight.

The D&WAA is an affiliate of the Angling Trust, whose recommended retention sizes for flatfish caught at sea angling matches and competitions are set out below. Following these recommendations will ensure that neither the D&WAA nor its members are in contravention of any local bye laws set by the Kent Inshore Fishery and Conservation Authority.

Species (common name) Species Recommended Retention Size
(centimetres)
Recommended Retention Size
(inches)
Brill Scophthalmus rhombus 35cm 13¾in
Dab Limanda limanda 23cm 9in
Dab, Long Rough Hippoglossoides platessoides 20cm 8in
Flounder Platichthys flesus 27cm 10⅔in
Megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis 25cm 9¾in
Plaice Pleuronectes platessa 28cm 11in
Sole, Dover Solea solea 25cm 9¾in
Sole, Lemon Microstomus kitt 25cm 9¾in
Turbot Scophthalmus maximus 35cm 13¾in
Witch Glyptocephalus cynoglossus 28cm 11in

UK shore-caught flattie records

Species (common name) lb oz dr Year
Brill 7 7 8 1980
Dab 2 9 8 1936
Flounder 5 7 0 1994
Megrim 2 6 1 1987
Plaice 8 6 14 1989
Sole 6 8 10 1991
Sole, Lemon 2 7 11 1980
Turbot 28 8 0 1973
Witch 1 2 13 1967

D&WAA 2017 Competition Leader-board
Rankings (after 5 of 12 matches)

Position Member Points
1 Steve Swan 240
2 Dave Andrews 234
3 Andy Manning 218
4 Luke Hutton 216
5 Graham King 210
6 Dave Chamberlain 204
7 Brian Smith 202
8 Julian Attwood 199
9 Kevin Scott 188
10 Sam Collier 178
11 Fred Leach 161
12 John Green 160
13 Joe Smith 148
14= Henry Thomas 143
14= Martin Jenkins 143
15 Mark Wilkie 115
16 Alan Fuller 112
17 Alan Underdown 110
18 Dave Eaglestone 82
19 Shane Bradford 53
20 Steve Hackett 47
21 Tim Fagg 44
22= Louie Smith 41
22= Josh Hackett 41
23 Tom Wells 40
24 Brett Cotter 38
25 John Smissen 17

D&WAA 2017 Competition Results

8th January 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
Sam Collier 3.170 8 1 50 50
Steve Swan 2.990 12 2 49 49
Brian Smith 2.290 13 3 48 48
Steve Hackett 1.810 6 4 47 47
Dave Andrews 1.650 6? 5 46 46
Dave Chamberlain 1.520 8 6 45 45
Tim Fagg 1.370 10 7 44 44
Graham King 1.240 7 8 43 43
Luke Hutton 1.170 8 9 42 42
Josh Hackett 1.070 7 10 41 41
Fred Leach 0.860 6 11 40 40
John Green 0.850 ? 12 39 39
Joe Smith 0.760 5 13 38 38
Andy Manning 0.430 3 14 37 37
Julian Attwood 0.420 3 15 36 36
Alan Fuller 0.410 3 16 35 35
Kevin Scott 0.290 2 17 34 34
Shane Bradford 0.210 1 18 33 33
Mark Wilkie 0.0 0 19 16 16
  22.51 108      
5th February 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
Steve Swan 0.550 4 1 50 99
Martin Jenkins 0.430 3 2 49 49
Dave Andrews 0.310 3 3 48 94
Luke Hutton 0.300 5 4 47 89
Brian Smith 0.240 2 5 46 94
John Green 0.230 2 6= 45 84
Dave Chamberlain 0.230 4 6= 45 91
Graham King 0.200 2 7= 44 87
Andy Manning 0.200 2 7= 44 81
Julian Attwood 0.160 2 8 43 79
Sam Collier 0.150 2 9 42 92
Alan Fuller 0.60 1 10 41 76
Fred Leach 0.0 0 11= 20 60
Kevin Scott 0.0 0 11= 20 54
Mark Wilkie 0.0 0 11= 20 36
Joe Smith 0.0 0 11= 20 58
Shane Bradford 0.0 0 11= 20 53
Henry Thomas 0.0 0 11= 20 20
Alan Underdown 0.0 0 11= 20 20
  3.600 32      
5th March 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
Alan Underdown 2.010 5 1 50 70
Dave Andrews 1.930 6 2 49 143
Graham King 1.320 3 3 48 135
Luke Hutton 1.250 9 4 47 136
Kevin Scott 1.130 7 5 46 100
Andy Manning 0.840 5 6 45 126
Joe Smith 0.780 4 7 44 102
Steve Swan 0.750 4 8 43 142
Dave Eaglestone 0.520 3 9 42 42
Sam Collier 0.450 2 10 41 133
Henry Thomas 0.440 2 11= 40 60
Tom Wells 0.440 3 11= 40 40
John Green 0.380 3 12 39 123
Fred Leach 0.360 2 13 38 98
Julian Attwood 0.340 2 14 37 116
Dave Chamberlain 0.230 2 15 36 127
Mark Wilkie 0.00 0 16= 18 54
Brian Smith 0.00 0 16= 18 112
  13.170 62      
2nd April 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
Steve Swan 1.320 6 1 50 192
Dave Andrews 1.040 8 2 49 192
Henry Thomas 0.920 ? 3 48 108
Julian Attwood 0.740 2 5 47 163
Fred Leach 0.590 5 6 46 144
Martin Jenkins 0.570 ? 7 45 94
Kevin Scott 0.560 ? 8 44 144
Brian Smith 0.540 3 4 43 155
Andy Manning 0.510 2 9 42 168
Louie Smith 0.490 4 10 41 41
Alan Underdown 0.460 2 11 40 110
Luke Hutton 0.450 3 12= 39 175
Brett Cotter 0.450 5 12= 39 38
Dave Chamberlain 0.430 3 13 38 165
Graham King 0.160 2 14 37 172
Alan Fuller 0.120 1 15 36 112
Mark Wilkie 0.00 0 16 18 72
  9.650 46+      
23rd April 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
Andy Manning 3.010 6 1 50 218
Martin Jenkins 2.770 5 2 49 143
Steve Swan 2.440 4 3 48 240
Brian Smith 2.180 5 4 47 202
Joe Smith 2.090 5 5 46 148
Sam Collier 1.820 6 6 45 178
Kevin Scott 1.600 4 7 44 188
Mark Wilkie 1.550 3 8 43 115
Dave Andrews 1.330 3 9 42 234
Luke Hutton 1.090 4 10 41 216
Dave Eaglestone 0.760 1 11 40 82
Dave Chamberlain 0.620 2 12 39 204
Graham King 0.520 4 13 38 210
John Green 0.440 1 14 37 160
Julian Attwood 0.370 3 15 36 199
Henry Thomas 0.170 2 16 35 143
Fred Leach 0.000 0 17= 17 161
John Smissen 0.000 0 17= 17 17
  23.66 58      
21st May 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
18th June 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      1 50  
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
19th August 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      1 50  
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
3rd September 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      1 50  
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
1st October 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      1 50  
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
29th October 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
      1 50  
      2 49  
      3 48  
      4 47  
      5 46  
      6 45  
      7 44  
      8 43  
      9 42  
      10 41  
           
12th November 2017 Total Weight (kg) Fish Caught Position Points Running Total
1 50
2 49
3 48
4 47
5 46
6 45
7 44
8 43
9 42
10 41
  xx yy      

Deal & Walmer Angling Association

Dave Chamberlain

The Deal and Walmer Angling Association invites new members to join the club. Founded in 1904, it is one of the oldest established sea angling clubs in Britain. The members have full use of the only cabin that is open on Deal Pier. The cabin provides club members with shelter and the use of its facilities - lockers, hot and cold running water, kettle, microwave etc. As the club is affiliated to the Angling Trust it allows members to participate with third party insurance whilst fishing in the club competitions. Details and membership renewal forms are available from Pleasure Angling (Dean) and Channel Angling (Fred), Deal's two bait and tackle shops.

Lockers Club Cabin Lord Douglas of Blenheim

Category 2016 2017
Seniors £8.00 £10.00
O.A.P. (65 and over) £6.00 £8.00
Disabled £6.00 £8.00
Juniors (under 18) £1.00 £1.00
Cabin Key £5.00 £5.00
Locker (wood) £5.00 £5.00
Locker (metal) £3.00 £3.00
Metal badge £3.00 £3.00

"Flatfish-only" (sole) Competition Notes

Announcement by Doug Pettit

The Deal & Walmer Angling Association members-only match scheduled for Sunday, 20th August 2017 - the eighth of the 12 competitions comprising the 2017 campaign - will be held at the Cambridge Road (gardens) venue (51.210211, 1.402760). The competition will be pegged on the stretch of Walmer beach extending for 750 yards south of the Downs Sailing Club and fished between 8pm and midnight on Sunday, 20th August, so all competitors must be present at the Cambridge Road (gardens) venue by no later than 7:30pm. The "measure-in" and weighing of eligible flatfish will take place 15 minutes after midnight.

This is a "flatfish-only (sole)" competition in which:

  1. round fish are ineligible, and
  2. sole - if any are caught and regardless of size - take precedence over other flatfish species.

All undersized flatfish are to be measured, recorded, signed-off and returned until three (3) sizeable flatfish have been caught, following which undersized fish will not be recorded. Please note that it is the individual angler's responsibility to ensure that, after being measured and recorded, all undersized flatfish are returned alive to the water from which they were taken and must not be retained.

The length of all flatfish is to be measured in centimetres, from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail fin and, should there be any dispute on the measurement of a flatfish, the Club Secretary's Master Measure will be the deciding measure.

The three (3) heaviest sole take priority over all other flatfish caught but, if three (3) or less sole are not caught, then sizeable flatfish will take the prizes. If no sizeable flatfish are caught the longest total of undersize sole will take precedence over any other flatfish.

Five prizes are awarded from the total of the entry fees collected at the competition: first (40%), second (25%) and third (15%) place and heaviest flatfish (12%) and second heaviest flatfish (8%). A prize is shared if and when an eligible catch is matched. If less than three (3) flatfish are caught the prize(s) is\are awarded on the basis of the outcome of a draw of the competitors' peg cards. In addition, points will be awarded in the usual way.

In summary, competitors will be fishing for flatfish, particularly Dover, common or black sole (Solea solea) but, for the avoidance of doubt, the following flatfish species, although eligible to be measured for the competition (being flatfish), are not considered to be "sole" for such purposes:

The D&WAA is an affiliate of the Angling Trust, whose recommended retention sizes for flatfish caught at sea angling matches and competitions are set out below. Following these recommendations will ensure that neither the D&WAA nor its members are in contravention of any local bye laws set by the Kent Inshore Fishery and Conservation Authority.

Species (common name) Species Recommended Retention Size
(centimetres)
Recommended Retention Size
(inches)
Brill Scophthalmus rhombus 35 cm 13¾ in
Dab Limanda limanda 23 cm 8 in
Dab, Long Rough Hippoglossoides platessoides 20 cm 8 in
Flounder Platichthys flesus 27 cm 10⅔ in
Megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis 25 cm 9¾ in
Plaice Pleuronectes platessa 28 cm 11 in
Sole, Dover Solea solea 25 cm 9¾ in
Sole, Lemon Microstomus kitt 25 cm 9¾ in
Sole, Thickback Microchirus variegatus 25 cm 9¾ in
Topknot, Norwegian Phrynorhombus norvegicus 10 cm 4 in
Turbot Scophthalmus maximus 35 cm 13¾ in
Witch Glyptocephalus cynoglossus 28 cm 11 in

UK shore-caught flattie records

Species (common name) lb oz dr Year
Brill 7 7 8 1980
Dab 2 9 8 1936
Flounder 5 7 0 1994
Megrim 2 6 1 1987
Plaice 8 6 14 1989
Sole 6 8 10 1991
Sole, Lemon 2 7 11 1980
Turbot 28 8 0 1973
Witch 1 2 13 1967

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