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2014 South Coast Beach Championship

Mick Webb wins Championships in very difficult conditions

Winner Mick Webb RS

Mick recieving his prize from sponsor Barry Coleman

61 Hardy anglers brave the elements

This year’s competition was fished in very difficult conditions (yet again) with a very strong southerly wind gusting gale force driving a big surf onshore. Coupled with a very big tide anglers were forced well up the beach. Frequent heavy rain showers soaking everything. Fortunately the ambient temperature was very mild for January otherwise things would have been very nasty. The long predicted heavy conditions put many anglers off entering and competing on the day with only strong casters managing to fish properly, 61 hardy anglers fished in the end. Fish were hard to catch in the conditions particularly in the shallower areas more prone to heavy turbulence within casting range.

Results

Winner: Mick Webb 7lb 13oz

2nd Darren Bond 5lb 13oz
3rd Malcolm Stote 4lb 4oz
Best Veteran: Kerry Saint 5oz
Team of Two: Mick Webb & Dave Boyling 10lb 12oz
Heaviest flatfish: Colin Crosby Flounder 1lb 8oz (pictured)
Heaviest roundfish: Mick Webb Bass 3lb 13oz (pitured)

Section winners

A 1st Colin Crosby 2lb 12oz
2nd Richard Yates 1lb 1oz
3rd Kirk Watson 10oz
B 1st Mick Webb 7lb 13oz
2nd Darren Bond 5lb 13oz
3rd Malcolm Stote 4lb 4oz

C 1st Dave Boyling 2lb 15oz
2nd Saul Page 1lb 3oz
3rd Ralph Crosby 13oz
D 1st Jack Hayes 2lb 9oz
2nd Rex Palmer 2lb 5oz
3rd S Tibbels 2lb 3oz..