President: Alan Kemp Chairman: Peter Drew (01424 812383 or 07752 629581) Commodore: Mick Goswell (01424 814070 or 07759 457926) Secretary: Kit McLean (07800 84137) Competition Secretary: Andy Goodsell (07809 573389)
The New Beach Sea Angling Club is based at the New Beach Club at Pett Level. Organised boat angling competitions are held regularly throughout the season from April until October. Members’ boats are kept on the beach and a winch is available to use for pulling boats down the beach and back up to their berth.
Local catches include plaice, cod, black bream, whiting, dabs, thornback ray, Dover sole, red and tub gurnard, bass, mackerel etc. Our Annual Christmas beach competition is always a favourite with the members.
Our competition that was due to be held on May 13 was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, hopefully the next one on May 27 will go ahead and the weather will be in our favour.
The Club held its Annual Dinner and Presentation Night at the New Beach Club on Saturday April 21, we sat down to a lovely meal cooked by our resident cook Natalie. After dinner the presentation of the trophies won during last season took place. Club Competition Champion: Tony Williams who also won the Bridger & Ford Christmas Challenge Cup and the Dab Cup; the Gotts Plaice Cup: Eric Cafritz who also won the Stow Challenge Cup, Best Specimen Boat for the same fish; the Bass Challenge Trophy: Brian Lee who also won the Lynn Beach Cup, Best Specimen Beach for the same fish; the Commodore’s Special Award for the member who, in the Commodore’s opinion has done the most to help the club during the past year: David Goodchild. Due to the poor fishing year there are many cups not presented, which seems to be an ongoing problem in Rye Bay where we fish.
COMPETITION DATES 2018
Sunday 1st April 10.00 – 16.00 and Sunday 15th April 08.30 – 14.30
Sunday 29th April 09.00 – 15.00 and Sunday 13th May 07.30 – 13.30
Sunday 27th May 07.45 – 13.45 and Sunday 17th June 11.30 – 17.30
Sunday 1st July 11.00 – 17.00 and Sunday 15th July 10.30 – 16.30
Sunday 29th July 10.00 – 16.00 and Sunday 12th August 09.30 – 15.30
Sunday 26th August 09.00 – 15.00 and Sunday 9th Sept 08.30 – 14.30
Sunday 23rd Sept 08.00 – 14.00 and Sunday 7th October 07.30 – 13.30
Sunday 14th October 12.00 – 18.00 and Sunday 28th October 10.00 – 16.00
Christmas Beach Competition – Sunday 9th December 09.30 – 14.00
Any queries, please contact Andy Goodsell on 07809 573389
Mick Goswell on 01424 814070 or 07759 457926
Two boats put to sea yesterday (Saturday the 19th), unfortunately the wind was easterly and the fish were not feeding, our Chairman, Pete Drew and Trevor Finch in one boat caught hardly anything worth commenting on apart from a couple of small plaice and an even smaller dab (Myra your specimen of 5oz is still safe). I have heard nothing from the skipper of the other boat so I’m assuming the same must be said of the two that were in it.
Sunday, May 27, is the date of our next competition so we will hope for calm weather with any wind coming from a westerly direction. We are due off at 07.45 and back at 13.45, fingers crossed, along with lots of other parts of the anatomy!
Eric Cafritz, Dave Goodchild and Tony Williams, Club Champion
Rob Smith with a large right hand and a Red Snapper, caught somewhere else!