Sunday, 13 October 2019



EFSA

 A reminder that the Club is affiliated to EFSA and as such all members can submit entries for the EFSA England Fish of the Year Awards. Details can be found on the website at https://www.efsa-england.com/category/fish-of-the-year/


Tuesday, 8 May 2018



CLUB NEWS

WWAC OPEN SHORE  COMP RESULTS

19 anglers signed on, only 4 recorded 77lb 9.5oz made up of  9 smoothounds and 1 bass.
Best specimen and heaviest fish was a 10lb 15.5oz smoothound caught by John Turner.

The top W.W.A.C. £50 prize was won by Simon Deacon.
1st   Simon Deacon   31lb 7.5oz.
2nd   John Turner   21lb 13.5oz.
3rd   Nick Cassford   20lb 0.5oz.
4th   Xav Bishop   4lb 4oz.

Many thanks to all who took part.

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FORT VIC 21st JULY FROM 2pm

MEMBERS,FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WELCOME
FREE FOOD AND DRINK
RAFFLE... DONATIONS PLEASE


OPEN RAY COMP.

WWAC and Odessa Angling Centre  are running a specimen Ray of the Month Competition from 0800 hours on May 1st to midnight on May 31st.
Open to both Boat and Shore caught fish. Entry is £5.00 with the bonus of a £50 Odessa Voucher to the top WWAC member.
Rules etc available when you sign on at Odessa.

OPEN BOAT COMP 2019

This year's Open Boat Comp will be on Friday November 22nd.  Further information available from Cliff Williams on 07772553097.

BASS UPDATE
As from the April comp, members fishing in WWAC comps are allowed to weigh in/card  one bass. This will apply to all comps until the no bass rule is re-introduced on November 1st


AGM 2019
Wednesday 20th March at the Horse & Groom
Food available from 7pm. Meeting to commence at about 8pm.
Propositions must be in writing, signed, seconded and with the Chairman, Rod Whitewood by 6th March.

WWAC COMPETITIONS 
BASS CATCH RESTRICTIONS FOR  2019

From 1st January to 31st March NO BASS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR WWAC COMPS.
THIS INCLUDES CATCH AND RELEASE

From 1st April to 31st October 2019, first sizable bass caught may be weighed in.






COMP DATES FOR 2019 ARE NOW ON THE "SHORE PAGE"


MEMBERS COMP
16 signed on the members comp last Friday evening, 9 recorded a total of 44lb 11.5oz, made up of 42  L s dogfish, 4 Whiting, 6 Pout and 1 Bass.
Heaviest fish was a Bass of 4lb 13oz caught by Rod Whitewood.
Best specimen was a 2lb 3oz  L s dogfish caught by Mark Coburn.
1st  Nick Cassford   10lb.
2nd  Mike Bennett   7lb 14.5oz.
3rd  Lee Wyatt   6lb 15.5oz.
4th  Colin Wyatt   6lbn13oz.
5th  Rod Whitewood   6lb 6oz.

6th  Phil Howard   6lb 5oz.

CHRISTMAS OPEN RESULTS
35 signed on, 12 recorded 27lb 12oz, made up of 4 Ballan Wrasse, 3 Bass, 3 Flounders, 3 L s Dogfish and 1 Whiting.
Joint winners, each with a Bass of 3lb 13oz were Rod Whitewood and Mark Gilbert, they also shared the heaviest fish sweep and the £50 top W.W.A.C members prize.
Best specimen was a Ballan Wrasse of 3lb caught by Liam Smith.
The Veterans walking stick (over 50) was also won by Rod Whitewood.
Drawn pairs prize winners were Rod Whitewood and Andy Cassell (5lb 12.5oz).
Top lady was Chris Bennett.
No juniors entered.
Many thanks to our sponsors and W.W.A.C. committee.

Thanks to Jamie-lee Coburn for the photos








WWAC Open Boat competition Friday November 2nd 2018

                Results

No Cod were caught so the revised payout was made

£100.00 prize Richard Russell

Heaviest Whiting 2lb 6.5ozs David Lynes winning £218.00
2nd Heaviest Whiting 2lb 3ozs Doug Sinclair winning £142.00 both increased by 100% from the amounts paid in to the sweep.

Boat winners all winning £50.00 each
Voyager    Kevin Sampson  Wight Sapphire  Steve Greenen

Rebecca May  Richard Russell  Private Venture  Cliff Williams

1st Western Wight Angling Club member  winning £50.00 Cliff Williams

1st overall most points (102 points) Cliff Williams winning £225.00
2nd        81 points         Steve Greenen winning £165.00
3rd        76 points         Kev Sampson  winning £130.00
4th        73 points         Doug Sinclair  winning £115.00
5th        66 points         Richard Russell winning £100.00
6th        65 points         Rod Whitewood winning £80.00
7th        63 points         Adrian Eldridge winning £75.00
8th        62 points                 Lee Thompson winning £70.00

Thank you to all the competitors who took part, I would also like to thank the following for their help sponsorship or support :- Kev and Christine Basham, Kev Sampson, Mark Smith, Western Wight AC committee, Ventnor ASC, Steve Cooke, Rod Whitewood, Andy and Margaret Cassells for the raffle, The Wheatsheaf, Yarmouth for the use of the bar, all of the tackle shops Odessa Angling Centre, East Cowes Tackle, West Wight Angling Centre, UK Hooks, Bait and Tackle Ryde, Baitstation, and Goodyear Outdoors, the skippers Kevin Duell (Voyager) Arthur Savage (Private Venture) Ben Matthews (Rebecca May) and Bob Gawn (Wight Sapphire), the final thank you goes to the weather gods.

As soon as next years date is set, I will notify all of this years anglers, if you enjoyed the format tell your friends, it would be great to have 5 or more boats next year. 

 
 




OPEN BOAT DRAW



RESULT OF WWAC OPEN SHORE  COMP.
Saturday September15th
26 signed on with 11 recording 104lb 15oz of 
undulate and painted rays, conger,pout,pollack,wrasse and rockling.
Heaviest fish and best specimen was an undulate ray of 10lb 5.5oz caught by John Turner.
Top W.W.A.C. member was Andy Cassell with 7lb 6oz.
1st   John Turner   28lb 1oz.
2nd   Richard Drummond   20lb 8.5oz.
3rd   Ben Wheeler   10lb 13oz.
4th   Mark Knight   8lb 9oz.


OPEN BOAT - SCROLL DOWN FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Entry forms are now available from UK Hooks, Bait and Tackle Ryde, East Cowes Tackle, Odessa Tackle, Newport and West Wight Angling Centre, Freshwater.













Results of July comp are now on the Shore Page.


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Sunday July 22nd from 2pm

All Members, friends and families welcome
Free food and drink
Games
Raffle (donations please)


JUNE RESULTS ARE NOW ON THE SHORE PAGE
RESULTS OF MINI-OPEN
26 signed on, the only angler to weigh in was Mike Wyatt, with a painted ray of 4lb 9oz and a lesser spotted dogfish of 1lb 6oz, giving him a total of 5lb 15oz. He cleaned up with a very handy £260.
Well done Mike.

Thanks to all who supported this event.

Results of May Comp. are now on the Shore Page.
Please remember, next Friday 25th of May, there is a WWAC mini open in Sandown Bay. £50 cash for top placed WWAC member. Membership available on the night £10. All monies paid out


The club will be running a 4 Boat(36 places) Boat Comp on November 2nd out of Yarmouth.
Cost will Be £70 for WWAC Members and £75 for non-members. Prize fund of over £1,000(subject to entry)
For further details contact Cliff Williams on 07772553097

The committee wishes to remind anglers that it is each anglers responsibility to ensure that their catch/weight etc is with the Comp. Secretary
Before the close of scales. Please also remember that WWAC Size Limits are not the same as other clubs for some species. A couple of relevant
Sizes are Spotted Ray 16'', All other Rays 18'' and Smoothounds 35''.

Health and Safety
Recent Near Misses!!
Please be reminded that the cliffs are in a constant state of erosion
And that there is always a need to be aware of the potential danger posed when accessing the beach or whilst fishing
Keep Safe
Any problems contact me
Many thanks

Rod