Portland Angling club
Affiliated to the SWFSA and EFSA
PortlanD angling club
2020 Provisional fixtures can be found here.
Changes to SWFSA Specimen (area A) sizes for 2020
Spurdog 13lb (Boat), 9lb (Shore)
Tub Gurnard 1lb 8oz (Shore)
Pollack 9lb (Boat), 4lb 8oz (Shore)
Coalfish 8lb (Boat), 2lb (Shore), 16lb (Wreck)
2020 Nominated Species
This year Sole and Ballan Wrasse have been identified as the nominated species, the best of which will receive £50, click here to see current best.
Please ensure if you are fishing our competitions you have signed on BEFORE the start time of the competition and NOT at the weigh-in!
Entry fee is £5 plus a £5 optional pool, please inform when signing on if fishing for the optional pool.
The £5 entry fee is split £2 for the nominated fish and £3 to the prize fund (paid back at the presentation).
The optional pool will be paid out on the day (no carry over) and split 50% (Heaviest Weight), 30% (Best Specimen) and 20% (2nd Weight). If you have Heaviest Weight and Best Specimen you would win 80%, if you have Best Specimen and 2nd Weight you would win 50%, if only one person weighs in he wins the lot! If no one weighs in the optional pool will be paid back to everybody.
Please send me any photographs and I will try my best to include them in the Rogues Gallery.
If you catch a Tope from the boat (or shore) please can you measure (in inches preferably) the length from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail and can you also record the girth at the widest point (usually in front of the dorsal fin). If possible can you get an approximate weight on the boat/shore so that I, the fish recorder, can compare some Tope formulas.
Short Caught Smoothounds
Following the recent committee meeting (Aug) it has been decided that smoothounds caught during shore competitions (including Team league) will count as 5lb each in weight (same as boat, no need to measure). If you want merit points then the fish must be measured before releasing and witnessed. If you want a club record then it must be weighed on certified scales and witnessed before returning.
NOTE: For all competitions specimen points are NOT awarded for the designated weight (i.e. 20lb for Tope & 5lb for Smoothounds) but from the actual length (and girth for Tope) recorded, from which a weight can be determined from our tables (see back of handbook)for specimen points awarded. For example a 27 inch smoothound equates to 69cm, which from the table equals a Smoothound of 3lb 8 ozs or 43.75 specimen points!
THIS ALSO APPLIES TO FISH WEIGHED ON CERTIFIED SCALES AND RELEASED, PLEASE RECORD LENGTH OF SMOOTHOUNDS, THIS WILL THEN BE USED FOR MERIT POINTS AND NOT THE ACTUAL WEIGHT!