Jack takes the pairs trophy with Craig…
The Bristol Channel Federation of Sea Anglers (BCFSA) Winter Open ‘The Browning’ was being fished between Minehead and Blue Anchor.
Nearly one hundred anglers hit the beaches of West Somerset to compete in one of the Channels largest shore fishing events of the year. Conditions were good and fish were there to be caught.
Local sea angler Jack Reynolds of Worlebury was selected for the Channel Anglers 10-man team captained by James Madsen.
The 13-year-old performed well against some expert senior anglers. His catch for the competition was three whiting with a total length of 88 cm. This helped his team to achieve second place in the 10-man team competition. He was using a Zziplex Primo Match sea fishing rod with an Infinity 8000 reel. His rig was three-hook flappers with mackerel and squid for bait.
Jack was also entered in the Junior and Senior Pairs with Craig Butler having won the trophy last year. Their combined efforts were enough for them to retain the trophy for a second year.
Jack would like to thank all those who have helped him achieve these results. In particular Craig Butler of West Coast Tackle for supplying the bait.
He is a Year 9 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare and a member of Channel Anglers, Sea Angling Club. Jack is coached by James T Madsen.