First place to Weston-super-Mare Sea Angling Association in the Westward Festival. The event which was organised by Weston was held on Burnham-on-Sea beach.
This year there were six shore sections and two boats sailing from Minehead. There were eight teams of seven anglers, four Devon clubs and four from the Bristol Channel.
In the Weston team was Worlebury angler 13-year-old Jack Reynolds, again fishing in an adult competition. He managed to land a 35cm eel which contributed to the overall winning catch.
Jack was using a Fish Zone rod with an Infinity 8000 reel. He was using three-hook flappers with lug and rag worm bait. His Sakuma hooks were sponsored by Anglers Corner.
He is a Year 9 pupil at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare and a member of Bristol Channel Fishing – Supporting Angling Communities, where he takes part in match fishing for Channel Anglers. He is coached by James T Madsen and sponsored by Baytree Road Garage, Weston-super-Mare.
James was crowned boat champion and his team, Axe Valley, were in third place. In second place was Weston Outcasts.
Thanks were given to John Lintern and Victoria Izzard for running the event, along with all of the Weston Sea Angling Association and the two skippers of Mary Ellen and Edwin John.