For the third year running this event was sponsored by Insulated Construction Ltd and we would therefore like to give a big thank you to Shep and his fellow directors.
This year's competition started at 12 noon, with Lou Lou and Mandy, the registration team, set up by 10.30 a.m. Once again the sun shone down on us all day and there were no incidents of gazebos being blown across the sea front, much to the relief of the girls.
We had 34 competitors; a mixture of new and old faces. It was a hard fought competition, with no one really knowing who had won it until we had completed the final tally. At one time it looked like young Luke Hinselwood would clear up and win three prizes.
Most of the catch was black bream with a few wrasse thrown in, apart from one young angler, Danny Sherlock, who caught his first ever fish, Nemo.
At the end of the competition, it was back to the Lifeboat, pub that is, for the presentations and refreshments.
The presentation of trophies and prizes, given by Mandy, Lou and Terrie, were as follows;
This year we raised, including a £100 donation from the Village Bakery, an amazing £600.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, to Jim and his team at the Lifeboat Inn, and to Village Bakery for their generous donation.
Hope to see you all again next year!!
(Article written by Clive Wildman, Selsey Lifeboat Fund Raising Committee Member and one of the Organisers of the Beach Fishing Competition)