THE second event on Salisbury Social Sea Angling Club’s 2012 calendar proved a very successful outing for club chairman, David Clay.
His 24lb blonde ray was the pick of day’s haul and enabled Clay to wrestle the club record by a single pound from Ian Hudson.
The catch was the highlight of another strong day’s fishing in good conditions aboard Silver Spray 2, skippered by Sam Cumming.
The club landed a variety of rays, congers and dogfish, and among other notable highlights was debutante Arlene Scott, who caught an 8lb blonde, and Peter Warr, who netted a wide girth 40lb conger.
After a blank start to his angling year, Clay was understandably delighted with his new club record.
“We’ve had another terrific day and it was great to hook a new record and nicking it from Mr. Hudson makes it even better,” said the chairman.
The club was formed in 2011 with the aim of combining socialising with some competitive angling. The blend of fun and fishing has proved very popular and the club now boasts more than 50 active members.
Salisbury Social Sea Angling Club run monthly excursions with the next trip – with the focus on plaice - scheduled for Friday, March 30.
Anyone interested in this excursion, or in becoming a member of the club, should contact David Clay on 01722 421 337.
Photos from the club's latest excursion to follow...