This is our annual head-to-head competition between SMAC, Eastney Cruising Association (ECA), Langstone Harbour Fishermen’s Association and Southsea Sea Angling Club. It’s a simple winner-takes-all for the largest specimen weight by percentage. The winning club hosts the competition the following year, and as last year’s winner was ECA, it was duly hosted by ECA.

Dave Ford caught good specimens of Bull Huss and Small-eyed ray, but unfortunately he caught them the day before the competition.

Bill Arnold got our hopes up with a bass of 8lb 10oz.

Tony Dickson was chasing him with a nice bull huss.

Then Mark Argyle boated a bass of 9lb 15oz and sealed the competition for the ECA (again).


Well done Mark, congratulations on winning with such an impressive fish. Looks like the ECA will be hosts again next year!