SMDAC have organised a Pier Competition on South Parade Pier, Southsea for Tuesday 23rd July from 3:30pm to 9:30pm. We will have access to the fishing deck all the time, even though the pier officially closes at 7:30pm. Food and permits will be supplied by Best of British cafe and the competition fee of £15 includes hot drinks and a burger meal from the cafe. Fees must be paid in advance to Steve Kelly, and can be dropped off in an envelope for him in the marina office.

Usual rules of two rods/three hooks applies, and the competition will be Best Specimen, Heaviest Fish and Most Species.

The fishing deck has a grid base so if you don’t want to lose everything you drop, a groundsheet is recommended! Bring your own beer, and if anyone has a drop-net that would be helpful too.

The pier has been fishing well and although fish aren’t massive, you can expect bream, bass, smoothies, dogfish, mackerel and all the usual coastal mini species. Many thanks to John Wearn for setting this up, and arranging the meals with the cafe.