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With the competition starting at low tide, the fishing at this year’s Totnes Carnival event could have been much harder than usual for the 31 people attending the Steamer Quay catch and release points Competition organised by Baywater Anglers. Despite that disadvantage, however, a flurry of eels helped to keep everybody’s attention focused firmly on their rod tips. It was just as well that they did for far more eels turned up than in the last few years, certainly enough so that the majority of anglers went on to catch one or more of them to register points and be in for a chance at the prizes.
The final winner was Bill Loxton, his 18 points winning him a rod and reel, very kindly donated by Kiddy Wholesale of Torquay, £20 donated by www.somethingnice4gardens.co.uk and a meal for a family of four at the Silver grill Restaurant, Totnes. Second was Ted Wrigley, Baywater Anglers, with a last minute sizeable eel, the biggest fish of the competition, gaining him 10 extra points for a total score of 14. Third place went to Brian Pinnagar, who gained 12 points with a catch of eels, putting him ahead of Emily Loxton, 7 points, with a mixed bag of flounder and eels. Fifth place went to Dawn Paine, a competition regular, with Baywater Anglers club member Michael Head then claiming the sixth place with a mixed bag of bass and eels.
The Junior prize went to Katie Smaldon, while the lady’s prize went to five year old Daisy Murch.
Speaking on behalf of Baywater Anglers, Martyn Green, Coordinator, thanked all of the sponsors, including the Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company, Tidal Tackle and Brixham Bait and Tackle, for their generosity. As usual, the match proceeds were donated in full to the Totnes Carnival Committee for their work with local charities.
Silver Grill Restaurant, Totnes
Steamer Quay Competition 2014