Ascension : NODDY LAWRENCE FISHING COMPETITION
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 14.06.2012 (Article Archived on 16.08.2012)
On Sunday, 5 June, the fishing competition held in the memory of the late David “Noddy” Lawrence started off at the pier head at 7am when all entrants were required to sign up by.
On Sunday, 5 June, the fishing competition held in the memory of the late David “Noddy” Lawrence started off at the pier head at 7am when all entrants were required to sign up by. The competition actually commenced at 7.30am when everyone hustled off in different directions eager to return with the largest catch of the day by the cut off time. By 11.30am all teams had returned to the pier head with their fish gutted and ready for the weigh-in. The lucky winners were as follows:
12 boats entered the competition and the boat with the largest catch was “Poker Face” which caught a total of 15 Tuna & 5 Dorado
The largest Tuna was caught by Jeremy Constantine with a catch of 75 lbs. He won a cash prize of £100.00 which was donated by the Fishing Club.
Kenny G caught the Largest Fish - a Sail Fish weighing in at 70 lbs
Miles Miller won 1st Place Tuna
2nd Largest Tuna was caught by Martin Rivers
1st Place Wahoo was caught by Pete Yanulis
2nd Largest Wahoo went to Malcolm Greentree
6 teams entered the Rock Fishing Competition and the winners were:
Largest Catch – Troy, Ollie and Christine with a catch of 11 Eel and 4 Grouper
Largest Eel was caught by Marilyn Mittens which weighed in at 11 lbs
2nd Largest Eel went Andrew Clingham – 10 lbs
Largest Grouper – Ollie O’Dean – 3 lbs
2nd Largest Grouper – Platter – 3 lbs
Largest Fish – Nyreeka – Cash Prize - £50.00
2nd Place - Corey – Cash Prize - £50.00
3rd Place – Kyle – Cash Prize - £50.00
Children’s cash prizes donated by Natasha Fecklam
The event turned out to be a great success with over 60 entrants and was followed by the presentation and a fish fry at the Saints’ Club. Debbie, Nirella and Nyreeka Lawrence would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who turned out on the day and all of those who participated and helped in anyway. They would also like to thank Mr Colin Wells, the Island Administrator and the Diamond Jubilee Committee for allowing them this opportunity of holding this event in honour of their late husband/dad – Noddy Lawrence.
Noddy was a very well known and loved individual whose passion was to fish, whatever the weather might be like. He would have been proud to have seen such a huge turnout for the competition.
Sunday, 10th June was the 1st anniversary since Noddy left us."He is gone from our lives but never from our hearts"