The weather gods were in benevolent mood for the annual Osprey Sea Angling Club Open at Amroth this month.

The open beach fishing competition or 'flatfish festival' again saw the fish turn up, with Golden Grey Mullets, an average number of in size Flounder and plenty of Lesser Spotted Dogfish all caught.

A total of 67 anglers, including four ladies and three juniors (all boys) turned out to support the club and 23 anglers weighed in 16 Flounder, on a par with the last two years, two Golden Grey Mullets and 14 Lesser Spotted Dogfish. There were many other 'dogs' caught.

The winner, once again, was a local angler from Milford Haven, Keith Williams, with three Flounder for 1kg and 5gms.

Second, from Swansea, was Peter Evans with a Lesser Spotted Dogfish of 795gms just nudging another Swansea rod, Mike Watkins, to win the Heaviest Fish of the Day prize.

Third place was a tie 2016 winner and Osprey Vice-Chairman Haydn Cole from Lamphey, and Daniel Tucker from Milford, son of last year’s winner Shane. They had two Flounder each for 705gms.

Top junior was Dan Fisher with a Flounder of 300gms. The pair’s competition was again won by Shane and son Daniel with a bag of 2kg 315gms. Second were Peter Evans and Kevin Hughes with 1kg 560gms.

The stewards draw was won by the Osprey President John O’Connor.

Thanks were given to Ian Wilkinson of the Temple Bar Inn for accommodating the anglers and providing the bottle for the stewards draw, and to club members and others that helped on the day and also to  sponsors who donated cash and raffle prizes.