The 17th Wales Air Ambulance Open Beach Fishing Competition was at Amroth Beach in South Pembrokeshire. 

The winning angler who managed to land six decent sized flounder, for 2kg 60gms was local Osprey member Haydn Cole (Lamphey), netting him the first prize of £200.

Second was Chris Stephens a regular visiting angler from Bridgend with a lesser spotted dogfish of 930gms netting him the £100 second prize.

In third place was another visiting angler and Welsh Federation of Sea Anglers East Region stalwart Mike Chadwick (Cardiff), who had three flounder for 1kg 350gms, taking home the third prize of £50.

The pairs competition, in which both anglers had to weigh in, was won by Haydn and his partner Mark Bennett (Pembroke) with seven flounder for 2kg 345gms. Second with two lesser spotted dogfish and 2 dabs for 1kg 885gms were another pair of visiting regulars and Saundersfoot club members Andy Young and Franco Attanasio. 

Third, with four flounder, but for 1kg 870gms were Steve and his partner Keith Skipper, with local tackle shop owner Mike Rowe winning the Stewards Draw.

The Ladies section was won by another regular visitor and Welsh International shore angler Sally Owen who had a flounder of 415gms. No junior weighed in.

The event raised £820 for the Wales Air Ambulance pushing the total raised over 17 years, definitely in excess of £20,000.

This Sunday, January 20 the 12th RNLI Annual Fishing Open, in aid of the local lifeboat stations at Angle and Tenby, will take place again at Amroth.