MARK Geary landed a superb specimen flattie, weighing 3-1.25, to win the penultimate round of the Wessex Senior Flounder League at Baiter.

Ivan Comber came second with another solitary flattie, weighing 2-7.5, followed by Alan Johanson (1-14.25), John Dunster (1-11.25) and Simon Watkins (1-7.25).

The final match in the series is on January 19.

<•>Marks to the south west of the Needles continue to produce a few quality fish as Jim Lucy found when he went afloat on the Lymington-based boat ‘Last Laugh’ skippered by John Skeggs.

Using a 30lb class Penn outfit along with a running leger and a pennel rod baited with a double squid he heaved a 24lb ling over the gunnels, a fine fish for the time of year.

<•>Fish were conspicuous by their absence during the first round of the Allan’s Marine Super League, which was held at Eastney, where John Brown needed just two small fish weighing 10.5oz to get the better of Les Barstow (7.5oz).

<•>Tom Bagnall won the first round of the Christchurch and District’s catch-and-release fixture at Avon Beach. He also caught the night’s longest fish, a 33cm bass.

Results: 1 Tom Bagnall 357cm, 2 Callum Graham 274cm, 3 Peter Andre 189cm, 4 Lee Roberts 137cm, 5 David Graham 124cm.

<•>Colin Pankhurst claimed top spot in the Lymington and District’s winter league competition at Steamer Point. He won the event with 15 fish measuring 301cm.

Others: 2 Malcolm Stote 232cm, 3 Adrian Smith 210cm, 4 Derek Smith 192cm 5 Terry Kempton 152cm. <•>Steve Nadin needed just 2-11 for victory in the Wimborne Open held along the Canford section of the River Stour. His catch included a 1-14 chub along with a few skimmers and roach.

<•>Chris Albiston took the honours with a solitary carp (7-3) in a Christchurch AC match at Wedghill Water.