Crawley Angling Society enjoyed a great awards night and AGM last week at Crawley Rugby Club.
The star of the night was the club’s chairman Lenny Wells who had been thrown into the limelight by his gruesome discovery of human bones by the side of one of the society’s main fishing spots, the New Pond in Pease Pottage.
Bruce Barnett walked away with a remarkable 12 trophies from events won throughout the year.
They were the New Pond Trophy, the Dave Wild memorial Trophy, the Milton Mount Trophy, The One Day Cup and the Buchan Park Trophy.
Barnett also lifted the Len Waite Memorial Trophy, the Jubilee Shield, the John Rice Memorial Trophy, the Vortex Shield, the Home Championship, the Transport Trophy and was also overall Club Champion.
S Robbins won the Roger Unwin Memorial and the Specimen Trophy by catching 3lb 1oz crucian carp.
Seven-year-old Kieren Garman was the outstanding junior in the society, having won the Milton Mount Junior Trophy, the One Day Junior Trophy, and the Junior Club Championship
Sacha Wells, 14, won the Ladies One Day Trophy.
Her grandad Lenny showed he is still a formidable competitor by winning the Committee Tankard and the Couple Bowl with his grandaughter Sacha.
R Steele was triumphant in the Kirkman Cup.
Gary Garman prevailed in the 24 hour carp catching competition, while Tom Fiddmore won the Evening Carp Trophy.
Leigh Holman clinched a superb double by winning both the Lure Trophy and the Pike Trophy.
Chairman Lenny Wells said: “I would like to thank Steve Mugridge, owner of Jack Frost Tackle for donating raffle prizes.
“I would also like to mention that CAS members can now fish both lakes in Tilgate Park for free.”
Runners-up: New Pond - Barry Wheeler, Roger Unwin - Bruce Barnett, David Wild Memorial - Barry Wheeler, Milton Mount - Leigh Holman, One Day Cup - Lenny Wells, Buchan Park - Lenny Wells, Len Waite - D Martin, Jubilee Shield - S Robbins.