A huge turnout of 216 anglers braved horrendous conditions to compete in the World Dab Championships, fished on the beaches of Dungeness in Kent.
This annual event is fished mainly to raise money for good causes, and it certainly did that, with a cheque for £5309 winging its way to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.
There was of course a winner and that was Ian Harnett who had 11 dabs for 4lb 11oz, just ahead of Alan Yates.
2013 World Dab Championships Results – The Top 10
World Champion 2013 : Ian Harnett 11 dabs for 4lb 11oz
Runner up : Alan Yates 9 Dabs for 4lb 9.5oz
3rd Place : Andy Moxon 4lb 4.5oz
4th : Dean Graham 4lb 3.5oz
5th : Paul Hodges 3lb 8.5oz
6th : Les Chappel 3lb 6oz
7th : Roger Gifford 2lb 7.5oz
8th : Mick Jones 2lb 3.5oz
9th : Matt Summerfield 2lb 2oz
10th : Steve Harvey 1lb 14.5oz