ELEVEN-year-old Holly Hill put the old-stagers to shame when she BEAT 40 of them at Hayling.

There were some red faces when Holly from Millbrook beached a nice flounder to show the seniors - including her dad Ron Hill who is a seasoned angler - how it should be done.

The youngster, who attends Regents Park Secondary Girls School used ragworm presented on a size one hook, fished at close range, to tempt her prize flattie.

It's not the first time that Holly has outshone dad!

The coming weeks look cluttered with open boat and shore competitions, the date of the Lymington Charity Spring Open being changed because of a clash of dates. It will be held on May 15 (fishing 7pm-midnight), with a £300 top prize plus £100 for runner-up and a very large prize table. The event will also doubleas a Penn point fixture.

There is a real boost for the club's annual open boat species competition on June 27, with Sea Angler and Lowrence stepping to sponsor the event to the tune of £2,000. Senior tickets are £15, juniors £10. There is a £75 for the junior landing the best specimen, the top senior will collect £200.

The Wessex Division of the National Federation of Sea Anglers stage their Personal Members Boat Championships out from Poole on May 15 (tickets £35). Poole Sea Angling Centre will be event headquarters. Dave Oliver (023 9235 3580) has details.

Poole Dolphins SAC stage an open boat bream-only competition on May 23, sponsored by Poole Sea Angling Centre and open to competitors fishing from both charter and private boats. Competitors may only weigh in one bream but must weigh at least 2lb to registered. Tickets are £10 for seniors and £5 for juniors. There will also be an optional pool. Booking-in is at Poole Sea Angling Centre, the weigh-in and presentation being held at the Marina club. Pre-book facilities are available at Poole Sea Angling Centre, Andy Robins has details on 01202 676597.

The Allan's Marine Super League fixture at Southsea produce a win for Travis Webling from Southampton, who landed seven pouting and a flounder together weighing 1lb 13oz.

Runner-up was Barry Fradgley with 13oz, followed by Kevin Painter (12oz) and Kim Andrews (10oz).

Malcolm Stote from Lymington heads the overall leader table with 111 points, ahead of Daniel Mogridge from Fareham (106), John Williams from Southampton (104) and Steve Carter (93).

Next match in the midweek evening pegged series, at Lee-on-the-Solent on May 4 (fishing 8pm-midnight) is strictly pre-book. Allan's Marine have details (023 9267 1833).

Hansfords of Fareham are again organising a shore league for under-16 anglers starting on May 9 at Stokes Bay (fishing 1pm-5pm). Matches will be judged on the catch-and-release system, with a 10cm minimum size limit. Tickets for each match are £3. The event is strictly pre-book. Contact Claire at Hansfords for details (01329-280213).