Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Angling: Boating Anglers Have Rough Luck

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Angling: Boating Anglers Have Rough Luck

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Byline: By Sam Harris

The heavy seas last weekend spoilt sport for most boat anglers.

However, the River Tyne wreck boat Sarah JFK had a decent catch in spite of the conditions.

The party aboard had over 130 cod and ling, with many into double figures. The heaviest fish was an 18lb ling taken by John Allcroft. Ronnie Davison took the best cod, a fish of 16lb 8oz, and Alan Black reeled in over 10 stones of fish. The majority of fish were taken on daylights and hokis baited with mackerel strip.

There were lots of small cod - around 2lb - on the wreck, plus good numbers of coalfish to 5lb.

Skipper Alan Skinner reports that all of the fish taken were very dark in colour, which indicates they had been in the wreck for a long time.

Another charter boat to meet with success was Bob White's Warlord out of Amble. The best catch was taken by Tommy Wallace, who caught a ling of 15lb and two cod of 10lb and 8lb. Unfortunately, Tommy failed to enter the sweep, and Wallsend's Ronnie Short took its first prize with a ling of 9lb. …

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