Nesbitt Halts Pollock Bonanza; SEA Angling

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Byline: ALAN CHARLTON

JUST before the sea came away, Peter Stobbs - fishing aboard Sapphire - took a cracking pollock of 14lb only a mile off the High Drum at Sunderland, while Jeff Sill fishing out of Sunderland on Volante took a nice ling of 22lb.

If it had not been for Ashington angler Robert Nesbitt with his cod of 9-9-4 taken aboard Warlord, pollock taken aboard Charlotte fishing out of Burnmouth would have swept the board in the Bob White Memorial match.

Walter Turnbull took one of 7-10-4, Kevin Anderson one of 7-3-0, Joe Riley one of 6-6-12, and Paul Conroy one of 6-2-0.

Junior winner Philip ward had a cracking day, after taking a personal best cod of 3-7-0, on the next drop he took a Pollock of 5-5-4.

The event with other fundraisers, raised pounds 1,586 for St Oswald's Hospice and pounds 300 for Amble lifeboat. Unfortunately the sea that cut short the event did not as expected bring many fish ashore for the Bank house open the next day and it was a bag of 17 coalfish for 21-1-10 taken by Joe Archer from Seahouses that won the event.

Steve Coverdale, fishing at Cullernose took two nice cod for 8-9-8 for second place including the first and third heaviest at 4-13-14 & 3-11-10, with Colin Errington taking second with a cod of 4-5-4 from Swine Dene.

The fish quay wall has started to produce some nice plaice and flounders. Lew Marsden, Malcolm Bell and Kelvin Martin had already taken flounder and plaice to well over 1lb, when Marsden landed a monster plaice of 2-14-0 - one of the best from there for a while. …