Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rest Can't Keep Up with Jones

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rest Can't Keep Up with Jones

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Byline: SAM HARRIS

FISH of the week was a cod of 19lb 3'oz taken by Shaun Jones from the Spiles at Seaham on a cocktail of lugworm and razorfish.

The fish was weighed and verified at Rutherfords Angling, Sunderland.

Shaun also had five other fish, the best of which weighed 5lb. Davey Milne took a cod of 11lb 2oz at Tynemouth. The fish was weighed and verified at Lewis Tackle, Whitley Bay. Another good fish, a cod of 9lb 12oz, was taken by Andrew Hooper from the Beacons. Andrew had five fish in total and the next best was 7lb. South Shields pier has produced cod to 8lb and Steetley Pier on Teesside fished very well last weekend, with one angler taking 14 fish up to 11lb on lugworm.

Although there have been some good fish taken, the majority of cod have been between 2lb and 3lb with a variety of baits taking fish.

The North Eastern Railway AC fished a fourman team in the English, Scottish and Welsh Railways Angling Competition at Sheerness.

The North East team came second out of 11 teams - beaten into second place by 1lb in weight.

The heaviest bag for the North East was Stephen Hutchinson with 27lb. This included the HSF of the competition - a cod of 8lb. Second was Paul Denning with 16lb and third was Ian Bell with 6lb. Fourth was Bill Woods with 4lb.

This result puts the North East Club into first place for the winter season.

The Seaham SAC are hosting the Ian Golds Open on Sunday, February 14. There are cash prizes for the first three heaviest single fish of pounds 500, pounds 300 and pounds 200.

There is also pounds 2,000 worth of prizes for the heaviest catches. One angler, one prize. Entry is pounds 12 all classes and fishing is from noon to 5pm, with registration at the Seaham SAC (9.30am-11.30am). The Angling Development Board, in conjunction with the Angling Trust and Get Hooked on Fishing, are trying to identify which sea angling clubs wish to develop either existing or new junior sections.

Any clubs who are interested can contact either myself on 0191 518 4561 or Ben Thompson, North East regional development officer, on 07854 240177.

The ADB is also keen to increase the number of sea angling coaches in the North East and there are part-funds towards these courses. …

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