Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tate Doesn't Get Stuck in the Bog

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Tate Doesn't Get Stuck in the Bog

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FISHING at Bog Hall Rocks, Tommy Tate of Sunderland pulled in small codling after small codling, eventually catching a dozen for a match-winning bag of 19lb 11oz 10 drams.

He took first prize of pounds 500 in the Seaton Sluice Open, fished by 302 anglers.

Graham Foster, fishing home ground at the Headagee, landed five codling to take second place with 14lb 9oz, while Stan Preston of Redcar fished the private beach landing the heaviest fish a cod of 7lb 4oz 6 drams.

Joss Lansbury did very well to take the junior prize with two codling for 2lb 3oz.

Pleasure anglers have certainly been enjoying the upturn in catches. Dave Morrison fished at Cresswell Carrs, landing eight cod, the best 6lb 5oz, two whiting and five coalfish one night and another five cod and six coalfish the next night.

Tony Gilbert, best fish 6lb 5oz, and John Napier, best fish 5lb, fishing Seaton Sluice beach took 19 fish between them.

Dave Rogers, fishing South Shields pier, took a cod of 7lb and four smaller ones, while Andy Rutherford and Les Straughan took 16 from the same venue. There have been a few decent fish from the Boulmer area. Craig Middlemist won Amble's match with one of 5lb 5oz 8 drams from Seaton Point, Gary Tully winning Newbiggin's match with six codling for 8lb 15oz from Hadston.

The Tyne is still on song. Colin Bell landed the biggest bag of 11 cod for 15lb 4oz from the Sand Bar, John Jennings taking the heaviest fish at 5lb 15oz in the Northumberland Sea League. During the match Simon Park took a tadpole fish of 1lb 2oz 8 drams from Hartley Skeer.

Steve Williams won Cleadon's match from the Walkway with ten codling for 11lb 9oz, followed by John Taylor with eight for 10lb 13oz, Chris Ryan taking the heaviest, a cod of 4lb 9oz from the Black path.

John Topliffe won Ryhope's match from the Walkway with 4.715kgs. Dave Hayley won Tynemouth's match from the pier with seven coalfish, a whiting and a dab for 8lb 1oz. …

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