Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sea Anglers Gain from Wintry Gales

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sea Anglers Gain from Wintry Gales

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WITH the first cold easterly gales of the winter forecast for this week, sea angling catches should have improved by the time you read this.

Those who manage to fish the sheltered river marks in the Wear and Tyne when the sea is at its heaviest should expect to pick up some decent fish.

Both the rivers are still on top form regardless of the conditions along the open shoreline, and club matches continue to be won with double-figure bags of smaller cod and the odd whiting and flounder. The 62nd South Shields open fished in heavy seas saw a lot of fish coming from the sheltered Tyne marks - 359 seniors and 24 juniors fished with 109 weighing in 278 fish for 418 - 06lb.

First prize of pounds 500 for the h.s.f went to Dean Turnbull with a cod of 6 - 11lb, Mark Weigmann had one of 5 - 02lb, and N.Spour had one of 4 - 05lb.

The pounds 300 second prize for the heaviest bag went to Jim Dobie with 10 - 04lb, Barrie Robson had 9 - 10lb, and Ken Robinson had 8 - 15lb, which included the h.s.f flatfish of 1 - 15lb. Top lady was Jackie Feeney with 3 - 01lb, top junior Paul Lawry had 3 - 12lb, Jim Dobie and Alec Harvey won the team event with 18 - 03lb.

Cleadon A.C had 14 out of 34 weigh in during their last match which saw all of the top weights come from the Tyne where Chris Ryan won with eight cod for 13 - 12lb with Peter Seymour bagging eight for 10 - 00lb.

Ryhope A.C fished last Sunday with whiting emerging from Roker Pier, and cod in the river Wear.

Wayne Harriman had six cod for 3095 grammes from the Glass Centre while Stan Longhorn had eight whiting for 2885 grammes from Roker.

Next match is Sunday November 14th from 3pm till 7pm contact Bob on 0191 5237272 for details. Sport North of the Tyne continues to be consistent for mixed bags that reach into double figures and early winter flounders are evident from the ground beaches. …

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