Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Weather Makes Fishing Impossible

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Weather Makes Fishing Impossible

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Byline: SAM HARRIS

A TYPICAL Bank Holiday weekend and the majority of the boat angling had to be abandoned because of rough seas.

Before this happened, North Shields angler Jai Thompson (pictured) fished from the Wave Dancer out of the Tyne to take his personal two best fish, a 12lb and an 18lb ling.

Bob Robson from Stockton, a member of the Water Board AC, was on the Sarah JFK and managed an 18lb and a 21lb ling. Both fish were taken on Fladen Octopus Lures. You can contact Alan, the skipper of the Sarah JFK on 07808 684358. For a Hartlepool boat, try the North Star. She is a 10 metre Scorsby, which is licensed for 12 rods, has full safety and fish-finding equipment on board and has a 20 mile COP. You can contact the skipper, Jim, on 07711 361493.

Inshore sport, one mile to two miles off is still producing a variety of species, with codling averaging 4lb to 6lb, coalfish, whiting and the proverbial mackerel.

Shore sport is still giving a few codling from rock edges at Boulmer, Beadnell, Dunstanburgh, Craster, White House Sands and the bottom of The Cliffs. …

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