Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Time to Paddle Your Own Canoe!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's Time to Paddle Your Own Canoe!

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Byline: SEA ANGLING Sam Harris

WISBECH AC are holding the North East Kayak Angling Championship on Sunday.

The event is open to all kayak and canoe anglers and entry is PS10 all classes. This is a heaviest sngle fish competition.

Registration from 8.30 am at the Fort House Centre, Links Road, South Beach, Blyth, NE24 3PQ.

First prize for the HSF is a new kayak donated by North East Kayaks and Paddles of Amble. There is also a good supporting prize list.

Competitors may launch at Whitley Bay, Blyth and Newbiggin after a safety talk at 9.30 am at these venues.

Two rods may be used - one for artificials and the other for baits.

Competitors are asked to bring any edible fish to the weigh-in, but these must be over Ministry size to be donated to raise funds for the R.N.L.I. by being given to visitors in exchange for a donation to the R.N.L.I. Weigh-in is from 3 pm to 4.30 pm at the registration point.

Prize presentation will be made immediately after the weigh in finishes.

For any further information contact me on 0191 518 4561 or email

The recent Bob White Memorial Open Boat Competition held out of Amble raised a magnificent total of PS3,470, of which PS200 was donated to the Amble R.N.L.I. and the remainder going to St. Oswald's Hospice.

The total was made up from entry fees, which were matched by Northern Structures Limited of Amble and other donations.

The organisers would like to thank all competitors and donors for their support.

The inshore boats are taking plenty of codling from the rough ground, but unfortunately the average size is only 3 lb to 5 lb.

Among the codling are also a few pollack to 5lb, coalfish, pouting and wrasse.

A variety of baits are working, with shads also taking fish.

Kayak anglers are doing well with decent bags of codling from the Newbiggin and Cambois areas.

The best reported fish of the week was a 23 lb Ling taken by a private boat out of Sunderland. …

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