Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Andrew the Clear Winner of Open

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Andrew the Clear Winner of Open

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Byline: SEA ANGLING Sam Harris

THE Seaton Sluice Open last Sunday saw 220 seniors and seven juniors taking part; 73 anglers weighed in 165 fish for a total weight of 379lb.

Andrew Hooper fished the Beacons at Newbiggin to weigh in 22lb 2oz of codling and win the competition. Second was James Parker with 17lb 8oz and third was Steve Williams with 14lb 3oz.

Close behind was Joe Greaves with 14lb 2oz, including the heaviest fish, a codling of 6lb 13oz.

The junior winner was Charlie Hall with 2lb 2oz.

The 43rd Newbiggin Open is on Sunday, September 28 from 10am to 2pm. Competitors can enter on the day between 8-10am at Bank House Club, Newbiggin. Entry for seniors (including the HSF) is PS12 and junior entry is PS3. There is a PS2 optional superpool, with a 100% payout.

There is also a team event for PS2 per team of two, also with a 100% payout for first place only.

Boundaries are from Seahouses Breakwater to Tynemouth Pier - excluding pier and estuaries. For more ring 01670 365980.

Details of the Bedlington Station AC Northumbrian Open on Sunday, October 12 and Whitley Bay Evening Open on Saturday, November 8 to be given nearer the dates.

In spite of litter bins next to Blyth Wooden Pier, it seems that some people calling themselves anglers are leaving old bait wrappers, beer cans, line, etc. A complaint has been made to Blyth Council regarding this.

It is sad to think how many good angling venues have been lost over the years because of such mindless people. It takes nothing to put the litter into the bins, or to take it home. Blyth Pier is too valuable to lose, because of laziness.

Alnmouth and Warkworth beaches are still producing flounder with odd plaice and occasional turbot. Fish strip and worm best.

Amble Harbour is giving flounders, with a few small codling, with the best of the sport for the codling being from the rock edges.

Average size 11/2lb to 2lb, with odd better fish to 6lb. Crab has worked well here and lugworm is starting to take more fish, normal for the time of year. …

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