Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Winner Billy Sees off a Bumper Field

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Winner Billy Sees off a Bumper Field

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Byline: SEA ANGLING Sam Harris

LAST Sunday's Newbiggin Open had an excellent entry of 299 competitors, with 107 returning to the weigh-in.

The winner of the competition was Billy Foster, who fished Marden and landed eight fish for a total weight of 21lb 8 drams.

Second was Geoff King with four fish for 18lb 8oz 5dr taken from Crab Law at Cambois. Third was Paul Westmorland with 10 fish from Newton for 16lb 1oz.

Women's winner was J Scott with 3lb 1oz. Junior winner was Bobby Thompson with 3lb 4oz 4dr.

The heaviest single fish was taken by Frank Oldham with a cod of 9lb 9oz 2dr, which was taken at Marden. Geoff King had the second heaviest fish with a cod of 7lb 6oz 7dr taken at Cambois.

The David Guy Memorial |Open Shore Competition, presented by the Seaham SAC, is being held on Sunday, October 26. Fishing is from noon to 5.00.

Entry all classes is PS10. First prize is PS1,000, second PS500 and third PS350. There is also an excellent supporting prize table - one person, one prize.

Registration is from 10am to 11.30am at the Seaham SAC headquarters, where the weigh-in will also take place between 5pm and 6.30pm.

Tickets are on sale at Rutherfords Angling, Sunderland, North East Tackle, Ryhope, North East Tackle, Hartlepool and Coast Road Tackle at Horden.

Boundaries to the north are Hendon Groyne (Groyne excluded) to Dene Holme sewer pipe at Horden. For more information, contact the club HQ on 0191 581 0321.

More open dates - Sunday, |November 9: Sunderland Angling Festival; Saturday, November 22: Bedlington Station Night Open; Sunday, November 23: South Shields Open.

Shore sport has been good |over the last few days from most marks with plenty of codling, mainly 1lb to 2lb and odd better fish to 8lb.

There have even been mackerel taken from some of these marks. In fact, Blyth Wooden Pier on Sunday fished very well for mackerel, with some of these fish weighing over 11/2lb. At times, the water was "boiling" with sprats. Blyth and Whitley Bay beaches have given codling at night, with crab and worm baits taking fish.

The River Tyne has |produced lots of mainly undersized codling with occasional fish to 3lb. …

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