Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rider Reels in the Fish of the Week; SEA ANGLING

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rider Reels in the Fish of the Week; SEA ANGLING

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Byline: Sam Harris

THE fish of the week was a 26lb cod taken on mackerel strip by Keith Rider on board the North Shields charter boat JFK Two.

Two other fish, both over 20lb, were ling of 211/2lb, taken by Paul Bainbridge, and 20lb 5oz, taken by Ross Alexander. Plenty of other ling to 15lb were taken by the party aboard. The catch came from an offshore wreck. To contact skipper Alan, telephone 07808 684358.

Sunderland charter boat Sapphire has also had plenty of good cod and ling. Gary Peel from Sunderland took a ling of 13lb. Another ling of 13lb was taken by South Shields angler Mr Hancock. Michael Newton from Sunderland took a 10lb cod. Sunderland angler Wayne Smith landed a ling of 10lb.

All fish were taken on fresh mackerel and at times the anglers had difficulty getting through the shoals of mackerel to get to the better fish below. Contact skipper Peter on 07854 819924.

The Bob White Memorial Open Boat Competition which was held last Saturday out of Amble had an entry of 100 rods. Sadly, the fish didn't co-operate. The overall winner, with a cod of 5lb 12 1/2oz fishing from the Al Sharek skippered by Martin Smith, was John Graham from Prudhoe. The women's winner was Katie Henderson with a 2lb codling.

This Sunday the North East Kayak Championships is being held from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station, NE64 6DX.

Fishing is from 10am to 3pm, with weigh-in until 4pm. A separate Boat Competition is also being held from the same venue and this is being sponsored by Sports & Leisure, Blyth. Telephone 01670 365980. Fishing is 9am to 4pm with weigh-in until 5pm. Entry to each competition is PS10. These are Heaviest Single Fish Competitions and there are excellent prize lists.

Both events are being fished in aid of the RNLI Newbiggin. Kayaks must launch from 9.30am in Newbiggin Bay and there is a three-mile to sea limit for all competitors. Further details from me on 0191 518 4561.

Also this Sunday the Bedlington Station SAC are holding a Mini Summer Open Shore Competition. Fishing is 10am to 2pm and the competition HQ is The General Havelock, East Sleekburn NE22 7AT. Entry is PS12 all in. The heaviest bag will win PS250, second PS100. …

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