Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Another Go for Open Boat Event; SEA ANGLING

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Another Go for Open Boat Event; SEA ANGLING

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Byline: HOOKED Angling with David Carrick and Sam Harris

HOPEFULLY it will be third time lucky for the open boat competition, which is scheduled to be fished this Sunday.

The event was originally due to have been fished as a separate kayak and boat competition, but has now been compacted into one event for boat.

Kayaks can still enter, though, and the heaviest fish taken from a kayak will win a rod and reel.

The competition is sponsored by Sports & Leisure, Blyth with fishing from 9am to 4pm and weigh-in closing at 5.30pm. Registration from 7.30am on the day at the Royal Quays Marina, North Shields - weigh-in at the same venue.

The competition is being run in aid of the Newbiggin RNLI and has an entry of PS10 all classes. There is a good prize list with tickets available beforehand from Rutherfords Tackle Sunderland, Billy's Tackle North Shields and Sports & Leisure Blyth.

This is a heaviest single fish competition - one angler, one prize - and is open to all boats both private and charter.

In the last of the Whitley Bay AS summer shore competitions fished at Howick, with 17 rods taking part and eight weighing in. The winner was Geoff King with three fish for 6lb 3oz, which included the HSF of 3lb 3oz. Second was Dave McGlaughlin with five fish for 5lb 14oz. Third was Paul Buddles with two fish for 4lb 3oz and Steve Potts was fourth (two fish for 3lb 12oz).

The big northerly sea which came away at the beginning of the week did nothing for boat anglers, preventing them getting out, but it helped the shore anglers, with good numbers of 2-4lb codling being taken on a variety of baits, although fresh crab seemed to have the edge.

Amble Pier produced a few fish and White House Sands and Hauxley also fished well. Lynemouth beach also gave a number of codling - best 6lb. The Beacons and Newbiggin Bay both produced codling to 4lb. Cambois beach and rocks were also worth a try.

Blyth Pier saw one or two codling to 3lb taken, with odd mackerel, but due to the heavy seas, most of the mackerel had moved offshore. …

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