Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ling Was Worth Chase for Terry as He Bagged a Superb Catch from a Boat

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ling Was Worth Chase for Terry as He Bagged a Superb Catch from a Boat

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Byline: SEA ANGLING By SAM HARRIS

BOAT catches are still being dominated by ling. One of the best of that species this weekend was a 221/2lb ling taken from a private boat "Debra-Ann" out of Sunderland. The fish was taken by Terry Chase from Jarrow on home-made cod daylights baited with mackerel strip and was taken from a wreck.

Mackerel are still being taken and, at times on the wrecks, they are taking baits intended for the bigger fish below them.

Boats fishing close inshore within half a mile or so are still taking numbers of codling 2lb to 3lb, mainly on baits. The most productive areas have been off Newbiggin, the Yellow Can area off St. Mary's Island and Whitburn and Marsden. Mixed in with the codling there are still the usual mackerel, coalfish, wrasse, pouting and whiting, with the odd strap ling.

Kayak anglers are also enjoying some reasonable sport with codling with odd fish to 5lb. Again, baits have worked best, for example crab, lugworm and mackerel strip.

Freshwater fishing, coarse fishing and sea angling will be reported by the team.

Anglers fishing the rock edges have been taking a few codling, though nothing of any size, the average being around 2 1/2lb. The best reported was 6 1/2lb taken on crab from Jackie's Beach, Whitburn.

Roker Pier has also produced a few codling to 5 1/2lb, again to crab. Anglers fishing Hauxley have had codling to 2 1/2lb, mainly on lugworm and not taking crab at all.

At Blyth Pier, among the mackerel, a few undersized codling have been taken. Mackerel are still being landed from South Shields and Roker Piers and from the latter venue at night, there have been whiting on mackerel strip.

COMPETITIONS This Sunday Bedlington Station SAC are holding their Annual Northumbrian Open Shore Competition. Fishing is from 9am to 1pm with registration at the Bankhouse Social Club, Newbiggin from 7am, or from local tackle shops beforehand. Entry is PS12 all in. Boundaries are from Tynemouth Pier to South Pier Craster. All rivers and piers are excluded except for Blyth Pier where fishing into the river or sea is allowed. First prize for heaviest bag is PS500, plus Penn Points. …

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