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All the latest sea angling news from Alan Charlton who finds out who's been landing the winning catches in the region
All the latest sea angling news from around the region, brought to you by Alan Charlton
ALNWICK AC start the winter off with a bumper weigh-in, including the first of the region's elusive big conger.
WITH only minutes left in the Whitley Bay Evening Open weigh in, Barry Tweddle, must have thought he had it sewn up with his four cod and a flounder for 18lb 12oz taken from Whitley Bay Beach.
Fenham rod Paul Sanderson's luck was in at Blyth Beach when he reeled in a cod of 14lb 2oz which was tempted by a bait of rag and lug.
The Easington District Council match had a good turnout of 535 anglers - but only one could scoop the £2000 for the heaviest fish.
Richie Carr was in the money when he scooped the Ryhope SAC Open with the heaviest single fish which weighed-in at 3,110g.
We are well into October and catches from the wrecking boats - mainly due to the pleasant weather - are still going strong.
The long casters took the top prizes in the Seaham Open, Davy Borwell taking the North East's biggest single prize of £1000 for the heaviest fish - a cod of 6.41lb - from the Green Wall.
With flat, calm seas, Paul Westmoreland of Peterlee did extremely well to put together a bag of three cod and two scotch haddock for a weight of 7lb 11oz 8drams to win the Shiremoor Open.
The Newbiggin Shore competition is being held on Sunday, October 2.
Fake identification is openly for sale on the internet, according to a study published today.