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Although there have been a good number of cod taken, including monsters of 30lb plus, with a good few big doubles from the Tyne and Hartlepool, it was ling that took the top prizes in the Fraser's Boat Competition for the heaviest fish.
Not a single North East angler featured in the top placings in the Maryport Spring Open, Paul Webster of Maryport taking the heaviest bag of four fish for 8-13-8, which included the heaviest fish, a fine bass of 4-15-12.