Sea angling round-up: Cracking catches around the region

Pleasure and match anglers alike are enjoying some superb sea catches in the North East

Lenny Rundle with his cod of 7lb 11oz, the winning fish in the South Shields Open
Lenny Rundle with his cod of 7lb 11oz, the winning fish in the South Shields Open

There have been some cracking catches for pleasure and match anglers with some better fish showing.

During a session at Lynemouth, Ray James took nine codling for 32lb 9oz, including two of 7lb. James was quite pleased he missed two bites having quite a hike back to his car.

The best match catch was taken by Chris Guthrie with 11 codling and three bass for 29lb 5oz in Seaton Sluice’s match.

Andy Stanford caught ten cod and two flounder for 21lb 12oz, fishing White House Sands, Callan Stevens taking the best at 5lb 12oz.

Lenny Rundle junior will never forget the day he landed a cod of 7lb 11oz from the Shelf at Johnson’s to record his first open win - taking the £600 first prize in the South Shields Open.

The heaviest bag went to Alan O’Neil who fished Hebburn taking five fish for 8lb 13oz, Pauline Ferry taking eight flounder for 7lb 3oz to take the ladies’ title.

Blyth and Whitley Bay beaches have been producing.

Brad Hill won Tynemouth’s match with 17 fish for 22lb 13oz from Blyth, the biggest of 5lb 11oz taken by David Milne.

David Airey, back into fishing after a long sabbatical, took 17 from Blyth for 22lb 13oz to win Whitley Bay’s match.

Nigel Howitt caught 13 fish for 22lb 10oz to win Blyth’s match, with Peter Smith claiming 10 cod and a bass for 17lb 13oz and Mick Hardy with the best of 5lb 1oz.

Cambois beach is also producing. Jamie Davidson won Newbiggin’s match with eight fish for 22lb 15.5oz, the best 6lb 1.3oz.

Gordon Scott won another Newbiggin match from Cresswell with five for 16lb 11oz, the best 5lb 7oz.

John Bell fished at Amble to win Bedlington Station’s match with seven codling for 17lb 14oz, Martyn Pygall taking the best at 5lb 3oz.

Alnmouth gave Les Weller the best bag of four codling and a flounder for 10lb 7oz in Amble’s match.

The Marsden area is always good for a better fish and Paul Wastell took a cod of 6lb from the beach to win Cleadon’s match.

Pleasure angler Brian Harrison, fishing at White House Sands, had four fish for 16lb 1oz, the best 4lb 13oz.

Davy Dent took 14 for over 20lb from Cambois, while John Laidler jnr took five to 5lb from White House Sands.

Arran Stead, fishing Roker beach, took a cod of 5lb in his catch.


Nov 16: Whitley Bay Evening Open; 1st £250, 2nd Prize, £150, 3rd £100, h/f £150, 4th –10th £50, Bounds: Ice House, to Cresswell Carrs (incl.) Exc areas see brochure, entry £12 reg 4.30pm to 5.30pm Whitley Bay AC HQ, fish 6.30pm until 10.30pm. Weigh-in From 10.30pm until 11.30pm at Whitley Bay AC HQ.

Nov 17: Sunderland h/f festival 1pm-5pm; entry £12, jnrs free with paying adult, 1st £500, 2nd £300, 3rd £200, prize table £2,000, reg Welcome Tavern or tackle shops in advance, bounds South Shields pier (incl) to Seaham North Pier (excl) up river to Queen Alexander Bridge, details Bobby Surtees 0191 523 7272, Andy 0191 565 4183 Geoff 07772 393196.


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