McMenamin lands bumper Boulmer haul.
Paul Gallon took a personal best cod of 11lb 8oz on his second cast from the Craster area, the best of a three-fish bag. Mal McIntyre, fishing at Marden rocks, had a struggle on his hands to get his catch a conger eel of 10lb ashore, then into the bag for weighing before releasing it.
Steven Surtees took a beautiful coloured cod of 9lb 4oz from Newbiggin in a three fish bag of 12lb in Bedlington Stations match.
David Allan took a nice cod of 8lb 8oz in a three fish bag from the lower Tyne. Sean Blake had two nice daylight cod, one of 6lb 8oz from Slatey Gut and the next day one of 7lb from the pipe Skeers.
With the poor conditions it was not expected that there would be a big weighin in the Angling Trusts Open and so it proved. However it was nailbiting 11oz, Dave Haley taking the heaviest a coalfish of 1lb 9oz. John Wilson won Ryhope's match with eight codling for 6.51kgs (14.3lb), Paul Riley taking the heaviest at 2.46kg (5.4lb), John Taylor winning Cleadon's with 6 codling for 11lb, and Ian McLaughlin taking the heaviest, a cod of 4-6-0 from Target Rock.
Billy Foster fished at Dulce Carrs to win Newbiggin's Bank House Cup with four cod for 7-1-8, best 3-8-0, Bill Emery won their next match from Lyne Bay with three cod for 5-5-8. Mick Davison took the top two places in Seaham's Badger match with cod of 2.44lb & 2.42lb, Mark Thompson winning Horden Buffs match with a cod of 3-8-0 taken from Hendon.
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between Paul Sample, who fished at Craster, and Steve Williams, who fished at St Mary's Island. Paul was the first to the scales, his cod weighing 5lb 4oz 12 drams. Steve was next up with his cod, the scales eventually settling down on 5lb 4oz. Jade Nicholson was third with a nice wrasse of 3lb 12oz. It is looking good for those after the heaviest bag in the South Shields Open on Sunday with plenty of good sized coalfish in the Tyne. Doug Spivey won Tynemouth's retired members match with 14 coalfish and a scotch haddock for 13lb 7oz. Alan Norman won their Sunday League match with 14 coalfish and a whiting for 13lb 6oz, Brad Hill taking 12 coalfish and a dab for 11lb PERSONAL BEST Michael McMenamin with his cod of 12lb 11oz.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Nov 13, 2009|
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