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Colin's at the sharp end of business.

SEA SCENE COLIN Sharp caught a fine flounder of 2lb 11oz in the Saltburn club's match on the River Esk.

Nick Westgarth won with nine fish - three flounder, and six coal-fish for 231cm (3lb 9.75oz). Chris Wood finished runner-up with four flounder, a coalfish and an eel for 203cm (2lb 2.75oz). In third place came Bernard Westgarth with four flounder and a coalfish for 147cm (2lb 4.75oz).

The nine who fished caught 33 fish made up of 20 flounder, four eels, and nine coalfish.

Chris Wood caught the longest round fish, an eel of 60cm (13.5oz), while Sharp's flounder was the largest round fish at 45cm.

The fourth match of the series will be held on Sunday, July 20 at Skinningrove beach from 4 to 8pm.

FLOUNDER showed for the St Mary's match, Terry Dalton winning with four for 2lb 1.5oz. Dale Miller was runnerup with three for 2lb, and Andy Burton came third with three for 1lb 6oz. The Heaviest Fish award was shared by Dale, with a flounder, and PJ Smith, with a coalfish, each fish being 12oz.

Of the 12 who fished, eight weighed in, the heavy swell keeping the mackerel well offshore. In total 13 flounder, a coalfish and a pouting were weighed in.

This weekend the club makes its annual trip to Scotland, this year Arbroath, with cod and pollack the target.

The next match is on July 13 for the Mackerel Only Trophy. The match, from the South Gare to Skinningrove Jetty, is bottom fishing only, with cork trace.

CODLING featured in the Redcar N and G heaviest fish match, five of 15 weighing in. Grant Greenland won with a codling of 3lb 9oz caught at Mulgrave.

Jeff Walker was runner-up from the same area with a codling of 2lb 8oz. Dan Redling opted for Skinningrove and came third with 1lb 6oz bass.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 5, 2014
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