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Graham takes monster for walkies.

During an early morning session, Graham Moat, of Walker, hooked a fish which practically pulled him off Blyth pier.

Graham and friend Les knew they could not heave the monster up the side, the only way was for Graham to walk the fish the 150 yards to the beach.

Graham landed a personal-best cod of 16lb 8oz. Micky Quayle on his first cast at Roker pier landed a personal best cod of 12lb 13oz 8drams. A cod of 9.09lb taken at the Blast Beach gave Eddie Moon his second win in the Seaham Town Council Open.

Paul Westmoreland had heaviest bag, five cod 13.49lb from Hawthorn Hive. There have been some cracking catches from all marks. Jim Dawson had two good sessions at Boat House Rocks. The first gave him four cod for 18lb, the next six for 35lb, all on razor shell.

Amble pier gave Simon Airies a 6-8-0 cod and Andrew Gregg one of 7lb, John Stephenson took three for 13-11-0 to win Alnwick's match, Ian Hall taking the heaviest at 5-7-8. Darren Taylor took cod to 7lb from Hauxley, while Cambois beach gave Mel Cockerell cod to 8lb.

Garry Tully won Newbiggin's match with three for 11-13-8 from Limpet Rocks. Neil Pringle at the Private Beach took three for 13.5lb, best 6.5lb, Dirk Ord three for 11-5-0, best 7-6-0 from Gloucester Lodge to win New Hartley's. Gavin Owen took three for 14-10-0, best 7-2-0 and 5-10-0 from Slatey Gut, Steve Harper five for 12-3-4 from Hartley in Tynemouth's, Nigel Howitt two for 11-5-0, his best 7-5-0 from the Crescent to win Blyth's match.

Doug Spivey took three for 20lb from Tynemouth Beach, while Ronnie Forest took a cod of 8lb from Whitley Beach and one of 9-8-0 from the Boat Station.

John Madgin caught one of 8-8-0 from the Boat Station Prom. South of the Tyne, Dave Redford took five cod for 16lb, best 5lb from Roker Pier. South Shields pier gave Norman Johnson a cod of 7-3-0 and Jason Haw one of 6-4-0 in a two fish bag of 7lb in Cleadon's match.

Paul Westmoreland took the top two places in Seaham's Badger open, cod of 3.97lb and 3.92lb, and the heaviest bag of five 11-13-0. Chris Hossack won Eastenders, six for 12lb.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2005
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