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Ling was worth Chase for Terry as he bagged a superb catch from a boat.

Byline: SEA ANGLING By SAM HARRIS

BOAT catches are still being dominated by ling. One of the best of that species this weekend was a 221/2lb ling taken from a private boat "Debra-Ann" out of Sunderland. The fish was taken by Terry Chase from Jarrow on home-made cod daylights baited with mackerel strip and was taken from a wreck.

Mackerel are still being taken and, at times on the wrecks, they are taking baits intended for the bigger fish below them.

Boats fishing close inshore within half a mile or so are still taking numbers of codling 2lb to 3lb, mainly on baits. The most productive areas have been off Newbiggin, the Yellow Can area off St. Mary's Island and Whitburn and Marsden. Mixed in with the codling there are still the usual mackerel, coalfish, wrasse, pouting and whiting, with the odd strap ling.

Kayak anglers are also enjoying some reasonable sport with codling with odd fish to 5lb. Again, baits have worked best, for example crab, lugworm and mackerel strip.

Freshwater fishing, coarse fishing and sea angling will be reported by the team.

Anglers fishing the rock edges have been taking a few codling, though nothing of any size, the average being around 2 1/2lb. The best reported was 6 1/2lb taken on crab from Jackie's Beach, Whitburn.

Roker Pier has also produced a few codling to 5 1/2lb, again to crab. Anglers fishing Hauxley have had codling to 2 1/2lb, mainly on lugworm and not taking crab at all.

At Blyth Pier, among the mackerel, a few undersized codling have been taken. Mackerel are still being landed from South Shields and Roker Piers and from the latter venue at night, there have been whiting on mackerel strip.

COMPETITIONS This Sunday Bedlington Station SAC are holding their Annual Northumbrian Open Shore Competition. Fishing is from 9am to 1pm with registration at the Bankhouse Social Club, Newbiggin from 7am, or from local tackle shops beforehand. Entry is PS12 all in. Boundaries are from Tynemouth Pier to South Pier Craster. All rivers and piers are excluded except for Blyth Pier where fishing into the river or sea is allowed. First prize for heaviest bag is PS500, plus Penn Points. Heaviest round fish, first and second will be announced on the day. Junior entry is PS6 and the first prize is PS30, second PS20 and third PS10. There is also a good supporting prize table.

The popular Whitley Bay AS Night Time Open is being held this year on Saturday, October 15. Fishing is from 7.30pm to 11.30 pm. Entry is PS12 all classes. Registration is at the Whitley Bay Club House from 6pm to 6.45pm. Tickets are also available in advance at local tackle shops. The Club House is next to St. Mary's Island approach road on The Links, Whitley Bay, NE26 4NQ. Boundaries are from Lynemouth Pipe in the north to Tynemouth Pier in the south, excluding pier and foundations. The heaviest bag will win PS250 and the heaviest fish will win PS150, with supporting cash prizes to tenth place heaviest bags and second and third heaviest fish.

Whitley Bay AS held a club match in which four anglers took part and two weighed in. The winner was Gary Wilson with one fish for 2 lb 8 oz taken from Blyth Pier. Second was Chris Stringer with one fish for 7 oz taken from the River Tyne. Howdon AC fished the River Tyne.

The winner was Frank Gerrity with four fish for 4 lb 7oz, which included the HSF of 2lb 2oz. Second was Paul Jobson with two fish for 2lb 4oz and third was Alan Rowe with one fish for 1lb5 oz.

South Beach RAAC held a match in which 28 members and one guest fished, and 12 weighed in. First was Kev Moffatt with seven fish for 12lb 10 1/2oz which included the HSF of 3lb 14 1/2oz taken from Blyth Pier.

Second was John Chisholm with three fish for 4lb 10 1/2oz taken from St. Mary's and third was Phil Smithson with four fish for 3lb 12oz taken from Blyth Pier. Fourth was Brendon Soulsby with two fish for 3lb 9oz taken from Newbiggin West End.

Newbiggin SAC had twenty-six rods out and seven weighed in.

The winner was Mick Heslop with five fish for 7lb 8oz taken from Snab Point. Second was Joe Lindsay with four fish for 5 lb 1 1/2 oz taken from The Beacons and third was Tony Taylor with three fish for lb 9oz taken from The Private Beach. The HSF of 2 lb 13 oz was taken by Ben Larkin.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2016
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