TEN anglers took part in |the third match of the Saltburn Summer League at the River Esk last Sunday, with a total of 39 fish caught - 16 flounder, 15 coalfish
and eight eels.
Apart from the pier, a few codling to 21/2lb have been taken from Marsden rock marks plus the odd sized coalfish
This was a mixed bag of Codling and Coalfish
taken from Smith's and Walker.
Local names for coalfish
, such as saithe, billet and coley also cause muddles.
South Shields Pier has produced mainly undersized codling and coalfish
with the odd codling to 21/2lb on fresh crab.
Match Two: 1 Mick Smith (one pollack and one codling - 4lb 7oz); 2 Darren Dalton (two codling and one coalfish
- 3lb 15oz); 3 Stan Preston (two flounder - 2lb 1.
Eight-year-old Callum won the number of species taken mackerel, coalfish
, whiting and pouting to embarrass his dad Paul again.
The River Wear has given a few, mainly undersized, codling with coalfish
and flounders also taken.
The nine who fished caught 33 fish made up of 20 flounder, four eels, and nine coalfish
Steve Hardy had six cod, best 4-15lb, and a pouting for 11-04lb, Steve Harper had four cod and one pouting for 10-04lb, Brad Hill had two cod, best 6-10lb, and a single coalfish
for 9-05lb, and Mick Davis had two cod and one coalfish
The River Tyne has given some decent flounders up to 11/2lb on fish strip and crab baits, plus still lots of small codling and coalfish
Bernard Westgarth finished third with nine flounder, two turbot and a coalfish
for 308cm (5lb 6.
Bob Ferguson fished at Cambois to win Newbiggin's match with seven cod and a coalfish
for 11lb 12oz, Colin Errington taking the best at 3lb 5.
Shore fishing has also |been productive this week with good numbers of codling and coalfish
to 2lb from Amble Pier.
Chris Wood came third with a flounder and a coalfish
for 1lb 2oz.