Bounds Tynemouth pier (excl) to Seahouses harbour, coalfish
limit (5); tkts local tackle shops comp HQ General Havelock, details 07928749649 Sept 9: reminder Karl Mclauchlan Memorial top club competition 2017 10-2pm 5 man teams.
Cambois Beach is still producing turbot and flounders while South Shields Pier has given decent coalfish
on crab with fish to 2lb having been taken, especially from the 'post' and the 'small wall.
South Shields and Roker Piers have been patchy with odd Codling to 2lb on crab, with small Coalfish
and odd Pollock also coming from these venues.
Two charter boats carried them in a flat calm to deepsea wreck marks where Alan, 44, scored a personal best and a new club record with a fine 181b 8oz coalfish
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.
Ken Robinson took 12 and a flounder to win BOTAC's retired members match on the pier with 12lb 12oz, Dave Scrimegeour took the heaviest a coalfish
of 1lb 6oz.
When they did manage to get out, the wrecks produced very few double-figure ling and cod and the best sport - particularly for codling - was from the hard ground close inshore, with codling 3lb to 5lb and also coalfish
and wrasse being landed on worm, mussel, squid, crab or prawns, mackerel on hokis and daylights.
Chris Wood finished runner-up with four flounder, a coalfish
and an eel for 203cm (2lb 2.
Peter Smith took three codling, a coalfish
and a flounder for 6lb 12oz.
Shore fishing has also |been productive this week with good numbers of codling and coalfish
to 2lb from Amble Pier.
Bernard Westgarth finished third with nine flounder, two turbot and a coalfish
for 308cm (5lb 6.
made up most of the catches in BOTAC's Sunday League match, with Neil Garner taking four and a flounder for 3lb 13oz.
South Shields pier has produced the odd codling to 3lb on crab, with plaice and coalfish
also being taken.
Chris Wood came third with a flounder and a coalfish
for 1lb 2oz.
A few codling have also been taken from the rock marks at Marsden to 3lb with decent coalfish