Alnwick Sea Angling Club

WITH yet another week of poor conditions for cod fishing, some anglers looking for a weigh-in fished the sandy beaches for whiting and flounder.

This was to prove the right decision for Steve Ayling, who won the match with five whiting for 2lb 1oz, only narrowly beating John Stephenson, who had one codling for 1lb 15oz, which was also the heaviest fish of the match.

Other anglers weighing in were Steve Scott, two coal fish, 1lb 12oz; Steve KcKee, two flounder, 14½oz.

Amble Sea Angling Club

RESULT: Ken Middlemist, seven flats, 6lb 3oz; Andrew Taylor, 10 flats, 6lb 2oz; Ashley Gray, seven flats, 4lb 14¼oz; Keith Dunn, six flats, 3lb 8¾oz; Steve Punton, one cod, 2lb 15½oz; Ross Taylor (J), three flats, 2lb ¼oz; Les Weller, one bass, 1lb 14oz; Ian Stewar, two flats, 1lb 13¾oz; Jacek Juszczyk, two flats, 1lb 9½oz; Jason French, two flats, 1lb 5oz; Tony Cook, two flats, 1lb ½oz; Paul Stone, one flat, 15½oz; Jim French, one flat, 8½ oz.

Heaviest fish: Steve Punton. Heaviest flat: Ken Middlemist, 1lb 3½oz.

Despite conditions in Druridge Bay being perfect for whiting, for the first time in a few weeks they failed to show. Ken’s bag came from Embleton.