Big spring tides prove ideal for catching cod

Alnwick Sea Angling Club

Sunday, January 13

With some colour in the water and more movement due to the big spring tides, conditions were better for cod.

Current leader of the winter league, Willy Morton, has continued to catch consistently and won the match with four cod for 6lb 8oz.

Second was Anthony Gibbison with two cod for 3lb 5oz, which included the heaviest fish of 2lb 2oz.

Other anglers weighing in were: Darren Ferrow, one coal fish, two whiting, one flounder, 2lb 11½oz; George Hornsby, one cod, 1lb 6½oz.

Two of the club’s anglers did well this week in the Amble Open, which more than 400 anglers fished.

Narrowly missing out on a top-three finish was Anthony Gibbison, who was fourth overall with a good bag of four codling for 11lb 15½oz.

Steve Ayling also finished in the top 10 with a good bag of 12 founders for 9lb 3oz. Well done to both anglers.

Amble Sea Angling Club

Sunday, January 13

Results: Fished from 8am to 1pm, 433 fished, 131 weighed in 302 fish.

Final weight to be confirmed.

Heaviest bag: 1 Chris Stringer, five fish, 24lb 12¾oz; 2 Tony Anderson, six, 14lb 3½oz; 3 Ian Thompson, two, 13lb 9½oz.

Heaviest fish: Ian Thompson, 11lb 11oz; Chris Stringer, 11lb ¾oz; B Hughes, 6lb 10oz.

Heaviest flatfish: S Taylor, 1lb 15¾oz; Andrew Taylor, 1lb 8¼oz; David McCourt, 1lb 7½oz.

Ladies: Pauline Ferry, 3lb 6½oz; B Rodwell, 2lb 8¼oz; Linda Shaw, 1lb 8oz.

Juniors: Bobby Thompson (age four), 4lb 15oz; Ethan Marshall, 1lb 8½oz; Oliver Wilson 14oz; Millie Urwin, 14oz.

l The club pairs starts this weekend (20th).

Anyone wishing to enter, please let Jimmy or Norma know.

The draw will be made on Sunday afternoon.