ALNWICK SEA ANGLING CLUB
With what can only be described as one of the best winter cod seasons for years and, with favourable fishing conditions nearly every week, a lot of the members have consistently weighed in good numbers of fish and many people have improved on their personal bests.
The conditions were again good for cod on Sunday for the last match and again most anglers managed to catch fish. Anthony Gibbison won with five cod for 14lb 4oz, including the heaviest fish, a nice cod of 6lb 9½oz; second was Andrew Stanton with four cod for 8lb 5½oz and third was Steve Scott with four cod for 7lb 4oz.
Others weighing in: Willy Morton, two cod, 6lb 3oz; Kevin Donnelly, one cod, 1lb 13oz; Daniel Frater (guest), one cod, 1lb 10½oz; Antony Abbott, one cod, 1lb 8oz; Roberto Peruzzo, one cod, 1lb 5oz.
Anthony Gibbison who has fished consistently well over the winter won the league with an astonishing 102 fish for 221lb 15½oz to smash the previous record of 173lb 15oz. Second was Steve Scott, who has also had an outstanding year, managing to catch 62 fish for 156lb 4oz. Third was Willy Morton, who also did well with 57 fish for 132lb 4oz. Andrew Stanton had a good season on his return to the club and was fourth with 59 fish for 104lb ½oz.
Other league positions were: Mickey Buck, 36 fish, 83lb 4½oz; Ian Hall, 41, 76lb; Antony Abbott, 34, 64lb 12oz; John Stephenson, 31, 64lb 8oz; Kevin Donnelly, 34, 60lb 3½oz; Steve McKee, 28, 59lb 6½oz; Patrick Porteous, 27, 46lb 12oz; George Hornsby, 17, 38lb 11½oz; Roberto Peruzzo, 15, 28lb; Clive Miller, 11, 24lb 2oz; Steve Ayling, eight, 23lb 15oz; Darren Ferrow, nine, 10lb 10oz; Paul Buddles, eight, 10lb 9½oz.
This season saw a record 577 fish caught for a total of 1205lb 10½oz. The trophy winners for this season were: Anthony Gibbison – Winter League winner, most consistent angler, singles knockout, Mick Hayes Memorial and heaviest basket 23lb 8oz. Steve Ayling – Marathon winner, Ian Hall/Mickey Buck heaviest fish winner, both had a cod of 7lb 10½oz. The presentation evening will be at Di Sopra restaurant on Saturday, March 29, at 8.30pm.
AMBLE WINTER LEAGUE
Results: I Harrogate, one cod, 1lb 14¼oz; K Middlemist, two flats, 8¾oz (heaviest fish), 1lb½oz.