Anglers have three days left to net £5,000

Tuesday winners, from left: 3rd Peter Wardley, 1st William Anderson, 2nd Michael Littlewood from Whitby

Tuesday winners, from left: 3rd Peter Wardley, 1st William Anderson, 2nd Michael Littlewood from Whitby

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WHITBY’S summer angling festival now has just three days to go - with long-time leader John Wilcock still in pole position for the £5,000 top prize.

John’s 26lb ling caught on the opening day has not yet been beaten - and the festival, organised by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association, reaches its climax on Sunday (10 July).

Monday winners Peter Roberts, Trevor Burt and Michael Myers

Monday winners Peter Roberts, Trevor Burt and Michael Myers

Here are the latest results, with the reward for daily prize-winners of £50 1st, £30 2nd and £20 third:

Monday 4 July: 1 Trevor Burt, Brighton, cod 12lb 5oz, Mistress; 2 Michael Myers, Ambleside, ling 9lb 14oz, Sea Otter 2, 3 Peter Roberts, ling 9lb 9.5oz, Sea Otter 2.

Tuesday 5 July: 1 William Anderso, Preston, ling 16lb 0.5oz, Sea Otter 2; 2 Michael Littlewood, Whitby, cod 11lb 12.5oz, Sea Otter 2; 3 Peter Wardley, Preston, ling 7lb 13.5oz, Sea Otter 2.

Wednesday 6 July: 1 Wayne Holmes, Huddersfield, ling 11lb 14.5oz, Sea Otter 2;

2 Danny Bondelow, Leeds, ling 11lb 3oz, Sea Otter.

3 Robin Molesworth, Helmsley, ling 11lb 0.5oz, Lone Shark.

Thursday 7 July: no angling due to bad weather.

Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association’s summer festival presentation night is next Friday (15 July) at the Fishermen’s Social Club from 8pm.

All proceeds to RNLI. Live music by Nostalgia, with an auction and raffle.