Action finally got under way after a heavily rain-delayed start to Whitby’s autumn angling festival.
The event, run by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association, lost the first five days due to adverse conditions at sea.
However, boats finally got the okay to head out into the North Sea.
Results, Thurs 19: 1 Mark Nichols, Selby, 17lb 8 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III.
2 Mark Kirby, Sheffield, 10lb 5 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III.
3 David Ezzy, Edinburgh, 8lb 13 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III.
Keep an eye on the Whitby Gazette next week for more results and pictures.