Chadwick wins sea anglers’ open

Whitby Sea ANglers' Association's 31st open. Winner Mick Chadwick and Darren Hanson, who caught the heaviest fish with Martin Greaves of Whitby Angling Supplies
Whitby Sea ANglers' Association's 31st open. Winner Mick Chadwick and Darren Hanson, who caught the heaviest fish with Martin Greaves of Whitby Angling Supplies

WHITBY Sea Anglers’ Association held their six-hour open competition, with an hour and a half of ebb left before low water of 1.5m.

Conditions were as good as one would expect for this time of year, with low cloud, light drizzle, a south easterly wind and some north easterly swell. A total of 101 competitors entered and competing for the £400 first prize, £200 second and £100 third, with special prizes of £50 for 10th and 20th places.

Twenty four anglers weighed in 46 fish for a total weight of 90 lb 7 oz by The Fleece on Church Street.

Martin Greaves of Whitby Angling Supplies handed over the winners’ prizes, after which there was a raffle which was well supported.

Results: 1 Mick Chadwick with 6 fish for 11 lb 00 oz, 2 Freddie Barker with 4 fish for 8 lb 11/16oz, 3 Darren Hanson with 2 fish for 8 lb 1½ oz, 4 Paul Short with 3 fish for 8 lb ½ oz, 5 Mark Colling with 3 fish for 7 lb 6/16oz, 6 D Townsend with 3 fish for 5 lb 5/16oz, 7 Neil Inglis with 3 fish for 4 lb 8/16oz, 8 Dave Smith with 1 fish for 3 lb 15 ½ oz, 9 Paul Gilpin with 2 fish for 3 lb 9/16oz, 10 Denis Thompson with 1 fish for 2 lb 15/16oz, 11 A Kelly with 1 fish for 2 lb 14/16oz, 12th= W Atkinson with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, James Verrill with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, Dave Perrett with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, 15th = A Cass with 3 fish for 2 lb 3/16oz, 15th = Jeff Walker with 2 fish for 2 lb 3/16oz, 17th Ben Laws with 2 fish for 2 lb 1/16oz,

18 Mick Beedle with 1 fish for 1lb 15/16oz, 19 Harry Moon with 1 fish for 1 lb 13/16oz, 20 Craig Marsay with 1 fish for 1 lb 11 ½ oz, 21 Grant Greenland with 1 fish for 1 lb 8/16oz, 22nd= Richard Spavern with 1 fish for 1 lb 1/16oz, Dave Allinson with 1 fish for 1 lb 1/16oz, Rob Allison with 1 fish for 1 lb 1/16oz. Sweep of £135 for the heaviest fish went to Darren Hanson 6 lb 11 ½ oz, sweep of £67 for the second heaviest fish went to Dave Smith 3 lb 15 ½ oz. A Cass won the special prize for heaviest flattie.

Within the open match results there was the WSAA club results.

1 P Short with 3 fish for 8 lb 1/16oz, 2 N Inglis with 3 fish for 4 lb 8/16oz, 3 D Thompson with 1 fish for 2 lb 15/16oz, 4th= W Atkinson with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, 4th= D Perrett with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, J Verrill with 1 fish for 2 lb 8/16oz, 7 A Cass with 3 fish for 2 lb 3/16oz, 8 B Laws with 2 fish for 2 lb 1/16oz, 9 M Beedle with 1 fish for 1 lb 15/16oz, 10 R Allison with 1 fish for 1 lb 1/16oz.

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