Dean captures historic Whitby Gazette Trophy

Dean Clews with the Whitby Gazette Trophy plus �500 off Tracy, landlady of the Ship Inn plus winner of the heaviest bag, Grant Green.
Dean Clews with the Whitby Gazette Trophy plus �500 off Tracy, landlady of the Ship Inn plus winner of the heaviest bag, Grant Green.
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NINETY four anglers chased the £500 first prize – and the historic Whitby Gazette Trophy – in the successful Ship Open, which took place in tough conditions.

Eleven seniors and one junior weighed in for a total payout of more than £1,700.

The second, third and fourth place prizes were all increased due to the lack of seniors weighing in .

Secretary of Whitby Sea Anglers, Paul Kilpatrick, thanked Wilf Noble construction plant hire for their £500 sponsorship; Tracy and Dennis, the landlady and landlord of The Ship Inn, who sponsored second prize and put on a lovely spread, Martin Greaves from Whitby Angling Supplies for sponsoring the junior section along with Glen Kilpatrick, owner of the Whitby Sea Anglers forum; Ben Laws from outside catering and Richard Cope from the charter boat Mistress.

Mr Kilpatrick also thanked Whitby Sea Anglers Association for covering of the insurance of the match plus weigh master Bernard Vasey.

Results (cod-only match except juniors who can weigh any fish in): 1 Dean Clews 5lb 12oz, £500; 2 Grant Greenland 4lb 2oz, £250; 3 Paul Lobley 3lb 10oz, £200; 4 Andy Crow 3lb 5oz, £175; 5 Paul Medd 2lb 12oz, £100; 6 Phil Arliss 2lb 6oz, £80; 7 Daimo Townsend 2lb 2oz, £80; 8 Dave Allinson 1lb 14oz, £80; 9 Andrew Cass 1lb 13oz, £70; 10 Ian Thompson 1lb 9oz, £40; 11 Jason Riley 1lb 4oz, £30. Heaviest bag of cod: Grant Greenland.

The first junior wads Ethan Britton 1lb 11oz who won a Slosh 30 reel donated by Whitby Angling Supplies. Second and third juniors: Adam Graves and Fergus Powle, who won £25 from Glenn Kilpatrick. The raffle made £95.