Dogfish land Laws the winning bag

WEDNESDAY night’s three-hour Whitby Sea Anglers’ match started a half-hour after high water.

A slight, but cool south westerly breeze, cloudless sky and some long distance northerly swell, once again saw anglers travelling to Bempton and Marine Drive, Scarborough.

Ben Laws was man of the match with two lesser spotted dog fish from Bempton. Total weigh in for the evening was 14 lb 12 oz with 7 anglers weighing in.

Results: 1st Ben Laws 2 dog fish for 4 lb 03 oz, 2nd equal Colin Stainthorpe 2 fish for 2 lb 09 oz and Dave Hambley 1 codling for 2 lb 09 oz, 4th Mike Vasey 1 codling for 2 lb 04 oz, 5th Rob Allison 1 codling for 1 lb 10 oz, 6th Mike Beadle 1 codling for 1 lb 05 oz, 7th Dave Perrett 1 rockling for 04 oz

With two matches remaining, there is not a lot between the weights for sixth to ninth with positions changing each match. Long-range forecasts for the last two matches are not good with similar calm conditions forecast - not ideal.