A Whitby angler continues to lead the way in the Whitby Charter Skippers’ summer angling festival.
David Charlton landed a 13lb 5oz ling from the boat Trot On II on Thursday, eclipsing the previous heaviest fish, a 10lb 1oz cod caught by Ivan Davey the day before.
The summer festival, run by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association, has attracted between 2,000 and 3,000 competitors and offers a top prize of £5,000.
It is due to run until Sunday 14 July.
Results, Saturday June 22: 1 Ray Boland, Maidenhead, 7lb 12oz cod, Sea Urchin II; 2 A Wickenden, Worksop, 6lb 13oz ling, Mistress; 3 A Wickenden, Worksop, 6lb 12 1/2oz cod, Mistress.
Sun 23: 1 Jack Barkley, Doncaster, 6lb 4oz ling, Jean-K; 2 Colin Duffield, Thirsk, 4lb 12 1/2oz ling, Jean-K; 3 Colin Duffield, Thirsk, 4lb 7oz ling, Jean-K.
Mon 24: cancelled.
Tues 25: 1 & 2 Matthew Breen, York, 7lb10½oz ling, 6lb 7oz ling-Mistress; 3 John Lloyd, Rotherham, 6lb 6oz ling, Sea Otter II. Species section: Stuart Todd, Pontefract, 4lb 4oz pollack, Sea Urchin II.
Wed 26: 1 Ivan Davey, Worksop, 10lb 1oz cod, Mistress; 2 Barry Kember, Hull, 9lb 11oz ling, Sea Otter 2; 3 Bernard Beindley, Notts, 9lb 9 1/2oz ling, Sea Otter 2.
Thurs 27: 1 David Charlton, Whitby 13lb 5oz ling, Trot On II, 2 Ian Lowther, Nottingham, 12lb 6oz ling-Trot On II, 3 Lee Armstrong, Nottingham, 9lb 6oz ling, Trot On II.
Fri 28: 1 David Carter-Eakring (Notts), 12lb 2½oz ling, Sea Otter 2, 2 Paul Denman, Barnsley, 10lb 6oz ling, Sea Otter 2, 3 Craig Harland, Guisborough, 8lb 4oz cod, Shy Torque III.
Sat 29: 1 William Barwise-Liverpool, 11lb 10 1/2oz ling, Mistress; 2 Michael Stewart, Holyhead, 7lb 13oz ling, Mistress, 3 Graham Stanifield, Leeds, 6lb 14oz cod, Shy Torque III.
Sun 30: 1 David Glover, Wakefield, 10lb 15oz cod, Mistress (goes first in the cod section), 2 Nigel Hall, East Cowton, 10lb 9 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III, 3 Raymond Daniel, Darlington, 10lb 3oz ling, Charisma.
Ladies’ section: 1 Jane Holford, Flockton, 3lb 5oz cod, Mistress, goes first in the ladies’ section.
Species section: Rick Anscombe, Whitby, 0lb 11oz grey gurnard, Sea Urchin 11, 28.95% of the UK boat record, goes second in this section.
Mon 1 July: 1 Stephen Fairbovon, Ilkley, 12lb 14oz cod, Jean K (goes 1st in cod section and 2nd overall), 2 Michael Tait, Hull, 10lb 15 1/2oz, ling, Mistress; 3 Clive Butler, Coventry, 10lb 8 1/2oz, ling, Sea Otter 2.
Specimen Section: Julian Robinson, Leeds, 0lb 11 1/2oz, Norway, haddock, Two Dogs, 38.27% (goes 2nd in the specimen section); Ben Laws, Whitby, 1lb 12oz, pouting, Never Can Tell ‘A’-32.07%-goes 3rd in the Specimen Section
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