Pleasure angler shows rest how it’s done

Angler Richard Cope caught this huge cod while pleasure fishing with Whitby sea anglers
Angler Richard Cope caught this huge cod while pleasure fishing with Whitby sea anglers
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A PLEASURE angler stole the show when he joined an expedition of local club anglers in Whitby.

Richard Cope joined the Whitby Sea Anglers’ Association for their midweek match and showed them all how it’s done by reeling in a 12lb 11oz cod.

Richard Cope with a 12lb 11oz cod caught while pleasure fishing with Whitby sea anglers.

Richard Cope with a 12lb 11oz cod caught while pleasure fishing with Whitby sea anglers.

Richard, who was fishing with club member Paul Kilpatrick, intends to join the club next year.

However, as a non-member, Richard’s handiwork doesn’t feature in the results.

Results for Wednesday 26 January: 1 A Cass 4 fish for 11lb 2oz (heaviest fish 5lb 11oz), 2 D Hambley 2 fish for 7lb 3oz, 3 D Thomson 2 fish for 5lb 2oz, 4 M Vasey 2 fish for 3lb 14oz, 5 C Stainthorpe 1 fish for 3lb 8oz, 6 D Perrett 1 fish for 3lb 6oz, 7 B Harland 2 fish for 3lb 0oz, 8 P Dryden 1 fish for 2lb 12oz, 9 W Atkinson 1 fish for 2lb 7oz.