SLIDESHOW: New leader in Whitby angling festival

There is a new leader in Whitby’s big-money summer angling festival.

Keith Alan Story yesterday landed a 13lb 6.5oz ling to take over from Artur Karbarz, who had led the way since the opening day on Saturday.

Keith, of York, is currently in line to win the £5,000 top prize in the event run by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association, but there are still 17 days of the festival to go.

There are daily prizes for first, second and third.

Results

Saturday June 19

Early leader Artur Karburz of Skipton with this 10lb 13.5oz ling

Early leader Artur Karburz of Skipton with this 10lb 13.5oz ling

1 Artur Karbarz, Skipton, 10lb 13 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III

2 Rob Bailey, Rotherham, 10lb 3oz ling, Mistress

3 Ian Hodgkinson, Jarrow, 9lb 15oz cod, Jean K.

Haddock Section

Billy Arnold of Whitby - got 1st to 3rd in junior section on opening day

Billy Arnold of Whitby - got 1st to 3rd in junior section on opening day

1 Ian Hodgkinson, Jarrow, 1lb 15 1/2oz haddock, Jean K

2 Mark Wiliamson, Jarrow, 1lb 14oz haddock, Jean K

3 Neil Bailey, South Elmsall, 1lb 10 1/2oz haddock, Jean K

Junior Section

Zak Melemendjian took the lead in the junior section with this 3lb 8oz cod, caught from Mistress

Zak Melemendjian took the lead in the junior section with this 3lb 8oz cod, caught from Mistress

1, 2 & 3 Billy Arnold, Whitby, 3lb 4 1/2oz cod, 2lb 15oz cod & 2lb 8oz cod, Mistress

Species Section

1 George Mewse, Doncaster, 4lb 10 1/2oz pollack, Two Dogs – 15.92% of the British record.

Sunday June 21

1 Melvin Smith, Barnsley, 7lb 14 1/2oz ling, Two Dogs

2 & 3 Matthew Keen, Rotherham, 7lb 3oz ling & 6lb 14 1/2oz, ling, Two Dogs

Junior Section

Zak Melemendjian, Barmby Moor, 3lb 8oz cod, Mistress (goes 1st in junior section).

Monday June 22

Cancelled due to conditions at sea.

Tuesday June 23

Cancelled due to conditions at sea.

Wednesday June 24

1 Keith Alan Story, York, 13lb 6 1/2oz ling, Two Dogs (goes 1st overall and 1st in ling section)

2 Ian Kellock, Hull, 10lb 1/2oz ling-Sea Urchin 11

3 Geoff Mothersdale, York, 9lb 7oz ling, Two Dogs

Haddock Section

John Wright, Doncaster, 1lb 15 1/2oz & 1lb 15oz, Shy Torque III (goes joint 1st in section).

Results, Thursday June 25

1 Perry Franklin, Whitby, 13lb cod, Trot On (goes 1st in cod section)

2 George Thompson, Castleton, 11lb 8 1/2oz ling, Never Can Tell A (goes 2nd in ling Section)

3 Andy Gregson, Preston, 11lb 5oz ling, Mistress (goes 3rd in ling section)

Junior Section

1, 2 & 3 Chris McCarthy, Whitby, 5lb 3oz ling, 5lb 00 1/2oz cod, 4lb 8oz, cod, Mistress (takes 1st to 3rd in junior section)

Species Section

Chris McCarthy, Whitby, 1lb 3 1/2oz mackerel, 19.80%, 1lb 1 1/2oz mackerel, 17.76%, Mistress (goes 1st in species section).