Whitby’s autumn angling festival got under way at the weekend with competitors vying for the £1,000 top prize.
Whitby man Chris Mangas currently leads the way with a 27lb ling caught on Wednesday from Sea Urchin II.
Hull’s Ian Batchelor had briefly led the way after landing Tuesday’s top catch until Chris took over.
Results, Sat Sep 13
1 John Sears, Clitheroe, 18lb 6oz ling, Shy Torque III
2 Chris Izod, Newton, 12lb 12oz ling, Sea Otter 2
3 Dave Dixon, Barnsley, 12lb 9 1/2oz ling, Charisma
Sun Sep 14
1 Steven Ayres, Sheffield, 16lb 1 1/2oz ling, Trot On
2 Michael French, Sedgefield, 13lb 15oz ling, Sea Urchin 11
3 Barry Brook, Southend, 13lb ling, Sea Otter 2
Mon Sep 15
1 Alastair Wass, Tadcaster, 17lb 1/2oz ling, Sea Otter 2
2 Martin Leck, Doncaster, 12lb 12oz ling, Shy Torque III
3 Danny Deighton, York, 12lb 7 1/2oz l ing, Mistress
Tues Sep 16
1 Ian Batchelor, Hull, 21lb-5 1/2oz ling, Shy Torque III (new leader)
2 Colin Morris, Doncaster, 17lb 6 1/2oz ling, Mistress
3 Steve Kettlewell, Leyburn, 15lb 15oz ling, Sea Otter 2
Wed Sep 17
1 Chris Mangan, Whitby, 27lb 12ozling, Sea Urchin II (new leader)
2 Jamshid Dasht, Preston, 24lb 14oz ling, Mistress
3 John-Vero, Merrylees, 17lb 12 1/2oz ling, Sea Otter 2.
Thurs Sep 18
1 Peter Kealey, Howden, 18lb 9 1/2oz ling, Two Dogs
2 Dave Balmer, Wakefield, 17lb 7oz ling, Trot On
3 Kev Griffith, Northants, 15lb 9oz ling, Shy Torque III.
The festival runs until Sunday September 28.