WEDNESDAY night’s three-hour Whitby Sea Anglers’ match started half an hour after low water, 2.4m, on a slack tide.
The exceptionally strong westerly wind had knocked back the north westerly swell.
Many anglers were taken by surprise at how quickly the swell had been knocked back.
M Garbutt had an impressive bag of whiting, while M Beedle had a single cod for 5lb 8 oz.
Eight anglers were at the scales to weigh in 35 fish for 32 lb 8 oz.
In the doubles knockout final, B Laws and M Beedle (5lb 8oz) beat D Hambley & N Inglis (3lb 3oz).
The singles knockout final takes place next Wednesday 11 January, M Lamb v N Inglis.
Results: 1 M Garbutt with 14 fish for 11 lb 14/16oz, 2 P Garbutt with 9 fish for 7 lb, 3 M Beedle with 1 fish for 5 lb 8/16oz, 4 N Inglis with 1 fish for 3 lb 3/16oz, 5 M Lamb with 4 fish for 2 lb 11/16oz, 6 D Perrett with 3 fish for 1 lb 3/16oz, 7 C Stainthorpe with 2 fish for 10/16oz, 8 W Atkinson with 1 fish for 7/16oz.
In the leader board, M Garbutt increases his lead to 45lb 12oz.