WHITBY’S summer angling festival got off to a cracking start on Saturday when the three daily prize-winners landed a combined weight of fish of 56lb 11.5oz.
John Wilcock threw down a sizeable gauntlet with a winning ling of 26lb 8oz on the first day of the festival, which is organised by Whitby Charter Skippers’ Association.
Results for Saturday were:
1 John Wilcock, Bradford, ling 26lb 8oz, Shy Torque
2 Simon West, Stockton, cod 15lb 8.5oz, Sea Spray
3 Andy Armstrong, Pontefract, ling 14lb 11oz, Jean-K.
Anglers also got out on Sunday but the overall weight of the winners - 25lb 11.5oz - was less than the fish landed by Mr Wilcock, of Bradford.
1 John Lloyd, Wath (Rotherham), ling 9lb 7.5oz, Sea Otter 2
2 Dan Sapsford, Gainsborough, ling 9lb 1.5oz, Sea Urchin
3 Gary Jones, Barnsley, cod 7lb 2.5oz, Sea Otter 2.
More results in Friday’s Gazette.