Dixon’s delight at charity match haul

John Dixon, winner of WCSA's charity angling match
John Dixon, winner of WCSA's charity angling match

Guisborough’s John Dixon landed the heaviest fish in Whitby Chartered Skippers Association’s recent charity angling match.

The event raised a total of £1100.50 for the RNLI, with £800 of that coming from entry fees alone as anglers from around the region flocked to the competition.

Dixon weighed-in a 14lb-01 1/2oz ling that was caught aboard Mistress to land first place.

Whitby’s Nick Botham came second with a 11lb-08oz-ling, while Middlesbrough’s Amanda Buckingham won the ladies sectioned and local lad Bobby James triumphed in the juniors.

Whitby Chartered Skippers Association’s James Hewitson said: “A big thank you goes to all of our WCSA skippers and to Dave Perrett and Bernard Vasey for organising and the weigh-in alongside myself.

“We are also grateful to Carla and Lee from The Fleece in Church Street, for the use of the pub and the food they provided, as well as all the anglers who took part to support a worthy cause.”


Heaviest Fish: 1st-John Dixon Guisborough-14lb-01 1/2oz-


2nd-Nick Botham-Whitby-11lb-08oz-ling-Two Dogs.

Ladies: 1st-Amanda Buckingham-Middlesbrough-04lb-13oz-ling-Sea Otter 2

2nd-Barbara Tyler-Whitby-04lb-08oz-cod-Trot On.

Junior: 1st-Bobby James-Whitby-06lb-15 1/2oz-ling-Sea Otter 2.

2nd-Ferguss Powell-Whitby-06lb-06 1/2oz-ling-Shy Torque 111.