ABOTAC winter league match saw Ken West win with two cod for 5.05lb taken at Sharpness, Paul Forster had a four fish mixed bag
of 3.15lb from the Middens, Dave Rae had two cod for 2.13lb, and John Robson had the h.s.f.
The Winter League match saw some good mixed bags
Ken Hill won a Tynemouth match with a mixed bag
of whiting and flounders for 6lb 5oz from Blyth.
A Ryhope club match on Sunday saw a good turnout of 64 anglers, Bob Surtees being the top rod with a five fish mixed bag
of 2.85kg taken from the Tyne which included a superb fat winter flounder of 2lb 5oz.
On Tynemouth pier, Mick Bell took a mixed bag of 14 fish for 8lb 5oz in Tynemouth's match, Dave Hayley taking the heaviest a sole of 1lb 7oz.
Gordon Scott took a typical mixed bag of eight fish for 8lb to win Newbiggin's match.
Seaham pier gave Phil Hellens a mixed bag of 9.04lb to take Seaham's Vernon Knapp trophy.
Glen Campbell fished Blyth Beach to win their winter match with 18 whiting for 12lb 8oz, while Phil Smithson won South Beach's match with a mixed bag for 10lb 8.5oz.
Mixed bags also came from the Horden Beaches, Mick Edwards winning the Mechanics match with a bag of flounders, cod, and whiting for 9-10-0.
Cresswell beach also gave mixed bags, Peter Smith taking seven cod and a bass for 13lb 9oz in Blyth's match, his best a cod of 2-9-0.
Lower Tyne gave mixed bags
of codling, dabs, whiting and coalfish, Tony Taylor taking a bag of 20 for 12-8-8 in Tynemouth's retired members' match.
Nigel Howitt had a mixed bag
of cod, flounders, and whiting for 13-4-8 in Blyth's match, including the heaviest at 2-13-0.