Planned on giving the Whitby area another go on Wednesday.So Monday off we went to pump some fresh lug with the big tides. Think we had nearly a 1000 between us ,took me ages to wrap them for the freezer. Kept 200 fresh for our trip. Left Manchester at 0200 and arrived in Whitby for 4am. Weather was atrocious strong SE and rain,but that was the forecast. We found the pier to be empty so plonked ourselves on the end on the left hand side ,was'nt too bad with the wind now on our backs and we soon had 2 rods out each baited with fresh lug. lee had a cracking bite straight away but missed it and then followed this up with a couple of big whiting.I was still biteless after an hour and started to think that it still probably was'nt rough enough. 6am i gets a good knock,picks my rod another good knock then slack. Wound down and struck fish on,"get your arse down on that lower deck" i shouted to lee this will need hand balling up. as it happens it was only about 4lb but we were up and running. lee then gets a great pull down and its my turn to get my arse down the steps to land his fish which goes nearly 6 on the scales. Paul from sea otter 2 walks on,i'd promised him some fresh lug(hope they worked for you paul). Had a quick chat and he recommended that we try Bernies ledge on sandsend cliff's. my mate Lee was also keen to try the area. As soon as paul goes my rods over again and i pull another mop in of about 2lb followed by a larry lay on of a lb which i put back. left the pier at 10am pretty pleased with the mornings action and off to sandsend cliffs. Its the first time ive fished the cliffs and that area,i have done Boulby,port mulgave and runswick so i have a bit of experience but that walk was knackering loaded down with boxes 20 lb of lead 2 rods etc etc. Gets to bernies ledge,and i thought that it looked well dodgy and stayed 15ft away from the edge like a girl. lee cast both his rods out and i fished with 1. straight away lee was into a fish only a 2lber and managed to get it up eventually. God knows how you get a big one up............ well we were about to find out. Lee's other rod nearly gets dragged over the edge,grabs it and hits it fish on big fish on. He gets it to the top and i move closer and look over and its a good fish dont think it will go 10 but its close. we try and lift the fish and we get it nearly to the top when the line parts.Blinking hell we shouts or words to that effects. we both rebait and cast out again but were losing the water and we got no more bites. Thats when Lee had a brainwave and said lets go down Goat track and fish the scaurs and holes. What a trek that is and were loaded up like a pair of mules. To cut it short we fished the bottom but it was rough with a big swell. bernies ledge and top of the world i think. had a walk over to see if his fish was there but no sign. Now for the bit i was dreading walking back up goat track. Lee with goat track in the background. Got back to sandsend car park knackered ,damp and wind beaten. loaded the car up and went back to Whitby pier . Found lobbers on the end . we fished until about 7pm and thats when the tiredness set in and with a 2 hour drive home we packed up with Lobbers having 2 mops and 2 crack offs. Got in at 22.00 and cracked the head off a couple and bed. first report with pics hope it turns out ok,its took me nearly 4 hours :'( cheers Mark.