With the John Smith's Open imminent, hows about bagging a fish like this? The qualitys not brilliant, the picture is of Bob Yarker's 33lb 7.5oz cod which I believe it is still a north east shore caught record, it was caught in February 1970. A 27lber and a 29lber were caught in the same week, all on the Brigg. ;DHappy hunting on Sunday ;D This is Bob's story in his own words as featured in the Evening News February 12th 1970 Fishing from the tip of the Brigg, a rugged natural rock platform which juts a quarter mile out to sea, Bob hooked his fish on the last cast of the day, when an incomming tide was swiftly threatening to cut off his retreat. With big fish in mind he had baited a size five hook with ten mussels, and when the bite came the fish surged out to sea towards the distant Bell bouy, Bob reacted instinctively. The fish took the bait in a 30 foot deep gully in an area which is a maze of weed tangled rock ledges. Bob decided to let the fish run in the hope that the sinker would snag, and the fish its self would snap the rotten bottom by which the sinker was attached to the 60lb main line. "its much easier to play just the fish at the end of the line "Bob explained, "more fish are lost than landed at this spot, but in my case all went according to plan. The fish got rid of the sinker and I was left with the task of bringing it through the weeed and over the ledges. I reckoned i would not stand a chance of landing the fish until the tide was higher, so for 20mins I did not try to bring the fish close. I knew I risked loosing it but it was a chance i had to take. I waited until waves about 2 foot deep were swelling across the scars, then I brought the fish in and manouvered it into a narrow gully which gave it no chance to turn round and head for sea. I dropped my rod, laid flat on the rocks and managed with supreme effort to reach the fish's gills and swing it out. I was nearly exhausted but I had no time to rest because the tide was threatning to cut off my retreat, I gathered fish and tackle together and quickly made my way back to higher ground."