WHITBYâ€™S spring angling festival gets under way on Saturday (14 April) and finishing on the 29th april with competitors trying for the Â£1,000 jackpot. Whitby Charter Skippersâ€™ Association, which is organising the 16-day event, is delighted to welcome on board new sponsors The Station Inn in Whitby and MC Electricals - both of which are offering Â£500 towards the first prize. Paul Kilpatrick, chairman of the charter skippers, said: â€œLast year saw some excellent catches of fish during the festival so once again competition should be fierce. â€œAnglers come from all over the country chasing the big prize.â€ As well as the Â£1,000 top prize, anglers can also compete for the Â£100 in daily prizes, making Â£2,600 in cash in prize money on offer. The association is also pleased to announce a new sponsor - the Co-operative - the main cash sponsor for the grand summer festival when a jackpot of Â£5,000 will be paid out to the angler with the biggest fish This commences on Saturday 16 June. The charter skippers offers a â€œmassive thank youâ€ to all present and new sponsors. Last years winning fish . http://www.wcsa.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/ paul.