Runswick Bay Summer Kayak Fishing Festival 2013

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Runswick Bay Summer Kayak Fishing Festival 2013

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Dates For 2013 – Sunday 16th June 2013

The Scarborough Angling Festival annual summer kayak match, sponsored by First Wet And Wild Kayak Fishing Outlet has been held every year since 2009.

Initially the event was run from Filey, however in 2011 the event was relocated to Runswick bay and has now become known as The Runswick Bay Summer Kayak Fishing Festival.

The event is still backed by the Scarborough Angling Festival to whom we are eternally grateful for their support and use of their insurance policy which covers the event.

Dates For 2013 – Sunday 16th June 2013

The event is being based around the

East Barnby Outdoor Centre, Runswick, Whitby, YO21 3SA


Camping including meals
Dorm rooms, including meals
East Barnby Out door Centre facilities
On site bar with local brewery
Drying room
Dining area
Social room
Evening Entertainment

2013 Prize Table

Match entry fee £20 per person

(based on 40 anglers attending)

1st = £300 Cash + Humminbird fishfinder
2nd = £200 Cash
3rd = £150 Cash
4th = £100 Cash
5th = £70 Cash
6th = £50 Cash
7th = £40 Cash
8th = £30 Cash
9th = £20 Cash
10th = £20 Cash

Heaviest Bass £25
Heaviest Flatfish £25

Junior Prize = Fishing Goody Bag

2013 Rules

  • 1/  2 hook limit (this includes treble hooks), for example 2 hokkis and a lead, one hokki and jighead
  • 2/  2 rods can be setup but only one rod can be used at any one time.
  • 3/  Any fish kept must be within size, any below legal/match size will not be counted
  • 4/  Start: 10am
  •      Finish: 4pm
  • 5/  Weighin 5pm-5.30pm at the East Barnby Outdoor Centre (couple of miles up the road)
  • 6/  Committee decision is final
  • 7/  Heaviest fish: No Wrasse / Mackerel allowed
  •      Billet: 35cm+
  •      Whiting: 33cm+
  •      Cod: 35cm+
  •      Bass: 41cm+
  •      Pollock: 35cm+
  • 8/  Paddle power only, no sails or towing in by boat allowed
  • 9/ Match boundaries: Port Mulgrave – Goldsborough (could be decreased if weather turns for the worst)
  • 10/ One prize per angler (in Heaviest Fish category)

Further Reading



2009 Match Winner Ben Quinn

Slideshow From Previous Years Matches

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Match Gallery

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:26+00:00 June 15th, 2013|Cod Fishing, Comps - Matches - Events, Featured|5 Comments

About the Author:

Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.


  1. David Harker May 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Hi, i am interested in going to the kayak festival, but does anyone know the date of it as there is no june 31st. Thanks

  2. stephen Gill June 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Hi all, Im new to kayak fishing and am interested in entering the Runswick Bay fishing match on June 30th/July 1st. Could anyone please tell me on how to enter?
    Thanks, Steve.

  3. David Tait June 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Hi I’m interested in Kayak fishing and was wondering if there is a space for a novice on your training day 15/6/2013 at Runswick Bay.
    I do not have a Kayak yet but would like to try it out before buying one.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Best rergards
    Dave Tait

  4. Ronnie longstaff June 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I’m wanting to start kayak fishing, I have a sea kayak (not a sit on top) would this be suitable ? and are there any space’s left on the novice training day 15/06/13

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