In yesterdays Ship Inn Open match I caught a ling of all things from the shore. Unfortunately the match was a cod only competition so although the catch was significant for myself (my first ever shore ling) I returned the 4 pound fish to fight another day. On my last cast of the day I managed a small codling just short of 2 pounds which won me Â£50 for my efforts. There were 2 good sized fish brought to the scales in this match. Whitby club angler Phil Mead got his best of the season and came in second with a cod of 9 pounds 6 ounces. Scarborough angler Ray Maddison who seems to make a habbit of locating the big fish in these matches went one better and won the match with a cod of just over 10 pounds.