Wednesday February 20th 2008

There was a very slight northerly swell in the water for this 3 hour match fished up to a large low water tide. Conditions were not good for codling fishing but this did not stop Dennis Thompson who is on top form at the moment and closing in fast on the top place in the league. Dennis had 2 fish from his chosen mark for a grand total of 5 pounds 12 ounces giving him first place on the night. Second went to Rob Allison who is also on a roll at the moment having closed a one time 50 pound deficit in the league to one of just over 10 pounds. Rob weighed in a single codling of 1 pounds 1 ounce. Third place went to Glenn Kilpatrick with a single fish of 14 ounces.

Results : 1st D Thompson 5 12(2), 2nd R Allison 1 01(1), 3rd G Kilpatrick 0 14(1), B Harland 0 04(1)

Sunday 17th  February 2008

Flat calm conditions and freezing weather deterred many of the members of the Whitby fishing club from turning out for this match and many of those who did went home before the end of the 4 hours fishing time. Only 3 of the clubs members returned to the scales with fish but for one of them it turned out to be a very worthwhile night. Charlie Breckon weighed in a tadpole fish of 1 pounds 7 ounces which after consultation of the record books turned out to be a new British record beating the UK’s previous best of 1 pounds 4 ounces. Unfortunately for Charlie he will be unable to claim the record as he is required to send the fish off to the national records department for species confirmation. Before learning this Charlie had already returned the fish alive to the river. The winner of this match was Dennis Thompson who caught a single codling of 1 pounds 15 ounces. Glenn Kilpatrick took second with 3 flounders for 1 pounds 8 ounces.

Results : 1st D Thompson 1 15(1), 2nd G Kilpatrick 1 08(3), 3rd M Breckon 1 07(1)

Wednesday 13th February

With Conditions more like early summer than late winter, expectations of good catches were low and the majority of the clubs members headed onto the softer ground which can be one of the only places to locate any fish at all at this time of year. This match was fished over high tide and the sea was flat calm with clearing water. William Atkinson was back on form and won this match with 2 coalfish for 3 pounds 1 ounce. Glenn Kilpatrick came in second with 2 whiting for 1 pounds 3 ounces, Rob Allison took third place with 2 whiting for 1 pounds 2 ounces.

Results : 1st W Atkinson 3 01(2), 2nd G kilpatrick 1 03(2), 3rd R Allison 1 02 (2), D Perett  0 15(1), B Laws 0 13(1), R Vasey Jnr 0 09(1).

Sunday February 10th 2008

Flat calm seas and clearing water conditions made the going tough in this 4 hour match fished over an ebbing tide. Rob Allison came out on top with 7 whitings for 5 pounds 11 ounces, William Atkinson took 2nd with 5 fish for 1 pounds 15 ounces. Benn Laws was third with 2 whitings for 1 pounds 9 ounces.

Results : 1st R Allison 5-11, 2nd W Atkinson 1 15(5), 3rd B Laws 1 09(2), P Mead 1 05(2),  G Kilpatrick 1 04(2), A Cass 1 04(2), T Wright 0 07(1), D Perett 0 05(1).

Wednesday 6th February 2008

A slight to moderate north westerly sea swell gave good conditions for this 3 hour midweek match. Both Dennis Thompson and Rob Allison continue to fish extremely well and are closing in on the current top 2 in the league – Bri Harland and Glenn Kilpatrick. It looks like the final 6 weeks of this years season could be very interesting. Dennis Thompson took top spot in this match with 5 fish for 12 pounds 9 ounces, Rob Allison was second with 2 fish for 10 pounds 12 ounces the biggest a fine cod of 9 pounds exactly which is now the heaviest fish for the month of February. Colin Stainthorpe came in third with a single cod weighing 5 pounds 11 ounces.

Results : 1st D Thompson 12 09(5), 2nd R Allison 10 12(2), 3rd C Stainthorpe 5 11(1), G Middlemass 5 08(1), B Harland 0 06(1).

Sunday 3rd February 2008

There was a mixed sea swell in the water for this Sunday night 4 hour match. A dieing northerly mixed with a growing south easterly swell provided decent conditions for codling fishing. Dave Perret took full advantage finding 2 fish for 10 pounds 10 ounces the biggest being a cod of 7 pounds. After a recent lean spell Brian Harland was back amongst the fish with 4 codling for 8 pounds 11 ounces. Rob Allison took third place with 2 cod for 8 pouns 1 ounce.

Results : 1st D Perret 10 10 (2), 2nd B Harland 8-11(4), 3rd R Allison 8 01(2), B Laws 5 04(1), J Gilpin 4 12(2), M Vasey 4 08(2), W Atkinson 4 05 (1), P Kilpatrick 2 12(1), G Kilpatrick 2 04(1), C Stainthorpe 1 08(1), A Cass 006(1).

Wed 30th January 2008

The final match of January was fished on a flood to high water tide with a slight northerly sea swell in the water. Glenn Kilpatrick came in first with a single codling of 3 pounds 4 ounces. Paul Kilpatrick was second with  a single codling of 3 pounds 2 ounces, George Middlemass was third with a codling of 2 pounds 2 ounces.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 3 04(1), 2nd P Kilpatrick 3 02(1), 3rd G Middlemass 2 02(1), B Harland 1 03(2), C Stainthorpe 09(1).

Sun 27th January 2008

This match was fished in conjunction with the inter club Bell Trophy match. Colin Stainthorpe was the top Whitby Angler with 2 fish for 6 pounds 10 ounces. In second was Rob Allsion with a single codling of 2 pounds 1 ounces, In third was James Gilpin with 1 codling of 1 pounds 8 ounces.

Results : 1st C Stainthorpe 6 10(2), 2nd R Allison 2 01(2), 3rd J Gilpin 1 08(1), W Atkinson 0 13(2), B Harland 0 11 (1), G Middlemass 0 09(1), D Thompson 0 06(1).

Wed 23rd January 2008

There was a slight northerly swell in the water for this match fished on a large ebbing tide. Dennis Thompson took top spot on the night with 2 fish for 5 pounds 10 ounces, Rob Allison was second with 1 fish for 2 pounds 10 ounces. Dave Perret was third with 3 fish for 2 pounds 9 ounces.

Results 1st D Thompson 5 10(2), 2nd R Allison 2 10(1), 3rd D Perret 2 09(3), B Harland 0 13(1), P Kilpatrick 0 05(1)

Sunday 20th January 2008.

This low water match was fished with a slight long distance northerly swell in the water. Rob Allison won the match with 3 fish for 9 pounds 10 ounces, Dennis Thompson was second with 4 fish for 3 pounds 11 ounces. Mike Breckon took third with 3 whiting for 2 pounds 1 ounce.

Results 1st R Allison 9 10(3), 2nd D Thompson 3 11(4),  3rd Mike Breckon 2 1(3), P Kilpatrick 2 0(1), P Mead 0 14(3), G Middlemass 0 08(1), B Harland 0 8(1), J Gilpin 0 05(1).

Wed 16th January 2008

There was a very large sea swell in the water for this 3 hour mid week match fished on a flood to high water tide. The size of the swell caught some of the anglers out and many marks were almost unfishable. George Middlemass used his many years of knowledge to locate a safe fishable venue and was rewarded with a fine bag of 3 fish for almost 15 pounds including a double figure cod of 12 pounds which now leads the way in the club competition for the heaviest fish of the season. Second place on the night went to Paul Kilpatrick with 3 cod for 10 pounds 9 ounces. Ryan Vasey Junior took third place with his new personnal best fish, a cod of 5 pounds 4 ounces.

Results : 1st D Middlemass 14 15(3), 2nd P Kilpatrick 10 09(3), 3rd Ryan Vasey jnr 5 4(1), R Allison 4 14(1), Adrian Kelly 3 06(1), G Kilpatrick 3 02(1), D Perrett 3 00(1), D Thompson 1 12(1).

Sunday 13th January 2008

This 7 hour match was fished from 2 hours before low water until one hour from high water. With a growing south easterly swell and heavily coloured water, conditions were favourable for codling fishing. Rob Allison came out on top in this one with 4 codling for 13 pounds 15 ounces. Dennis Thompson was not far behind with 6 codlings for 13 pounds 4 ounces. Glenn Kilpatrick came in third with 3 codlings for 11 pounds 2 ounces.

Results : 1st R Allison 13 15(4), 2nd D Thompson 13 04(6), 3rd G Kilpatrick 11 02(3),

This match was also the ship inn open match. Click here for results.

Wednesday 8th January 2008

This match was fished on a flat calm night with an ebbing tide. The conditions were against those who turned out and this was reflected in the rather poor results with only 4 anglers weighing in and no codlings being caught. First place went to Glenn Kilpatrick with 4 whitings for 3 pounds 5 ounces,  second was James Gilpin with 2 whitings for 1 pounds 8 ounces. Bri Harland took 3rd with a rockling of 7 ounces.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 3 05 (4), 2nd J Gilpin 1 08(2), 3rd B Harland 0 7(1), G Middlemass 0 6(1).

Sunday 6th  January 2008

The sea had fallen flat after the easterly gales earlier in the week. With heavily coloured water and low tide towards in the middle of the match expectations of good catches were high. Sadly it wasn’t to be though and codling were somewhat thin on the ground with only 6 of the clubs members returning to the scales with fish. George Middlemass had a good night finding 1 codling and 2 rockling for a total weight of 6 pounds 13 ounces giving him first place in the match. Dave Perret was not far behind with a codling and 3 rocklings for 5 pounds 15 ounces. Bri Harland took 3rd with a single codling of 3 pounds 4 ounces.

Results : 1st G Middlemass 6 13 (3), 2nd D Perett 5 15(4), 3rd B Harland 3 04(1), G Kilpatrick 1 08(1), R Allison 1 06(1), P Mead 0 11(1).

Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Strong easterly winds and wintry showers greeted the members of the Whitby fishing club as they returned from their mid season Christmas break. This match was fished on a small flooding tide with a growing south easterly sea swell and coloured water conditions at most marks. The weigh in was rather poor with only 5 club members managing to catch anything. Dave Perrett was the nights top angler with 3 codlings for 11 pounds 3 ounces. Dave’s bag sets the pace in the January heaviest bag competition and one of his fish which weighed 7 pounds 3 1/2 ounces also leads the way in the heaviest fish competition. Rob Allison was second with a single codling for 3 pounds 12 ounces. Brian Harland finished third with a single codling of 1 pounds 14 ounces.

Results : 1st D Peratt 11 03(3), 2nd R Allison  3 12 (1), 3rd B Harland 1 14(1), G Kilpatrick 1 10(1), D Thompson 1 07(1)

Sunday 23rd December 2007

Today saw the members of the Whitby fishing club hold their annual members only Christmas match over a high water to ebb tide match. Conditions were poor with flat calm seas and clear water conditions. Dennis Thompson came out on top with a single billet for 12 ounces but the day belonged to the clubs junior member Ryan Vasey who came in third overall in his first ever Christmas match. Ryan managed to do what most of the clubs senior members failed to do and caught a single fish which put him into third place overall. Andrew Cass came second with a billet of 10 ounces. Third place equal went to Tim Wright who also had a single fish for 9 ounces.  After the match the club members gathered for their Christmas meal and prize presentation at the Huntsman Inn at Aislaby.

Results : 1st Dennis Thompson 0 12(1), 2nd Andrew Cass 0 10(1) 3rd R Vasey 0 9(1) & T Wright 0 9(1), W Atkinosn  0 8(1), B Harland 0 07(1).

Wednesday 19th December 2007

Conditions were flat calm for this match fished other a small flooding tide. Fish were a little thin on the ground and only 6 of the clubs members managed to catch anything at all. Dave Perret was the nights top angler with 2 whiting and a flounder for 1 pounds 12 ounces. Glenn Kilpatrick finished second with 2 whiting for 1 pounds 9 ounces. Rob Allison and Dave Smith were joint third with single fish for 1 pounds 1 ounces.

Results : 1st D Perret 1 09(3), 2nd G Kilpatrick 1 09(2), 3rd R Allison & D Smith 1 01(1), D Craig 0 07(1), B Harland  0 07(1)

Sunday 16th December 2007

This 6 hour match was fished over low water with a slight south easterly sea swell running into some of the marks. The match doubled as both a Whitby Club Match and The Cloughton Fishing Club Annual Open Match. Only 3 anglers managed to catch fish in The Whitby match with George Middlemass coming out on top with 2 cod for 9 pounds 13 ounces. Second went to Dennis Thompson with 2 fish for 5 pounds 12 ounces. Rob Allison finished third with 1 cod of 1 pounds 9 ounces.

The results for the Cloughton match can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday 12th December 2007

The sea was all but flat calm for this ebb tide match and the majority of anglers headed to the soft ground in search of Whiting, however Paul Kilpatrick and Dennis Thompson persevered on the rocks and were rewarded with a small codling each both weighing just under 2 pounds. The nights winner was Glenn Kilpatrick with 9 whitings for 8 pounds 13 ounces, second place went to Charlie Breckon with 4 whiting for 3 pounds 3 ounces, Dave Perett took third with 3 whiting for 2 pounds 9 ounces. The clubs singles knockout final was also fished within this match with Glenn Kilpatrick coming out on top with 8 pounds 13 ounces, beating Brian Harland who had 2 whiting for 1 pounds 4 ounces.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 8 13(9), C Breckon 3 3(4), 3rd D Parott 2 09(3), D Thompson 202(2), B Harland 1 14(2), P Kilpatrick 1 13(1), D Smith 1 01(2), R Vasey 1 0(2), B Laws 0 09(1), G Middlemass 0 8(1), P Mead 0 7(1), W Atkinson 0 5(1).

Sunday 9th December 2007

Strong northerly winds and driving rain made the going tough in this 4 hour ebb to low tide match. With a growing sea swell in the water catches were not as good as could be expected however most of the clubs members managed to bring fish to the scales. Andrew Cass made the right choice of venue and located 3 cod for 13 pounds 15 ounces to win the match, Paul Kilpatrick wasn’t far behind with 2 good codling for 9 pounds 3 ounces, William Atkinson continues to fish well and took 3rd place in this match with 2 fish for 7 pounds 6 ounces.

Results : 1st A Cass 13 15(3), 2nd P Kilpatrick  9 03(2), 3rd W Atkinson 7 06(2), D Perett 6 00(5), G Kilpatrick 5 06(1), G Middlemass 4 12(1), B Harland 4 08(4), R Allison 3 15(3), R Vasey jnr 3 12(1), P Mead 2 11(2), M Vasey 2 09(1), C Stainthorpe 2 02(2).

Wednesday 5th December 2007

Flat calm conditions and a very small low tide made conditions tough in this match with only 4 of the clubs members managing to weigh in. Dave Smith who continues to fish well managed the only codling of the night a fish of 1 pounds 15 ounces which gave him second place in the match. Glenn Kilpatrick headed onto the sandy ground in search of whiting and was rewarded with 11 fish for 7 pounds 15 ounces which gave him first place on the night. Joint second went to Brian Harland with 3 rockling for 1 pounds 15 ounces 1 of which was the biggest to be seen at the scales for many years – a fine rockling of 1 pounds 7 ounces.

Results : 1st Glenn Kilpatrick 7-15(11), 2nd D Smith 1 15(1) and Bri Harland 1-15(3), C Stainthorpe 0 12(1).

Sunday 2nd December 2007

This 4 hour flood to high tide match was fished with a very slight but growing north westerly sea swell in the water. William Atkinson used all his years of knowledge to pull the rabbit out the bag at the last moment and win this one. With 20 minutes of the match left he had not caught a fish whilst Glenn Kilpatrick fishing next to him had 2 in the bag caught early in the match. But William snook out 2 slightly better fish at the death to beat Glenn into first place. Rob Allison became the first of the clubs members to venture onto the soft ground in search of whiting and was rewarded with 7 fish which earned him third place on the night.

Results : 1st William Atkinson 8 08(2), 2nd Glenn Kilpatrick 7 03(2), 3rd Rob Allison 6 07(7), Dennis Thompson 5 00(5), Paul Kilpatrick 3 05(2), Ben Laws 2 14(2), Andrew Cas 2 00(2), Dave Perett 1 04(1).

Wednesday 28th November

The sea had all but fallen flat after the the gales and high seas of the weekend. A slight northerly swell remained and with the water being thickly coloured there was still chance of a few codlings for the clubs members. Glenn Kilpatrick was the nights top angler finding 2 codling and a rockling for a total weight of 11 pounds 15 ounces. Brian Harland took second place on the night with 2 fish for 7 pounds 5 ounces, Dave Perett came in third with a 5 pounds 6 ounce bag containing 2 fish.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 11 15(3), 2nd Bri Harland 7 05(2), 3rd Dave Perett 5 06(3), D Thompson 5 01(2), D Mcarthy 4 01(3), P Mead 2 07(2), T Wright 2 06(1), P Dryden 1 03(1), C Stainthorpe 1 01(2), D Craig 0 14(1).

Monday 26th November 2007

Whilst pleasure fishing today Whitby Club member Paul Kilpatrick hooked and landed the biggest shore cod from Whitby this year, a fine fish of 16 pounds exactly. Paul said he caught the fish on Whitby’s west pier and after a fight of almost 45 minutes he managed to land the fish 500 yards away at the Band Stand steps. The full story can be read by clicking here

west pier cod fishing

Sunday 25th November 2007

Strong northerly winds coupled with a growing sea made the going tough for the Whitby sea anglers in this 6 hour day match which was fished across a low to high water tide. James Gilpin was the clubs top angler with 4 fish for 12 pounds 7 ounces, In second was Paul Kilpatrick with 2 fish for 6 pounds 6 ounces. Glenn Kilpatrick took third with 3 fish for 6 pounds 5 ounces.

This match was also the clubs open match – Please Click Here For Open Match Results.

Results 1st James Gilpin 12 07(4), 2nd P Kilpatrick 6 06(2), 3rd G Kilpatrick 6 05(3), M Vasey 5 08(1), D Thompson 4 09(2), A Kelly 4 03(1), P Mead 2 14(1), Dave Waters 2 09(1),

Wednesday 21st November 2007

Again the conditions were good for catching codling in this 3 hour midweek match fished over a small low to flood tide. There was a moderate south easterly swell and the water was heavily coloured at most marks meaning anticipation of good catches was high. After a recent lean spell Glenn Kilpatrick was back among the fish catching 6 for 27 pounds 2 ounces from his chosen mark. A close second on the night was Rob Allison with 7 fish for 15 pounds 1 ounce. Brian Harland took third with a 5 fish bag weighing 17 pounds 13 ounces.

Results : 1st Glenn Kilpatrick 27 2(6), 2nd Rob Allison 25 01(7), Bri Harland 17 13(5), C Stainthorpe 8 10(3), G Middlemass 5 15(2), D Thompson 4 04(3), P Mead 3 14(2), D Craig 3 0(1), T Wright 3 0(1), D Perett 2 05(1), P Kilpatrick 1 12(1), A Cass 0 15(2), P Dryden 0 12(1)

Sunday 18th November 2007

Strong easterly winds and driving rain made the going tough for the anglers in this match. A growing sea swell is never the best time to fish and this was reflected in the nights results with only 8 of the clubs members managing to catch fish. Dennis Thompson continued his recent run of good catches winning the match with 8 fish for 12 pounds exactly. James Gilpin caught 3 fish early in the match to weigh in 7 pounds 11 ounces and take second place. Glenn Kilpatrick managed third with 2 fish caught late in the match for 6 pounds 6 ounces.

Results : 1st D Thompson 12 00(8), 2nd J Gilpin 7 11(3), 3rd G Kilpatrick 6 06(2), D Parrot 4 13(2), D Smith 3 15(1), B Harland 2 06(3), B Laws 1 13(1), C Stainthorpe 1 06(1)

Wednesday 14th November 2007

A dieing northerly sea swell and coloured water gave excellent conditions for this midweek 3 hour match. Catches were fairly average for most of the clubs anglers but this was not the case for Brian Harland who smashed the clubs record for catches in a 3 hour match with a fine bag containing 7 cod for a total weight of 40 pounds 7 ounces. Brian’s bag also contained a single fish weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces which is now the clubs heaviest fish of the month and season to date. Second went to Dennis Thompson who managed 3 fish for 10 pounds 4 ounces. Third place went to Brian’s fishing partner Colin Stainthorpe who managed 3 fish for 10 pounds 4 ounces.

Results : 1st B Harland 40 07(7), 2nd D Thompson 10 04(3),  3rd C Stainthorpe 10 04(3), P Kilpatrick 8 03(5), D Smith 8 00(4), P Dryden 3 12(1), G Kilpatrick 2 08(2), G Middlemass 1 08(1), B Laws 1 08(1), W Atkinson 0 10(1), D Townsend 0-10(1), D Mcarthy 07(1).

Sunday 11th November 2007

The sea conditions were favourable yet again for this 4 hour Sunday night match fished on an ebbing tide, however strong winds and a growing sea made the going a little tough for many of the anglers. Ben Laws is one of the clubs most improved anglers this year and it was his night as he found 3 good sized cod and a billet to take first place with a weight of 14 pounds 10 ounces. Second place went to Rob Allison with 7 smaller codling for 11 pounds 1 ounce. Colin Stainthorpe took third with 4 fish for 9 pounds 10 ounces. Ryan Vasey out fished his dad Mike and most of the senior club members when he returned to the scales with his new personal best fish, the heaviest cod of the night, weighing 4 pounds 9 ounces.

Results : 1st Ben Laws 14 10 (4), 2nd R Allison 11 01(7), 3rd C Stainthorpe 9 12(4), T Wright 8 10(5), D Perrett 8 00(4), B Harland 7 00(4), R Vasey jnr 6 10(2), D Thompson 4 04(1), G Kilpatrick 3 13(1), P Mead 3 11(2), W Atkinson 3 07(1), A Cass 3 04(1), M Vasey 3 02(1), A Kelly 1 2(1), P Kilpatrick 0 13(1).

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Above: Ryan Vasey With His New Personal Best Cod

Wednesday 7th November 2007

A change in the weather conditions brought a change of fortunes for many of the Whitby Sea Anglers. Rough seas, a low tide and coloured water provided near perfect conditions for codling fishing. Dennis Thompson showed why he has been the clubs top angler for so many years when he capitalised on the conditions returning to the scales with 8 fish for 27 pounds 7 ounces, the biggest being a fine cod of 7 pounds 14.5 ounces. Dennis’ haul now leads the way in the the clubs heaviest fish and bag competitions for both the month and the season. Rob Allison took second with 8 fish for 19 pounds 4 ounces. Brian Harland continues to be the clubs most consistent angler weighing in 4 good fish for 16 pounds 12 ounces.

Results : 1st Dennis Thompson 27 07(8), 2nd R Allison 19 04(8), 3rd B Harland 16 12 (4), P Kilpatrick 10 6(3), C Stainthorpe 8 01(2), B Laws 7-0(3), G Shepherd 5 01 (2), A Craig 4-12(1), D Mcarthy 3-14(1), P Mead 3 14(3), D Perret 3 12(1), G Middlemass 2 10(3), D Smith 2 02(2), A Kelly 1 09(1), R Vasey 1 04(1), G Kilpatrick 0 7(1).

Sunday 4th November 2007

Whitby sea anglers fished their four hour Sunday match with a light to moderate northerly sea swell in the water. The results were the best so far this season with 17 anglers weighing in and 3 anglers bringing double figure bags of codling to the scales. Brian Harland proved he is the man to beat at the moment , his five fish haul of  4 codling and a rockling weighed a total of 14 pounds 10 ounces giving him first place on the night. Brian’s bag now sets the target for the heaviest bag of the month competition for November. In Second was Rob Allison with 5 cod for 13 pounds 11 ounces, Dennis Thompson took third with  6 fish for 11 pounds 10 ounces.

Results : 1st Brian Harland 14 10 (5), 2nd Rob Allison 13 11(5), 3rd Dennis Thompson 11 10(6), Dave Perrett 6 08 (5), T Wright 6 03 (4), G Middlemass 6 02 (1), P Mead 6 01 (4), G Kilpatrick 5 05 (4), W Atkinson 5 04 (1), B Laws 3 12(2), C Stainthorpe 3 09(5), M Vasey 1-10(2), D Hansen 1 08(1), J Gilpin 1 06(1), D Mcarthy 0 14(1), D Smith 09(2), P Kilpatrick 0 9 (1).

Wednesday 31st October 2007

The reports coming from the local charter boats are that there are some good sized cod in decent numbers just offshore. However without the rough seas needed to bring them into the shoreline the Whitby fishing club members are struggling to find decent catches at the moment. In the last match of October Glenn Kilpatrick came out on top with a 4 fish bag of 3 billets and 1 codling for a total weight of  4 pounds 5 ounces. In second place was Dan Craig who fished very well and managed to land the most cod of the night. Dan weighed in 2 cod and a billet for 3 pounds 1 ounce. Third place went to James Gilpin with 2 billets and a rockling for 2 pounds 10 ounces. The clubs singles knockout matches were also fished within this match. Glenn Kilpatrick Beat Dan Craig, Brian Harland Beat Dave Perret, James Gilpin beat Dave Smith and William Atkinson beat Dennis Thompson. The heaviest bag and single heaviest fish of the month competition concluded in this match, Glenn Kilpatrick won the heaviest bag of the month competition with 8 fish for 13 pounds 2 ounces and Brian Harland took the heaviest fish award with a single codling of 5 pounds 7 ounces.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick  4 05(4), 2nd D Craig 3 01(3), 3rd J Gilpin 2 10 (3), B Harland 2 01(2), W Atkinson 2 0(2), D Thompson 1 12(2), D Mcarthy 1 08(2), D Smith 1 05(2), D Townsend 0 15(2), A Craig 0 7(1), D Perett 0 5(1)

Sunday 28th October 2007

A large ebbing tide with flat calm seas and gin clear water meant it was always going to be tough going in this 4 hour match. Brian Harland showed he is the man to beat at the moment with his third win of the season. Brian again caught a good fish of almost 5 pounds. In total Brian weighed in 2 codling for 7 pounds exactly. Glenn Kilpatrick came in second with 4 fish for 5 pounds exactly whilst 3rd place on the night went to James Gilpin with 5 fish for  3 pounds 2 ounces.

Results : 1st B Harland 7 00 (2), 2nd G Kilpatrick 5 00 (4), 3rd James Gilpin 3 02 (5), D Perett 1 03(1), W Atkinson 0 10(1).

Wednesday 23rd October 2007

This mid week match was fished over low tide with a very slight east to south easterly swell in the water. A total of 12 anglers weighed in a mix of species including cod, coalfish, Pollock, eels and rockling. Philip Mead managed his first win of the new season with 4 fish for 10 pounds 12 ounces. Philips bag included a nice codling of just over 5 pounds in weight. Glenn Kilpatrick took second place with 3 fish for 5 pounds 8 ounces a bag which included Glenn’s second pollock of the season, a fish which weighed 3 pounds. Brian Harland finished in third place on the night with 2 coalfish and a codling for a total weight of 4 pounds 8 ounces.

Results : 1st P Mead 10 pounds 12 ounces (4), 2nd G Kilpatrick 5 08 (3), 3rd B Harland 4 08 (3), W Atkinson 3 07(3), D Perret 3 04(3), D Craig 1 10(2), D Smith 1 07(1), R Allison 1 06(2), C Stainthorpe 1 04(1), A Craig 1 01(1), G Middlemass 101(1).

Sunday 20th October 2007

One of the smallest low tides of the year and flat calm sea conditions meant the going was always going to be tough for the members of the Whitby fishing club. Dave Perret reeled in 3 fish for 3 pounds 14 ounces to win the evenings match. Dave’s bag included 2 wrasse which are a species more associated with the calm warm conditions of the summer months. Brian Harland continues to fish well and managed to find 2 codling for 2 pounds 14 ounces giving him second place on the night. Colin Stainthorpe caught 1 codling of 1 pounds 9 ounces to take third place.

Results : 1st D Perett 3 14(3), 2nd B Harland 2-14(2), 3rd C Stainthorpe 1 09(1), G Kilpatrick  1 01(1), M Vasey 1 0 (1), R Vasey 0 14(1), D Mcarthy 0 7(1), D Craig 0 4(1).

Wednesday 16th October 2007

Fourteen members of the Whitby fishing club weighed in a mixture of codling, billets, rocklings and eels in this 3 hour mid week match. The conditions were a touch difficult for some with a blustery onshore wind making casting difficult. The match was fished over high water and for the second Wednesday running Brian Harland was the nights top angler with with 3 fish for 11 pounds 5 ounces. Brian’s heaviest fish was a fine cod of 5 pounds 6 ounces which is just 1 ounce short of the current heaviest fish this month which was also caught by Brian. In second place was the in form William Atkinson whose last minute switch of venue away from the crowds paid off when he caught 4 fine cod for exactly 10 pounds. Mike Vasey also fished well and landed in the top 3 for the first time this season with good sized single codling of 4 pounds 7 ounces.

Results 1st B Harland 11 pounds 5 ounces(3), 2nd W Atkinson 10 0 (4), 3rd M Vasey 4 07 (1), D Thompson 3 13 (3), G Kilpatrick 2 14 (2), D Sullivan 2 05(2), C Stainthorpe 2 00(3), P Dryden 1 14(1), D Perret 1 13(1), P Kilpatrick 1 11(1), A Cass 1 07(2), J Gilpin 0 15(1), R Vasey jnr 0 13(1), D Mcarthy 0 07)1).

Sunday 14th October 2007

The flat calm summer like conditions had returned for Sundays match which was fished on a high water to ebb tide. Andrew Cass fished exceptionally well and had his first double figure bag since joining the club. Andrew managed 1 codling, a 4 and a half pound pollock and 3 billets for a total weight of 11 pounds 4 ounces. Second on the night was Dennis Thompson with 3 fish for 8 pounds. William Atkinson who has not blanked so far this season continues to fish well and with 5 fish for 4 pounds 15 ounces took third place.

Results : 1st A Cass 11 04 (5), 2nd D Thompson 8 0 (3), 3rd W Atkinson 4 15 (5), G Kilpatrick 3 07(2), J Gilpin 2 13(3), R Alison 2 03 (3), B Harland 1 12(2), D Smith 06(1), D Craig 0 4(1)

Wednesday 10th October 2007

A very slight sea swell gave a brief insight into what the fishing could be like this year if the right conditions prevail. With a mixed northerly and south easterly swell in the water and low tide at the end of the match the catches were the best so far this season for the members of the Whitby fishing club. Brian Harland had his first win of the new season with 7 fish for 12 pounds 10 ounces. Brian’s bag of fish contained a cod of 5 pounds 7 ounces which now takes the lead for the heaviest fish of the month from Glenn Kilpatrick’s Pollock caught a week earlier. In second place on the night was Rob Allison with 4 fish for 9 pounds 8 ounces. William Atkinson continued his excellent start to the season with 2 good fish for 8 pounds 9 ounces giving him third place on the night. Les Spedding who returned to the fishing club this year after several years of not fishing marked his return with a nice bass of 2 pounds 3 ounces, at the weigh in Les said he had managed to catch 5 bass but had returned 4 of them as they were under the clubs allowed size limit.

Results : 1st B Harland 12 10(7), 2nd R Allison 9 08 (4), 3rd William Atkinson 8 09 (2), D Perret 5 12(2), D Hansen 4 14 (2), G Kilpatrick 4 05(2), P Mead 3 11(4), T Wright 3 6(2), C Stainthorpe 3 6(1), L Spedding 2 03(1 bass), D Mcarthy 1 05(2), D Smith 0 13(2),  G Middlemass 0 12(2), C Breckon 0 10(1), G Shepherd 0 9 (1),

Sunday 7th October 2007

With the continuation of the Indian summer the conditions were far from perfect for targeting the fish that usually frequent our shores in the stormy seas that arrive with the onset of autumn. This did not deter the majority of the Whitby sea anglers who headed out onto the local rock marks to fish their Sunday night four hour match. The night belonged to Dave Perrett who caught 4 fish for a winning total of 6 pounds 5 ounces. Dave’s catch consisted of 2 codlings and 2 billetts all of which he caught during daylight within the first hour of the match. Glenn Kilpatrick came in second with 3 codlings for 5 pounds 5 ounces whilst Dan Mcarthy finished third with another good sized Pollock of 2 pounds 9 ounces.

Results : 1st D Perett 6 05(4), 2nd G Kilpatrick 5 05(3), 3rd D Mcarthy 2 09(1), P Mead 2 07 (2), D Thompson 1 15(2), D Craig 1 04(1), D Smith 1 01(3), Damo Townsend 5 ounces (1), Ben Laws 4 ounces (1), W Atkinson 4 ounces (1).

Wednesday 3rd October 2007

This midweek match was fished on a small flood to high water tide with flat calm seas and clear water conditions. With the weather being more like summer than early Autumn catches were not expected to be high. With little chance of locating codlings, and the clubs decision to increase the size limit for whitings, some of the clubs members decided not to turn out. The conditions did not deter Glenn Kilpatrick however who returned to the scales with 8 fish for 13 pounds 2 ounces, a catch which included a new personal best Pollock which weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces. At the weigh in Glenn described how there had been a second bigger fish on his trace at the same time but it had fallen off when he tried to lift them both out of the water. In second place on the night was Dave Perett who located 4 fish for a total weight of 4 pounds 7 ounces, Third place went to Dave Smith with 2 fish for 2 pounds 9 ounces. In the clubs Heaviest fish and heaviest bag competition Glenn Kilpatrick’s catch now leads the way.

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 13 02(8), 2nd D Perett 4 07(4), 3rd D Smith 2 09(2), D Thompson 2 08(1), D Craig 2 05(2), W Atkinson 1 0(1), B Harland 0 06 (1), C Stainthorpe 0 14(2), J Gilpin 0 10(1).

Sunday 30th September 2007

There was a dieing east to north easterly sea swell in the water as members of the Whitby fishing club turned out to fish their Sunday night four hour match. With heavily coloured water and a high tide around 1 hour into the match anticipation of good catches were high. It was William Atkinson night as he returned to the scales with 6 fish for 8 pounds 12 ounces. Damian Townsend took second place with 4 fish for 4 pounds 9 ounces. Dave Perett was third with 1 cod weighing 3 pounds 8 ounces.

Results : 1st W Atkinson 8-12(5), 2nd D Townsend 4-09 (4), 3rd D Perett 3-08(1), C Stainthorpe 3 01(6), T Wright 2-13(3), J Gilpin 2-12(2), D Hanson 2-7(1),R Allison 2-0(2), G Shepherd 1-14(1), D Smith 1-13(2), G Kilpatrick 1-12(1), D Thompson 1-11(1), M Vasey 1-03(1), D Craig 0-06(1), B Harland 0-05(1), D Mcarthy 0 04(1).

Wednesday September 26th 2007

Gale force northerly winds and driving rain met members of the Whitby fishing club as they turned out to fish their first match of the 6 month season. A large northerly sea swell and heavily coloured water provided excellent conditions but the anglers were hampered somewhat by the loose sea weed which was abundant at most marks. Glenn Kilpatrick got the season of to a good start winning the match with 1 cod of 6 pounds 12 ounces. Ben Laws was not far behind with 3 codling for 6 pounds 9 ounces. Dave Perett took third with 2 fish for 5 pounds 3 ounces. In the junior section the clubs newest member Ryan Vasey got off to a good start with a rockling of 11 ounces..

Results : 1st G Kilpatrick 6-12(1), 2nd B Laws 6-09(3), 3rd D Perett 5-03(2), R Allison 3-08(2), P Kilpatrick 2-12(2), W Atkinson 2-04, D Smith 1-14(3), D Hanson 1-14(1), C Stainthorpe 1-11(2), R Vasey jnr 0-11(1).