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13/10/2017 Fishing Report by Rich Ward on Shy-Torque III (Whitby, North Yorkshire)
Whitby, North Yorkshire13 Oct 2017 by Rich Ward
Bradford SAC joined us yesterday. Just 4 of the club turned up due to others having work commitments etc.
Because we had a nice light boat I was hoping to get a good run in and treat them to some offshore wrecking. Unfortunately the weather wasn't quite good enough to do that so we made a day of it working the more inshore marks. Nothing much to report inside 5 miles apart from stacks of Mackerel of which some were monsters!! As we moved a little further off we found the bottom fishing got better and better.
The ground on the 9 mile was fishing really well as we approached slack water. The majority of the fish were coming up on the bait, primarily Mackerel. Nice to see the Cod are starting to show up in stronger numbers at last. As I said before, once the "feed" starts depleting from the water the Cod fishing usually does start getting better and the signs are that that is happening now. Really looking forward to the Winter fishing. It is very often as good, if not better than the Summer fishing.
Steve Adams had the best day out of the group with some 15 fish for himself with Cod to 10lb 5oz.
Richard Spencer from Skipton had the heaviest fish of the day, a Ling of 12lb 4oz. He also bagged a couple of nice Cod as well to around the 10lb mark.
The lads ended up with around 50 white fish between them for the day and are pictured inset with some of their catch. Look forward to seeing you again soon lads.
I'm away on holiday now until next Sunday. The calendar is, as always, completely up to date so have a look if you fancy joining us for a trip after that.
Tight lines as ever.