The bigger tides brought the coalfish
on to Tynemouth pier.
The River Tyne is producing the usual mainly undersized codling and coalfish
and upstream at St Peters, the Copthorne and the Business Park flounders are being taken.
GORDON Mackie, of Drumoyne, Glasgow, connected with this huge coalfish
in 300ft of water at a mark near Shetland's Muckle Flugga, the most northerly lighthouse in the UK.
His mammoth efforts finally paid off when he snared a 2lb coalfish
in a Norwegian fjord to net the record, which is being dubbed the Cast of a Thousand.
But don't confuse pollack with coalfish
, as so many do.
Dunstanburgh continues to fish well for coalfish
and small codling.
Only half of the 10 anglers competing managed to contribute to the 10 fish haul, with Nick Westgarth taking the longest round fish, a coalfish
at 25cm, while Stan Preston's only catch was the longest flat fish, a flounder at 33cm.
There are lots of undersized codling, coalfish
POLLACK and coalfish
are confusing cod family lookalikes and US identification (and spelling) are no help.
South Shields pier, on the other hand, had started to produce decent codling with the best going to 5lb, along with decent sized coalfish
with fresh crab the best bait.
TEN anglers took part in |the third match of the Saltburn Summer League at the River Esk last Sunday, with a total of 39 fish caught - 16 flounder, 15 coalfish
and eight eels.
Allan said that there were numerous cod between 30lb and 40lb taken on a 750 gram leadheads - known as Big Bobs - with a mainly black plastic body representing coalfish
, which is what the cod were feeding on.