Matkah taught him to follow the cod and the halibut along the under-sea banks and wrench the rockling
out of his hole among the weeds; how to skirt the wrecks lying a hundred fathoms below water and dart like a rifle bullet in at one porthole and out at another as the fishes ran; how to dance on the top of the waves when the lightning was racing all over the sky, and wave his flipper politely to the stumpy-tailed Albatross and the Man-of-war Hawk as they went down the wind; how to jump three or four feet clear of the water like a dolphin, flippers close to the side and tail curved; to leave the flying fish alone because they are all bony; to take the shoulder-piece out of a cod at full speed ten fathoms deep, and never to stop and look at a boat or a ship, but particularly a row-boat.
At Cold Knap it was Ann Perrett, from Newport, stepping up for first prize after she beached a cod and a rockling
that put 0.
They had SEVEN species between them - cockoo ray, thornback, dogfish, ling spurdog, conger and rockling
Ivor Smith, from Rogerstone, was the most successful traveller when Gwent and District SAC held a roving competition as he returned to the weigh in to put two dog fish and a rockling
The second match featured 25 entrants, with 11 weighing in four codling, three flounder, three sand dabs, two rockling
, two coalfish and one pollack.
Craig Maddox caught two rockling
and a pouting and with a combined weight of 0.
In total 13 flounders a rockling
and an eelpout were weighed in, all of them coming from Whitby harbour and piers.
He beached two dogfish, two rockling
and a cod to put 2.
Chris Woods, from Cowbar Jetty, was runnerup with one tadpole fish and one rockling
for 1lb 6.
48kg from a conger and a rockling
and Keith Skipper was third with 2.
were the dominant species in the latest St Mary's match, fished by 17 with 14 weighing in.
Rory Jenkins, fishing for Sakuma Match Team, topped the individual catches and picked up PS122 pool money by beaching four conger eels and three rockling
with a total weight of 8.