First spot went to Karl Thompson with 6.2kg, which included a smooth hound and a spotted ray
. Runner-up was Dai Llewellyn with a 1.6kg thornback ray while Barry tackle dealer Ray Christo was third with a 0.45kg codling.
The largest of the Ray species that live in the North Sea are called a Skate and have become rare since the 1960s - while others include the Spotted Ray
, Thornback Ray, and Starry Ray.
A rare catch for South Shields pier was a spotted ray
of 2lb taken by Les Straughan, the second biggest I have recorded, The biggest, of 2lb 8oz, also came from South Shields pier.
Mike Darling set his stall out for ray on Seaham pier and hooked a rare spotted ray
, his first ever catch of this kind, and a new SAR record at 2lb 10oz.
The same venue has produced two Spotted Ray
, Lesser Spotted Dogfish and - unusual for our area - a Blonde Ray of 2lb which was taken by Mike Darling.
Staff at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium discovered a two-week-old blue spotted ray
in their ocean tank.
Landing a 4lb 12oz spotted ray
and a 10lb 12oz bull huss, both of which were new PBs, he then completed his hat-trick with a 17lb 5oz undulate ray!
DaVIES, from The Kinks, drinking Guinness in Peter Kavanagh's want it IS IT too late to add a PS to Santa?
After Broadway performer Marty Thomas, 30, spotted Ray
playing show tunes at an open mic, he asked him to join The Country Band, which includes Ray's childhood pal Rachel Potter, 25.
They spotted Ray
Kelvin's driver - in a pounds 50,000 company car the tycoon often uses - passing a bag allegedly containing a loaded pistol to two men.
THIS handsome spotted ray
was caught by Girvan angler Barry Scholes at Brighouse, Kircudbright.
In third place was Joe Gallivan with a bag of eels, dogfish and a spotted ray
for 7lb 9oz.