Humber Cod Open called off because of strong winds
SUNDAY'S prestigious Humber Cod Open has been called off due to strong wings being forecasted.
The gusts are expected to be in a north-easterly direction – and this would not be kind to the beach-launching boats.
Over 50 of these vessels were expected as part of the list of 220 entrants this year, but organisers have had to think of those anglers coming from away, who will not be familiar with the area.
The competition has now been rearranged for Sunday, March 10.
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The annual event is one of the top boat competitions in the country, featuring top anglers who all come to compete for the guaranteed £1,000 first prize.
With pools on top of that, the winner could pick up around £1,500 – so it is worth the effort when the event comes around again next month.
Local anglers could have been forgiven for being pleased with the postponement.
That's because the amount of fresh water that we have had in the Humber over the past few months has had a negative effect on cod fishing in the area. More sea angling reports online at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/sport
MOST of the area's anglers are gearing up for the biggest open match in the country on the Yorkshire coast next month.
The European Open at Bridlington gets underway on March 8 with the flattie match, followed by the start of the main two-day event the following day.
There are lots of prizes on offer for this match and it will attract over 1,000 anglers from both this country and abroad.
Humber SAC were in action last weekend when they held a rover match.
Simon Drayton managed to find cod to easily win the match, followed by Nigel Crabtree.