Tony's the Codfather with whopping catch
TONY Mercer has landed the biggest cod of this season so far from the River Humber – weighing in at a whopping 18lb!
He was fishing from Glen Hughes' boat last Sunday. Hughes is famed for finding the bigger fish and he always seems to know where they will be hiding.
They also had two other fish up to 8lbs, so it looks like things are on the up.
If the expected cold snap comes in this weekend and the water temperature drops, the cod will no doubt follow and be in the river in greater number.
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There have been plenty of reports of cod being caught off the beach, and 8lb is the biggest that was netted by angler Scott Richardson.
He was fishing off the shore at East Halton, and had three cod in total, plus a few whiting.
There have been other fish reported from East Halton. Several cod have also been caught off the Humber Bank Wall, in fact the bays are getting full extremely quickly.
A 7.5lb cod was caught off one of the bays in the 20s last Saturday night. I also understand that the whiting fishing has been very good as well.
Humber SAC were in action at Trunch Lane on the coast, and it was Adie Cooper who used his long distance casting skills.
He managed 21 fish for 9.3lb, and second in Kevin Bebbington who had five fish for 2.15oz. That included the biggest whiting of the day, a 39cm fish.
Club chairman Nigel Crabtree got over having a disastrous start by having a puncture on the way to the match. I understand that his pit-stop skills will not get him in the Ferrari pit crew!
Things improved and he managed to come third, which included the biggest flatfish of the day, a 30cm flounder
The next match is tomorrow, fishing the North Wall. Fishing times are 3pm-7pm, meeting at Alveston House from 1.15pm.
Brian Tuck's midweek match was very successful last week, boasting a good turn out and plenty of fish.
It was a tale of two parts of the beach and two very intense battles. In the red corner was the master angler himself, Jeff Volley, up against experienced all-rounder Simon Drayton.
They were slogging it out, fish for fish near to the pier.
Volley used all his years of knowledge and skill to net 28 fish for a very commendable 719cm, and pip Drayton, who finished up with 27 fish for 663cms.
In the blue corner, the battle was between two lighter weights in the shape of Gary Hutson and Tuck.
They were also going fish for fish, but it was Hutson who just got the nod with 17 fish for 394cm to give him third place. Fourth was Tuck with 18 fish for 381cm.
There was a surprise for Dave Lord. He caught a 7cm goby and it was the smallest fish they have had recorded and not a usual visitor.
The next match takes on on Monday, November 5 – fish at the big wheel end, meet at 6.30pm.