Tony Dodsworth nets Brigg victory

Anglers at Filey Brigg
Anglers at Filey Brigg

A warm land scented wind finally blew for the penultimate Filey Brigg Angling Society summer match.

Anglers enjoyed some sun on their cheeks for a change, as they fished among the meadows of kelp over the spring low water tide.

York’s Tony Dodsworth changed tack to lure for pollack in the rapidly clearing water, a tactic that payed off as he managed four nice pollack for 14 pounds, the biggest reaching almost six pounds.

1.Tony Dodsworth, 14-3-7

2.Adrian Colling, 8-6-3

3.Mick Wright, 8-5-6

4.Billy Colling, 5-14-0

5.Andrew Cammish, 5-11-1

6.Phil Arliss, 3-13-6

7.Mark Colling, 2-10-6

8.Frank Colling

In the previous match a fresh northerly wind and splashy seas created challenging conditions.

It was always going to be difficult bringing fish back to the scales, but former All England Codling champion John James dug deep and turned on the skill locating the only fish of the night. A mackerel of 11½ ounces secured him victory for the evening.

There is one match still to be fished, on Wednesday August 8, start 6.30pm, weigh in by 10.30pm.