SOUTH SHIELDS IN TOP FORM

Sea Angler (UK) - - YOUR FISHING -

This 8lb 2oz cod (left) was a per­sonal best for for­mer pro­fes­sional foot­baller Steve Si­mon­sen. The an­gler from South Shields caught it on yel­low­tail lug tipped with a frozen peeler crab at his lo­cal pier. He was us­ing a Pen­nell pul­ley rig.

At a nearby cliff mark, Shaun Run­dle, of South Shields, Tyne & Wear, caught a 4lb 6oz codling on cart stick and black lug on a Pen­nell pul­ley (right).

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