SOUTH SHIELDS IN TOP FORM
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).