NEWBIGGIN OPEN - Click here for: 2017 Open, 2016 Open, 2015 Open, and Competition Rules

 

FUTURE NEWBIGGIN OPENS

Dates for the next four years' Newbiggin Opens have been decided and are:

2018 - Sept 30th
2019 - Sept 15th
2020 - Oct 4th
2021 - Oct 10th

Can everybody please note their diaries. We look forward to seeing yopu there.


2017 OPEN

The 2017 Open took place on a fairly calm, sunny day with a slight South Easterly sea. With the boundaries spreading between Tynemouth and Seahouses there were plenty of opportunities for all.

HEADLINES: 294 anglers took part in the competition with 78 weighing in 133 fish for 238lb 4oz.

First was J Blaney with 3 fish for 14lb 4.2oz, including a cracker of 11lb 6.1oz from Seahouses

Second was A Eke with 12lb 0.2oz from Marden Rocks

Third was M Daglish with 10lb 1.4oz

Heaviest fish prizes were won by:

J Blaney with his cod of 11lb 6.1oz

J Williams with 6lb 5.2oz

B Larkin with 5lb 12.2oz

The lady winner was won by a junior angler:

Chloe Nyberg with 1 fish for 1lb 0oz from Druridge. Well done Chloe, an excellent result

And the junior winner was:

Conrad Mallard with a nice Pollack of 2lb 11.3oz from Craster. Well done Conrad, a good fish.

The Heaviest Flattie prize was won with a Turbot of 1lb 10.5oz by:

N Nyberg fishing Druridge

 

Can I thank club member Wayne Smailes for the presentation photos which follow, and Alan Charlton for the 'fishy' shots which make up this little Gallery.

 

J BLANEY - OVERALL WINNER

CHLOE NYBERG - LADY WINNER

CONRAD MALLARD - JUNIOR WINNER

N NYBERG - HEAVIEST FLATFISH WINNER

ANTONY EKE, HIGHEST PLACED NEWBIGGIN MEMBER AT RUNNER UP

 

Once again the club would like to pass on its thanks to the generous sponsors of this competition, including McDermotts, Sports and Leisure (Blyth) and PENN, but we also need to give thanks to those that took part for their excellent support, enthusiastic angling and the good humour we see every year.


2016 OPEN

This year's competition had a lower turnout than normal but those that weighed in still won some excellent prizes.

Newbiggin club did particularly well with two of our current members finising in the top 3.

To sum things up: 167 anglers took part, including 3 ladies and 2 juniors. 49 weighed in 88 fish including 68 cod, 14 flounders, 3 pollack, 2 dogfish and 1 pouting for a total weight of 155lb 3oz.

Overall Placings

1st Ryan Smailes had an excellent day with 3 fish (2 cod and 1 pollack) for 9lb 7oz from Lobster Wells at Newbiggin

2nd. Antony Eke was second with 3 cod for 9lb 0.6oz from Marden Rocks

3rd. Frank Oldham took 3rd place with 4 cod for 8lb 5.9oz from Whitley Bay

Heaviest Fish

Heaviest Flattie

Junior Winner

Lady Winner

There was no lady winner this year

Team Winners

40th place prize - details to follow

 

PRIZE WINNERS

 

Once again the club would like to pass on its thanks to the generous sponsors of this competition, including McDermotts, Sports and Leisure (Blyth) and PENN, but we also need to give thanks to those that took part for their excellent support, enthusiastic angling and the good humour we see every year.


2015 OPEN

Sometimes it is difficult to fathom the sport of sea angling. With good conditions following a few days of light East and North Easterly seas hopes were fairly high. As it turns out the fish didn't want to play. Catches were down on recent years but enthusiasm was as good as ever, and the excellent prize table made sure that everyone who weighed in, and some who didn't, received quality prizes. If anyone wants to see the complete list of prize winners, click on - Full Results.

To sum up: 351 fished with 61 weighing in 56 cod, 26 flounders, 7 coalies, 2 dabs, 1 pollack and 1 pouting for a total of 177lb 2oz.

Overall Placings

1st. Geoff King with 2 cod from Cambois for 9lb 8.8oz

2nd. Rob Allison with 3 cod for 9lb 7.1oz from Longhouton

3rd. And highest placed NSAC angler, Anthony Eke with 2 cod for 8lb 8.3 oz from Marden Rocks

Heaviest Fish

1. Richard Murphy with 8lb 6.6oz from Longhoughton

2. Geoff King with 8lb 4.6oz from Cambois

3. Paul Turnbull with 6lb 12.2 oz from Boulmer

Heaviest Flatfish

Paul Nyberg with 1lb 7oz from Blyth

Junior Winner

H Scott with 5 flounders for 2lb 12.3oz from Blyth

Lady Winner

Sarah Johnstone with a codling for 3lb 3.8oz

Team Winners

Were Rob Allison and Denis Thompson with 15lb 1.3 oz

40th place winner of a Grey's Rod

Christopher Atkinson with 1 codling for 1lb 6.1 oz

Can the club pass on its thanks to the generous sponsors of this competition, including McDermotts, Sports and Leisure (Blyth) and PENN, but we also need to give thanks to those that took part for their excellent support, enthusiastic angling and good humour we see every year.


2015 OPEN FULL RESULTS

For those of you who might be interested in seeing a record of all the prize winners, the list is reproduced below.

 


2. OPEN COMPETITION RULES AND ENTRY DETAILS

Would all competitors please note that whilst the rules set out out below are accurate as far as I am aware, it is their responsibility to make sure that there have been no changes by reading and following the rules within the pamphlet that will be provided with their entry tickets. Please take care to check for any boundary changes or exclusions before competing.

1. Competitors must obtain their weigh in cards before starting to fish.

2. Competitors weigh in cards and tackle boxes are subject to inspection by Stewards or Club officials on demand.

3. Size limits are as follows: - Cod, Coalfish, Pollock, Hake and Brill 35cm; Turbot and Haddock 30cm; Whiting 30 cm; Witches 28cm; Plaice 27cm; Common Sole, Lemon Sole, Dabs and Flounders 25cm; Dogfish 33cm; Bass 42cm , ( please be aware that due to revised regulations from 1/7/2016 only 1 bass per person can be kept and weighed in - see the clubs news page for details); Thornback Ray 46cm (measured nose to tail); All other fish not referred to above to be 25cm. The following fish will not be weighed in:- Eels, Rays Bream, Lumpsucker. All species of Dragonet, Blenny, Sea Scorpion, Weever, Rockling, Wrasse and Mackerel. All undersized fish should be returned to the water alive.

4. Competitors are not allowed to fish during the hour prior to the start of the competition.

5. No competitor may have fitted up at the same time more than one rod or handline.

6. Competitors may use up to three hooks. Double hooks count as two hooks. Spinners and artificial lure may be used.

7. No help can be given to competitors regarding casting. Help may be given to gaff or lift a fish but competitors must hook and play their own fish themselves.

8. The weigh in will be as advertised.

9. Boundaries are from Tynemouth – Seahouses Breakwater, excluding Cambois pier, the river Blyth, Cambois hot water outlet pipe, in the river Wansbeck, the harbour and river at Seaton Sluice, Amble Pier and Tynemouth pier.

10. Juniors must be under 16 years of age on the day of the competition.

11. Ladies and juniors will be given the choice of a nominated prize or a choice from the main prize table depending on their weight position. If a main table prize is selected the ladies and junior prize will be declared void and put into the main prize table. There will be the basic principle of only one table prize per competitor. All prizes to be claimed by the end of the presentation.

12. In the case of bad weather rendering fishing impossible, the officials and weighmaster will meet 30 minutes before the competition is due to begin and make such arrangements as appear to be necessary.

13. In all matters relating to the competition the decision of the club’s officials and Weighmaster are final.

14. The optional team event shall consist of two members per team with no permutations allowed.

15. The Newbiggin and District Sea Angling Club shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury incurred by any person in connection with the competition.

16. Any angler in breach of these rules will be disqualified.

Enquiries phone: 01670-365980 or 01670 - 812214