Marsden rock edges have also been worth a cast, with codling to 21/2lb and also the odd coalfish
Quick identity tip - a coalfish
lateral line is straight from head to tail but a pollack lateral is clearly arched over its pectoral fin.
South Shields pier has seen codling to 4lb and good numbers of coalfish
on some tides but next to nothing on others.
The River Tyne has given some decent flounders up to 11/2lb on fish strip and crab baits, plus still lots of small codling and coalfish
The nine who fished caught 33 fish made up of 20 flounder, four eels, and nine coalfish
, dab flounder and the odd codling made up the bulk of catches in BOTAC's matches, Dave Hayley taking seven fish for 3lb 15oz, the best a coalfish
of 1lb 1oz.
, dabs and the odd plaice have also been taken from the pier.
The longest round fish was a coalfish
caught by Bernard Westgarth.
It was completely different in their retired members match with a mixture of codling, flounder, dab and coalfish
Roker pier has given one or two mackerel, but the majority of species have been undersized codling and coalfish
, with whiting at night.
In total 18 flounder, four rockling, a coalfish
and two eelpouts where weighed in.
have also been taken from South Shields pier along with a few codling to 2.