Harrington Sea angling club held their annual open cod competition on Saturday 12th Nov in aid of the Workington lifeboat. The event, sponsored by EON Energy, Graham’s Gun & Tackle, Workington and Cumbria Angling, Whitehaven, was fished between the blocks at Workington Pier to Whitehaven North Pier. An excellent turnout saw 131 anglers taking part and fishing the heaviest fish event from 4pm to 8pm in a light southerly wind.
Top of the senior list was Mark White from Barrow with a cod weighing 3lb 12oz ahead of Workington’s Steve McAdam who best cod weighed in at 3lb 5oz. Third placed Mike Cook also from Workington only just missed out on the runner-up spot with a cod of 3lb 4 ¾oz cod. Best of the juniors was Elliott Neesham from Dearham whose cod weighing 1lb 2¾oz beat most of the adult entrants.
The winners of the pairs comp were Andrew Foster and Steven Litt with a combined weight of 5lb 4½oz.
The majority of the cod fell to black lug; either on its own or cocktailed with peeler crab. However Laura Wilson, one of the female competitors, landed a nice fish of 2lb 10oz on frozen squid and mackerel.