Mistress wins WCSA Spring Festival

Mike Dearing from Beverley netted himself £1,050 in prize money after landing a 20lb 7.5oz cod on board the Mistress to win the WCSA Spring Festival.

The big cod was landed using a Daiwa Kenzaki 20/30 and Slosh 30 reel, with Mistress skipper Rich Cope revealing that the fish put up quite a fight.

“The Kenzaki boat rod buckled over with some very strong lunges from the fish, stripping line from his reel each time.”

“Mike though is a very good angler and was patient to the end- easing the fish up slowly taking his time. We could see the fish coming up through the gin clear water, and could see it was a good fish indeed.”

“Once boated, Mike and I were absolutely buzzing, especially when it took the boat scales round to over the magical 20lb mark.”

Find out more about the Mistress Charter Fishing trips from Whitby at www.mistress-whitby.co.uk