The section offers competition in two disciplines namely boat angling and shore angling;

The boat league is fished over 6 matches with results deciding the teams for the following years regional and national competitions. Teams consist of 4 persons. Results in the regional competition decide qualification to the national competition. Individual results in the nationals may qualify members to represent national teams.

In addition there is a Northern Counties boat competition.

The shore section has a similar league format decided over 8 competitions. Again league placings decide teams for the following years regional and national competitions. Success at individual level at the national competition will qualify members to represent national squads.

In addition the shore section fish a two legged cup match for a memorial trophy, usually in the summer months, as well as knockout competitions.

Competitions are open to all officers and staff as well as guests. Qualification for Regional and National competitions however is restricted to NPSCC members as governed by Police Sport UK rules and constitutions.
Competitions are open to all with two leagues deciding placings for NPSCC and non-NPSCC members for qualification spots as above.

Contacts

PHIL DURHAM

DC GILES EVANS (Club Secretary)
Northumberland CPU EXT: 63668

DC MICHAEL TODD (UK AND ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL) EXT: 63313

DS PETER MORGAN (NPSCC Rep) BLYTH CID EXT 61974

SGT STEVE FOSTER SOUTH TYNE DOGS EXT 65946

See helpscreen RH SEAA

Membership currently stands at around 30 members, of which about half are serving officers and the other half retired officers and regular guests. Matches are supplemented by others who only occassionally fish specific or random matches. Some members compete in single disciplines whilst others both.

Northumbria Police SAC

2019 Shore League

The first five matches of the 2019 shore league have been completed. Ten matches to be completed before the best six scores will make up the final positions. Second half fixtures to be released soon. League standings to date.

1st        Peter Morgan with 69 pts

2nd       Ian Jackson with 61 pts

3rd        Alan Parker with 58 pts

4th        Ian Wood with 43 pts

5th        Steve Foster with 41 pts

Guests

1st        Mick Dunn with 61 pts

2nd       Keith Ball with 43 pts

3rd        Kenny McCoy with 32 pts

4th        Steve Roberts with 15 pts

SAMF Challenge Match

The match was recently hosted by the Sea Anglers Match Federation (SAMF) at Kelling in Norfolk. Unfortunately this year the Fire Service did not enter a team leaving only the Combined Armed Forces as the other competing force. Peter Morgan represented the police and finished top angler on day one. The PSUK team had a good event finishing in second place behind SAMF.

2019 boat events

The boat league gets underway at Craster on Friday 24th May 2019. Full list of fixtures for the year as follows:

  • Craster – Friday 24th May 2019
  • Sunderland – Saturday 22nd June 2019
  • Craster – Wednesday 10th July 2019
  • Hartlepool – Sunday 21st July 2019
  • Craster – Friday 9th August 2019
  • Sunderland – Thursday 22nd August 2019

Northumbria has two teams entered into the Regional Boat Championship which is being held out of Rhyl on 11th June 2019.

There are two teams entered into the National Boat Championship out of Hayling Island, Hampshire 2nd to 5th September 2019.

If anyone wishes to enter any competitions or would like more information about the section please contact:

Shore – D/Sgt 2671 Peter Morgan, Complex Fraud, Byker ext 73535

Boat – Sgt 422 Barry Smith, Bedlington, ext 73287

2019 Boat Season.

From 6 trips fished during the Summer season, 4 competitions were fished out of Craster producing excellent catches of cod and mackerel, with the odd ling, pouting and wrasse. The other 2 competitions out of Sunderland and Hartlepool were nowhere near as productive. The biggest points scoring fish of the season, however, was caught by Jim Campbell at Hartlepool in July - a 65cm cod.

The boat season was won by Ray Archbold with a points total of 9,267 (138 fish). Total number of ‘legal size’ fish caught by 11 anglers was 670 - in addition to hundreds of undersize fish.

The National Boat Championships in Hampshire was won by West Midlands and the Regional Boat Competition at Hartlepool was won by South Yorkshire (not bad for two land locked forces !!) ... with the Northumbria ‘A’ team in 2nd place at the Regionals.

Looking forward to 2020 when Northumbria and Durham are hosting the National Championships on 25th August 2020.

The shore season has kicked off again for the second half of the year with matches at Craster and South Shields. The Craster match produced the biggest fish of the year so far, a 5lb cod for Barry Smith.

Next up is the shore national at Minehead on 12th and 13th November, a new venue and we are also supplying 4 stewards to support a small team of hosts from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary.

Regional shore competition follows on Monday 18th November at Seaham, County Durham before the final three matches to decide the shore winner.