Kayak anglers get amongst the cod

A cracking cod weighing 8lb 7oz was the pick of a host of impressive fish caught last weekend at an increasingly-popular kayak fishing competition off the Yorkshire coast.

Mathew Garbutt, from Skelton, walked away with the top prize of £300 for winning the 'heaviest fish' competition in the Yorkshire Open kayak fishing competition, which was attended by a record 51 competitors from as far afield as the south coast of England.

The event, which is now in its third year, was organised by the Scarborough Angling Festival and took place in Runswick Bay.

A raft of other cod were caught during the contest, as well as decent ling, pollock an flatfish.