European sea event set to be staged this weekend

Hundreds of anglers are set to descend upon the north east this weekend to take part in the highly coveted European Open Beach Championships.

Highly skilled fishermen from across the continent will take part and a practice match will be staged to allow those competing to dust off the cobwebs.

On Friday a ‘Flattie Bash’ event will be held between 11am and 3pm and rules dictate this will be a measure and return outing.

The main action gets underway on Saturday and concludes later in the day on Sunday.