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Craig Ogilvie (pictured left with Barry McEwan) won his zone in the latest Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers, Erskine Open landing 35 fish and he finished eighth overall.

The North Berwick-based angler was one of several from the East Coast who tried their luck.

Barry McEwan from Port Seaton landed five fish for 34th position with Alan Brown and James Ogilvie, Craig’s father, landing one each to be further down the field, but the winner Neil Cutler, one of Britain’s best sea anglers, landed 60 fish and was well-clear of his travelling partner Thomas Tate with 45 fish for second place.

The second match in the Bass Rock Sea Angling League winter series is on Wednesday (7pm) at a location to be confirmed.

The Scottish Flounder Championships are on Sunday (September 29) at Balmedie. Registration is at the car park toilet block at 10am (fishing noon until 5pm)

This match is pre-book only and limited to 60 pegs and no entries will be accepted on the day.

All fish must be taken to the next angler, length agreed, card marked and then returned to the water in front of the marking angler.

Offshore, Derek Anderson of Aquamarine Charters from Eyemouth reports good catches of ling – including an 8lb specimen – and cod of around 5lbs. He confirmed that he is running winter charters.