The popular Mike (pictured) and Chris Horn’s Winter Heaviest Cod League is scheduled to start later this month, incorporating seven sweepstakes on Saturday nights.

The venue is Carnoustie to Ferryden Lighthouse and the league entry is £10 for payable on/prior to any event.

Anglers can join at first or sixth match or anytime in between and there is a £15 entry fee for every match with £5 going to heaviest fish and the matches could towards the Penn Sea League.

The opening event is on Saturday, October 31 fishing 15.00 to 20.00 with registration between 13.30 and 14.00 at the Victoria Car Park. Anglers all depart at 14.00.

The follow-up events are Saturday, November 14 (fishing 15.30-20.30, registration 14.00-14.30 at the Victoria Car park, all depart at 14.30), Saturday, November 21 (fishing 15.00-20.00, registration 13.30-14.00 at the Victoria Car Park, all depart 14.00); Saturday, December 5 (fishing 15.00-20.00, registration 13.30-14.00 at the Victoria Car Park, all depart 14.00).

Times for Saturday, January 15, 2021, Saturday, January 22 and Saturday, February 13 have still to be confirmed but the weigh-in is at the Victoria Car Park. It closes one hour after the match is finished and anglers must be in the queue by then.

Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers (SFSA) rules apply including minimum landing size limits and there is a five yard rule with one rod and three hooks maximum.

Organiser Chris Horn from Kirkcaldy said: “A car check may be requested and any suspicion of cheating may result in disqualification.

“The dates are subject to change depending on Government guidelines and we are running these matches as safely as possible under current Government guidelines.”

Call/message Chris on 07872944807 for more details and for those new to the competition the Victoria Car Park is in Arbroath, essentially the promenade that leads to the walk along Arbroath cliffs.

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