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  • South Shields pier tragedy 1984

    Can any of our older members recall ? its been on my mind lately. Fished with a older guy other day, no shock leader with a 6 on and a side caster … which
    brought my memories back. I was there that day on end of Pier, i'd just moved to the right and him and friends took my spot, was dark and poor lad got hit in head whilst on top step of pier. took me 10 yrs to pick a rod up again
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    Pb... codling, Macky ... all returned

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    was it not a lad called paul hurst ? they held a memorial fishing comp for him

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    • #3
      Mag, Aye sure the lad was Paul Hurst, seen him a few times on the round end. He was mad keen, not sure but he was only 14-15, thought it was earlier than 84 but could be wrong. Was he from Gateshead?, very sad.
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      • #4
        I won the Paul Hurst memorial open in December 1983, so I guess it must have happened that year. Not sure if it was a one off competition or might have been held the next year as well.

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