Ouch. Could have been worse!8). Mackerel
A guy fishing near me with his young son, the lad caught a mackerel but was struggling to lift it up the pier wall. Dad lent forward to hand ball fish up just as mackerel flicked off. With the release of tension the spinner shot up embedding the treble in dad's forehead. The hook was in up to the bend, rather than inflict further pain I unclipped the spinner leaving just the hook & gave directions to the hospital.
Small world. I hail from Guisborough. Dab and coalie a virtual certainty from Whitby WEST Pier.Well done Guide bobthedog! I hail from Middlesbrough, but been down South since l was 12. Love Whitby. Was looking at cottages last night! Need coalie and dab and fish and chips! On 34, target 40. Good luck on your hunt.