BRADFORD No1 AA
Five chub, for a total of 16lb 12oz, from Pete Atkins won last weekend’s members’ match at Maunby on Swale. Second place went to Dave Bramley (10lb 2oz), followed by James Vickerman (7lb 10oz). Andy Jacques leads the aggregate weight with 64lb 7oz, just two pounds ahead of Howard Foster with two matches remaining. Some sections of the River Calder will be closed this Sunday for round four of the Calder League, which draws at the Railway Inn at 9am. It is requested that anglers ensure that all nets, weigh slings, unhooking mats and stink bags are dried completely, in direct sunlight if possible, between fishing any venue. This is due to a number of outbreaks of KHV in the area, and failure to do so may mean that the virus spreads to club waters, causing fish stocks to be wiped out. Any members with club trophies are asked to return them to the match secretary ready for engraving. If any members witness illegal activities around Kirklees Lagoon, please report them to the club via a form on the club website (www.bradfordno1.com) so that they can be investigated by the police and/or Calderdale Council.
Catch details for weeks ending August 10 – Day ticket: Fewston 20, Swinsty 2, Thruscross (catch & return) 1. Total fish caught: Fewston 48, Thruscross 4. Average per rod: Fewston 2.4, Swinsty 1.5, Thruscross 4. The heaviest fish caught was a 4lb 12oz rainbow trout by Tim Pryke using PTN. Fewston: Trout feeding once again now the hot, sticky weather has gone. Nymph and buzzer pulling fish. More trout missed and lost than landed. Swinsty: Mainly perch feeding in shallow water with a few trout in fast water. Thruscross: Brown trout moving and feeding as normal and still tricky to catch!
A Tabiner bounced back from a poor result to win the evening match with 13lb 10oz, made up of a carp and a bream, 2 E Harrison 1-10, 3 C Harrison 1-8. Strong gusting winds made for difficult fishing in the canal championship, which was won by D Moffatt 3lb 12oz of roach, 2 E Harrison 1-6, 3 W Barker 1-4. The next canal open is on August 23. For Sunday’s match at Ulleskelf meet at the bottom of the railway field at 8am. There is a junior match at Pilley’s on Monday. Entry is free on production of club membership book. Meet at 12.30. Fishery has produced tench and bream to 5lb and carp to just under 2lb. The canal at Armley is producing odd bream to 3lb as well as roach and perch.
The Fleece Trophy at the Willows was won by Bryan Ashton in atrocious weather conditions, and well done to all 23 anglers who fished. Result: 1 Bryan Ashton 46lb 12oz, 2 Alan Sugden 38lb 11oz, 3 Bernard Price 38lb 8oz. Section winners: Steve Elphee, Steff Armitage, Barry Silson, Dave Robinson. The next match is on Saturday, August 23 at Viking deer pond. Breakfast is booked at the King’s Head, Pollington from 7.30am, draw in the pub at 8.30am, fishing 10am-4pm. Anyone wishing to book on should contact Jason.
This week’s rainfall means that the river should be in good shape for Sunday’s match in Myrtle Park, draw 9am in Queens Street car park. Telephone Tony on 07971-428678 to book a peg or for more information. There will be another working party at Settler Dam on Tuesday, August 26 (5.30pm), call Paul on 07776-441631 for further details. Members are still catching well at this venue. Entry forms for the Bruce Howard Specimen Trophy are available on the website. Closing date for entries is Friday, October 31.
Tong Park is closed on Sunday for a match. All venues have fished well in the last month. One of our novice ladies, Elisabeth Baxter, caught 40 perch in a session on Sunday, August 3. Some of our fly anglers have caught trout, grayling and chub on the fly in the same session on the rive, with some excellent barbel being caught just downstream of Salts Mill Weir. The last five days have unfortunately seen a coloured river with little to report. We would appreciate some more hands to assist with bank work at Tong Park on Saturday from 8.30am prior to Sunday's match. Anyone who would like to fish the match at Tong Park should contact Dave on 07909-813915 before Saturday night.
Last Sunday’s match result: 1 B Hall 12lb 2oz, 2 B Hook 11lb 14oz. The Wednesday matches are still running throughout the summer with a 6pm draw on the bank, £5 all in.
GREAT HORTON AC
Result of the match at Poppleton Lakes, Horseshoe Lake: 1 O Hudspith 60lb 11oz, 2 K Noutch 60lb 3oz, 3 A Hillary 55lb, 4 J Falcus 46lb 7oz.
Result of match at the Oakes, Sessay, on Sunday: 1 R Wharfe 72lb 8oz, 2 J Mountain 59lb, 3 G Cooper 54lb 10oz, P Main 43lb 10oz. Our next match is at Tollerton on Sunday, August 24. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm.