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11:10am Friday 15th February 2013 in Sport
BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
A big thank you to all members who badgered their MPs and voted to end fishing discards. Last week the European Parliament voted to end this practice and without your vote it would never have happened. All members who won trophies last year are reminded that they must be returned for our next general meeting so that we can get them engraved, ready for our presentation evening in March. The trip calendar for 2013 has now been finalised and a copy will be distributed at our next meeting, which is this coming Tuesday. Subs are now due, priced at £10 once again this year. Anyone who would like to do some inshore fishing at Whitby or the Mersey in the coming months should telephone Dave on 07711-987833.
BRADFORD No 1 AA
Maunby, Gatenby and Catton will all be closed tomorrow for a River Swale Preservation Society match. Membership for 2013 is still available from all the usual outlets, and a reminder that 2012 members have until the end of 2013 to renew without paying the joining fee, but this must be done prior to fishing. Chellow Dene is fishing well for roach and chub. Also, Milby Cut Canal should be worth a visit this weekend for roach, perch and dace, with the River Calder also producing good catches of grayling. Anglers are requested not to lean on or rest tackle on the otter fences at Raskelf, Ripon and Knotford.
There will be a work party held at Coppice Pond on Sunday, February 24 with a 10am start to install the third fish refuge. All volunteers are welcome. The rivers appear to be fishing well at the moment with good reports coming from the Wharfe and Aire.
Those who have not yet sent in a photograph for the new watchers cards are requested to do so. They can be left with M Johnson at the yard. The next match date will be March 3, weather permitting. Applications for Leeds Amalgamation membership are still being taken.
Match results from the canal match on Sunday: 1 John Meredith, Halifax, 7lb; 2 Paul Booth, Halifax, 5lb 5oz; 3 Dave Calbran KL-Tackle and. M Lyons, Saltaire AA 3lb11oz. River match result: 1 Eric Wright, 12 chub, 22lb 8oz; 2 Fred Prudhoe, two chub, 5lb 12oz; 3 James Vickerman, two grayling and one chub, 5lb9oz; 4 Barrie Murgatroyd, one chub 3lb14½.
BRADFORD CITY AA
The next match is on Sunday on the River Ure at Boroughbridge. Tickets are £15 all in and are available from the secretary on 01423-523368 or 07875-275749. Meet at Brampton Farm for an 8.30am draw.