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Bradford No1 AA
Raskelf Lake will be closed on Sunday for the final round of the Raskelf Winter Series. Draw at the Golden Lion in Helperby is 9am. All of the club’s stretches of river are currently closed for the relevant closed seasons but some stretches reopen on Monday for the trout season. Members are reminded that only fly, minnow, worm and artificial lure are allowed to be used on these stretches until the coarse season opens on June 16. Chellow Dene and Willow Hall will both be worth a visit this weekend for roach, chub and ide on float or feeder.
The first day of the trout season is March 25. After that date the only permitted baits on rivers are worm, fly, minnow and artificials. Would any member who has any surplus paving slabs – to be used at Pilley’s – contact 07826-575793. A reminder that all items of fishing tackle found on the bank must be handed in. During school holidays members are requested to keep an eye on children on our waters.
Barnburgh Lakes match result: Twenty members fished in horrendous conditions – 1 Graham Hall 21lb, 2 Kevin Armitage 17lb 4oz, 3 Derek Milner 7lb 8oz. Section winners were Alan Sugden, Steff Armitage, Alan Haley and Kevin Murgatroyd. The next match is at Langwith, Emma’s Lake, on Sunday, April 7. To book on contact Jason on 07787-148642 before April 1. Special thanks to Alan Haley, for forgetting the scales last week!
Bradford & District Sea AC
The highlight of the club’s annual awards night was the presentation of the prestigious clubman of the year award, voted by all the members. We have had to rename the trophy club person of the year as this year’s winner was Dorothy Kitchingman. This was for raising a record amount of raffle money throughout the year – double what we normally collect. Our first trip of the year will be to Rhyl on Wednesday, May 22. Any member wishing to go should telephone Dave on 07711-987833.
Bradford Pals AC
This Sunday’s match is at Brafferton on the Ghost Lake (weather permitting). The café opens at 7.30am and the draw is at 9am. This is also the first round of the annual Club Knockout. The entry fee is £3 and it is fished over four rounds. The next match after this is on Sunday, April 14 at Sykehouse Lock (pegs 442-441). Anyone not fishing this match must inform the match secretary before Sunday, April 7.
The last pike match of the series will be held on Sunday, March 31, with a 9am draw in the car park, £10 all in. All members welcome. The club’s annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, 8pm onwards in the Fleece pub in Cullingworth. All members are encouraged to attend.
Eldwick Reservoir is closed for course fishing from Sunday and rivers are open for worm and artificial lure for trout only from Monday. Small roach and skimmers are responding well to bread on the canal at Morton Lane.
Results of match on Alders Lake at Sessay: 1 Geoff Darke 14lb 2oz, 2 Lee Simpson 13lb 8oz, 3 Paul Chadwick 12lb 6oz. The next match is on Sunday, April 21 at Birkwood Farm. As it will be fished on the main lake, there are limited pegs available. Book on as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.