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BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
Our next trip is to Rhyl on Wednesday, September 18. Anyone wishing to go, please ring Dave on 07711-987833 to book a place.
We had a very busy August with 16 tope caught and returned at Culdaff, all in the 20lb-40lb bracket. Roger Smith caught the biggest, a cracker of 45lb which is a new club record.
At Rhyl, some of our anglers also caught tope. Brian Clarkson had the biggest of 38lb and Dave Phillips had one of 37lb.
But the best news of all was that one of our anglers caught and returned a Porbeagle shark of 320lb when fishing from Whitby. It took him 2hr 40min to land it. This is also a club record.
The death has occurred under tragic circumstances of Keith Alder, a well-known and respected Bradford angler. Sympathies are extended to his widow and family. The annual Leeds-Liverpool Open Championship was won by E Harrison with a mixed catch weighing 3lb½oz, 2 M Mannion 2lb 5½, 3 J Storey 2lb, 4 C Jones 1lb 12oz. Result of the previous canal open: 1 J Storey 2lb 4oz, 2 D Moffatt 1lb 14oz, 3 P Woods 1lb 9oz, 4 W Barker 1lb 3oz. The next canal open is at Rodley on August 31. There is a junior members’ match at Pilley’s next Thursday. Entry is free on production of membership book. Meet on the bank at 10.30am.
Catch details for week ending August 18 – Day ticket: Fewston 33, Swinsty 9, Thruscross (catch and return) 2. Total fish caught: Fewston 214, Swinsty 32, Thruscross 6. Average per rod: Fewston 6.5, Swinsty 3.6, Thruscross 3. The heaviest fish caught was a 5lb 10oz rainbow trout by Brian Elliott using G N daddy long legs. Fewston:Trout now nearer the surface, feeding on nymph as flies emerge. Swinsty: Spinners taking perch and dace while ledgered worm is catching rainbow trout. Thruscross: Wild browns still feeding on nymph and spider patterns in shallow water.
BRADFORD No 1 AA
The Lower Aire Championships, which was fished by 77 anglers, was won by Paul Bennett with 13lb of roach from below Beal bridge. Bob Foster caught 12lb of perch for second, followed by Paul Burton with 10lb 12oz. Tickets are now available for the Calder Championship, which has a £500 first prize, on September 22 from Simon on 01274-571175. Chellow Dene is fishing well for roach, perch and bream. The River Nidd at Cowthorpe is worth a visit for chub and barbel on float and caster.
Result of match on August 17 (Oaktree Leisure Pond Four, 20 fished): 1 Steff Armitage 27lb, 2 Graham Hall 26lb 4oz, 3 Derek Milner 22lb 8oz. Section winners: Ray Atkinson, Barry Silson, Kevin Armitage, Bryan Ashton. The less said about this match the better. The annual con club match will take place on Sunday, September 8 at Moorfields, Goole. To book on, contact Kevin Murgatroyd asap.
Overnight rain left the river high and coloured for last Sunday’s match, which made fishing difficult, with those adapting to the changing conditions getting the best results: 1 M Metcalf (Keighley) 15lb, 2 J Parker 6lb, 3 I Needs 4lb6oz, 4 A Greenwood 4lb2oz. The next match is scheduled for Sunday, September 1 at Boston Spa.
GREAT HORTON AC
Result from Sunday, August 18 (Oscar’s Lake, Birkwood Farm): 1 O Hudspith 18lb, 2 P Weston 13lb 8oz, 3 A Hillary 13lb, 4 D Cole 11lb 10oz. One member, S Smith, should have walked the match with 44lb but fished from the wrong peg.
Last Wednesday’s match result: 1 E Harrison, 2 J Harrison, 3 R Fisher. Winner of the series was J Harrison. Last Sunday’s float-only match result: 1 B Greenwood 8lb 3oz, 2 L Simpson 7lb 10oz.
Moorfield Lakes: 1 R Wood 131lb (new Grattan match record), 2 K Dixon 119lb 12oz, 3 J Redmond 103lb.
IDLE & THACKLEY AA
Open match on River Swale at Swainby this Sunday. For bookings, ring 01274-615016.
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