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7:10am Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
The heaviest fish caught during the week was a 4lb 2oz blue trout by J Falconer using GRHE. Fewston: Fishing seems better with trout feeding on a variety of prey, including daddy long legs, sedge and nymph. Swinsty: Spinning is most productive, catching perch in shallow water as trout are now feeding on emerging nymph. Thruscross: Wild brown trout are taking heather fly and flying ant. Catch details (week ending September 1) – Day ticket: Fewston 50, Swinsty 6; total fish caught: Fewston 129, Swinsty 12; average per rod: Fewston 3.2, Swinsty 2. The heaviest fish caught during the month was a 5lb 10oz rainbow trout by Brian Elliott using c/h daddy long legs. Fewston: Trout started the month sitting deep in hot, sticky conditions before gradually rising as things cooled down and are now taking fly from the surface. Swinsty: Perch and trout are swapping water depths as it cools. Thruscross: Wild brown trout are taking advantage of the abundant fly life, including daddy long legs, sedge, heather fly and flying ant. Catch details (month ending September 1) – Day ticket: Fewston 163, Swinsty 41, Thruscross (catch and return) 7; total fish caught: Fewston 809, Swinsty 171, Thruscross 27; average per rod: Fewston 5, Swinsty 4.2, Thruscross 3.8.
The club’s annual meeting is on Monday, November 4. Any proposals from the general membership should be submitted in writing (address in the yearbook) or by e-mail to email@example.com before Monday, October 7, which is the date for the next committee meeting. We are seeking to add some new blood to the committee, so anybody who would like to become a member should put their name forward. The commitment is not onerous – one meeting a month on the first Monday, except when that is a bank holiday. We have had reports of a barbel of 9½lb being caught on our length of the River Aire and some good bream from the canal.
The last of the evening matches was won by E Harrison with 5lb 12oz of roach and skimmers. The junior match was won by M Briggs with 3lb 9oz, comprising two tench.The open match at Rodley was won by J Storey with 3lb of small roach, with E Harrison (1lb 8oz) second and W Barker (5 1/2oz) third. The members’ match at Pilley’s, fished in windy conditions, was won by W Barker (9lb 9oz) with three tench and a few quality roach. Second was E Harrison (4lb 14oz) and third D Jackson (1lb 10oz). The next canal open is the Wings Appeal charity match on Saturday, September 14. M Johnson had a catch of 11 tench from Pilley’s. The River Aire is still producing good trout and a few small barbel but minnows are a problem.
BRADFORD No1 AA
Round four of this year’s Calder League was won by Craig Turbitt with 24lb 8oz of dace on stick float. Pete Baron caught 18lb 10oz for second place, followed by Dennis White with 18lb. Calder Eight were the winning team on the day with 46 points. The next round is on Sunday, September 15. Raskelf Lake will be closed this Sunday for a members’ match, which draws lakeside at 9.15am. Chellow Dene is fishing well for roach, perch and skimmers on maggot or worm. The River Nidd at Nun Monkton has been producing good catches of chub and dace.
BRADFORD PALS AC
Result of match at Lindholme Lakes on Oasis (16 fished): 1 Dave Riley 43lb 0oz, 2 Bernard Hook 40lb 0oz, 3 Andrew Field 38lb 4oz, 4 Pete Holden 30lb 8oz. Our next match is on Sunday, October 20 on the Aire & Calder Navigation at Whiteley Lock (pegs to be confirmed) with a 9am draw. If you are not fishing this match, you must notify the match secretary by October 13. The top four in the points average with two matches to go are Bernard Hook with 58, Dave Riley 50, Andy Clough 46 and Pete Fraser 42.
This Sunday is the annual Con Club match at Moorfields, Goole. The draw is at 9am and two nets are required for this venue. There is a cafe on site and anyone wishing to order a breakfast should contact Kevin Murgatroyd. All anglers are reminded to familiarise themselves with lake rules. There will be a presentation in the Con Club on Sunday evening. All anglers are expected to attend.
The next coarse match will be on Sunday, drawing at 9am in the car park. It costs £10 all in. This year’s away match will be held on the Leeds & Liverpool canal on Sunday, September 29. It is members only but booking a place is required. For all information call Nigel Bower on 07947-420012.
BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
Our trip to Rhyl on Wednesday, September 18 still has one or two places left. Anyone wishing to go should call Dave on 07711-987833 to book a place. Our next general meeting will be the previous day at the New Inn, East Bierley, starting at 8pm. New members will be made most welcome.
A low, clear river made fishing difficult for Sunday’s match at Boston Spa. Results: 1 J Clarke 16lb 6oz, 2 I Needs 6lb 10oz, 3 C Gallagher 2lb 6oz. Bream to 5lb are being caught on the canal below Three Rise Locks.
Our next match is at Oakland Waters, Gowdall, on Sunday. Entrants should meet at the venue at 8am, with fishing 9am to 3pm. Keep nets are provided.
Clubs note that the deadline for entries into the T&A for Friday's paper is 10am on Thursday.