WASHBURN VALLEY FISHERY
Catch details for the week ending April 6 – Day ticket: Fewston 71, Swinsty 16, Thruscross (catch and return) 3. Total fish caught: Fewston 823, Swinsty 32, Thruscross 6. Average per rod: Fewston 11.6, Swinsty 2.0, Thruscross 2.0. The heaviest fish caught was a 6lb 8oz rainbow trout by Robert Smith using Montana (red). Fewston, fly only; Swinsty, fly, spin and worm.
Fewston: Just over a week into this season and natural patterns are catching good rainbows close to the banks. Swinsty: Fit rainbows being caught on the spinner, while trotted worm has caught perch and the odd bream. Thruscross: Wild brown trout still in deeper water, reluctant to rise for dry fly.
At Tong Park, the weed situation is considerably better than last year following treatment with a dyestuff designed to cut sunlight penetration into the water. We have constructed a bridge across the north outlet, and a number of fixed pegs have been made. We have several more to construct. The greater assistance from members, the faster these will be built.
The working parties continue every Saturday at Tong Park, starting at about 9am. For further information, contact David on 07909-813915.
Anglers are reminded that the only legal methods of fishing on the rivers at present are fly, minnow, artificial lure or worm.
BRADFORD PALS AC
This Sunday’s match is on the New Junction Canal at Sykehouse Lock. We have pegs 422-441, which are from the bottom of the lock to the swing bridge. The draw will be at 9am. Please ensure you bring your new Environment Agency licence with you as you will be asked to produce it.
Our next match after that is on Sunday, April 27 at Birkwood Farm on the Main Lake. We have the whole lake. The draw is again at 9am. Everyone is booked on for this match, so if you can’t make it you must notify the match secretary by April 20 or you will be charged a peg fee.
Last Sunday’s match at Pilley’s was fished in blustery conditions. The winner with a catch of roach was E Harrison with 4lb 14oz, second, with another roach catch, was D Stephenson with 4lb 4oz, and third was D Jackson with 2lb 9½oz, which included a tench. The latter species have now started to feed, and in midweek one member had nine.
The first of the Saturday Open matches is on April 19 at Rodley. To book, contact 07984-597328. Once again, a reminder that all litter must be taken away and not left on the bank.
Thanks to all who attended Sunday’s work party at Settler Dam. A large quantity of weed was removed and pegs were cleared. Also a weed suppressant diofix was added, giving the water a blue colour. Members are reporting good nets of tench at Coppice Pond now the weather is warming up. The next match is on Sunday, April 27 on the canal. To book on, contact Tony on 07971-428678.
Our match at Birkwood Farm was won by Martin Sereika with a healthy 68lb. In second place came Keith Spink with 57lb. Third was the impressive Bernie Hook with 51lb and fourth was Pete Milner with 42lb. Our next match is on the New Furlong Lake at Forest Lane. Draw 9am in the car park.
Result of match on Sunday at Non Go Bye Farm (19 fished): 1 Jason Craig 47lb, 2 Jack Hawkins 16lb 3oz, 3 Derek Milner 14lb. Section winners: Bernard Price, Carol Booth, Bryan Ashton, Alan Haley. Next match is on Sunday, April 27 at Kippax Lakes. To book on, contact Jason on 07787-148642 before Sunday, April 20.
Our first match is at Birkin on Sunday. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am-3pm. All remaining peg fees have to be paid on the day, and all members must be in possession of a current River Board licence.
Pike match result: 1 I Jackson 22lb, 2 P Wilson 11lb 14oz, 3 B Hartley 8lb 2oz. The next coarse match is on Sunday, £10 all in, all members welcome.