Pilley’s is fishing well for quality fish. The carp record for this lake is now 27lb, caught by Wayne. Another of 23lb was caught by W Funnell. The Tuesday evening match was won by J Harrison with two tench for 7lb 12oz, with E Harrison (4lb 4oz) second and D Stephenson (1lb) third. The draw for the next match is at 5.45pm. Sunday’s trophy match was won by J Storey (20lb 1oz), comprising one bream of 5lb 12oz and seven tench. Others: 2 D Jackson 12lb 5oz, 3 J Harrison 9lb 1oz, 4 E Harrison 4lb 11½oz, 5 W Barker 2lb 12oz. The draw for Saturday’s open match at Rodley is at 9am. The new length on the canal at Armley is fishing well for quality roach. There are good parking facilities.
The heaviest fish caught during the week was a 6lb 12oz blue trout by Antony Sutton using black taddy. Fewston: It’s a really exciting time of year as trout feed on the abundant fly life both on the surface and just below. Good flies this week have been Dawson’s Olive and black buzzer. Swinsty: There are mainly perch taking worm and chasing spinners. Thruscross: Brown trout are taking nymph and buzzer close to the bank. Early morning is the best time of day. Catch details (week ending June 1) – Day ticket: Fewston 43, Swinsty 10, Thruscross (catch & return) 3; total fish caught: Fewston 294, Swinsty 16, Thruscross 16; average per rod: Fewston 6.8, Swinsty 1.6, Thruscross 5.3.
BRADFORD No1 AA
Matt Foster won the first officials’ match of the year at Queen Mary’s Ponds with three tench for 12lb 12oz on pole and worm. Second place went to Simon Freer, who caught two bream for 8lb 12oz. Raskelf Lake will be closed on Sunday for a veterans’ match, which draws at the lakeside at 9.30am. The first junior match of the year is at Raskelf on Saturday, June 28. Entry for this match is free for junior members and places can be booked by calling Simon on 01274-571175. A pair of prescription sunglasses have been found at Queen Mary’s Ponds in Ripon. If these are yours, call the above number to arrange return.
Result of Saturday’s match at Viking Fishery (Hawk Lake, 21 fished): 1 Julian Tindle 25lb 10oz, 2 Kevin Armitage 23lb 12oz, 3 Graham Hall 22lb 9oz. Section winners: Ray Atkinson, Barry Silson, Bryan Ashton, Ricky Malone, Steve Charge. Thanks to all who attended the social evening, especially hosts Terry and Gillian. A good evening was had by all. Our next match is on Sunday, June 15 at Moorfields, Goole. To book on call Jason before Monday.
The draw for our next match at Coppice Pond on Sunday, June 15 will take place at 7am for fishing from 8am to 1pm. Members will be able to fish after the weigh-in. The Canal and River Trust are having a families' day on the canal at Five Rise Locks on Sunday. Members will be on the bank between numbers three and five to talk about the club and help anyone who would like to try their hand at fishing. All are welcome.
BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
We have a boat trip to Rhyl on Wednesday, June 25. Anyone wishing to go should call Dave on 07711-987833 to book a place. Our next general meeting will be on Tuesday, June 17 at the New Inn, East Bierley, starting at 8pm. Potential new members will be made most welcome.
The winner of the open match at Armley was M Mannion with 6lb 6oz (roach and perch). Others: 2 G Kitchen 2lb 6oz, 3 R Thorne 2lb 2oz. The next Sunday opens are on June 15 and 29. Call Richard on 01132-639333 during shop hours.
Result of Sunday’s match at Brafferton: 1 R Creek 32lb, 2 R Wharfe 21lb 8oz, 3 S Worley 21lb 4oz, 4 P Main 21lb 1oz. Our next match is at Birkin on Sunday, June 22. Meet 8am at the venue for fishing from 9am to 3pm.
The next coarse match is on Sunday, with a 9am draw in the car park costing £10 all in. The Wednesday coarse matches have now started, costing £5 all in with a 6pm draw on the bank. All members are welcome.
BRADFORD CITY AA
The next match is on Sunday on the small lake at Staveley for the annual Staveley Championship. Tickets are available from match secretary Rod Brooksbank on 07875-275749.