BRADFORD No1 AA
Howard Foster landed six barbel for 40lb 11oz, with the biggest fish being 9lb 6oz, to win the members' match at Cowthorpe on the River Nidd. P Wadsworth caught 24lb 5oz for second place, with Andy Jacques catching 22lb 7oz. The next members' match is at Nun Monkton on Sunday, July 13, with tickets available from Simon on 01274-571175.
Raskelf will be closed tomorrow and Sunday for a junior match and an officials' match respectively. Entry to the junior is free for members and draws at 12.30pm, while the officials' match draws at 9.30am. Below Beal Bridge will also be closed tomorrow for an outside booking.
Cowthorpe is well worth a visit with barbel into double figures and chub and bream to 7lb being caught, as well as double-figure nets of dace and roach. Howsham Wood on the River Derwent is also fishing very well for double-figure barbel and chub.
Catch details for week ending June 22 – Day ticket: Fewston 34, Swinsty 6, Thruscross (catch & return) 1. Total fish caught: Fewston 154, Swinsty 18, Thruscross 4. Average per rod: Fewston 4.6, Swinsty 3, Thruscross 4. The heaviest fish caught was a 5lb 2oz rainbow trout by Steve Mills using black nymph.
Fewston: Mayfly hatching in good numbers with a few trout feeding from the surface. Most trout caught four to six foot down on Mayfly nymph and GRHE. Swinsty: Water levels falling allowing more access to fish feeding areas. Thruscross: Brown trout feeding well on numerous fly and nymph.
Pilley's continues to produce good catches, Eric had a personal best carp of 2lb 8oz, while JB had a multiple catch, with a best fish of 17½lb. Catches of tench up to nine at a sitting. Improved catches from the canal. Minnows are proving a nuisance on the Rive Aire. Last week's evening match result was a slight disappointment. The winner with two tench for 5lb 12oz was J Harrison, 2 E Harrison 2lb 1oz, which included a good-sized rudd, 3 D Stephenson 1lb 14oz. The draw for next Tuesday's match is at 5.45pm. The draw for tomorrow's open match at Rodley is at 9am by Moss Spring Bridge in the centre of Rodley.
Result of our match at Viking Fishery, Hawk Lake: 1 Father Glum 49lb 12oz, 2 Graham 'Butcher' Hall 43lb 8oz, 3 George Foreman 40lb 12oz, 4 Pete Milner 38lb 4oz. A well done to all those who finished on the winners' podium. Our next match is on Sunday, July 6 at Farview Lakes. Can anyone who is not fishing this match please remember to book off.
Last Wednesday's match result: 1 Kevin Trevor 4lb 6oz, 2 Nigel Bower 3lb 4oz, 3 Julian Harrison 1lb 10oz .
Wednesday matches will run throughout the summer, with a 6pm draw on the bank £5 all in. All members welcome.
Result of the match at Coppice Pond on June 15: 1 J Clarke 17lb 6oz, 2 C Gallagher 10lb 8oz, 3 I Needs 10lb 4oz. The next match will be on Sunday, July 20. Please ring the match secretary on 07971-428678 for further details.
Result of our match at Birkin on Sunday,: 1 J Capes 76lb, 2 J Mountain (54lb 14oz, 3 P Main 43lb 10oz, 4 P Holt 20lb 8oz. Our next match is at the Oaks, Sessay on Sunday, July 6. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am-3pm.