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Bradford No1 AA
The junior match at Raskelf last Saturday was won by Kara Sugden with 24lb of ide on worm. Harry Sandham had 16lb 13oz of F1s for second, followed by Matt Foster with 15lb of crucians. The under-11s was won by Katie Wilson with 20lb 10oz of F1s followed by Sam Taylor with 18lb 4oz. Kara also picked up the junior aggregate weight trophy for the two matches with a total weight of 34lb 12oz. Sunday’s committee match was moved to the big lake at Ripon and was won by S Foster with four bream for 15lb 4oz. Eric Thomas caught two tench for 5lb 10oz. The first ever winner of the Harry Foster Memorial Trophy for the aggregate weight over the three committee matches was Simon Freer with 56lb 15oz. Beal is closed on Sunday for an outside booking, along with some of the club’s stretches of the River Calder, for the first round of the Calder League. The draw for this year’s Calder League is at 9am at the New Inn at Brighouse, which will be open from 8am for bacon and sausage sandwiches and tea and coffee. Kirklees Lagoon is fishing well for tench on feeder.
Result from Sunday at Pool Bridge Farm, old coarse lake (27 fished): 1 Graham Hall 49lb 5oz, 2 Kevin Armitage 27lb 12oz; 3 Steve Vaughan 17lb 11oz; 4 Chris Craven 17lb 4oz. Section winners: Trevor Bateman, Bernard Price, Russ O’Brien, Derek Milner. Next match is on Sunday, July 29 at Lowfield Lakes. To book on contact S Elphee on 07966-294558.
There was a better attendance for last Saturday’s open match at Rodley. The winner was J Needham with 4lb 8oz, 2 M Mannion 3lb 1oz, 3 W Barker 2lb 7¼oz, 4 T Melling 2lb 5oz. The draw for Sunday’s open match at Rodley is at 9am by the bridge. Contact Marc on 07796-328131. There is also a members’ match this Sunday at Newton. Contact 07984-597328. The date of the carp match at Pilley’s is Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5. E Harrison required only 1lb 9½oz to win the evening match.
Washburn Valley Fishery
Catch details for the week ending July 15 – Day ticket: Fewston 25, Swinsty 9, Thruscross (catch and return) 2. Total fish caught: Fewston 50, Swinsty 25, Thruscross 11. Average per rod: Fewston 2.0, Swinsty 2.8, Thruscross 5.5. The heaviest fish caught this week was a 5lb 2oz rainbow trout by J Taylor using Dawsons Olive. Fewston and Swinsty: Better weather this week has helped give anglers more enthusiasm. Fish feeding at all levels still, may fly hatching throughout the day, also hoppers and sedge. Thruscross: Lots of food now available for brown trout to feed on. Midge, Sedge, Alder Fly and Hoppers.
The winner of our match on Loco at Lindholme was Paul Chadwick with 48lb 2oz. A close second was Rob Lee with 42lb 2oz and third was Pete Milner with 34lb 6oz. Our next match is on Sunday, August 5 at Birkwood Farm. Members wanting to fish should book on quickly as there are limited pegs available. The weekend away is rapidly approaching and anyone going should make sure they have all the information they require.
Bradford City AA
Shipton Lake will be closed to anglers until midnight of Sunday, July 29/Monday July 30 for improvement works to roadside banking. Result of the Copper Kettle Challenge held at Brampton Farm on Sunday: 1 D Hare (Harrogate) 3lb 4oz, 2 N Millstead (Harrogate) 1lb 10oz, 3 R Brooksbank (Bradford City) 1lb 1oz. There will be a memorial match for R S Escott on Saturday, August 11 at Staveley Lakes. For further information and tickets, at £15, from the match secretary on 07875-275749 or 01423-523368.
The next match is on our new water on the River Nidd at Goldsborough on Sunday, August 5, draw 9am. To book on contact match secretary Tony Greenwood on 07971-428678. Sunnydale reservoir is fishing well for bream, roach and perch but care should be taken as the banks are slippery.
Bradford City AA
The committee have arranged for some work to be undertaken on the banking at Shipton Lake. Consequently, from a safety point of view, the fishery will be closed until Sunday, July 29.
Great Horton AC
Last week’s match at the Oaks, Sessay, Cedar Lake: 1 P Tiffany 43lb 15oz, 2 K Nouch 43lb 11oz, 3 O Hudspith 36lb 1oz, 4 P Weston 34lb 12oz; 14 fished.
Hewenden Angling Club
Match results for July 11: 1 Nigel Bower 3lb 7oz, 2 Don Highley 3lb 2oz, 3 Julian Harrison 3lb 1oz. The Wednesday matches are open to all members, with a 6pm draw in the carb park, £5 all in.
Open match on the River Swale this Sunday at Swainby. For bookings call 01274-615016.