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4:40pm Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
The heaviest fish caught during the week was a 5lb 6oz rainbow trout by John Fowler using invictor. Fewston: Cooler mornings are spurring fish into feeding, taking nymph just below the surface. Swinsty: Changeable water levels are making fish unpredictable as they sit in deep water. Thruscross: Brown trout are feeding from the surface, taking heather fly while they last. Catch details (week ending September 23) – Day ticket: Fewston 32, Swinsty 3, Thruscross (catch and return) 2; total fish caught: Fewston 128, Swinsty 12, Thruscross 8; average per rod: Fewston 4.0, Swinsty 4.0, Thruscross 4.0. Fewston: It has been a challenging month, with fish feeding at all depths and changing daily. Buzzers, nymph and lures are all taking fish. Swinsty: Trout have been sitting deeper, with heavy lures needed to take good, fighting fish. Thruscross: This venue has fished well this month on many different flies, mostly near the surface. There are just a few days left this season, so don’t miss out. Catch details (month ending September 23) – Day ticket: Fewston 78, Swinsty 13, Thruscross 4; total fish caught: Fewston 297, Swinsty 40, Thruscross 20; average per rod: Fewston 3.8, Swinsty 3.1, Thruscross 5.0.
BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
We have arranged a trip to Liverpool Bay on Sunday, October 7. Anyone wishing to go should call Dave on 07711-987833. Places are limited, so book early. Our next general meeting is on Tuesday, October 16 (8pm) at the New Inn, East Bierley . As reported last week, one of our anglers caught a ling of 21lb 5oz in the Whitby festival, hoping to win the top prize of £1,000. Unfortunately this fish was beaten three days later by an angler from Hull, who caught a 23lb ling on the same boat. So Richard Ward takes the top prize in the festival with his vessel ‘Shy-Torque 2000’.
BRADFORD No1 AA
Steve Raper is the 2012 Calder champion after catching 23lb 11oz of chub from Lillands Farm to beat 80 anglers and take home the £625 first prize. Wayne Cowban took second place with 14lb 8oz, including a 6lb chub, from Gravel Pits. He was followed by John Whittaker, who caught a 13lb mixed bag from Kosset Straight. Some sections of the River Calder will be closed on Sunday for the penultimate round of this year’s Calder League. Chellow Dene should be worth a visit this weekend for roach, ide and chub on waggler and maggot.
From today membership fees for the rest of the year are reduced to £6 for seniors and £3 all other classes. Sunday’s draw for the Ian Smith Memorial match at Rodley is at 11am. It is open to any angler, with proceeds going to charity. The match at Aldwark was won by E Harrison with 5lb 8oz, comprising a bream plus a few roach and ruffe. Second was D Jackson with 1lb ½oz. All caught fish but weights were low. The next match is on Sunday, October 7.
Result of Saturday’s match at Langwith, Bethany’s Lake (18 fished): 1 Derek Milner 32lb 6oz, 2 Steff Armitage 22lb 10oz, 3 Kevin Murgatroyd 18lb11oz. Section winners: Bryan Ashton, Jason Craig. The next match is at Lowfields on Saturday, October 6. To book on call Steve Elphee on 07966-294558. A reminder that membership fees are requested asap. Please pay Bernard, Jason or Barry.
Sunday’s match is at Eldwick Reservoir, with a 9.30am draw at the bottom of the lane. To book on call A Greenwood on 07971-428678.
Result of Sunday’s match at Tollerton Lakes: 1 S Worley 36lb, 2 D Cull 16lb 12oz, 3 A Ridsdale 6lb, 4 R Wharfe 5lb 12oz.