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BRADFORD No1 AA
Geoff Cox won the final members’ match of the season at Cowthorpe with 7lb 14oz of perch from the golden peg to take home over £420. A Lewis was second with 6lb 8oz, followed by I Bradley with 3lb 8oz. This year’s aggregate weight winner was Andy Jacques with 74lb ½oz from the six members’ matches. Members are reminded that the gates at Knotford should be closed at all times. Some sections of the River Calder will be closed on Sunday for the final round of the Calder League. Keys for the gate at the Old Hee section of the River Aire are available to members for £5 from the secretary. Please include a SAE.
The Officials Trophy fished on the canal was won by E Harrison with 3lb 8oz. G Reeday (15oz) was second and 3 D Jackson (5½oz) third. Congratulations to R Herbert on his win in the Leeds Disabled match at Viking Fishery with 46lb 12oz. The Members Trophy match at Pilley’s was won by E Harrison with a roach catch of 4lb 10oz. He was troubled by pike and lost nine fish. Runner-up was W Barker with 1lb 7oz. The draw for Saturday’s open match at Rodley is at 9am by the bridge. The next river match is on Sunday, October 21 at Newton. Sport with carp has slowed down but other species are still responding.
BRADFORD PALS AC
Sunday’s match at Raker Lakes (Highbank) is now fully booked. They provide all keep-nets, so you just require a landing net. Car parking is at one end only, so you are advised to bring barrows and trolleys. The draw will be at 9am and there is no cafe on site. Our next match is on Sunday, November 11 and is our Christmas Cheer match at The Oaks, Sessay, on Alders Lake. This is a silverfish match. Please book on before October 31. Anyone who is interested in joining the club for next year should contact Andy Clough on 07810-185862 for a membership application form.
The heaviest fish caught during the week was a 4lb 9oz rainbow trout by Paul Scrimshaw using ace of spades. Fewston & Swinsty: ‘Hard work’ sums up this week’s fishing. Colder mornings and cold water have left fish sitting in deep water. Weighted flies or heavy lines are required to pull trout in to feeding areas. Thruscross: Closed season. Catch details (week ending October 7) – Day ticket: Fewston 15, Swinsty 1, Thruscross (closed season); total fish caught: Fewston 34, Swinsty 9; average per rod: Fewston 2.3, Swinsty 9.0.
Result of Saturday match at Lowfields, Main Lake (19 fished): 1 Steff Armitage 33lb 9oz, 2 Steve Vaughan 29lb 12oz, 3 Derek Milner 23lb 10oz. Section winners: Jason Craig, Graham Hall, Alan Flesher. Thanks to all who have fished throughout the season. Reminder that membership subs are now due as soon as possible. Next season’s match calender will be available shortly from Bernard or Jason.
The next club match will be on Sunday, October 28 at a venue yet to be confirmed. To book on contact A Greenwood on 07971-428678. Rivers are dropping down to fishable levels again and should be worth a try this weekend but care should be taken on the bank side. Good nets of fish are being reported from the canal at Crossflatts and Morton Lane.
The next coarse match is on Sunday, with a 9am draw in the car park. It costs £10 all in. The first pike match will be on Sunday, October 28, also with a 9am draw in the car park and costing £10 all in. All members are welcome at matches held at Hewenden.