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Roger Smith with his 14lb pollock

Roger Smith with his 14lb pollock

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Bradford & District Sea AC

Congratulations must go to our chairman Roger Smith. On a trip to Cork in Ireland last week, he caught a magnificent pollock of 14lb – and he was only fishing a wreck 600 yards off shore. Our trip secretary is trying to organise an outing this month to Rhyl. If you fancy it, telephone Dave on 07711-987833.

Our next meeting is on March 20, commencing at 8pm. This is our presentation evening so please try to attend.

Bradford Pals AC

The result of last Sunday’s match at Lindholme Lakes (Laurels) was: 1 Dave Whitrick 34lb 8oz, 2 Pip Jowett 30lb 8oz, 3 Bernard Hook 28lb, 4 Paul Chadwick 19lb 13oz. Seventeen anglers fished. Our next match is on March 25 at Brafferton (Ghost Lake) and we have the whole lake. This is also the first round of the new annual knockout. The café opens at 7.30am and the draw will be at 8.45am. To fish in this match, and the knockout, you must book on with Andy Clough on 07810-185862 before March 16.

Bradford City AA

River levels are now back to normal after recent rainfall and catches have started to increase. Members are reminded that there are only two weeks left of the coarse river season, which closes on March 14. There are still tickets available for the last match of the current river season, the J D Illingworth Rose Bowl on Sunday on the River Ure at Lower Dunsforth. There are currently two golden pegs, which are £100 and £15. Tickets are £15 all in and available from the match secretary on 07875-275749 or 01423-523368.

Hewenden AC

Last Sunday’s pike match was won by Michael Butler with 11lb 12oz, 2 Ian Jackson 7lb 9oz, 3 Stuart Hawksworth 5lb 9oz. Seven fish out in total. Lots of small jacks showing at the moment and the lake is fishing well for roach and chub. The annual meeting will be held at The Star pub in Bingley on March 27 from 8pm onwards.

Bradford No 1 AA

Tickets are still available for next week’s open match at Cowthorpe from Simon on 01274-571175. Raskelf Lake is fishing well for most species, especially roach, ide and F1s. Reports have been made of double-figure nets of roach being caught at Widdington Hall. Milby Cut canal is also continuing to fish extremely well for roach and perch. The River Swale is worth a visit this weekend for chub to 4lb and the odd barbel.

Saltaire AA

Due to a legacy in memory of Brian Butterworth, there are a number of free junior memberships together with coaching sessions with Angling Trust/ADB accredited coaches. Applications should be in writing or by e-mail. Sunday’s match result: 1 Tony Greenwood (six chub, 14lb 8oz), 2 Carl Chadwick (three chub, 7lb 3oz), 3 James Miller (4lb 1oz). To book on for Sunday’s match telephone James on 07841-591748. It is expected to be on the middle and bottom lengths.

Listerhills AA

The draw for Sunday’s members’ match at Pilley’s Dam is at 8.45am. The gate will be open at 8.30. Members may pleasure fish after the match draw has been made. Vacant swims may be used as long as anglers do not interfere with competitors.

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