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6:20pm Thursday 19th April 2012 in Angling
WASHBURN VALLEY FISHERY
Catch details for week ending April 15 – Day ticket: Fewston 27, Swinsty ten, Thruscross (catch and return) one. Total fish caught: Fewston 188, Swinsty 74, Thruscross three. Average per rod: Fewston seven, Swinsty 7.4, Thruscross three. The heaviest fish caught was a 5lb rainbow trout by Mr P Brown of Darley using Dawsons Olive (again). Fewston and Swinsty: Fish sitting in deep water until at least midday when things start to warm up and fly life begins to hatch. Nymphs and lures required to tempt rainbows into feeding. Thruscross: cold, wet and windy, not at all good conditions for brown trout fishing.
BRADFORD PALS AC
A sharp frost on Saturday night made fishing at Woodlands Kestrel Lake slow early on, and everybody found fish hard to come by. Rob Lee caught steadily and came out on top for back-to-back wins. Result: 1 Rob Lee 47lb 8oz, 2 John Charles Foreman 35lb 10oz, 3 Andy Clough 35lb 8oz, 4 Paul Chadwick 31lb 12oz (19 anglers fished). Our next match is on May 20 at Lindholme Lakes (Loco Lake). This is also the second round of the club knockout. The café opens at 7.30am and the draw will be at 9am. Please remember you must use their feed pellets. To fish in this match you must book on with Andy Clough on 07810-185862 before May 8.
BRADFORD No 1 AA
Raskelf Lake is closed on Sunday for the first of this year’s members’ matches. Queen Mary’s Ponds at Ripon are fishing very well for good nets of tench up to 5lb along with the odd bream, with one angler reporting one into double figures. Milby Cut canal and Kirklees Cut canal should be worth a visit this week for good nets of roach, perch and skimmers to maggot and float tactics. Chellow Dene is continuing to produce excellent catches of quality roach and skimmer bream, with day tickets still available from Tackle 2U on Manchester Road and Hill Top News on Allerton Road at just £3 for adults and £1 for juniors.
The cold night and bright sunshine made for a difficult day’s fishing in last Sunday’s match, which shows in the results. 1 I Ward 1lb 12oz, 2 J Story 1lb 9oz, 3 J Clark 1lb 7oz. The next match is on Sunday, May 20 at Coppice Pond, St Ives. To book on contact A Greenwood on 07971-428678.
Last Sunday’s open match at Rodley was won by Robert Thornton with 1lb 9oz, 2 G Kitchen 9oz, 3 M Mannion 8oz. The next Sunday open is on April 29. The draw for tomorrow’s open, the first of the Saturday series, is at 9am at Ted’s Café on the tow path just above the road bridge.
Results of match at Sessay: 1 A Dixon 30lb 4oz, 2 R Wood 30lb, 3 L Simpson 25lb 4oz, 3 J Jonas 19lb 12oz. Next match is at Pool Bridge Farm on April 28. To book on phone or text Bob on 07827-96771 or Gordon on 07811-164003 no later than Tuesday prior to the match.
GREAT HORTON AC
This week’s match is at Lindholme Lakes, two keepnets required. Lindholme feed pellets only. There is a working party this Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Please try to attend.
The first of this year’s Captain Mannering carp matches fished last weekend was a dour affair with only two fish caught, and these in the last two hours of the match. 1 D Hunter 10lb 8oz, 2 Luke 3oz. Yes, 3oz! The year’s first six-hour match was fished on the second pond. 1 M Marshall 8lb 4oz, 2 D Glenton 7lb 10oz, 3 P Coope 7lb. Wally of the month award was easily won by the member who threw a large number of cigarette buts in the water at Peg Five on the first pond, and this with the bins 25 yards away.