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The latest from the local angling scene.
WASHBURN VALLEY FISHERY
Catch details for week ending April 28. Day ticket: Fewston 23, Swinsty 6, Thruscross 2. Total fish caught: Fewston 155, Swinsty 25, Thruscross 7. Average per rod: Fewston 6.7, Swinsty 4.2, Thruscross 3.5. The heaviest fish caught this week was a 4lb 8oz rainbow trout by Mark Rayner (Otley), using mallard and claret. Fewston: introduced cold water has kept trout sitting deep. Mainly lures used to tempt fish into feeding. Swinsty: water level is back to full so fish moving back to feed on newly flooded areas where fly life is hatching. Thruscross: another difficult week to test wild brown trout anglers. Fish can be seen feeding close to the banks as fly hatch off.
The next match is at Coppice pond on Sunday, May 20, draw at 8am. Coppice will be closed to pleasure anglers until after the match. To book on contact A Greenwood on 07971-428678. There is a commitee meeting this coming Tuesday.
BRADFORD & DISTRICT SEA AC
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 15 at 8pm at the New Inn, East Bierley, featuring a tackle talk on how to tie rigs succesfully. Any new members will find this interesting. Our next trip is on Sunday, May 27, to Rhyl. A trip to Whitby could be arranged in the next fortnight if enough people are interested. Ring Dave on 07711-987833 and also to book on for the Rhyl trip. Club website bradfordanddistrictseaanglingclub.co.uk is now live.
All ponds producing well, with Crucians starting to show. There is a match this Sunday, barbless hooks only. Anyone wishing to fish should contact the match secretary. Another reminder, cigarette butts are rubbish.
Our first match is at The Oaks at Sessay on Sunday, May 13. Meet at venue 8am, fishing 9am to 3pm. Two keep-nets are required at this venue. All remaining peg fees must be paid on this match.
The draw is at 9am in the car park for Sunday’s match at Birkwood Farm. Can members please keep away from the water’s edge prior to the draw being made. This match is now full.
There is a working party planned for Saturday, May 12 at Tong Park. Could anyone likely to attend please contact the general secretary to indicate your availability. If anyone has a small boat available for use please get in touch. More details on the website.The next committee meeting is on Monday, May 14.
Owing to the exceptional amount of rain recently, banks are slippery and members should take extra care. For Sunday’s members’ match at Pilley’s Dam the gate will be open at 8.30am with the draw at 8.45am. Pleasure fishing is allowed on vacant swims after the draw. Several anglers have been successful with carp at this venue. The next Saturday open on the canal is on May 12. The Evening League starts at Pilley’s Dam on Tuesday, May 15.
Pool Bridge Farm result: 1 S Hodges 67lb 8oz, 2 A Hodges 33lb 8oz, 3 R Wood 25lb 4oz, 4 J Redmond 19lb. The next match is on May 12 at Brafferton on the F1 Lake. To book on, ring or text Bob on 07827-967711 or Gordon on 07811-164103. Please book on no later than Tuesday prior to match.