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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Big salmon being landed at Warwick Hall

The Eden’s spring salmon run continues and following Nick Marriner’s 27 pounder, reported in last week’s column, the Warwick Hall water produced two more salmon in excess of 20 pounds last Saturday.

The first was landed by Warwick Hall keeper Charlie Alderson who just over a week earlier had netted Nick’s 27 pounder.

On this occasion, however, it was Charlie’s turn to get amongst the big salmon when his Cascade fly fished in the Gravel Bed was seized by the powerful and hard fighting fish. After the take it took Charlie over half an hour to bring the lively salmon under control.

Following a quick nose to fork of tail measurement and a photograph the salmon was returned.

The second big salmon that day was captured by Mick Burr in the Rushes. Mick’s fish accepted a lightly dressed Ally’s Shrimp fly and once again put up a great fight before being landed and returned. Both salmon were estimated at 21lb and both were heavily sea liced, indicating that they were fresh run.

Charlie’s salmon measured 38 inches but Mick’s a deeper bodied fish measured 36½ inches.

On Sunday, the Carlisle Outcasts progressed to the second round of the Angling Times/Van Den Eynde Supercup by beating the Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club and the Border Match squad at Crofton Lake.

Three eight-man teams battled it out over three sections in a very closely contested competition which saw the team with the lowest points score; the Outcasts with 13 points win through, second were Border with 16 points and third were CADCAC with 19 points.

Outcasts’ Andy Davidson was overall winner on the day with a 20lb 8oz mixed bag of bream, skimmers, roach and perch. Andy alternated between the pole in conjunction with chopped worm and caster and the tip and method feeder tactics.

From his peg on the deeps he landed three bream on the tip, but his biggest bream plus a skimmer, bits and a quality perch came on the pole to chopped worm.

Second overall on the day was Borders Andy Regan who had three nice skimmers in the net within the first hour. Andy who alternated between feeder and pole tactics weighed in with 12lb 13oz.

Bob Youdale of the Outcasts finished third and took the bulk of his 11lb 14oz mainly roach and perch net on the waggler.

Willie Sawyers of CADCAC included one bream, skimmers perch and roach in his 11lb 4oz fourth place net caught on the tip.

The 24 anglers fishing on the day brought over 125lb of fish to the scales.

Carlisle Outcasts will face Scotland’s Monklands Angling Club in the second round of the UK’s biggest club angling competition.

Harrington Sea Angling Club held their latest match on Sunday at Blackbank. Eleven anglers fished the tide three hours up and one hour down.

But only four anglers managed to catch fish, new member Andrew Pickering from Whitehaven won the match with three plaice weighing 2lb 14½oz; one of Andrew’s fish, a plaice weighing 1lb 3½oz was the heaviest caught on the day.

Luke Holiday from Flimby finished second with two plaice weighing 1lb 9¾oz. In third place was Geoff Armstrong from Seascale with two Plaice weighing 1lb 7oz.

The club’s next match will take place at Port Carlisle on Sunday 25th March, meeting at Glasson Corner at 12 noon. Anyone wishing to join the club please contact Alan 01900 67257, Luke 07971700871 or email barrymcglasson@hotmail.co.uk

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