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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Brooks leads the way in junior match at Crofton

There was some five-a-side fishing fun at Crofton Lake on Saturday afternoon when a Carlisle and District Coarse Angling Club youth squad met a Wigton Youth Station team in a friendly competition at the venue near Thursby.

The sun was shining, the fish were biting and a good day was had by all in this closely fought competition.

In the end CADCAC won the match with an overall weight of 12lb 9oz to Wigton’s 10lb 3oz thanks to a fine individual performance by Leonie Brooks.

Leonie, on peg 45, began to catch bigger bream and skimmers on the pole in the second half of the match to weigh in with 6lb 9oz.

In second place was Wigton’s Liam Prince on peg 43 who alternated between whip and waggler tactics to put together a mixed bag of gudgeon, roach, rudd, and perch weighing 3lb 14oz. In third place on peg 36 was Ethan Richardson who also used both whip and waggler to catch roach, perch and gudgeon.

With the River Eden salmon season closing at midnight on Sunday, things have been quiet on the lower river this week.

Last Tuesday Raymond Chessworth had a good day’s sport at Warwick Hall landing a six and an eight-pounder whilst spinning before adding a 10-pounder caught on a worm in the Battery. It would seem that the high water levels this summer have allowed the salmon to move easily upstream and anglers on the upper river are benefitting; on the Yorkshire Fly Fishers water at Waters Meet when conditions have allowed fishing to take place, anglers have been catching salmon.

Andy Regan was recently crowned Border Match Angling Club Summer League champion at the club’s recent meeting at the Premier Inn, Carlisle.

The BMAC are based in and around Cumbria and South West Scotland, and are predominantly a coarse match fishing club with both male and female members with a passion for match fishing; but more importantly, making friends and having fun.

Fishing in and around Cumbria, the club also travels to some of the best fisheries in Northern England; including The Oaks, Woodlands and Whitmore.

For more information visit www.bordermatchangling.co.uk or contact Kevin Aitken on 07768 565942 or Jem Paveley on 07723 905275.

On Sunday, Maryport and District Sea Anglers Club will be running an Open Roving Competition between Maryport South Pier and Workington Jetty.

Fishing is from 4pm to 8pm with prizes for senior anglers catching the first, second and third heaviest fish and the heaviest flat fish. Senior entry costs £15 and £2 for juniors.

Entries can by made on the day from 2pm at Glasson Rangers Rugby League Club, Maryport.

For further information contact David Underwood on 01900 605785 or Jeff McAllister on 01900 870824.

The following Sunday, October 21, Workington and District Sea Angling Cub are running a Heaviest Fish Open Competition between 9am and 1pm between Whitehaven North Pier and Grasslot Pier. Anglers can register at Workington Union Jack Club from 7am on the day or pre book at Grahams Gun and Tackle. Entry is £12 for seniors and £5 for juniors.

On Saturday October 20, a meeting to discuss the River Eden Fisheries Management Plan has been organised by the Eden Rivers Trust and the River Eden and District Fisheries Association and will take place on in Scotby Village Hall, Scotby near Carlisle.

Simon Johnson of ERT will be discussing the Fishery Management Plan. Gareth Pedley will be speaking about Best Trout Practise, Nigel Milner about Salmon Monitoring Options and Mike Ashwin on the Corby Weir and fish counter.

The day gets underway at 9am and finishes at around 4pm. Attendance is free but please contact Rebbecca Chaffer at Eden Rivers Trust to book as places are limited, rebbecca@EdenRT.org or call 01768 866 788.

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