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Angling: Paul Jessop’s roach plunder seals trophy prize
3:20pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
PAUL JESSOP made the most of an end peg draw to win Sunday’s Barry Lightfoot Memorial Trophy on the Aire and Calder Canal at Rawcliffe Bridge.
Utilising the pole at 11 metres with maggot for bait he took mainly roach in a winning catch of 12lb 14oz.
Dave Woods drew next to the winner and secured second place with another pole-and-maggot net of red fins totalling 10lb 9oz.
Doug Cassidy made it three in a row, sitting next to Woods and recording 9lb 10oz.
As autumn approaches, paste is slowly losing its appeal to the carp and catfood is coming to the fore as the bait of choice.
Jim Pearson used it to great effect in last Wednesday’s York midweek match on Sessay’s Cedar Lake, tempting 95lb 14oz to the net from peg six.
Match organiser Cliff Dawson also got among the action and had the carp purring at peg 24 to secure second place with 71lb 10oz.
Catfood was also responsible for the top two nets in the Black Horse’s Sunday match on the Horseshoe at Raker Lakes.
This time it was Gordon Farmery’s turn to extract 61lb of carp out from peg six with the 18-metre floating pole, relegating Gerald Chalk into second at peg 21 with 58lb.
Brian Pallister had a runaway win on the Acorn at Raker Lakes, putting a whopping 116lb 4oz on the scales in last Friday’s Westland’s AC match.
Drawn on fancied peg 13, he made no mistakes, banking carp to the 8lb mark with the 12-metre pole and paste.
Colin McNeil led the trailing pack with 60lb from peg 15.
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