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Big prize haul reels in anglers
9:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
IT was a massive weekend for fishing on local rivers with both the Rivers Derwent and Hull championships taking place.
On Saturday, 130 anglers lined the banks of the Derwent from Barmby Barrage to Howsham Bridge to compete for the first prize of £1,000, which Hull & District AA angler Julian Griffin duly won with a haul of 26lb 12oz.
Fishing from peg two at Bubwith with stick float and maggot he took an all-roach catch, with individual specimens up to the 2lb mark.
Leeds ASA rod Mike Rapier secured second place from a peg on the Barmby Barrage section with a net of feeder caught skimmers weighing 16lb.
Third place fell to Mirfield’s Martin Highe with 7lb 4oz of roach from Bubwith.
Marco Tbijanobic fished the furtherest up stream section at Howsham Bridge and secured fourth place with a brace of chub weighing 6lb 12oz.
Sunday’s River Hull Championship was tough going for the vast majority of the 150 strong field.
However, for those fortunate to draw the favoured ship yard section it was a bagging bonanza.
The £1,000 jackpot once again went to Hull angler Trevor Sharp, who put a very impressive 39lb 1oz on the scales, comprising stick float and maggot-caught roach and perch.
Beverley’s Shaun Lesco was not too far away from the winner, recording 38lb 9oz of roach at the weigh-in to hold off the challenge from Doncaster’s Craig Singleton who recorded 38lb 4oz.
Neil Wardrobe won the prize for the biggest catch of flounders, putting 13lb 4oz of them on the scales.
Mike Rapier took the £1,000 prize for the highest points score over the two days, which together with his £650 winnings from day one made him a very happy man.
Pete Utley was once again to the fore in the York Midweek match, this time round winning on the Horseshoe at Poppleton Fishery with 51lb of pole and pellet catching carp from peg 14.
Match organiser Cliff Dawson drew peg ten and offered luncheon meat on the nine-metre pole to attract carp to the 8lb mark in his net of 50lb 8oz.
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