Angling: Walker strolls to Ray Thompson Memorial win

Gazette & Herald: Grant Walker, winner of the Ray Thompson Memorial Fishing Match at Tollerton Ponds Grant Walker, winner of the Ray Thompson Memorial Fishing Match at Tollerton Ponds

GRANT WALKER was the winner of the Ray Thompson Memorial Fishing Match at Tollerton Ponds.

Walker put 88lbs on the scales after fishing Kingfisher Lake, where Wayne Charlton was second with 28lb 8oz and Gary Thorton third with 28lb.

Gary Moore had a haul of 59lb 6oz on Coot Lake, ahead of Kirk Easton, with 35lb 12oz, and joint third placed finishers John Haw and Barry Stanley, with 35lb apiece.

On Heron Lake, the joint winners were Terry Carlton and Dave Rollingson with 25lb 8oz, while Andrew Wallis was third with 18lb.

Organiser Adele Wallis said: "I would like to thank every one for taking part as we managed to raise £240 for a memorial bench to be placed at Tollerton Fisheries."

Match bookings

Saturday, May 3

No bookings.

Sunday, May 4

Hemingbrough Pond: Cygnet AC.

Selby Canal (Fire Station): Burton Stone Lane WMC AC.

Saturday, May 10

No bookings.

Sunday, May 11

Laybourne (Marley pool, all pegs): YDAA Late Spring match.

Laybourne (Brown’s pool, pegs one to 25): Burton Stone Lane WMC AC.

Hemingbrough Pond: White Rose AC.

Wednesday, May 14

Laybourne (Marley pool, all pegs): YDAA Veterans match.

Saturday, May 17

No bookings.

Sunday, May 18

Laybourne (Brown’s pool, pegs one to 25): Burton Stone Lane WMC AC.

Laybourne (Marley pool, pegs one to 26, 37 to 51): Bishopthorpe & Acaster AC.

Park View Lake (pegs six to 29): Cygnet AC.

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