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Angling: Derwent title goes to Goole
2:42pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Sport
Anglers came from far and wide to fish Saturday’s Environment Agency-backed River Derwent Championship and, despite the river carrying several feet of extra flood water, 106 competitors lined the banks.
Goole’s Pete Kitwood tamed the pacey water two pegs above Howsham Bridge with a 4oz flat lead and lob worm, slipping the net under 6lb 8oz of perch.
Chesterfield’s Mark Halksworth drew a couple of miles downstream at Scrayingham Village and banked a solo chub of 4lb 14oz with stick float and bread flake tactics to secure second place.
Third place fell to Hull’s William Brown at Buttercrambe Bridge with 4lb 2oz, leaving Beverley’s Steve Lesco in fourth with 3lb 6oz from Catton.
Paul Bilton was a clear winner in the Black Horse Angling Club match at Forest Lane Fishery, Alne, on Sunday, weighing-in with 59lb 2oz. Alternating between method feeder with pellet and pole with paste at peg 10, he took carp to the 4lb mark.
Alan Atkinson stuck with the feeder at peg 34 and was rewarded with 48lb 8oz and second place.
Gerald Chalk again came out on top in the York midweek match, this time on the match lake at Carp Vale Fishery with a net of 35lb. Utilising cat food on the 13-metre pole at peg 38, he accounted for carp to 8lb apiece.
Colin McNeil crossed the line in second with 26lb 8oz.
Tony Mellor took the honours in Friday’s Bernard Maudsley Memorial Match on the Little Tench Lake at Westland’s Fishery with 47lb 11oz. Grappling with the 20-metre floating pole and banded pellet at peg four, he netted around 40 F1 carp.
Ken Herbert went with the easier option and fished worm on the five-metre pole at peg 10 to locate 25lb 14oz of carp and skimmers.