Angling: Memorial match for Garry’s just the ticket

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It doesn’t seem almost a year ago that I wrote of the day-ticket venue Weeton Lake on the outskirts of Leeds and its plans for stocking and reopening after the untimely death of owner Garry Parr.

This week I received an email from old pal and top dog of Yarnbury AC, Adie Addy, that, I think, shows what club-match fishing is all about. It reads:

Weeton Lake Fishery played host to the first Gary Parr Memorial Charity Match commemorating the passing of the late venue owner.

Mandy, his widow, now continues to run this fabulous, small day-ticket commercial fishery and, with match organiser Adie Addy, decided it would be a fitting tribute to her late husband to run what is hoped to be an annual charity event, with all the proceeds going to the Freeman Heart Hospital in Newcastle where Gary was treated in the last years before his sad passing.

The match was a sell-out with commercial and river anglers turning up in support to honour and remember their old fishing pal Gary. The high bank pressure on the lake kept the weights down, but venue regular Anthony Scarlett kept the small carp coming steadily throughout the day, responding to pole-fished pellet feeding slop off peg 7.

He put a solid 21lb on the scales which was more than enough to claim the sought-after trophy donated by Mandy Parr.

Second place was Supreme Anglers’ Jamie Brierley who, off fancied peg 1, caught a mixed bag of 12lb 2oz on worm and caster.

Yarnbury’s Adie Addy waggler fished his way into third position with 10lb 14oz of silvers. Fourth spot was picked up by local rod Arron Poole, who put a mixed bag on the scales for 9lb 9oz, fishing the pole off peg 13.

The after-match presentation took place at The Hunters pub where, along with a raffle and personal donations and the generosity of anglers on the day, a total of around £1,000 was raised for the chosen charity. Thank you to all the anglers and friends who supported the event and made it such an enjoyable and successful day.

l At last, a few sunny days, and the week’s highest temperatures of the year proving to be the trigger for local commercials to kick into gear.

Carlton Minniots Woodlands’ complex will, undoubtedly, be the talk of the north with the news of a colossal match catch and new venue record. Usually, a miss-peg Partridge 2 proved a massive hit for Durham’s Johnny Maddison, who, fishing pellet shallow at 14 and 16 metres, caught carp start-to-finish to double trouble the scalesman with a staggering 394-8.

The specialised big three – Woodlands, Sessay and Lindholme – will again dominate headlines as the weather warms for these true mega weights.

But, if net busting is something you fancy trying and nicking a day off work for, some of the smaller fisheries are now close on their heels with brilliant catches reported from Rakers Acorn lake, Poppleton Lakes and Moor Monkton Pools near York.

And, if travelling south, catches of F1s at Barnburgh this week have been staggering.

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Results

Yarnbury AC, Weeton: 1, A Scarlett 21-00; 2, J Brierley 12-02; 3, A Adie 10-14; 4, A Poole 9-09.

Woodlands Lakes, Thirsk, Partridge/Kestral: 1, J Maddison 394-08; 2, M Pearson 130-00; 3, B Lee 112-08.

Oaks at Sessay: 1, C Hall 219-13; 2, C Watson 155-13; 3, C Watson jnr 149-15; 4, D Smith 149-11.

Bobco BSR AC, Raker/Acorn: 1, N Rymer 171-12; 2, D Wright 110-04; 3, A Barker 90-08; 4, M Turner 59-12.

JT Rodgers Summer League, Langwith Anyas: 1, A Jackson 67-08; 2, D Watson 48-03; 3, R Richardson 38-07.

Kippax Park, Osprey: 1, J Wake 100-00; 2, A Lawson 75-06; 3, K Worth 42-12; 4, S Raper 41-00.

Kippax Park, Lapwing: 1, S Pearson 72-06; 2, T Hewson 59-12; 3, P Carter 51-08.

Moorfields Farm: 1, L Wherritt 109-06; 2, S Hoyle 88-08; 3, A Johnson 64-10; 4, G Crane 64-04.

Colton Sports, Swanlands: 1, K Gale 120-14; 2, B Taylor 95-12; 3, I Asquith 67-04; 4, A Senior 62-12.

White Horse AC, Tollerton Kingfisher: 1, R Cowley 37-08; 2, M Doyle 26-08; 3, P Robinson 26-00; 4, D Brier 25-00.

Moor Monkton Pools: 1, D Pollitt 82-06; 2, M Gallagher 66-03; 3, P Gallagher 65-10.

Park Piscatorials, Raker: 1, D Gumby 46-08; 2, A Roze 36-08; 3, C Broadley 28-04.

Viking Saturday Open (Deer): 1, D Sawyer 70; 2, R Scott 53-03; 3, H Tall 45-05; 4, G Watson 41-12.

Colton Sports (Viking Deer): 1, I Asquith 43-04; 2, C Rymer 39-02; 3, J Rymer 22-14; 4, K Gale 22-07.

Adrian AC (Viking Fox): 1, P Milner 66-04; 2, S Allinson 36-04; 3, L Burton 33-06.

Armley AC at Tollerton Heron: 1, D Wilson 41-07; 2, M Cooper 35-06; 3, B Trigg 27-03; 4, R Atkinson 23-09.

Angel Lakes, Open Lookout: 1, R Laing 58-11; 2, D Pearson 53-10; 3, M Craig 36-14.

Angel Lakes, Open Bowes: 1, G Atkin 62-02; 2, J Dryden 54-03; 3, R Emery 50-08.

Rodley Barge, Moorfield Farm – Big Lake: 1, B Lockwood 93-15; 2, M Pennington 73-6; I Hardisty 69-14; E Holmes 67-15.

Match Diary

Saturday

Lex’s Legacy ‘Pride of the Isle’: Lindholme Lakes Big Bash, June 1, contact 01427 875555/01427 872905.

Kippax Park: 27 pegs, tickets £20, contact 07967000746.

Feeder Master Qualifier: River Aire, Beal, contact Angling Trust 0115 906 1301.

Poppleton Saturday Open: pools, £15, draw cafe 10am, contact Roger 01904737279.

Birkwood Farm Fisheries: Emily’s or Oscar’s draw 8.30am, contact 01924 892251.

Woodlands: 72 pegs, tickets £18, contact 01845 520110.

Oaks at Sessay: 50 pegs, tickets £17, contact 01845 501321.

Langwith Lakes: 60 pegs, tickets £16, contact 01904 431874.

Moorfields Farm: 54 pegs, tickets £16, contact 07710817150.

Fleets Dam: 50 pegs, tickets £15, contact 01226 292579.

Birkwood Farm: 60 pegs, tickets £16, contact 01132 80609.

Viking Saturday Open: Deer Pond, 24 pegs, £16, contact 01405 860764.

Tollerton Ponds: Open Match all ages, (Kingfisher 20 pegs, Coot 18 pegs, Heron 32 pegs), contact 01347 838115.

Sunday

Woodlands: 72 pegs, tickets £18, contact 01845 520110.

Oaks at Sessay: 50 pegs, tickets £17, contact 01845 501321.

Langwith Lakes: 60 pegs, tickets £16, contact 01904 431874.

Oak Tree Leisure: 50 pegs, tickets £15, contact 01347 810686.

Leeds DASA: Moor Monkton Pools, contact 07967000746.

Poppleton Sunday Open: 50 pegs draw 11am Cafe, contact 07425 146677.

Monday

Woodlands over-50s: 30 pegs, tickets £15, contact 01845 520110.

Langwith Lakes over-60s: 30 pegs, tickets £10, contact 01904 431874.

Tollerton Ponds over-50s: tickets £16, contact 01347 838115.

Tuesday

Kippax Park: Over-50s, draw 10am, tickets £10, contact 07967000746.

Wednesday

Leeds & District: Moor Monkton Pools, draw 10am, contact 07967000746.

Birkwood Farm Fisheries: Emily’s or Oscar’s, draw 8.30am, contact 01924 892251.

Woodlands: 72 pegs, tickets £18, contact 01845 520110.

Fleets Dam: 50 pegs, tickets £15, contact 01226 292579.

Tollerton Ponds: open match, all ages, contact 01347 838115.

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