Angling: Nerveless teen Jacques nets first open match win

Dean Jacques.
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Winning your first club competition is something you remember for a long time, winning your first open match stays with you for life, young Dean Jacques has guaranteed himself some great memories.

The 17-year-old apprentice electrician from Sherburn-in-Elmet, under the wing of his company boss and angling mentor Sean Cameron, last week took on some of the country’s best – and proved himself top of the ‘Class’.

The three-day festival, in aid of the Help for Heroes charity and run like clockwork by Tony Tarff and Doncaster AA on its prolific Southfields Reservoir, was always going to need something special to win.

Fishing to his gaffer’s plans of the tried and tested feeder, worm and fishmeal-based groundbaits between two lines of 30 and 45 metres, Jacques’ first-day catch of 30-12 from peg 50 gave him a zone win and a place at the top.

An early run of hybrids on his 30-metre line and some proper skimmers from his longer chuck late in the match from his Day-2, peg-1 draw, gave him a weight of 37-3 and second in his zone.

It’s at this stage even the best can feel slightly nervous; going into the final day on three points and drawing next to former world champion and England feeder-team manager Tommy Pickering, he could have been excused for ‘blowing up’.

But 17-year-olds don’t ‘do nerves’ and, though Mr Pickering put over 50lb of big bream on the scales, young Jacques stuck to his plan and weighed 38-14 for another second in zone, giving him a five-point total and an impressive festival win at the first attempt.

As if to prove that your boss is always right, Shimano and Dynamite Baits-sponsored Sean Cameron made sure he wasn’t on tea-making duty when the pair returned to work, putting in a near-perfect performance to win the final day individually with the festival’s highest weight of 63-9.

Anyone who fancies honing their bream-fishing feeder skills on a big, wild water, then Southfield is probably the best fishery of its type in the North of England. Backing onto the Aire and Calder Canal at Beevers Bridge near to the village of East Cowick and under the control of Doncaster AA, day tickets are available.

If you’re high-tech and know how to make your sat-nav work better than me, enter DN14 9AD and it will take you right to the bank – and you wont be disappointed.

If you have a match or just going pleasuring on one of our local commercials over the next couple of weeks, don’t forget your coshida and paste. With the weather warming and water temperatures rising, carp are now on to big mouthfuls, a string of wins and placings for Farnleys Dave Pollitt proving they’re hard baits to beat.

His last four weights from Kippax Park, Moor Monkton and Poppleton lakes going 119-8; 123-0; 112-6 and 93-0, showing how good these cheap baits can be on a variety of venues.

At less than £5 for a day’s bait bill, you can’t afford not to have a supply in your bag.

Saturday, June 11 will see Yarnbury AC hosting an under-16s junior match on the popular Weeton Lakes Fishery, see match diary for details.

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Results

BSR Bobco AC, Langwith Anyas: 1, Andy Barker 94-12; 2, Adrian Broomhead 82-06; 3, Sean Rodgers 76-06; 4, Stephen Rodgers 74-03.

Help 4 Heroes Southfields Reservoir, 3 Day Festival: Individuals. Day 1, G Lambert 39-02; K Stevenson 38-5; Day 2, T Pickering 49-12; M Vials 45-10; Day 3, S Cameron 63-09; T Pickering 50-12. Overall 1, D Jacques 5pts; 2 G Lambert 7pts; 3 M Vials 7pts; 4 T Pickering 8pts; 5 G Jones 9pts; 6 W Bartholemew 9pts.

Listerhills AA Leeds Liverpool Canal Rodley: 1, R Thorne 4-06; 2, R Thornton 3-01; 3, P Woods 2-05; 4, E Harrison 1-04.

Aire Calder Rawcliffe Bridge: 1, P Thurlow 32-14; 2, N Crooks 15-05; 3, M Bower 12-00; 4, D Armitage 11-11; 5, P Daley 9-02.

Pollington Aire Calder: 1, K Grainger 20-04; 2, P Yates 12-13; 3,T Gorton 12-12; 4, J Goodwin 9-14; 5, G Watson 8-11.

BSR Bobco Cyprio Moor Monkton: 1, S Rodgers 98-12; 2, D Wright 93-04; 3, A Barker 93-04; 4, T Evans 63-08.

Colton Sports, Forest Lane, furlong: 1, G Sewell 73-06; 2, K Gale 44-08; 3, C Remmer 39-14; 4, I Asquith.

Colton Sports, Brafferton: 1, A Senior 15-12; 2, S Packard 14-10; 3, I Asquith 10-15; 4, J Ryder 8-10.

Colton Sports, Viking Hawk: 1, K Gale 47-02; 2, K Foster 44-02; 3, B Taylor 36-10; 4, J McKenzie 34-06.

Colton Sports, Swanlands: 1, K Gale 146-208; 2, S Packard 82-12; 3, I Asquith 78-10; 4, A Senior 77-01.

White Horse, Pudsey Angling, Winfield Lakes, Low Lake: 1, G Edwards 35-00; 2, I Day 31-00; 3, T Wainwright 25-12; 4, D Brier 25-04.

Birkwood Farm, Emily’s Lake: 1 ,F Ran 55-04; 2, R Cook 40-10; 3, M Bailey 39-05.

Kippax Park, Lapwing: 1, Paul Carter 75-08; 2, Bob Rymer 61-10; 3, Adrian Broomhead 47-14.

Moor Monkton Pools, Leeds Open, Cyprio: 1, Dave Pollitt 123-13; 2, Dave Wright 97-15; 3, Kenny Priestly 72-03.

Moor Monkton Pools, Front Pond: 1, Dave Pollitt 93-07; 2, Martin Dodsworth 91-11; 3, Alex Warren 88-04.

Poppleton Evening Sprint, H/R: 1, K Priestley 95-0; 2, D Pollitt 91-08; 3, S Brown 75-12; 4, T Bainbridge 71-10; 5, S Pearson 71-04.

Colton Sports AC, Viking Deer: 1, C Remmer 46-11; 2, G Sewell 46-05; 3, J McKenzie 37-08; 4, J Ryder 36-10.

Armley A C at Rising Sun Aldwark: 1, C Greenwood 50-00; 2, P Howard 46-02; 3, R Varty 37-10; 4, A Faithwaite 36-03.

Viking Saturday Open (Viking Hawk): 1, J Marshall 66-00; 2, A Thornton 53-10; 3, G Henderson 43-10; 4, R Scott 43-02.

Colton AC (Viking Deer): 1, C Rimmer 44-11; 2, G Sewell 44-06; 3, J Mackenzie 37-14.

Magnet AC (Viking Fox): 1, K Whitehouse 36-13; 2, G Westwood 32-07; 3, G Vause 28-04.

Drop AC (Viking Hawk): 1, K Haywood 44-12; 2, I Griffin 39-11; 3, E Dixon 35-10.

Dragon AC atTyram Hall, Island Lake: 1, Alex 38-05; 2, R Pickup 24-08; 3, B Turner 24-14; 4, P Doyle 20-05.

Angel Lakes, Open Lookout: 1, M Atkin 62-11; 2, J Maven 54-04; 3, J Messa 49-10; 4, E Bradley 49-09; 5, N Laing 48-05; 6, D Pearson 37-13.

Angel Lakes, Open Lookout: 1, C Pine 75-08; 2, P Neave 45-06; 3, N Laing 41-05.

Angel Lakes, Open Bowes: 1, J Dryden 29-10 (record, in six nets); 2, J Foster 59-15.

Match Diary

Saturday

Yarnbury AC: under-16s, Saturda,y June 11, Weeton Lakes, free entry, contact Adie Addy 07956 964713.

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

Leeds & Liverpool: Kirkstall, contact Roger Movley 01132 772215.

Listerhills: Leeds & Liverpool Canal, contact Eddie Harrison 07518721051.

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.

Thursday

Poppleton Lakes: three-hour evening opens, contact Roger 07425 146677.

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