Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Byline: Coarse Angling
It has been another good week for winter weather enthusiasts, proving once again just what a hardy bunch anglers are.
Chub have been feeding well on the local rivers and becks, as have carp and silver fish on the commercial venues.
But the highlight of the week was a brilliant catch of a 7lb 14oz chub by local legend Ron Wilkinson of Newman Scott on the River Ouse around York last weekend.
Ron used his loaf, and bread was the bait used to catch the gigantic fish.
THE feature lake this week is Shotton clay pits near Peterlee, which is a lovely fishery perfectly formed for match and pleasure anglers alike.
With a restocking programme that is second to none, including fish like the F1 hybrid carp, this fishery is going from strength to strength. Telephone 01429 274844 for more details.
THE biggest match attendance of the week coincided with a decent cold day's fishing during the 51-peg match last Sunday at the Oaks fishery near Thirsk.
Daryll Taylor (Whizzo Groundbaits) was the easy winner, recording 32lb 3oz of nice-sized carp on long pole with maggot.
Alwyn Ingham (Bob-Co) also fished long pole with maggot for his second-placed 24lb 8oz, while Mick Jones (Spring Valley) came third with 19lb 3oz.
Thirsk DAA have a brilliant fishery at Cod Beck, which is nearly small enough to jump across, but holds a high proportion of chub.
The latest 36-peg match on the venue produced a winning 35lb 9oz bag of chub for winner Paul Cooksey of Knaresborough, fishing stick float with maggot. …