Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Portland Top of the Class at Sharpley

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Portland Top of the Class at Sharpley

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THE JACK Charlton Children's Day competition was held at Sharpley Springs on Sunday with Portland College lifting the Seaham Town Council trophy.

The Sunderland Echo trophy for the heaviest fish was won by Frances Greenlay from Portland College with a fish of 3lb 2oz; Christopher Briggs, also from Portland College, took the Sharpley Springs Trophy for the heaviest bag with a catch of 14lb 5oz while another Portland angler Zandra Green took the Ultimate Fishing Supplies trophy for Girl of the Match.

The Boy of the Match trophy, also supplied by Ultimate Fishing Supplies, went to John Kenny of the Barbara Priestman School while the North Tyneside Coalition for Disabled People trophy for the smallest fish was won by Nathan Pearson from Percy Hedley School with a fish weighing in at 11oz.

Other prize winners were: 6-11year-olds - 1, James Piet, Percy Hedley School; 2, Kenneth Simpson, Portland College; 12 and 13-year-olds - 1, Liam Lister, Portland College; 2, Emily Bea Murphy, Portland College; 14 and 15-year-olds - 1, Craig Holyoak, Portland College; 2, Stephen Simpson, Portland College; 16 and 17year-olds - 1, James Shotton, Collingwood School; 2, Adam Callaghan, Portland College.

Fish have been raising well at Sharpley this week with good mixes of blues, rainbows and brownies taken on dry flies.

Paul and Ashley Fenny caught 27 on a long half-day ticket. David Robson from Dover used a Pheasant Tail Nymph to bring a 12lb 4oz rainbow to the net, one of 17 trout landed on his visit to the fishery while. Bill Watson from South Shields took home a fin perfect 10-pounder. Morpeth angler Ronnie Wilson landed the heaviest fish of the week - a well-conditioned rainbow of 6lb 7oz - at Langley Dam while B Robson had the week's heaviest bag with three for 12lb 9oz. This year's Langley Junior competition will be held on August 17.

Full details from the fishery on (01434) 688846.

Anglers enjoyed fantastic surface sport at Sweethope Loughs this week Daddies, Muddlers, Hoppers and Shipman's all taking fish. …

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