Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jim's Jolly as Big Brown Earns Him the Trophy at Croft; RIVER REVIEW

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jim's Jolly as Big Brown Earns Him the Trophy at Croft; RIVER REVIEW

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TROUT to 1lb 8oz were caught in the last of Thornaby AC's three matches held during the coarse fishing close season.

Darlington's Jim Johnson's big brown trout earned him the Alex Butler Memorial Trophy in the match fished by 15 anglers on the Tees from Croft to Hurworth.

Worm and fly were the only baits allowed, and the winner opted for stickfloat and worm from peg three just below the Croft Bridge pool run-off.

From his swim along the island at peg 31, Darlington's young Michael Grainger managed to locate three smaller trout, using the same method, for a total weight of 1lb 7oz, and losing a fourth trout at the net cost him the match.

Darlington's popular veteran Kenny Close (pictured), admired by everyone for his many victories in an illustrious career spanning over half a century, landed a single trout of 1lb 6oz from peg eight, just above the railway bridge, to complete the frame.

WHILE regular anglers with the Teesside based clubs are law abiding, buy rod licences and stick to the rules, the Environment Agency is stepping up efforts to catch anyone fishing unlawfully. …

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