NORTHALLERTON DAC (SUN)
Winner Steve Stimson finished easily ahead of the pack on this in-form Yorkshire river. The Newcastle man netted chub to 4lb from peg 36 on waggler and maggot for 20-10-0. Brian Sowerby also found a few chub to come second on 12-10-0.
1 S Stimson, Newcastle, 20-10-0; 2 B Sowerby, Ripon, 12-10-0; 3 P Miller, Aireborough, 9-1-0; 4 R Pickles, KL Tackle, 7-6-0; 5 M Allinson, Washington, 7-4-0; 6 M Prudhoe, Darlington, 6-6-0. Weights were low but tight, Bolton man Gordon Houlibecq winning with 6-2-0 of mainly roach from his peg on the Bungalows where he caught on maggot and breadpunch fished at 11m and 14m. Second was Wigan’s Mark Davies with 5-11-0 of roach on punch and hemp.
1 G Houlibecq, Bolton, 6-2-0; 2 M Davies, Wigan MG, 5-11-0; 3 D Massey, Wigan MG, 5-3-4; 4 D Benson, Chorley, 5-0-8; 5 B Meadows, Chorley, 4-8-0; 6 S Birchall, Sensas NW, 4-7-8.