THREE-DAY SHOOT-0UT ON THE URE
In the end, weight is the deciding factor
RIPON PISCATORIALS URE FESTIVAL (TUES-THURS) River Ure (36 pegs)
WEIGHT was needed to decide the outcome of this three-day clash.
Fred Prudham and Jim Taylor finished on four points apiece, Fred’s 37-11-0 giving him the nod over Jim on 21-2-0.
Day one began with top spot for Martin Hope, who took 21-0-0 of roach, dace
and chublets on stick float and waggler with maggot. Graham Skirrey took day two on 17-4-0 of chub to waggler and maggot before Chris Smith rounded things off by bagging the best weight of the week – 44-14-0 of chub and dace on waggler and bomb with maggot.
Day one result: 1 M Hope, Northern Angling Ripon, 21-0-0; 2 F Prudham, Medlock Bridge, 20-1-0; 3 S Newns, KL Tackle, 11-10-0.
Day two result: 1 G Skirrey, Mary’s Tackle, 17-4-0; 2 C Foyle, Ripon, 12-4-0; 3 F Prudham, Medlock Bridge, 10-8-0.
Day three result: 1 C Smith, Leeds, 44-14-0; 2 J Taylor, RSPS, 10-2-0; 3 R Pickles, KL Tackle, 7-12-0.
Overall: 1 F Prudham, Medlock Bridge, 4pts (37-11-0); 2 J Taylor, RSPS, 4 (21-2-0); 3 S Newns, KL Tackle, 5; 4 M Hope, Northern Angling Ripon, 6 (31-2-0); 5 G Skirrey, Mary’s Tackle, 6 (21-14-0); 6 S Taylor, RSPS, 6 (11-14-0).
Winner Fred Prudham (centre), flanked by Jim Taylor (right) and Steve Newns.