THREE-DAY SHOOT-0UT ON THE URE

In the end, weight is the de­cid­ing fac­tor

Angling Times (UK) - - NORTH -

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.

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