An­glers are left cold by sport slump

Sunday Sun - - Angling - BY PAUL ARM­STRONG

THE colder overnight tem­per­a­tures of the last week have re­sulted in a no­tice­able slump in sport on some of our wa­ters; fish seem to have their heads down and an­glers are now re­sort­ing to fish­ing deep for any kind of re­sults.

Mag­got feeder, the bomb and banded pel­lets are work­ing well at the An­gel, where the cold rain al­tered the fish feed­ing po­si­tions.

Wet and windy con­di­tions made it dif­fi­cult for those fish­ing Wed­nes­day’s open on Bowes Lake, but per­se­ver­ance payed of with a crack­ing re­sult.

Rob Emery led the way with 182lb 8ozs, fol­lowed by Alan McGuire with 141lb 12oz and John Fos­ter’s 131lb 14ozs. Last Sun­day on Look­out Lake John Nel­son won with 81lb 6ozs, Ethan Bradley was sec­ond with 65lb 12oz ahead of Jonathan Maw­son with 52lb 13oz.

Big Wa­ters AC’s se­nior cit­i­zens and dis­abled fished the last match of their Series last Tues­day where Steve Freer fished ex­tremely well to take the win with 4lb 2ozs of perch, roach and Rudd. Paul Arm­strong took the over­all ti­tle with 39 points, ahead of Steve Freer with 35 points and Les Gore­ham with 34 points.

To­day is a very busy day with many events tak­ing place right across our re­gion, the fore­most be­ing the pres­ti­gious Gurkha Char­ity Open which will be fish over var­i­ous lengths of the River Tyne.

Leazes Park will fish the Ponch Me­mo­rial on their city cen­tre venue, Sun­der­land FAC fish the Tony Kidd Tro­phy on Silksworth Lake.

Ry­ton & Dis­trict con­test the Perch/ Gud­geon Cup on the Til­con Pond, Big Wa­ters AC travel to Kestrel Lake at Wood­lands and a Su­per League match goes ahead on the River Tees – Yarm and Bowes­field stretches.

On Wed­nes­day evening an An­gling Trust North East Fish­eries Fo­rum takes place at the Bow­burn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Durham Road, Bow­burn, DH6 5AT.

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