Quality tench brought to net.
Mike Sharp flew the British flag by catching Mekong catfish of 86 lb and 106 lb, and although Lek was primarily there to cook the meals she had a dabble herself and connected with a superb 9.08 kg Giant Featherback. It is the first Featherback she has ever caught and the catch has now been submitted to the IGFA for an All Tackle World Record for the species
In temperatures half as warm as those in Thailand all local waters have been fishing well, with Dissington Pond yielding quality tench and the same species is making it's presence felt at Aldin Grange where skimmers are also being caught on the Silver Fish Lake.
Leazes Park has also been in form although their other club water, Forresters Pond at Durham, yielded a fine catch of perch made up of fish in the 8 oz to 1lb mark to Alan Robson for a total of 15lb.
Whittle Dene and Hury have both recorded roach of more than 1lb 8oz in the same week whilst some plump gudgeon are being caught close in at Whittle Dene with perch too beginning to show.
The Colin Richardson Memorial match fished on Lonsdale produced some cracking results with more than 650lb of fish landed by under 30 anglers. Winner was Chris Scott with 57lb 6oz. Pete Armstrong, on the next peg was second with 41lb 3oz.
WACAC's Ladies match on Horton Grange saw Marie Allen win from Dawn Martin in second and Ruth Malone third while the Bob Hall Trophy on Felton Fence fished by WACAC Juniors was won by Connor Miller with Jordan McBride second and Matthew White third.
Big Waters AC have announced that work parties will be taking place at Dissington Pond on Monday evenings. No fishing will be allowed after 5pm and all members are very welcome to come along and join in.
On Saturday, Leazes Park AA members fish another overnight match in their Carp League with the draw at 6pm, while on Sunday, WACAC contest a pike series on the QE2, Durham City have a Spring Series match at Brasside, and Big Waters AC contest a Summer League fixture at Sessay.
Sunday also sees opens scheduled on The Oaks, Woodlands, Carp Vale and Raker Lakes
Monday evening sees a Big Waters work party on Dissington Pond from 5pm.
On Tuesday the Tyneside Division of the Pike Anglers' Club holds a meeting at Blaydon CIU Club, while on the same night the Darlington branch of the PAC holds a monthly get together in the Coxhoe CIU club. Wansbeck and Cramlington hold an OAP and disabled match on Horton Grange, while another match is on Whins Pond in the King of Whins series.
Wednesday brings a midweek match on Woodlands with Thursday seeing another Open on the Oaks at Sessay.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||May 5, 2006|
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