Varley wins in poor conditions

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FRYSTON Angling Club members made a 30-mile mile trip to Langwith Lakes, York, on Sunday, to compete for the David Gates Memorial Trophy.

The fishery has a waiting list of up to two years to fish a Sunday match at what is usually a prolific venue but Sunday’s match was more to be endured than enjoyed.

Waterlogged pegs, high winds and non stop rain added up to a miserable day’s fishing.

The best weight and the trophy went to Steve Varley with 26lb 14oz of mainly carp, all caught with worm on the hook.

Garath Gill took second place with 24lb 4oz of carp using sweetcorn on the hook.

James Copley put 20lb 8oz on the scales for third spot.

Dave Wright only needed 7lbs to take the section on his bank, but section two had to be shared after B Copley and J Burke both weighed in 15lb 8oz.

D Cockerham won the silver peg draw.

Saturday’s open match on Hawk Pond at Pollington’s Viking Fishery was won by Rob Green with 55lb 12oz. Second was Phil Morris (46lb 4oz), third Phil Jennings (35lb 12oz) and fourth Garth Sykes (32lb).