Birch is Fryston’s top rod

Winner Steve Birch landed 36lb 11oz.
Winner Steve Birch landed 36lb 11oz.

Steve Birch landed 36lb 11oz to win Fryston Angling Club’s winter league match in cold and windy conditions on Fox pond at Pollington’s Viking Fishery on Sunday.

Gareth Gill (28lb 3oz) was second and Steve Varley (24lb 15oz) third.

Saturday’s open match on Viking Fishery’s Hawk pond attracted 26 anglers.

Selby angler Dave Sawyer was the winner with 118lb 15oz which was mainly a carp catch on bread from peg one.

Phil Morris of Knottingley was second with 71lb 5oz, Tommy Davis of Hemsworth was third with 6olb 15oz, Howden’s Laurence Fenwick fourth with 57lb 4oz and Dean Wild of Hemsworth fifth with 45lb 14oz.