Lumb wins season-long angling competition by one point

Dave Lumb was Fryston's top angler this season.
Dave Lumb was Fryston's top angler this season.

Dave Lumb pipped travelling partner Steve Birch for Fryston Angling Club’s angler of the year trophy.

The competition was decided by the outcome of the club’s final match of the season at Moorefields Farm, Goole, on Sunday.

A 20-strong turn out had extra cash prizes to fish for on the day.

The battle to be the season’s top angler saw Birch, the winner for the previous two years, start the match on 197 points, with Lumb, also a previous winner. three points ahead of him on 200.

Birch could do no more than win the match and gain the maximum 10 points which he did with 52lb 6oz to finish on 207 points.

Lumb needed to come no worse than third place to take eight points and pip Birch at the post.

Lumb’s 41lb 12oz did the job, earning him third place and taking his final total to 208 points.

Brain Copley returned 47lb 3oz for second place on Sunday. Section winners were P Moran and J Copley with 33lb 4oz and 22lb 5oz respectively. Gareth Gill won the silver peg draw. S Lupton won the nearest the mystery weight and the largest fish of the day was caught by Colin Finney.

Members are reminded that the presentation night will be held at Fryston Welfare Club on Saturday, December 7 (8pm). The club’s AGM will be held on the last Wednesday in March next year (7pm).

Saturday’s regular open match on Hawk pond at Pollington’s Viking Fishery was won by Stuart Fotheringham with 77lb 15oz on caster from peg 15.

Garth Sykes of Knottingley was second with 72lb 9oz and Ackworth’s Sam Morgan third with 70lb 5oz.