Fitton takes angling club trophy

Pete Fitton won the Todmorden Angling Association club trophy match at Croft.

Fitton beat 18 rivals with 29lb of carp caught in warm damp conditions.

He used a pole with pellet as bait.

Simon Newsham came second with 26lb of carp and Pete Moytram third with 24lb, both of them using maggot on a tip.

Danny Stewart was fourth with 15lb.

Steve Ashworth won the open match on the canal at Rochdale (Kingsway). with 20lb 15oz of roach and bream caught using punch on a pole.

The next best weights came from Dave Bradley (15lb 5oz), John Fletcher (14lb 10oz), Bruce Clarke (13lb 10oz) and Roger Priestley (10lb 3oz). There were 19 entrants.

The next club match is on Town House on Sunday February 20.