Anglers ready for open day celebration this Sunday

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THIS Sunday Todmorden Angling Society will be celebrating, along with Bovis Homes, at the official reopening of the Ramsden Wood Fishery.

It will take the form of a free “taster day” aimed at people of all ages who would like to try their hand at angling.

The event will be held on Sunday July 31 from 10am to 4pm and members of the public are invited to come along and try fishing free of charge.

All the tackle, bait and licences will be provided and there will also be expert angling coaches available to give those participants who attend around 20 - 30 minutes of one-to-one tuition.

Bovis Homes has developed what it calls a “constructive relationship” with Todmorden Angling Society, drawing up plans for the renewal and enhancement of the Lodge and for its future maintenance and upkeep, effectively saving the lodge.

l The open match on the Rochdale Canal (Summit) was fished by 17 anglers with Frank Szakaley’s catch, which included three carp, two hybrids and a bream, winning him first place.

Result: 1, F. Szakaley, 22lb 7oz; 2, Chris Foster (Leeds), 12lb 2oz; 3, Paul McMillan (Halifax), 10lb 9oz; 4, Chris Hawthorne 7lb 15oz.

Tyhe next match is on Sunday, August 7 (Nehesco to Lanebottom). Ring Frank to book on.

The Sunday club match fished at Cliviger Top Pond was fished by just nine, all catching mixed bags with just one carp caught and Pete Mottram winning out.

Result: 1, P. Mottram, 17lb 4oz; 2, John Mellor, 11lb; 3, Rob McKendry, 10lb 4oz.

The next match is on Sunday, August 7, at Croft - ring to book on.

Fourteen fished the Tuesday match at Town House, Steve Hall winning from peg 17. All caught, mostly carp, using pole and meat with the winner also catching ides.

Result: 1, S. Hall, 25lb 12oz; 2, John Mellor (peg 11), 21lb 4oz; 3, Pete Eastwood (peg 4), 18lb 12oz.

Next Tuesday’s match is at Townhouse.