Good turnout for anglers’ Christmas match

THERE was a good turnout for Todmorden Angling Society’s Grand Christmas Match.

A total of 28 members fished on two canal sites, Croft and Town House, Littlebrough, in appalling conditions, with wind and rain throughout.

Steve Hamer was the winner with carp weighing 29lb 8oz caught on maggot feeder on peg 14 at Croft.

Anglers at Croft seemed to fare better than those at Town House with four of the top six in the competition fishing at Croft.

Results: 1, Steve Hamer, 29lb 8oz, peg 14 Croft, carp on maggot feeder; 2, Chris Lett, 22lb carp, maggot feeder, peg 6 Croft; 3, Pete Mottram, 15lb 12oz, four carp, straight lead, peg 21 Town House; 4, Tom Barlow, 13lb 6oz, peg 7, Croft; 5, Paul Wilkinson, 11lb 8oz, peg 17 Town House; 6, Dave Wolstenholme, 11lb, peg 16 Croft.

Membership for 2012 is now open at all the society’s tackle shop outlets - see the leaflet for rates.

No fishing will be permitted next year until subscriptions have been paid.