Mottram is 2011 angling club champion

AFTER this month’s Christmas Match prizes were presented at the Falcon Inn, Littleborough, Todmorden Angling Society also made its end of year awards.

This year’s club champion, after a good year’s fishing, was Pete Mottram

Some fishing has also been taking place apart from the Christmas match, with nine anglers fishing a match at Gordon Rigg’s, Kingsway, Rochdale.

Result: 1, Paul McMillan (8lb 10oz) roach on punch; 2, Steven Crossley (6lb 10oz) roach on punch; 3, Dave Wells (4lb 7oz) roach, punch or caster. Winner Trabucco, Halifax; 2nd, Maver North-West; 3rd, Tri-Cast Rochdale.

Membership of TAS is now open from all our tackle shop outlets.

Waters available to members include the Rochdale Canal (from Lock 13 at Callis to Lock 51, Manchester Road, Castleton, inclusive), New Mill (Folly) Dam, Todmorden, Portsmouth Reservoir, Todmorden, the River Calder at Todmorden, Cliviger Fishponds, Littleborough area fisheries at Grove, Croft Head and Lower Townhouse, and Ramsen Wood fishery at Walsden.

If you have not paid your subscriptions, no fishing any of our waters in 2012 until you have!

The society sends its best wishes for the festive season to all readers of the weekly column.