Richard on easy Street after win

CHESTER-LE-STREET rod Richard Walker beat off the competition to win the Jack Charlton Cumberland Trout Cup for Disabled Anglers at Esthwaite Water last week.

CHESTER-LE-STREET rod Richard Walker beat off the competition to win the Jack Charlton Cumberland Trout Cup for Disabled Anglers at Esthwaite Water last week.

Richard overcame difficult conditions to win the trophy with four fish for 9lb 14oz.

The NBF cup for the heaviest fish on worm went to Jack Dewhurst with a 1lb 14oz rainbow, while Nelson Bailey from Ireland caught the heaviest fish at 4lb 12oz which won him the William Armstrong Cup.

Ian Sanderson took the ANC Rosebowl while the Salmon and Trout Association Cup for the best fly-caught bag went to Carole Sanderson.

The Carlisle City Council Shield for the best boat pair went to Chester-le-Street pair Parker and George Mowbray with eight fish.

Nelson Bailey won the best wheelchair angler trophy – the Swinton Insurance Shield – with his 4lb 12oz rainbow.

The Brian Scowcroft Cup for Angler of the Match went to Mark Szweda for catching his first fish.

Meanwhile, local rivers have been up and down like yo-yos and anglers in the right place at the right time have caught fish.

Out on Tyneside Anglers Syndicate waters, Wooler rod Tony Robinson landed a salmon of 23lb on fly and sea-trout of 6lb 8oz and 4lb.

Meanwhile, Rob Clarkson, fishing on the River Wear, landed a cracking 10lb sea-trout and another of 5lb, while Henry Kaye caught a 6lb 8oz sea-trout to spinner.

STILLWATER fish of the week was a thumping Jubilee Lakes rainbow of 22lb caught by Blythe Palmer from South Shields. Palmer landed the monster on an Olive Zonker.

WITTON Castle Lakes produced some cracking rainbows this week. Among the catches was Ed Sharp from Newfield with a fish of 19lb 8oz, followed by Darren Jacques from Darlington with a 19lb 4oz rainbow. David Boyd from Stocksfield also landed one of the same weight on a Zonker.

TWENTY boats were out for the Water Aid Competition at Kielder Water and the best bag was caught by Alan Jenkins and Warren Scott with 23lb 1oz. Runners-up were Peter Pattinson and Ray Fothergill with 15lb 2oz, and third place went to Peter Crowe and Ernie Craster with 14lb 8oz. On the day the event raised a total of £1,600.

THE England Fly Fishing Team featuring Simon Robinson, Howard Croston and David Parker finished seventh in the World Fly Fishing Championships held in Finland. Twenty-three countries took part but a poor last day saw them slip from third to seventh.

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