East Yorkshire Rivers Trust River Hull Angling Championship 2017
2017 Dates TBC
The 2015 event once again attracted a very large quality field of anglers from across the North and Midlands. The talk leading up to the event was of the large catches of perch been made in the usual hot pegs in Beverley Shipyard, and of good roach and bream catches made on the lower river on the outskirts of Hull.
Seventy seven percent of the field brought fish to the scales, in total 84 kilos of fish were caught.
The newly crowned River Hull Angling Championship 2015 was Market Weighton AC rod Peter Emmerson, who drew peg 2 on Figham. Fishing from the concrete wharf he pole fished at 13 meters with a 3gram rig, over a bed of chop worm to take mainly perch and the odd roach for 5600grams (12lb 8oz). The catch saw him land the top prize of £1000.
Two pegs downstream at Figham (peg 5) saw Worksop rod Terry Moroz catch 11 large flounders along with some chunky perch to take second spot with 4500grams (10lb).
Third place justified the organisers decision to peg the new stretch at Sextant Road. Fishing from peg 3 Jan Stephenson took 14 quality roach, 2 skimmers and 2 large hybrids for a total 4200grams (9lb 4oz).
Fourth was Mike Fawcett pegged on 3 Figham, one below the winner, he trotted maggots from the high wall at Beck End along the weed bed to take a nice haul of mainly perch for a weight of 3800grams (8lb 6oz).
Last to frame was river regular, Olly Waddy, an angler who has an uncanny knack for catching good weights from unfavoured pegs in this and previous editions of the Hull Championships. Pegged in the middle of the Deans section (Peg 13) he caught perch at regular intervals to weigh 3740grams (8lb 4oz).
6th Ian Ireland, Figham Peg 9- 3250grams.
7th Rob Chaffer, Deans Peg 17- 3170grams
8th S Ripin, Shipyard Peg 14- 3100grams
9th D Pulford, Shipyard Peg 12- 2920grams
10th Barry Sayer, Deans Peg 18- 2760grams
Ian Ireland, Figham Peg 9- Rob Chaffer, Deans Peg 17- S Ripin, Shipyard Peg 14- D Pulford, Shipyard Peg 12- Barry Sayer, Deans Peg 18-
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