Angling: Palace Ings catch buoys Tony Stephenson

YORK angling ace Tony Stephenson took the opening honours in this year’s Acomb Tackle-sponsored York Winter League.

Operating from peg 18 at the bottom of Palace Ings, he hauled in a catch of three skimmers and some roach to total 11b and 14oz and pip nearest rival Mick Doyle, of Leeds Angling Centre, by a mere two ounces.

Results: 1 Tony Stephenson (Anglers World) 11-14, 2 Mick Doyle (Leeds Angling Centre) 11-12, 3 S Snaith (White Rose) 9-3, 4 Dean Smith (Anglers World) 7-13, 5 Stan Haige (Anglers World) 7-8.

Sections: pegs one to nine – R Gaunt 3-9; pegs ten to 18 – B Richardson 3-12; pegs 19 to 27 – T Layfield 7-0; pegs 28 to 36 – C Hardy 7-0; pegs 37 to 45 – P Clarke 2-1; pegs 46 to 54 – A Jaques 6-13.

• Email your angling reports, results and pictures for inclusion in The Press sports pages to sport@thepress.co.uk or phone 01904 567136.

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