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Otter cools angling competition
11:18am Friday 2nd March 2012 in Angling
But rival K Lightfoot, from Acomb Tackle, might well have challenged for first but for being pestered by an otter near the peg he was drawn at just below the road bridge on the Fulford bank.
As it was, Harris’ 8lb haul of two bream and one skimmer – caught using ground-bait feeder and worm on the hook from the bridge field – topped a 48-strong field of anglers fishing in the Ouse below York.
Second-placed Lightfoot totalled 6lb 12oz comprising three skimmers, roach and perch. The pesky otter also annoyed other anglers on the Donkey Woods side too, making bites hard to come by.
Third place went to Rich Darling (Angler’s World Hols) with 6-11 of roach and perch fishing the pole. He was drawn on the Palace bend.
Also on the Palace bend, Leeds Angling Centre’s Ricky Gaunt was fourth with 5-11 of roach and perch fishing the pole.
Team points (after five rounds): 1 Leeds Angling Centre 7 points, 2 Anglers World 8 points, 3 Tang Hall 21 points.
The last match is on March 11.
Sunday, March 4
Donkey Woods, Fulford and Palace Ings: York & District Amalgamation of Anglers Tadcaster Tower Rose Bowl.
Laybourne (Brown’s, pegs 20 to 36): Barleycorn Scholes AC.
Sunday, March 11
Donkey Woods, Fulford and Palace Ings: York & District Winter League.
Laybourne Lakes (Marley pool, pegs 37 to 51): Barleycorn Scholes AC.
Sunday, March 18
Laybourne (Marley, pegs one to 20): Barleycorn Scholes AC.