Bocking and Weets take vets' victories

DAVE BOCKING and Frank Weets took the spoils at the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers veterans' match in the under-75s and the over-75s, respectively.

Better conditions heralded the second York DAA vets meet, where a field of 28 contested the match at Laybourne (Marley’s).

Behind Bocking's 43lb 4oz catch followed Mal Fryer (35lb), Kev Keane (34lb 2oz) and Paul Gallagher (34lb).

For the O75s, Weets (29lb 2oz) beat competition from John Collier (23lb 5oz), Graham Brammer (23lb) and Frank Harvey (16lb 2oz).

Today, the first York DAA Members-Only Junior Match will take place at Laybourne (Browns). The draw is at 5pm and the fish runs from 5.45pm to 8.45pm.

This will be followed by the York Junior Championships (Open Match) on New Walk Terrace on Friday, June 21, and a second open match on Laybourne Marley’s on Saturday, June 29 (draw 10am, fish 11am to 3pm).

The final meeting in this short junior match series will be another members-only junior match at Laybourne (Marley’s) on Friday, July 5 (draw 5pm, fish 5.45pm to 8.45pm.

For entries, phone Jeremy Preston on either 01904 670259 or 07791 023908, or see

There are still a few entry slots available for the York DAA Supreme Angling Summer Series, which starts on Sunday at Marley Pool on Laybourne Lakes.

Further matches are to be held on June 30, August 11, September 22 and September 29.

The entrance fee for the series is £20 or £15 per match.

All five matches count towards the overall result. York DAA Laybourne rules will apply. All entrants must have a York DAA membership (with a valid Laybourne permit) and hold a valid EA licence.

Further information is available via email from organiser John Stark at