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ANGLING: Crompton aims to hook up with 'fisher women'
JANET Crompton has become the first woman Level One fishing coach for Ramsbottom Angling Association.
The mother-of-two has targeted the formation of the first ladies’ angling team in the town and has qualified alongside Paul Duerden.
The Association’s first meeting for juniors takes place on Tuesday, at Walshaw Sports Club, starting at 7.30pm.
New members are welcome to join. Further information is available and tuition can be arranged by contacting Alan Warrington on 07725 195202.
Meanwhile, in Sunday’s match at Bradshaw Fisheries between seniors and juniors, 15 competitors from the age of eight upwards took part. The winner was Martin Pope, Sam Baldwin was second and Ben Pope finished third.
Permits are available from The Tackle Shop in Walmersley Road, or Elton Tackle, Radcliffe.
Forthcoming fixtures include the Seniors Club Trophy at Church Gardens on Saturday and the following week it is the turn of the juniors to compete at the same venue.
Meanwhile, Radcliffe and District Angling Society report that Starmount Lodge has been fishing well with some carp showing.
Bury and District Angling Society have no matches this month, but early reports from Square and Island Lodges indicate some catches, despite the cold weather.
Pilsworth Fisheries, where there is an open match every Sunday (draw at 9am), have got off to a flyer with good catches of carp.
There has been some major work at Bradshaw Fisheries where the nine lodges have been transformed into a stunning local venue.
Elsewhere, there have been good catches of silvers reported at both lodges at Maceys Gigg Lane while Unsworth Anglers’ Hollins facility is difficult to find, but has been transformed over the last year with the help of more members and they have benefited with some decent tench taken on bread.