150 TENCH (6" TO 8") INTO HALNABY
150 F1 CARP (6" TO 8"), 200 CARP (6" TO 8") AND 80 SKIMMERS (10" TO 12") INTO TURLWICK.
The final match in the 2016-2017 Yarm Angling Club Championship sponsored by Broadgate Financial Management brought the 19-match series to an exciting close.
As seems to be the norm these days, the last weekend of the season saw the river in excellent condition, and with 5 weights in excess of 20lbs and an average catch of 14.5 lbs it proved to be best match of the season.
Going into the match, Peter Rambow Jnr had already clinched first place on "best 15" points, but second and third places were still up for grabs. Rob Emery needed to score at least 83 points to secure second place, and he duly obliged by scoring 84. That meant that Jimmy Messer could not overtake him, and he hung onto third place scoring 87 points in this match. That meant that Derek Fox would have needed to score 97 points to overtake Jimmy, but he fell short of this by just 5 points to finish in fourth place (but no prize).
Graham Jones was looking to be the strong favourite for the individual highest winning weight prize with 39lb 14ozs of bream on 21st August 2016, but with the river conditions looking so good there was always a chance somebody would catch a bumper net of perch or even dace. However the perch did not show in the numbers expected by many, and Peter Rambow's 26lbs 6ozs of dace wasn't enough to knock Graham off the winner spot for that prize.
In the battle for highest aggregate weight, Graham Jones held a small lead of just under 6lbs before the match, but his prospects were not helped when he broke his thumb the previous weekend. Battling through the pain he managed to clinch the prize by adding 16lbs 3ozs to his total. Bob Walker staged a late charge for second place, adding 23lbs 4ozs to his previous total to beat Derek Fox into third place (and no prize) by just 13ozs over the course of the 19 matches.
The clubhouse and bar will be closed on Saturday evenings until further notice, as the number of customers did not justify us continuing to employ a barman and we could not get anyone to volunteer to run the bar on Saturdays on a regular basis. The bar will continue to be open from Sunday to Friday, staffed by volunteers. If you are able to help out please give the clubhouse a call.
Yarm A.L. have over 5 miles of prime fishing on the River Tees around the historic town of Yarm, and we have 1 mile of water on the middle Tees at Bowl Hole (Low Middleton). We also have the 5-acre Halnaby Lake containing bream, carp (to mid-double figures), roach, chub and perch and Turlwick Pond containing tench (to 7lbs), bream, roach, carp, F1 carp, ide and perch. These stillwaters have been protected against otters and have private off-road car parks.
Day tickets are available for non-members are available (£3 for the river and £6 for the stillwaters), but they must be accompanied by a member and the tickets purchased in advance from the Head Quarters (open 7.00 p.m to 11.00 p.m. daily except Saturday).
We are also one of the few clubs in the country to have our own licenced headquarters, including meeting room facilities, which is open daily (except Saturdays) from 7:00 p.m.
There is no waiting list for new membership, follow this link for details of membership costs and how to join.
IF YOU WANT TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB THROUGH LETTER OR EMAIL. THIS COULD AVOID YOU HAVING TO RE-PAY THE JOINING FEE IF YOU DECIDE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE FUTURE.Our book, “The History of Yarm Angling Club”, written by Mike Broadley, was issued free to all members and was well received. New members will also receive a free copy and additional copies can be purchased for £5.00 from the Clubhouse and CAC & DAC tackle shops.
Members of Yarm Angling Limited must also be members of the Association of Teesside and District Angling Clubs (ATDAC), giving access to a further 8 miles of Middle Tees water and a couple of stillwaters. YarmAangling Limited are also a member of the Lower Tees Angling Association (LTAA), with access to about 2 miles of the Lower Tees at Bowesfield. Note that this LTAA water is used for several small matches each year, click here for a list of dates.