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11th Ousemeisters Barbel Challenge 23/9/2017

Discussion in 'Barbel Talk' started by Mike Hodgkiss, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Mike Hodgkiss

    Mike Hodgkiss Senior Member

    Well what a great day we all had yesterday , despite the thudding 100bpm music , the gin palace boats and the over enthusiastic Leeds formation bank digging team ! I think everyone caught fish of some description ,and in barbel terms it was a great success with I think six whiskery ones being caught in total. The worthy winner Greg Mellor caught two ,the largest being a fine specimen of 9lb 1 oz . Kudos to Bryce Henderson who tempted and 8lb er on his very first trip to the river , one to watch at further Ousemeisters .. Well known specialist Ruffe angler Robin Bowes lifted the coveted Tommy trophy with a haul of 10 of the little dullards .a feat which I doubt will ever be surpassed, a masterclass .. . A big well done to Robert Fisher for tempting an impressively long gudgeon of 14 cms wow ! . All in all a smashing day in great company . Thanks to Newton AC for allowing us exclusive access to their water and to the Black Horse in Tollerton for the food and ale . Hears to next year and Graham, you should be able to make it next time by using the Nun Monkton ferry !
  2. Bryce Henderson

    Bryce Henderson Senior Member

    And thank you to Mike for organising the event, shame you didn't get to fish until 4ish. A very enjoyable day.
  3. Graham Shaw

    Graham Shaw Senior Member

    Excellent news about the ferry - is there a cyclable track through the B. Hall grounds to Newton on Ouse village?
  4. Mike Hodgkiss

    Mike Hodgkiss Senior Member

    Sure is Graham its a tarmac road .
  5. David Maddison

    David Maddison Senior Member

    Big Thanks Mike for organising the event. Always a pleasure to be among fellow Ouse nutters. Great food and drink in the Black Horse afterwards too :D.