Angling tickets on sale

RIPON Piscatorial Association will be selling day tickets and annual membership year books from four outlets around Ripon.

Anglers will be able to obtain day tickets from the following four outlets in Ripon at a cost of 6 per day (per angler): The Post Office, Bondgate; Elsworths Newsagents, North Street (across the road to the old tackle shop); The Farm Shop, next to the Station Pub, North Road; Riverside Caravan Site, Ure Bank Top.

With reference to membership year books, Mr Mick Tiffney (outside seven miles Ripon centre) and Mr Shaun Slator (inside seven miles Ripon centre) will be responsible for the membership books’ issuing.

Anyone wishing to renew or become a member of the Ripon Piscatorial Association should contact these people in writing, with a cheque made payable to RPA for the correct amount along with a stamped self-adressed envelope (size 7” x 5” or 18cm x 13cm minimum).

All junior members will need a parent or guardian to apply on their behalf. Do not just turn up on their doorsteps and expect a book as you will be turned away. No cash payments will be allowed.

Addresses are: Mr Mick Tiffney, 39 Lickley Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LJ, tel: 01765 600373. Mr Shaun Slator, New Carr House, Mickley, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3JG, tel: 01765 635115. Pricing for membership for season 2008/09 is as follows: pensioners 20 (overs 65s, age verification may be necessary, 20 entry fee for new members); seniors 44 (over 18s), ladies 20, seniors with night permit for racecourse lake 55 (over 18s), juniors 10 (12 to 18 years - age verification may be necessary); intermediate 22 (18 to 21 years, in full time education, proof required).

Meanwhile, anglers on Leighton Reservoir have enjoyed the good weather and excellent fishing over the last week. A total of 211 anglers caught 750 fish, up to 10lb 11oz, with 60 per cent catching at least three fish. Lures continue to catch fish but also buzzers and spiders are having success with plenty of fish showing on the surface.