Darlington's Clive Cloke sealed a sensational victory during the Darlington BT AA Knockout Trophy split between Lane Fox and Willowgarth Ponds.

Sat on the long platform at Lane Fox, Clive waggler fished red maggot onto the near shelf in 8 feet of water and steadily netted six bream and three tench during the course of the match. However, success was literally down to the two remaining minutes when the float slid under again and following a Titanic battle a fully scaled common carp weighing 15.0.0 sealed a memorable day and boosted Clive's score to 27.0.0.

On the opposite bank it was all bream for fellow Darlington rod Billy Caygill who alternated maggot and worm on the waggler tempting eight samples totalling 17.9.8.

Others: R Bird 12.10.0 & M Graham 12.8.0.

The penultimate round of the York Tackle Series produced another terrific silver fish contest on Poole Bridge Farm Wheldrake.

The top 16 anglers totalled 238.0.0 with York Tackle's Carl Midhage taking the best bag of 29.3.0.

Drawing peg 18 behind the farm it was an all roach bonanza and redfins to 10ozs responded to caster presented 2 ft deep on the pole at eight metres over loose feed.

Runner-up Dougie Featherstone opted for the pole and chopped worm at 11 metres off peg 5 in the old pond and caught skimmer bream and roach backed a carp of 3.0.0 for 25.3.0 from Richard Darling 24.5.0.

At Woodlands Lakes Saturday's Open down to two lakes Partridge and Skylark meant a full house and the 71 anglers averaged 24.12.0 a man.

Diawa Goldthorpe's Daryl Taylor set the stage for another paste performance.

Despite the strong opposition, Daryl finished nearly 20.0.0 ahead as he worked his magic to tune of 68.11.0 off Partridge 5.

Cupping in hemp and paste the catching line was at 12 metres and a few tench interrupted an otherwise steady flow of carp up to 4.0.0.

Next came Cleveland Angling Centre's Andy Harker, one of the North-East's most versatile matchmen who has recently recovered from major heart surgery.

Alternating paste and pellet and switching between short and long pole he netted carp to 7.0.0 off Partridge 35 for 49.13.0 at the finish.

Woodland Lakes (Wed) Kestrel Partridge & Skylark (65 pegs): 1 J Griffin (Hull & District) 50.13.0; 2 D Taylor (Diawa Goldthorpe) 49.13.0; 3 G Twohey (EJ Tackle) 49.4.0.

Top carp matchman Dean Smith is the latest recruit to the Tek Neek Trabucco outfit and he instantly celebrated the new sponsorship storming ahead during the Oak's midweeker.

On Maple 49, Dean on the pole and pellet at 13 metres collected all carp including commons to 6.0.0 for a tremendous bag of 68.13.0.

Then Chris Hall fishing identical tactics off peg 65 delivered 52.1.0 of carp with fish to 4.0.0.

Oaks Sessay Sunday Maple Lake (64 pegs): 1 J McGarrell (Map Elton) 37.4.0; 2 K Ovendon (Map Elton) 35.12.0; 3 D Smith (Tek Neek Trabucco) 35.0.0.

Armley's Andy Gallant notched up a comfortable 40.12.0 to win in the latest round of the Red Lion Series held on the Carpvale Fishery Match Lake.

Andy on the pole and cat meat pushed across to the island off peg 48 and located an early tench but a barren spell then prompted a different attack.

Fishing down the middle the action soon started and 10 carp later was in pole position before bites once again dwindled and it was a matter of going back across to the island to add another tench to put the conclusion beyond doubt.

Others: B Guy (East End Park) 33.6.0; S Shepherd (Armley) 26.4.0.

At Raker Lakes on Sunday an amazing opening hour resulted in 14 carp for 16-year-old Wayne Nolan of Team Gem.

Pulling out peg one on Horseshoe Lake, Wayne utilised the floating pole into the corner and although bites slowed following the hectic burst he kept the fish coming at intervals using both corn and cat meat to record a staggering match bag of 64.0.0 from runner up Stuart Holmes of Tight Lines on 38.7.0.

Trout News

Leighton Reservoir, Masham. Another good week - 163 anglers 518 trout - with 68 limits bags and 14 rainbows between 4 & 6.0.0 grassed. Dawson's olives, black & greens, Daddies, small black flies and buzzers are most effective at present.

Derwent Reservoir: 350 rods 690 rainbows. Meadow stretch on the North Shore hotspot rainbows in the 2 - 5.0.0 bracket. Cat's whisker, Dawson's olive, goldhead and black fritz tops. Heaviest rainbow 8.11.0.

Blackton: 106 visitors 363 trout. A westerly wind put a good ripple on the water and the venue's trout responded with rainbows nudging 8.8.0 and several quality brownies to 7.0.0. Floating and intermediate lines working with Dawson's olive, black fritz and Kate McLaren.

Kielder: 142 anglers 315 rainbows to 8.4.0. Best flies vivas, orange fritz, black fritz & Zulus. Best areas Whickhope, Tower Knowle, Bull Crag and Leaplish Water Ski Bay.

Fontburn: 361 anglers 1247 trout. Rod average of 4.3. 74 limit bags. Top rainbow 6.10.0 falling to a goldhead viva. Black and orange fritz and Cat's whiskers also doing well.

Scaling Dam: 145 visitors 386 trout. Best rainbow of 5.12.0 on legered worm.

Grassholme: 226 rods 577 trout to 4.0.0. Several fish in the 2.8.0 range. Cat's whisker, fritz and Dawson tempting majority of fish.