This is the fishing diary kept by David Wraith from 1945 to 1961. David is the son of Walter Wraith and grandson of William Wraith.
This is a photograph of David Wraith fishing at Cowthorpe on his last diary recorded fishing trip in 1948. He “fished against bridge. Caught 17 minnows. Dad caught only a few dace and gudgeon”
The images of the diary follow:-
At the back of his diary David lists “Prizes Won In Matches” –
6th Prize, Ryhill, Seniors – 6s.0d.
1st Prize, Broomfleet, Juvernile – 6s.0d.
2nd Prize, Canal, Juvernile- 8s.0d.
1952 – 53
5th Prize, Barnsley, Senior 10s.0d.
20th Prize, Leeds (value), Juv. 7s.0d.
9th Prize, Helperby, Intermed. 5s.0d.
6th Prize, Horbury S.Q. Juv. 2s.6d.
3rd Prize, Horbury S.Q. 6s.0d
3rd Prize, Horbury S.Q. sweep 11s.0d
33rd Prize, Helperby 2s.6d
1st Prize Horbury S.Q. 22s.6d
2nd Prize Horbury S.Q. sweep 59s.0d
11th Prize Westfield Farm 5s.0d.
Joint 7th Half Moon 1s.4d.
4th Prize Horbury S.Q. 6s.6d.