by angling correspondents
and Stuart Lilley
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Stuart Lilley 07528 896655
WITH the end of what is considered to be the traditional summer season, the annual award ceremonies are beginning.
The Station Hotel Angling Club held its 2008 Presentation Night at Shireoaks Sports and Welfare Club on Saturday 1st November.
The evening was a resounding success, with a powerpoint presentation and Mick Pridmore of Dynamite Baits presenting the winners with their trophies.
All members of the club would like to thank Mick and Dynamite Baits for his continued sponsorship.
All members are to note that the Station Hotel Angling Club 2008 Annual General Meeting will be held at 11am on Sunday 23rd November at Shireoaks Sports and Welfare Club.
It is worth noting that the club's waters at Shireoaks Marina and the adjacent canal are now open to all anglers over the winter period.
Day tickets are available on the bank side from the bailiff but anglers must give way to boats and night fishing is not allowed.
We have received a number of confirmed reports that the River Trent is producing some excellent returns over the Worksop lengths, particularly the Torksey arm where bailiff Ken Bradshaw informs us that good nets of mainly roach are being taken on pole fished maggot over a bed of ground bait.
He also tells us that the ground bait feeder is also producing, but is not as prolific as the pole.
On the Weirfield section of the Holme Marsh, match nets of bream have been taken in excess of 40lb on the ground bait feeder on a very long cast, there are also reports of lost barbel on their match gear.
Finally every one at the Worksop & DAA would like to pass on their best wishes to Alex Roebuck (the bailiff on the Chesterfield Canal) in his recovery from his recent illness, we all hope you make a speedy recovery and hope to see you soon on the towpath.
THE members of the Grafton AA held their fur and feather on the Lily Pond at Lodge Farm on Sunday 26th October.
Results were: 1st Ian Topham, peg 52, 57lb 6oz, pole and pellet, 2nd Brian Poole, peg 66, 49lb 9oz, wag and mag also the pole, 3rd Mick Pickwell, peg 54, 38lb 7oz, pole and pellet also the waggler.
The Hodthorpe WMC also travelled to Lodge Farm to tackle the Top Pond. Results were: 1st Mick Burrel, peg 45, 30lb 6oz, pole and maggot, 2nd Roy Butterfield, peg 23, 29lb 10oz, pole fished meat, 3rd Barry Godley, peg 31, 21lb 8oz, pole fished worm.
Also making the trip to Lodge were the members of the Worksop angling supplies Batchelors who opted to place their seat boxes on the long Island. Results were: 1st Sean Batty, peg 93, 38lb 9oz, maggot feeder, 2nd Gavin Leversidge, peg 98 maggot feeder, 3rd Bernard O'Connor, peg 101, 25lb 1oz, wag and mag.COMMERCIAL ROUND-UP
STAYING with Lodge Farm the Likely Lads held their Tuesday knock up on the Long Island.
Steve Plant led the way with 44lb 15oz from peg 97, squeezing out John Moore into second with 36lb 3oz from peg 92.
Over at Lakeside the maggot feeder is still throwing up good match weights of silver fish from all around the lake, with pole fished pellet making an unseasonable appearance in mixed nets in excess of 60lb and pole fished maggot keeping anglers busy with ide and roach.
On the second Strip Pond DJ Angling held their silver fish only match which was ironically won with a net of gold fish, ide and skimmers weighing 40lb 15oz taken from peg 5 on pole fished pellet.
On the Carp Lake Worksop specimen hunter Nicky Strang landed two common carp from peg 6, the largest 24lb 2oz taken on boilies.
Over on the Trout Lake Chris Watson tempted 15 fish to 5lb on his green fritz presented on an intermediate line. Carl Lindley cast his cat's whisker on an intermediate line to slip his landing net under 17 fish to an impressive 9lb.
Just down the road at Retford's Daiwa Hallcroft the sudden drop in temperature had an impact on the most productive methods, with meat fished on the long pole scoring weights to 49lb on the Bridge Pool early in the week, but a change to pole fished pellet was needed later in the week to contact the fish.
On the Moat Pond no single method is proving to be consistent, with bomb fished pellet, long pole and pellet and corn all having various levels of success during the week.
The best match weight of the week came from the Reed Pool where venue expert Jamie Masson varied bomb fished meat and long pole and pellet to amass 71lb 8oz in Monday's Open.
Further south at Sherwood Forest Farm Park, three anglers from the Greyhound AC managed to claim a place in the top four in the Gateford Angling Supplies Fun League last Wednesday.
Authur Bird led the way on peg 4, employing the ground bait feeder with a meat hook bait for a winning net of 19lb 10oz, with Keith Morris claiming third place and Nick Morris in fourth position.