LAST Saturday saw the second match in the junior mini series with 20 young people turning up at the Riverside fishery at Scrooby.
The event was, as ever, reliant on the help of the stalwarts who gave up their Saturday evening to support the youngsters, so thanks again to Garry and Doreen Butt, Neil Nicholson, Tommy Preen, all the parents and carers and of course a big thank you to John for providing the water completely free of charge.
A number of Junior Worksop books were also sold on the evening. These books, priced at just £5, offe
r amazing value and enable the holder to fish a number of local waters including Sandhills and Woodsetts quarry pond, free of charge.
The next event in the series is to be held on the Chesterfield Canal on 12th July and the good news is that we can still offer places if there is anyone interested.
There are also still tickets available for the Grafton AA junior match which is to be held on the evening of Friday 19th June, with the draw at The Lock Keeper at 5pm with an entry fee of only £2 and a whole host of prizes up for grabs with registration via Ken Wards Sports on Carlton Road.
We also have news of two open matches to be held in the next few weeks.
The first is the Bob Gillbody memorial which is being organised through Jays Social Club at Langold and will be held on 29th June with fishing from 4pm until 9pm.
The entry is limited to the first 35 at a cost of £35 all in, with a pay out of all barring the £5 pegging fee.
You are able to register for this event either by calling in at Jays and registering with John the club steward or contacting him on 07970 626353. Please note a deposit of £5 will be required to confirm registration.
The next event is the Worksop National Squad open which is to be held at Sandhill Lake on Sunday 15th June.
The draw will be held at 8.45am with fishing from 10am until 4pm.
The cost of tickets is a reasonable £13 with registration or further details available from Ian Turner on 01909 484776.
Stuart Brumpton has asked us to thank all his well wishers and visitors who took the time and trouble to support him through his recent hospitalisation. We hope to see Stuart soon back on the bank.
And finally let's not forget that Monday is the glorious 16th and the first day of the proper season with all of the region's rivers open for all running water enthusiasts and news of two local waters that have been hitting top form.
The first is the Worksop and DAA Sandhill Lake with reports coming in of pleasure nets including quality tench, roach, bream and now the elusive carp that have been showing at the School end of the lake to a variety of methods.
The next is the ever-popular Grafton AA length of the Chesterfield Canal with the John Shaws length producing sizeable chub to fly casters as well as the more traditional methods.
THERE are two matches to report on from Worksop United AC.
The first was a permit holders' event held on the Bracebridge stretch of the Chesterfield Canal on Saturday 7th:1st J. Bradford 12lb 11oz peg four carp and skimmers; 2nd R. Allen 8lb 14oz peg 16 skimmers; 3rd M. Allen 7lb 11oz peg eight skimmers.
The second was a club match held on Sunday 8th and was fished on Daiwa Hallcroft's moat pool: 1st T. Keyworth 26lb 6oz peg 97 skimmers; 2nd P. Nunn 24lb peg 95 skimmers; 3rd B. Garsden 19lb 3oz peg 62 carp.
A belated report from last month from the Grafton AA which was held on the 18th May at the Horseshoe Lake at Wales: 1st Mick Simpson 36lb peg six pole and pellet; 2nd Brian Poole 30lb peg four pole and paste; 3rd Ian Topham 28lb peg nine pole and pellet.
The Worksop Disabled Anglers visited Lakeside fisheries at Ranskill last Tuesday: 1st Mick Simpson 41lb 12oz peg 18 carp on pole fished meat; 2nd Keith Walters 39lb 13oz peg 20; 3rd Brian Robinson 37lb peg 35.
The employees of Bassetlaw Hospital held a club match on the Lily pond at Lodge farm fisheries on Sunday 1st June:1st John Ashwell 70lb 10oz peg 51 pole fished meat; 2nd John Marks 28lb 10oz peg 58; 3rd J. Burley 24lb 10oz peg 54.
The Station Hotel of Shireoaks fished their second summer league match on a warm, overcast and calm day.
Although conditions were nearly perfect all anglers struggled to catch:1st Ivor Jones 31lb 15oz waggler (three rods out) carp maggot; 2nd Dave Brown 28lb 15oz feeder carp pellet; 3rd Bernard O'Connor 28lb 8oz floating pole carp pellet.
Worksop Angling Supplies Bachelors made the journey into north east Lincolnshire to fish the Tripp Pond at Messingham Sands on 1st of June: 1st Gavin Leversidge 92lb 7oz peg 26 carp on pole fished meat and worm; 2nd Alan Quick 48lb 11oz peg three carp and skimmers pole fished caster and meat; 3rd Alan Smith 30lb 2oz peg 34 carp on pole pellet.
There are also two matches to report on from Ryton AC. The first was held at Daiwa Hallcroft on the Bridge pool on 25th May: 1st Shane Moore 22lb 12oz; 2nd Pete Hazel 19lb 1oz; 3rd Ian Kettlewell 17lb.
The second match was fished at Messingham Sands on 8th June on the Island lake: 1st Gareth Kirk 68lb 3oz; 2nd Shane Moore 43lb 11oz; 3rd Neil Nicolson 27lb 9oz.
DAIWA HALLCROFT ROUND-UP
THE long pole and pellet has been productive on all four pools at the Retford complex taking nets of skimmers and carp of up to 90lb in competitions.
Shallow long pole fished luncheon meat has also been scoring well on both the moat and bridge pools when there has been a ripple on the water.
The old favourite maggot presented on the long pole has also been accounting for some quality nets especially on the moat pool.
On bridge the short pole and paste has been responsible for the heaviest match weight of the week on the lake of 66lb 10oz of mainly carp, with croft responding to expander pellet or corn fished on a bed of the fisheries own feed pellet for match weights in small carp of over 45lb.
TOFT NEWTON ROUND-UP
THERE have been plenty of fish on or near the surface with CDC dries, nymphs and buzzers of many types proving successful.
No particular best area as the wind has been very changeable – again, some days turning 360 degrees.
Washing line method has been good, fishing a small booby on the point with a couple of buzzers or diawl bachs hanging.
Bank has fished well but plenty of fish showing further out now, so it's time to get drifting loch style with teams of wets for some exciting sport, especially in the evenings.
Best rainbow of the week was caught by Toft part-time bailiff Pete Cowan at 6Ib 2oz.
LODGE FARM ROUND-UP
Tuesday's regular visitors the Worksop Likely Lads held their latest knock up on the field pond where all the top three employed pole fished meat: 1st Reg Turner 76lb 13oz peg eight; 2nd Keith Noble 56lb 3oz peg five; 3rd Pete Ware 53lb 14oz peg 18.
Wednesday's evening match held on the signal pond was another high scoring competition for a three hour sprint: 1st John Ashwell 62lb 1oz peg 34 pole fished meat; 2nd Phil Morgan 52lb 15oz peg 38 pole fished meat; 3rd Brian Bennet 45lb peg 12 pole and pellet.
Bill informs us that the top pond's ample stocks of skimmers, stock carp and tench are falling to caster presented on the short pole for pleasure anglers with the lake's roach and rudd being caught shallow with the same bait on the long pole.
ON the Homedale lake over the past few weeks the small method feeder with a hair rigged pellet hook bait has been the most productive method and at the time of writing this is proving still to be the case, especially when cast tight over to any central features or islands.
This tactic has been responsible for putting match nets together of over 110lb.
Also worm and the red maggot presented on the long pole is still scoring on most open water pegs for carp up to 6lb in competition bags of 91lb.
On the Sherwood lake the long pole and pellet is still ruling the roost for nets of skimmer bream to 40lb with the majority being in the 2lb bracket with the occasional carp to 5lb making an appearance.
The better specimens to double figures are patrolling the margins and also showing a preference for pole fished pellet.
ONCE again this prolific venue is fishing consistently well for a variety of species on many different methods.
Wednesday's open match was won with 76lb 14oz of ide and skimmers taken from peg 41 on pole fished meat.
A recent club match saw a mixed bag of chub, skimmers and ide weighing 69lb 12oz, taken on pole fished caster on peg 31.
Sunday's club match needed 57lb 10oz of skimmers for a win off peg 38 taken again on pole fished meat.
On the second strip pond Paul Harper used the in-form method of pole fished luncheon meat on peg three to take a pleasure net consisting of carp, goldfish, tench and skimmers in excess of 100lb which included carp up to 12lb.
On the carp lake Martin Cockayne set up his bivvy on peg three to land nine fish which included four twenties topped off by a ghostie of 26lb 6oz taken on boilies.
Over on the trout lake Richard Warren tempted 12 fish to an impressive 12lb on a black buzzer and floating line, with Worksop rod John MacDonald using the same method to slip his landing net under seven fish to 7lb.Roger Stocks: 07846 673365
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