by angling correspondents Roger Stocks and Stuart LilleyRoger Stocks: 07846 673365
Stuart Lilley 07528 896655
WITH the first hint of autumn already in the air, thoughts are starting to turn to the upcoming beach fishing season.
The first event is the annual John Eaves Memorial Match which again will be held at one of John's favourite venues, Yarmouth North beach.
With conservation in mind, match organiser Graham Cashmore is running it as a catch and release competition with points awarded for species and size.
Graham is to be commended for his approach in preserving our ever-diminishing fish stocks. Anyone interested can contact him on 01909 487824 for further details of the event and accommodation.
We will also be running beach matches again this year, with the first one to be arranged in November with the Ray Mallendar Challenge Trophy for the Best Junior Catch up for grabs and the seniors fishing for the Guardian Cup. Details will follow in one of the future editions.
Finally a reminder that the Worksop & DAA takes place next Thursday (2nd) at Manton Athletic Club on Retford Road at 7.15pm.CLUB RESULTS
ON Saturday it was the Worksop DAA delegates and bookholders match on Sandhill Lake, where the participants were competing for the Gerald Rollinson Memorial Trophy.
Results were: 1st Ian Turner, peg 56, 14lb 6oz, ground bait feeder, 2nd Mark Pressley, peg 58, 13lb 1oz, 3rd Mick Pogson, peg 74, 7lb.
Last Sunday the members of the Stanley Street Sports and Social AC visited Messingham Sands where they opted to fish the Island Lake.
Results were: 1st Pete Scott, peg 20, 38lb 8oz, pole/pellet carp, 2nd Shaun Sutton, peg 30, 35lb 8oz, method feeder/pellet all carp catch, 3rd Mick Pogson, peg 11, 34lb 7oz, straight lead/pellet all carp.
Worksop United held their latest permit holders match on the Chesterfield Canal at Bracebridge on Saturday. Results were: 1st M. Drage, peg 13, 14lb-4oz, carp and tench, 2nd S. Short, peg 11, 12lb-10oz, carp and tench, 3rd M. Allen, peg 2, 10lb-13oz, chub.
The anglers representing St Joseph's AC fished their last club match of the season on a surprisingly low and clear Newark Dyke at Farndon.
A grudge match took place between the young apprentice Tommy Davenport and his old master Paul Mosgrove, with Paul showing his class in taking a side wager. Andy Pettinger won his first match with the club after many years of trying.
Results were: 1st Andy Pettinger, 6lb 12oz, barbel 6lb, 2nd Stuart Lilley, 6lb 5oz, silver on waggler and ground bait feeder, 3rd Paul Mosgrove, 4lb 6oz, skimmers on ground bait feeder.
The Ryton AC also visited Farndon and encountered the same problems of heavy boat traffic coupled with a constant stream of rowers ignoring etiquette and crashing tight in through swims. Results were: 1st Ian Kettlewell, peg 21, 12lb 9oz, silvers, 2nd R. Storey, peg 8, 4lb 1½, 3rd Shane Moore, peg 3, 3lb 11oz.
The anglers from the Greyhound AC braved the River Trent at East Stoke. Results were: 1st Keith Morris, peg 13, 16lb, two barbell caught close in on ledgered meat, 2nd Charlie O'Sullivan peg 17, 12lb 2oz, three barbell, 3rd Mick Burrows, peg 11, 5lb 9oz, one barbell.
Worksop Piscatorials made the short hop up to Scrooby, where they fished their latest event on the Sandmartins Lake at Riverside. Results were: 1st Glyn Burgess, peg 12, 6lb 1oz, 2nd Stuart Lilley, peg 19, 5lb 14oz, 3rd Roy Houtby, peg 17, 2lb 15 oz.
On Sunday Worksop Angling Supplies Batchelors travelled to the Lodge Farm Fishery where they placed their seat boxes around the Signal Pond.
Results were: 1st Brian Moor, peg 33, 42lb, pole and pellet, 2nd Mick Eshalby, peg 34, 38lb 8oz, pole fished worm and caster, 3rd Algie Wareham, peg 37, 26lb 1oz, waggler fished corn.
Also on Sunday regular visitors Hodthorpe WMC chose to fish their latest event on Long Island. Results were: 1st Mick Burrell, peg 90, 126lb 4oz, pole fished meat, 2nd Alan Wood, peg 82, 63lb 5oz, pole and pellet, 3rd Barry Godley, peg 92, 54lb 8oz, pole and meat.
Tuesday saw the Worksop Disabled Anglers venture to Lakeside. Results were: 1st Pete Scott, peg 17, 53lb 4oz, 2nd Brian Robinson, peg 24, 47lb 5oz.
OVER at Ranskill the Lakeside Fishery is still producing quality mixed nets of carp and silver fish with the best match weight being 142lb 6oz of carp and skimmers in Wednesday's open from peg 27 on pole fished pellet.
Pole fished worm saw 67lb 7oz of silvers taken in a club match on Saturday from peg 40 with caster presented on the long rod responsible for putting together a net of chub, ide and skimmers weighing 78lb 10oz from peg 41.
On the second Strip Lake DJ Anglings match was topped with a carp, goldfish and skimmer net of 78lb 10oz from peg 5 on pellet waggler.
On the Carp Lake Garry Croft fished peg two where he proceeded to put 12 lumps on his unhooking mat, the best a common of 24lb. Garry Parker managed six specimens from peg four which included a common of 22lb 10oz.
Over on the Trout Lake Paul White slipped his landing net under seven fish to 7lbs on his gold head damsel on an intermediate line, with Steve Donald casting his gold headed Fritz to tempt 11 fish to 4lb.
Just up the road at Scrooby, John tells us that worm and caster fished on the pole is the favoured method at the moment on the Main Lake.
Craig Crosby put together a fine net of 58lb 13oz using this method to good effect off peg eight, with Andy Simpon claiming the runners up position off peg 15 with 32lb 7oz using the same method.
John also informs us that the venue's Saturday Open matches are to commence again on 4th October with a £10 entry fee and an optional £1 golden peg, with the draw taking place at the café at 9am and the fishing taking place between 10am-4pm.
Over in Retford at Daiwa Hallcroft complex, paste over hemp fished on the long pole is still the favoured method on the reed pool.
This tactic has been responsible for match weights over 104lb with the pellet feeder a good back up method for mixed nets to 78lb 15oz.
On the Bridge Pool worm fished over pellet in the margins has taken carp to 8lb in match nets in excess of 89lb with corn fished over a bed of pellets on the short pole a viable option.
The big news from Lodge Farm Fishery at Scrooby is that local angling character John Bleakley has donned his red speedos and has been swimming in Tuesday's Likely Lads match on the Field Pond to recover John Moor's pole. He has earned the name Baywatch Bleak!
Another character, Ian Mellish, ran out the winner on the match with 61lb 6oz off peg 36 fishing pole and pellet.
Les Richmond was in second place with 57lb 6oz from peg nine employing pole fished meat, with Andy Hill using the same method on peg four to claim third with 53lb 11oz.
The Thursday Veterans matches are now a weekly affair instead of fortnightly.
This week's took place on the Signal Pond with the aforementioned Les Richmond this time leading the way off peg 14 using his favored pole fished meat to net 50lb 11oz.
Mick Burrell again used pole fished meat to record 47lb 12oz off peg two, and Baywatch Bleak landed 22lb 1oz from peg eight on pole fished pellet.
Bill informs us that the Lily Pond is still in good form with the recent match needing 99lb 4oz to claim victory and 92lb 4oz for second on pellet of maggot fished shallow.