by angling correspondents Roger Stocks and Stuart Lilley
Roger Stocks: 07846 673365 – Stuart Lilley 07528 896655
WE START this week with the sad news from Bob Fisher that his great friend of many years and angling partner Ron Chamberlin has passed away after a recent illness.
Ron was a stalwart of the local angling scene, being a central member of many clubs including Dormer AC, where he worked for many years, and the Kilton AC, where he worked tirelessly on the committee.
He leaves his wife Betty and his daughter Sue and her family and he will be sorely missed by many, especially those who frequent the Miners' Welfare.
Ian Turner and all his squad members who represented Worksop in the recent Division One Nationals would like to thank Worksop & DAA for all their support and a special thanks to Ken Ward of Ken Ward's Sports, on Carlton Road, for his generous sponsorship of the team.
Great news that Valley School triumphed in Friday's Schools Nationals at the Glebe Fishery in Leicestershire by a comfortable margin, with Dinnington in third place and Portland in fourth.
The Valley team consisted of Reece Nicolson, Lewis collins, Liam Ainsworth, Ryan Bolton and Dean Northage with a special mention for coach John Hammond for a fine reward for all his years of efforts.
Our old friend Richard Brunt, of the Worksop & DAA, has asked us to remind you all that Worksop waters are available for pleasure anglers and match bookings.CLUB RESULTS
MICK Pogson, of British Gas AC, has forwarded two match reports. The first was at Aston Ponds Lantra on Thursday 11th September. Results were: 1st Steve Pogson, peg 9, 29lb 1oz, pole/pellet/margins/small stockies, 2nd Mick Oldfield, peg 8, 26lb 2oz, same as winner, 3rd Granville Lawman, peg 6, 25lb, same as runner up.
The second was the Hatfield Grange Ghost Lake on Saturday 13th September. Results were: 1st Wayne Mansbridge, peg 24, 18lb 12oz, floating pole pellet/small carp, 2nd Steve Pogson, peg 9, 15lb 12oz, pole at 10-12m pellet/small carp, 3rd Alan Hadfield, peg 17, 12lb 12oz, pole/floating biscuit.
Manton AC made the short journey across town to tackle the Sandhill Lake last Saturday.
Results were: 1st Arthur Bird, peg 6, 6lb 8oz, carp on the feeder, 2nd Steve Lockton, peg 8, 5lb 10oz, skimmers on the feeder, 3rd Albert Storey, peg 65, 5lb 8oz, skimmers on the waggler.
The members of St Joseph's AC visited the Westwoodside Fishery last Sunday where they enjoyed a pleasant day's fishing at one of the area's up and coming waters.
Results were: 1st Andy Lakey, peg 1, 31lb 1oz, carp and ide pole fished shallow, 2nd Tommy Davenport, peg 15, 26lb 4oz, pole fished maggot shallow for ide carp and skimmers, 3rd Stuart Lilley, peg 5, 21lb 11oz, ide worm caster and pellet on the pole.COMMERCIAL ROUND-UP
OVER at Ranskill the lakeside complex is still showing summer form with 122lb needed to win last Wednesday's open match, with John Forster employing pole fished paste to good effect.
The venue's summer league concluded last Saturday, where Ken Parks pole fished luncheon meat on peg 28 for a mixed net of 114lb 2oz and Tom Scholey ran out the winner of the series, just edging out Carl Swetnam into second and Les Richmond into third on weight difference.
There has been plenty of action on the Strip ponds with pleasure nets being taken in excess of 200lb of carp goldfish tench and ide on dog biscuit or pole fished luncheon meat.
On the Carp Lake Danny Harrison landed nine specimens to 25lb 4oz from peg 5 with Alan Davies slipping his net under a common 27lb 10oz from peg 1.
Over on the Trout Lake, Eddie Jackson tempted 14 fish to 8lb on white fritz presented on a sinking liner, with Paul Morris landing six fish on his gold headed fritz on an intermediate line.
Just up the road at Scrooby, Bill of Lodge Farm Fishery informs us that the man to beat is the in-form John Bleakley, who managed another fine win in last Tuesday's Likely Lads match on the Signal Pond.
He fished pole and pellet from peg 5 for a winning weight of 67lb.
He edged out Mick Burrell into the runners-up position, who fished a weight of 58lb 2oz taken on pole fished meat, with John Moore making up the frame with 56lb also on pole fished pellet.
On Thursday the veterans held their fortnightly Open match, this time on the Top Pond, where Reg Turner managed to push John Bleakley into second place, weighing a creditable 71lb 4oz of skimmers from peg 23 using pole fished meat.
Bleak employed pole fished pellet on peg 22 to bag himself 64lb 13oz of carp, and Alan Wheatcroft claimed third place with 63lb 1oz on peg 12 also using pole and pellet.
On the Long Island, Daz Godley led the way in a Jenkins AC match using shallow pole fished caster to devastating effect to bag himself 77lb 9oz.
Over at Retford, The Daiwa Hallcroft complex is throwing up match weights in excess of 127lb on the Bridge Pool on paste presented on the long pole, with carp and bream being the mainstay of the bags.
On the Moat Pool, as well as paste, pellet fished alternatively at 6 and 11 metres is proving effective for mixed nets of over 67lb on pegs over on the island as well as cat meat fished down the edge or cast on the bomb.
For a good day's sport and a chance of a mixed net chopped worm and caster fished on the short pole is always a viable option, as well as meat and pellet fished shallow.
Further south at Sherwood Forest Farm Park the method feeder is still raining supreme when you have got any features or islands to cast to, with meat or corn being the favored hook baits with match weights going to 143lb.
Pole fished meat down the edge is accounting for some of the venue's larger lumps to 9lb in match weights in excess of 87lb.
On the Sherwood Lake the biggest match weight of the year has been landed – 85lb 11oz of bream to 3lb tempted on luncheon meat presented on the long pole and carp to 6lb being caught down the margins on the same method, and pole fished pellet continues to prove productive for mixed nets.