JOHN Bleakley and Terry Pixley of Riverside fishery at Bawtry will host the John Hunt memorial match on 29th July.
The event is in honour of their great friend and former owner of the fishery.
On a personal note, we both also remember John with extremely fond memories, he was one of nature’s gentlemen with a generous nature and was always one of the first to offer his fishery free of charge for any children’s events or charity matches.
Their aim is to raise enough money to erect a memorial bench overlooking the lake, and we believe this to be a fitting tribute to John’s legacy.
The entry fee is £10, of which the £5 pegging fee is being donated to the fund and the remainder will be paid in pools money.
There will also be a prize raffle organised on the day and if anybody would like to donate prizes or book on for the match they can contact Bleak on 07513 861397.
THE members from the Kilton Inn AA headed to the Foxcovert fishery at Laneham on 10th July where pellet and paste secured the top spot for Brian Pool with a net of 66lb 5oz.
He finished ahead of Tony Draper who employed the same tactics as the winner for 56lb 9oz, with Alan Foster claiming third with 36lb on pole fished maggot.
There are two results to report on from the Manton AC, the first of which saw all the main frame take exclusively cap nets from Mill Dam on 2nd July.
Leading the way from peg 15 was Arthur Bird with 47lb 2oz to finish just ahead of Stuart Coupe with 38lb 5oz from peg 24.
Steve Armisted made up the frame on peg 7 with a net of 32lb 12oz.
The next match saw the members battling the wind and rain at the Top Pond at Lodge Farm last Saturday, where yet again the nets were exclusively carp with Mel Morris pole fishing paste for a winning bag of 45lb 8oz off peg 15.
Keith Morris employed pole fished meat for a level 25lb and second position, just ahead of Alan Slater who bomb fished pellet to put 21lb 12oz on the scales for third.
The members of Stanley Street Sports and Social AC visited Clearwater Lakes last Sunday where Bill Richardson fished maggot shallow on the long pole to take an impressive net of ide weighing 55lb 8oz from peg 16 to secure the win.
Our old friend Mick Pogson took second place with a bream net of 30lb 7oz caught on pole fished pellet with Shaun Storey securing third spot using the same tactics as the winner for an ide net of 29lb 12oz.
Mick has asked us to pass on that all members of the angling section would like to send condolences to the wife and family of John Hayward ,a well known local angler who sadly died on 16th July.
He will be greatly missed.
Whitwell AS travelled to Peterborough for their annual trip to Decoy Lakes last Sunday, on another wet and windy day, and the fish seemed to have schooled up in the high numbers.
In first place was Paul Hallybone in peg 21 fishing worm and caster at eight metres up in the water for 101lb 11oz to finish well ahead of second placed Ken Stevenson who also fished with worm and caster at 12 metres on peg 28 with 63lb 10oz.
Stuart Holmes at peg 35 was third, using pellet and meat in the margins for 51lb 7oz.
British Gas AC made the short hop to Lakeside at Ranskill where Mick Pogson secured the win fishing meat and corn presented on the pole for an all bream net of 51lb 3oz.
Second placed Andy Hill alternated between the feeder and the pole for a carp and bream net of 42lb 3oz, with Brod Perkins in third weighing 39lb 10oz of carp taken on bomb fished pellet.
The Station Hotel of Shireoaks visited Messingham Sands on Saturday 9th, where they opted to fish Merrys Lake in the fifth round of their Summer League.
With warm conditins a few carp were showing but only in a couple of the pegs, so silver fish proved a viable back up option for most of the competitors.
In first place with an all carp net of 80lbs 13oz taken on the pellet feeder was Tommy Hunt from peg 10, with Josh Wilde in second position with another all carp net of 55lbs 15oz.
Paul Mosgrove was just one fish short in third with a silver net of 55lbs 3ozs taken on worm and caster on the short pole.
The Tuesday club visited Westwoodside for their latest event, where Mick Burrell cast his pellet feeder towards the central island to take a match winning net of 78lb 10oz.
Second placed Mel Kirton landed 65lb 8oz for second place and the in form Billy Richardson settled for third with 53lb 4oz, with both employing the same tactics as the winner.
The members of the Greyhound AC made the journey to Girton where they fished the new lake at Mill Dam.
Russ Brown fell agonisingly close to breaking the 100lb barrier from peg 18, weighing 98lb 7oz taken on the floating pole.
Phil Moor claimed second place on peg 8 with 85lb 7oz tempted on bomb fished pellet and Cliff Brailsford was third on peg 18 with 66lb 4oz.
WE start this week at Riverside fishery Bawtry, where Chris Line won Tuesday’s open, bomb fishing pellet off peg 32 for 81lb 2oz.
Keith Noble was runner up in peg 28 with 53lb 13oz
A. Allsop topped the field in Wednesday’s match pole fishing pellet for 47lb from peg 32, with Friday’s match being won by D. Crowther, again pole fishing pellet on peg 6 for 29lb 12oz.
Saturday’s event was won by D. Evans in peg 36 fishing the pellet feeder for 61lb.
At Lakeside Fishery bomb fished luncheon meat is scoring for mixed nets in excess of 70lb but pole fished luncheon meat is proving effective for silverfish nets from pegs in the 20s.
On the carp lake Worksop’s Matthew Pickwell landed eight lumps which included a personal best common of 29lb 8oz from peg 6 on his cell boilies, whilst over on the trout lake Mick Harrison banked 19 fish on his range blob cast on a floating line.
John Wilkinson landed 12 fish to 7lb on his green blob presented on a floating line.
At Lodge farm Tuesday’s open on the signal poind saw Steve Bingham record a fine winning net of 161lb 8oz on the method feeder from peg 16, with Kev Pacey in second on peg 6 with 112lb 4oz taken on paste.
In Wednesdays over 50s competition Sid Whitehouse employed the pellet feeder on peg 71 for a winning net of 97lb just clear of Pat Bailey on peg 73 with 94lb 11oz taken on pole and pellet.
Thursday’s contest on the field pond saw Wayne Ibbertson put together a winning net of 144lb 11oz with pole fished pellet from peg 32 and Antony Smith took the runners up position on peg 28 with 105lb 12oz on pole pellet and caster.