WE start this week’s column with the news of two intrepid local anglers who are embarking on two fundraising events for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma appeal.
Roy Butterfield and Lee Godley, who many will know from their angling exploits with Hodthorpe WMC, have volunteered to do the Great North Run next month, on the banks of the River Tyne.
They are both looking for sponsorship and we are calling on the local angling community to back the lads in their pursuits.
They are also organising an open match for this worthy cause at the angling mecca of Lodge Farm on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August on the signal and lily ponds.
The entry fee for this event is £15 with tickets available from Roy himself or Bill at the fishery, Geoff at Gateford Angling, Greg at Worksop Angling Supplies and Max Tackle of Clowne.
The draw takes place at the on site cafe at 9am with fishing between 10am and 3.30pm.
With a prize raffle and a £100first prize it is a match to put in your diary.
For any more information contact Roy on 07702 511629.
On a different tack the anglers representing Worksop DAA in Division One of the Angling Trust on the New Junction canal finished a creditable 43rd out of 59 teams.
Glyn Brown was the best performer with 56 points, winning his sub section.
Josh Wilde also aquitted himself well with 45 points.
The team would like to thank Worksop Association for all their support and to Ken Ward Sports for supplying the squad with all their bait free of charge for the championships.
The Notts Police Constabulary are organising a fishing competition for children in the county aged between 10–17 years.
This event will be held at the Sherwood Forest Farm Park, Warsop on Thursday 1st September with the draw at 10am and fishing from 11am until 4pm.
Trophies and prizes will be on offer and entry is free to all but there are a limited number of places.
For further details contact PC Dave Booler on 07702 141851 or PC Wayne Bennett on 07729 246378 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivor Jones of Worksop Piscatorials tells us that any members wishing to fish the club’s match at Lakeside on Sunday should register as soon as possible, with the first 20 guaranteed a place.
THE members of the Station Hotel Angling Club, Shireoaks fished their latest two matches at Boddingtons Reservoir Pegs on Saturday and Sunday.
The first match was won by Bernard O’Connor with 161lbs taken on bomb fished pellet, with Steve Derham claiming second with 155lbs 08oz tempted on the pellet feeder and Martin Spencer made up the frame with 140lbs 04oz on bomb and pellet or the pellet waggler.
On Sunday Jim Tierney took the honours with 84lbs 08oz on the pellet feeder, with Martin Spencer second place weighing 77lbs 08oz using the bomb and pellet and Bob Beardmore third with a net of 67lbs.
Anston WMC fished their latest event on the Chesterfield Canal on the boats at Clayworth.
The big news is that finally after many close shaves Daz White finally managed to triumph on peg 1 weighing 2lb 9oz of mainly perch on pole fished worm.
Runner-up on peg 3 was Ray Lichfield weighing 2lb 4oz of perch, with Neil Hall weighing 1lb 6oz of small fish on pinkie for third.
The Tuesday Club travelled to Ollerton to fish the Friar Tuck lake at Lttle John Fisheries, where pole fished maggot ruled the roost.
Andy Hill topped the field with a bag of 39lb 9oz, ahead of Mick Burrell who netted 38lb 10oz and Mel Kirton who weighed 37lb 7oz.
Manton AC held their latest competition on the Lily Pond at Aston Park where Mick Jackson won on peg 26b with 12lb caught on pole fished maggot.
Stuart Coupe was second with 9lb 4oz on peg 36, employing pole and pellet, and Steve Lockton was third with a net of 8lb 14oz off peg 21.
The anglers representing Kilton Inn fished at West Woodside last Sunday, with Toby Draper taking the honours on peg 9 pole fishing pellet and paste for 33lb 10oz.
He edged Graham Boddice into second with 32lb 1oz off peg 2 and Kev Woodward into third place with a bag of 24lb 3oz on peg 1.
St Joseph’s AC ventured to barnsley to fish Lewden Springs where the in-form Barrie Armson ran out the winner on peg 38 pole fishing worm for a mixed net of 42lb 8oz, well ahead of Ron Finch on peg 35 who waggler fished maggot for a silver fish net of 29lb 1oz.
Chris Davenport was third with 25lb 12oz pole fishing worm on peg 29.
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AT Riverside Fishery near Bawtry Brian Robinson won last Wednesday’s open mtch on peg 1 fishing meat for 38lb 10oz, just clear of Keith Noble.
The runner-up, on peg 36, weighed 36lb 14oz tempted on pole and pellet, with John Bleakley in third with 33lb 13oz caught on bomb and meat off peg 2.
In Friday’s competition John Lee triumphed on peg 36 fishing the pellet waggler for 49lb 5oz, ahead of Keith Noble on peg 1 who pole fished pellet for a net of 26lb 7oz.
At Lakeside Fishery pole and pellet is proving effective for nets of skimmer bream up to 82lb with bomb and meat proving good value for mixed nets of carp and silvers.
On the carp lake Worksop’s Matthew Pickwell landed five lumps on peg 3 on his cell boilies, while over on the trout lake Ian Wilkinson slipped his net under 12 fish to 7lb, casting his orange bolob on an intermediate line.
Over at Lodge Farm Chris Smith claimed the honours in Tuesday’s open on the lily pond, pole fishing caster on peg 70 for 53lb 2oz just clear of Wayne Ibbertson on peg 56 who pole fished pellet for 52lb 14oz.
Wednesday’s over 50s match on the long island saw Sid Whitehouse win on peg 91, weighing 59lb 1oz.
In Thursday’s event, held on signal pond, Nigel Wheatcroft who pole fished meat on peg 9 for a net of 98lb 15oz.