THE recent unseasonable warm spell has seen sport turned on its head, with summer species dominating nets.
Unfortunatly a lot of the local clubs have already finished their traditional summer series and the winter leagues have yet to start but there has never been a better time to get some last gasp pleasure fishing in or enter one of the many open matches.
On the saltwater side of our sport the large shoals of whiting on the east coast beaches that we reported on a few weeks ago have moved back off shore and probably wont return until we have had the first couple of ‘good’ frosts of the year.
But in the interim we have reports of bass and smooth hound being taken from Hornsea down to Spurn.
We have had further enquiries regarding any possibility of running the annual beach match, as we previously reported personal commitments make this impossible this year, however if any one wants to take on board the organising then we will offer whatever help we can.
Our old friend Mick Simpson from the Tuesday Club informs us that they will be holding their AGM on Monday 17th October at the Innings Pub on Prospect with a 7.30pm start.
Any members interested in the running of the club or the choosing of next year’s venues is urged to attend.
Mick also tells us that he has been pleasure angling on the Grafton AA length of the Chesterfield near the Rhodesia Road bridge and has been taking catches of quality fish on pole fished pellet or caster.
This is a day ticket water reasonably priced at £2.50 per day or £15 for a season ticket and £7.50 for concessions.
Neil Nicholson of the Worksop & DAA is running a junior open match at Aston Ponds on 22nd October.
The event is for 17 years and under, and the draw takes at 09.30 with an entry fee of £6.
Any youngsters interested can contact Neil on 01909 484652 or 07901 795209.
THERE are two matches to report on from Kilton AC, the first took place at Kiveton bottom pond on 18th September, when Jamie Austin employed paste for a match winning net of 16lb 6oz to beat John Brett and Toby Draper who weighed 11lb 10oz and 11lb 4ozs.
The next match took place on the straight mile on 2nd October with Brian Poole making the most of a favourable draw on peg 1 for a match winning 29lb 13oz on corn,.
Tony Draper was second this time with 21lb 10ozs and John Brett third with 18lb 8ozs.
The annual inter club match between Anston AC and Dinnington Welfare took place on the Chesterfield Canal at Clayworth with Dinnington claiming the honours with a combined weight of 17lb against Anston’s 10lb 7oz.
Individually Mick Donnelly ran out the winner on peg 1 with 10lb 5oz ahead of Daz White who weighed 5lb 2oz from peg 12 and Glynn Kaye on peg 11 with a net of 2lb 14oz.
Dinngton Welfare visited the Weirfield stretch of the River Trent on 25th September where Jimmy Allsop landed a very impressive 91lb 8oz from peg 6, squeezing Glyn Kaye into the runners-up position on next peg 5 with a weight of 90lb 1oz.
Mick Donnelly had to settle for third with 62lb 8oz from peg 7 with many anglers reporting lost fish.
The members of Grafton AA made the journey to Woodhouse Grange where they elected to fish the Cobble with Simon Short putting together a winning net of 43lb 10oz on pole fished pellet.
Alan Padley used the pellet feeder on second with 27lb 3oz and Brian Poole made up the frame with 26lb 8oz caught on paste.
AT Lodge Farm Tuesday’s open event on the long island saw Garry Brooks put together a wining net of 73lb 9oz from peg 94 pole fishing pellet.
Geoff Hodgkins used the same method to record 58lb 15oz from peg 92 for second spot.
In Wednesday’s veterans match on the lily pond Len Squires landed 90lb 7oz from peg 70 just ahead of Pete Mills on peg 73 with 89lb 5oz, both pole fishing corn.
Thursday’s competition on the signal pond was won by Steve Nemass fishing the method feeder on peg 11 for 105lb 3oz with Craig Crosby second pole fishing pellet for 82lb 12oz from peg 5.
At Riverside Fisheries Pete Ware triumphed in Tuesday’s match pole fishing pellet for 43lb 4oz from peg 8 with Mick Hall winning Wednesday’s open with 54lb 11oz from peg 32.
Ian Temple claimed victory in Friday’s open off peg 26 with 35lb 5oz, and Paul Brazier won Saturday’s event from peg 34 with 33lb 12oz with pole fished pellet the chosen tactic for each of the events.