Angling: Turner on top form

THERE is yet another event for the youngsters in the near future that we would like to bring to your attention.

The Grafton AA's annual juvenile match takes place on their own waters on the Chesterfield Canal on Friday 26th June.

It is priced at a very reasonable 2, with each participant guaranteed a tackle voucher.

There are two age groups, 10 to 12 and 13 to 15, and tickets will be sold exclusively at Ken Ward Sports on Carlton Road.

The draw takes place in the Lock Keeper car park at 5pm with the fishing taking place at 6pm to 9pm.

There are still a few places left for the Lakeside/Snak Attak mini series, which takes place at the prolific Lakeside Fishery at Ranskill.

The first match will be taking place on Sunday 31st May, the second on Saturday 11th July and another on Sunday 16th August.

All have a 4.30pm draw with fishing from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The entry fee is 10 with registration at any of the area's four tackle shops, being D & P Tackle of Dinnington, Gateford Angling Supplies, Ken Ward Sports and Worksop Angling Supplies.

Every competitor is guaranteed a minimum return of a 10 voucher from the shop of their registration, as well as the opportunity to experience premier fishing with qualified coaches.

Now some exciting news for the senior anglers. The Grafton AA are rejuvenating their popular evening matches, but this time for permit holders only, on their own stretch of the Chesterfield Canal.

The first match will take place on Thursday 4th June, with the draw taking place in the Lock Keeper car park at 5pm. The fishing will be taking place between 6pm and 9pm with an entry fee of 5.

The good news is that for anyone interested the annual permits are now on sale at Ken Ward Sports for just 15. These not only guaruntee you entry to the evening matches, but also enable you to pursue free pleasure angling 365 days a year on one of our top local waters.

Finally, Derek Brown of the Worksop & DAA would like us to remind all senior citizens who hold a Worksop book that the Association's Senior Citizens annual match takes place on Saturday 6th June at Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries at Retford.

Not only will competitors enjoy a splendid day's fishing, but a hearty meal on the onsite restaurant after the event.

There is a 5 pools entry for which there will be a 100 per cent payout but the rest of the match and meal is free.

For entry registration contact your own club secretary as soon as possible.


THE members of the Stanley Street Sports and Social fished their latest Spring League match last Sunday at Hayfield, where they tackled the Large Adams lake.

Results: 1st Stuart Brumpton, 38lb 12oz, pole/bomb, carp to 8lb, 2nd Bill Richardson, 33lb 10oz, pellet waggler/pole, all carp, 3rd Ian Mellish, 29lb 14oz, same as above.

Our old friend Ivor Jones has asked us to pass on that the first piscatorial match takes place on Sunday 31st May. The venue is the straight mile. All names to the secretary, first 20 names to fish.

The Whitwell AC fished the second leg of their pre-season Tri Series, the Eric Bows match, at the Roan Fishery.

Results: 1st Luke Mc Laughlin, peg 24, 8lb 10oz, meat fished in the margins, 2nd Ian Haird, peg 14, 3lb 4oz, worm and caster at 12 metres, 3rd Terry Bingham, peg 15, 3lb 2oz, worm and paste.

The Dinnigton Welfare AC visited Lodge Farm on Saturday 10th May, where they opted to tackle the first 20 pegs on the signal pond.

Results: 1st Kevin Goldenburgh, peg 9, 50lb 15oz, pole fished caster for carp and ide up in the water, 2nd Steve Besttall, peg 7, 31lb 9oz, pellet fished in the margin for an all carp net, 3rd Dean Gregory, peg 11, 20lb pole and pellet.

Regular contributors the Greyhound AC visited one of their regular haunts, the match lake at Mill Dam.

John Evans led the way with 33lb 14oz on peg 3, employing pole fished corn, with Brett Northage Jnr claiming the runners-up position using pole fished worm from peg 21 for 18lb 12oz, and Cliff Brailsford landing 17lb 9oz using the same method from peg 4 for third

Mick Simpson would like us to pass on the latest two results from the Tuesday club.

The first took place on the Adams lake at Hayfield Fishery on 12th May, where rising star Billy Richardson put a winning bag together of 31lb 14oz using pole fished pellet.

Keith Walters just squeezed out Dave Lane into third place with 23lb 4oz and 23lb respectively.

The second match took place on Tuesday 19th May at the Bank End Fishery match lake near Finningley.

Keith Walters was a clear winner with 60lb taken on the floating pole, with Alan Hadfield in second position with a level 29lb taken on pole fished pellet hard on the deck, and Dave Lane in third, fishing his favourite method of worm fished over a bed of pellets netting 28lb 1oz.


WE start this week over at Retford at the Daiwa Hallcroft complex, which is currently fishing well, with the venue record only just surviving in last Saturday’s Open on the moat pool.

Results: 1st A. Oldham, Maver, 192-12-0, peg outer 8.

Andy fell one fish short of his own venue record with 192-12-0. He fished meat shallow at 13m for 30 carp to 10lb.

2nd N. Winters, R & R Sports, 171-2-0, peg island 2.

Nobby has also had an impressive weight of 171-12-0 fishing corn and meat over pellet in the margins for 25 carp to 15lb.

Ton up weights are not exclusive to the moat pool, with the bridge pool throwing up weights of up to 131lb 14oz, taken on short pole fished pellet.

Next on the agenda is the Lakeside Fishery, where a recent Open match required 110lb 12oz of mainly carp to take the honours off peg 6, with bomb fished pellet being the method of choice.

Club nets of silver fish going to 62lb 11oz were taken on pole fished worm and caster.

On the strip ponds, pleasure anglers have been sampling the gold fish and ide catches on pole fished worm and sweetcorn.

Over on the carp lake, Worksop specimen hunter Carl Collingham banked 14 fish, which included two 20s and topped by a personal best of 23lb 4oz from peg 3.

Over on the trout lake, Mark Burgess netted an impressive 17 fish for a personal best of 10lb 2oz on his his white fritz on an intermediate line. Mark Dobson tempted 12 fish to 7lb on black buzzers cast on a floating line.

Over to Lodge Farm, the Likely Lads fished their latest match on the signal pond.

Reg Turner led the way with 49lb 7oz on peg 7, pole fishing meat, with Matt Temple in the runners-up position with 30lb 2oz from peg 2 using pole fished paste.

On Wednesday it was the bi-weekly Over 50s match over on the field pond.

Les Richmond ran out the winner with 62lb 12oz from peg 8 using pole fished meat, with Kev Martin using the same method on peg 33 for 59lb 4oz, and Keith Morris pole fishing pellet for 58lb 15oz from peg 3.

Thursday’s Open saw Matt Temple put an impressive 80lb 5oz of skimmers and stockies on the scales from peg 42 on the top pond, with Malc Thompson fishing his favoured pole fished caster for a mixed bag of 44lb 4ox from peg 21.

Bill informs us that the best match weight of the week was taken from peg 6 on the lily pond, with 115lb 5oz gracing the scales of Dave Pratt, who pole fished maggot shallow.