We start this week’s column by wishing all of you a happy New Year and hope that Santa brought you plenty of angling presents as well as good cheer.
Even in the cold, windy and wet weather the more intrepid have been venturing out with some success, including Billy Bradford who was catching tench on the Lock Keeper length of the Chesterfield Canal.
Another Worksop rod, Brendan Cartwright, had a short session on Sandhill Lake and managed a common carp of around 12lb as well as losing another.
A little further afield permits are available for the Cottam 2100 Club which owns the angling rights to a fine length of the tidal Trent and lake alongside Cottam Power Station, near Rampton village.
Many of the pegs have car parking behind them and the river is home to top quality barbell well into double figures as well as wild carp and bream for the specimen anglers.
Good river pike and perch as well as the elusive zander are available for the predator hunters.
For the pleasure anglers there are abundant nets of roach, skimmers and hybrids etc.
All this costs £15 a year (£7.50 for some concessions) with the permits running from New Year’s day right through the calendar year.
For information pop into Retford Angling on Thrumpton Lane and see Alan or phone Steve Biddle on 01427 678623 or 07581 541847.
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AT Lodge Farm on Saturday 22nd, the lily pond hosted match action: 1st John Gunn 68lb 10oz peg 74 wag and mag, 2nd Dean Richmond 38lb peg 53 wag and mag.
The Christmas Eve event was on signal pond: 1st Colin Day 57lb 1oz peg 14 method feeder,2nd Gary Brunt 53lb 3oz peg 8.
Boxing Day’s fixture was held on field pond: 1st Gary Brunt 48lb 15oz peg 36 method feeder, 2nd Matt Malia 42lb 12oz peg 33 pole pellet and corn.
Saturday 29th on lily pond and long island, with the top two coming off long island: 1st Andy Lakey 54lb 4oz peg 94 pellet feeder, A. Wake 48lb 14oz peg 91 wag and mag.
At Lakeside Fishery on Saturday, the fourth round of the winter league was contested on the main lake: 1st Ian Smith 40lb 10oz peg 33 silvers on pole and maggot, 2nd Chris Adshead 37lb 10oz peg 13, 3rd Mick Donnelley 31lb 3 oz peg 38.
On the trout lake Worksop fly caster Ian Wilkinson landed 16 fish to 8lb on his various buzzers cast on a floating line, Scott Marsden netting 11 fish casting his segmented bloodworm on a sinking line.