THERE is a definite feeling of spring in the air with warm weather and gentle breezes but it is also the changing of the fishing season and the rivers shut until June.
But at least we have some of the best commercials in the country.
With this in mind we turn our attention to another local fishery – KJS near Killamash.
The complex is one of the area’s most popular angling hotspots, boasting six lakes spread over three different locations, and a total of over 200 pegs.
The biggest site is located just off Station Road in Killamarsh, and houses four lakes.
The first is known somewhat misleadingly as the ‘Silverfish Lake’ and while it does boast a fantastic head of silverfish, it also contains plenty of carp.
In the warmer months, shallow fished maggot is a consistent approach that will see a steady stream of roach, rudd and ide, with weights to 50lb possible.
If carp are your target, meat is a more consistent method.
West Pines is on the left hand side as you drive further into the complex and there can be few lakes in the country as picturesque.
In terms of stocking, West Pines is mixed, with a good head of carp as well as plenty of skimmers, roach, rudd and ide.
The most popular lake for the match anglers is the Canal Pool.
Split into two halves, every peg has a feature to fish to in the shape of a far bank full of reeds.
Long pole fished up to this far bank with corn is a popular ploy, as is paste fished on a short line.
A couple of miles to the north east of these two sites, located below the popular Aston Park Fisheries is KJS Aston Fisheries.
This is an established venue with a fantastic head of old stock fish, alongside newer additions.
With a massive head of roach and ide, as well as some bream to 7lb, the silverfish sport is fantastic.
Best tactics on here include bomb and corn or meat for the carp, or maggots fished at all depths for the silvers.
Breakfast is available onsite at both the Aston and Killamarsh locations.
Rules are slightly different at all lakes.
For more information call 0114 2470876.
Ivor Jones of the Worksop Piscatorials would like us to pass on that their A.G.M. is to be held at the Horseshoe on Monday 19th at 6.30pm.
A FEW of the Tuesday Club held a knock-up on the second strip pond at Lakeside where Keith Morris waggler fished meat on peg 1 for a winning net of 20lb 9oz.
Mick Pogson was runner-up on peg 4 with 20lb 3oz.
Keith Walters made up the frame on peg 5 with 17lb 6oz.
AT Lodge Farm Tuesday’s competition on the long island was won by Alan Feukes with 32lb on peg 97, fishing the wag and mag.
John Gunn was second on peg 94 weighing 28lb 6oz taken on pole fished caster.
Wednesday’s veterans match on the lily pond saw Ken Pacey pole fish caster for a winning net of 60lb 2oz on peg 50.
Andy Hill was second weighing 40lb 6oz on peg 70.
Thursday’s event took place on the field pond where silver fish were the mainstay with Andy Favell landing 35lb 3oz on peg 5 to his pole fished caster.
Mick Hall was second with 19lb 4oz of skimmers from peg 14.
Saturday saw the best match return of the week from the lily pond when pin-up boy Josh Wylde netted 81lb 12oz on waggler fished pellet and meat from peg 67.
Dean Richmond was a distant second from peg 58 weighing 46lb 2oz taken on the wag and mag.
Over at Sherwood Forest fishery Tuesday’s match was competed on the Sherwood Lake where Ian Boyd won with 17lb 3oz of ide taken on peg 10 fishing pole and caster.
Andy Edge landed 6lb 10oz from peg 18.
On Wednesday the comption moved to the Holmedale with Andy Lakey pole fishing pellet for 47lb 7oz from peg 52.
Norman Powers claimed the runners-up position with 43lb 7oz.
At Riverside Terry Pixley won Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s open matches with 5lb 9oz and 13lb 7oz.
Mark Hall pole fished corn for 58lb 7oz to win on Friday, Dave Evans was second with 57lb 7oz.
Saturday saw John Bleakley take the win with 22lb 4oz, Terry Pixley second with 12lb 12oz.