Toft Newton hits the headlines once again

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This week we take another look at Toft Newton following a bumper week.

As the cooler weather approaches, all predators start to feed ravenously in readiness for the leaner winter months ahead, trout included.

This week has seen a marked increase in the number of larger trout falling to virtually all methods, particularly fry patterns.

They’ve dropped their guard while in a feeding frenzy.

It’s an amazing spectacle to watch, as the trout can be seen hoarding fry into the margins and striking into the shoals.

This is the time that the big fish make a mistake and get caught.

This week 56 anglers netted a total of 243 fish, giving an impressive rod average of 4.3.

Regular visitor, Brian Frost stood out from the crowd this week, banking a massive 8lb brownie.

Anthony Bevan is never far from the big fish either and has had a great season, landing some of the fishery’s biggest rainbows.

Toft change to their winter opening around mid December so get down there and fill your boots – although not literally!

On the match front, Nigel Shipman amassed an incredible 250lb of carp to easily beat the competition during Wednesday’s Autumn Fun League at Sherwood Forrest Fishery’s Holmedale Lake.

This was by far the biggest match weight from across the region.

Carl Brown fished the same lake during Sunday’s Open and also managed a bumper haul of over 200lb.

Match SCENE

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake: 1st D Round, Woodhouse Angling Centre, peg 56, 60-10-0, pole caster at 4m for Roach and Ide; 2nd J Holmes, peg 41, 43-7-0; 3rd M Lysaght, peg 44, 34-11-0.

Wed Autumn Fun League, Holmedale: 1st N Shipman, Subfish, peg 31, 250-0-0, pole pellet at 13m landing 105 Carp to 6lb; 2nd A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 4, 131-0-0; 3rd S Kelk, Sherwood FF, peg 39, 97-8-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale: 1st C Brown, Sherwood FF, peg 31, 201-12-0, pole pellet for Carp to 7lb; 2nd P Carline, Subfish, peg 9, 95-4-0; 3rd L Parker, Phil’s Bait & Tackle, peg 14, 91-15-0.

Lodge Farm Fisheries: Tue Open, Lily Pond: 1st B Richards, peg 65, 109-7-0, pole pellet for an all Carp net; 2nd A Lakey, peg 70, 70-10-0; 3rd A Favill, peg 53, 62-3-0.

Wed Over 50s, Long Island Pond: 1st M Morris, peg 88, 66-15-0, pellet feeder for Carp; 2nd C Line, Retford Angling Centre & Gold Baits, peg 93, 58-13-0; 3rd J Gunn, peg 92, 50-12-0.

Thu Open, Field Pond: 1st N Escreet, peg 1, 87-10-0, pole corn for Carp; 2nd M Foy, peg 3, 62-13-0; 3rd C Crosby, peg 4, 47-0-0.

Sat Open, Signal Pond: 1st A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 37, 93-4-0, pole pellet for Carp; 2nd L Hardwick, peg 2, 45-5-0; 3rd M Brumpton, peg 6, 44-3-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Tue Veterans, Bridge Pool: 1st D Sewell, peg 13, 92-10-0; 2nd C Line, Retford Angling Centre & Gold Baits, peg 51, 29-10-0; 3rd L Hewison, Map Leegem, peg 44, 24-10-0.

Wed Open, Reed: 1st M Cordall, peg 34, 75-14-0; 2nd S Butler, peg 23, 68-12-0; 3rd J Masson, Colmic/Marukyu, peg 31, 47-8-0.

Thu Veterans, Moat: 1st M Edgecombe, peg 61, 37-2-0; 2nd I Donaldson, peg 64, 34-14-0; 3rd D Sewell, peg 40, 32-12-0.

Fri Open, Croft: 1st J Masson, Colmic/Marukyu, peg 25, 88-8-0; 2nd D Oldham, peg 27, 34-6-0; 3rd A Berisford, Map Leegem, peg 21, 31-14-0.

Sat Open, Moat: 1st D Oldham, peg 70, 66-10-0; 2nd S Else, peg 73, 52-12-0; 3rd C Line, Retford Angling Centre & Gold Baits, peg 6, 42-10-0.

Sun Open, Reed/Croft: 1st D Oldham, peg R12, 115-2-0; 2nd M Edgecombe, peg R34, 78-12-0; 3rd J Skipper, peg C25, 68-12-0.

Sun Teams of 4 Silverfish League Moat/Bridge: 1st M Malia, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg M50, 23-7-0; 2nd L Sears, Daiwa/Marukyu, peg B7, 22-4-0; 3rd G Mumby, peg M54, 21-3-0.

If you have an angling story or a picture of you with your catch, email me at alan@pikemaster.co.uk or call me on 07815 308463.

Tight lines! Alan