Trip down memory Lane for Hospice

Dorian Lane presents Memorial Match winners with their trophies, left to right; Kev Martin, Andy Hill, Dorian Lane, Mel Kirton and Ronnie Fern
Dorian Lane presents Memorial Match winners with their trophies, left to right; Kev Martin, Andy Hill, Dorian Lane, Mel Kirton and Ronnie Fern

The David Lane Memorial Match, run by son Dorian Lane was a huge success again this year.

This has become one of the area’s most prestigious angling events

In tribute to the late David Lane, this event raises much needed funds for Bassetlaw Hospice.

This year’s event was held at Wetlands and attracted more anglers than ever, filling the entire match lake.

Mel Kirton continued his good form, winning the event with 77lb of carp but it was a close call.

Andy Hill and Kev Martin were not far behind sharing joint second place with over 75lb. Ronnie fern also got into the running with over 52lb.

Many thanks to Dorian and all the organisers and Wetlands owners Clive and Sheila for freeing-up the venue for the event.

Thanks to The Best Western Lion Hotel and Savoy Cinema for donating the prizes.

Special thanks also to Solway Foods who donated all the food and sandwiches on the day.

What a fantastic event and testament to local people and businesses that pull out all the stops to support such a worthy charity.

What better way to pay tribute to David?

Retford Angling Centre Fisheries has opened up new ponds at Lound.

Corner Ponds consists of three 1 acre traditional ponds.

A carp, silver fish and tench pond set in beautiful surroundings.

Limited spaces, season ticket only.

Call in at the tackle shop to apply or for more details call 07815 308463.

Match SCENE

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood: 1st Steve Richards, peg 40, 68-7-0, 6m pole caster for ide and skimmers; 2nd Andréa Nowakoski, peg 43, 50-12-0; 3rd Lee Parker, Phil’s Bait & Tackle, peg 46, 38-9-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale: 1st Craig Brazier, peg 17, 104-1-0, 6m pole maggot over groundbait; 2nd Pete Hodgetts, peg 26, 82-7-0; 3rd Nigel Shipman, peg 36, 79-9-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale: 1st Nigel Shipman, peg 39, 149-10-0, pellet feeder changing to 13m pole pellet; 2nd Chris Greensides, Matrix Trentman, peg 23, 94-15-0; 3rd Carl Brown, peg 17, 83-12-0.

Sun Open, Sherwood: 1st Nigel Shipman, peg 34, 112-4-0, 13m pole maggot and later down margins for carp to 8lb; 2nd Andy Gaunt, Leegem, peg 26, 106-15-0; 3rd Dave Fantom, Leegem, peg 42, 92-7-0..

CLUB Scene

Manton AC: Lodge Farm: 1st Keith Morris, 137-0-0, pellet fished shallow to take a new club record during the event; 2nd Jeff Katlin, 99-8-0; 3rd Brod Perkins, 75-0-0.

Worksop & District AA: Trent Open, Weirfield: 1st Toby Bunting, peg 8, 167-6-0; 2nd Chris White, peg 11, 99-0-0; 3rd Alan Henry, peg 5, 93-2-0; 4th Rob Rowe, peg 4, 80-4-0.

Those who have fished the Trent as long as I have will appreciate what massive weights these are.

Organiser Stewart Goulding has certainly put the Worksop boys onto a truly fantastic stretch of the river.

No wonder the event attracts 50 anglers.

The next Open will take place on Saturday 8th November.

Contact Stewart for further details on 01909 540659 or 07776 104080.

Kilton Inn AC: Kilton Inn are looking for a few more members so anyone wanting to join this friendly club contact John Brett on 01909 487 752.

Tuesday Club: Annual General Meeting will be held at Manton Athletics Club, Retford Road, Worksop on 28th October, starting 7pm.

British Gas AC: Annual General Meeting will be held at Manton Athletics Club, Retford Road, Worksop on 30th October, starting 7pm.

The Over 50s Lodge Farm Winter League starts 22nd October, £20 entrance fees to be paid by 15th October.

Contact Bill for further details on 07815 030694.

Whitwell AS: Anyone interested in joining the club can write to Secretary Ian Aird at 38 Butt Hill, Whitwell, Worksop, Notts to secure a place.

game Scene

Toft Newton Reservoir: 62 rods caught a total of 184 trout, giving a rod average of 2.97.

With a predominantly south westerly wind the bank from the bird hide to the black pipe has produced well.

On 8th November there will be the Toft Newton Cup, and on 14th December the Fur and Feather Day.

Call Andy 01673 878453.

If you have stories, results or pictures of your bankside exploits, email Guardian angling expert alan@pikemaster.co.uk or give him a call on 07815 308463.

Tight lines!

Alan Dudhill