Hodgetts takes a win on Holmedale Lake

Despite the harsh frosts and dropping temperatures, massive winter match weights have been reported across the county.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 26th January 2014, 1:04 pm

Pete Hodgetts is pictured, adding another carp to his winning haul from Sherwood Forrest’s Holmedale Lake.

Pete had already made a good account of himself on Wednesday, taking second place in the Holmedale Open with over 55lb.


Mick Langton netted the area’s top match weight of the week during Wednesday’s Open at Sherwood Forrest Fishery, where he managed an incredible winter weigh-in of over 89lb of Carp and Bream.

Veteran Pete Bagshaw made the most of an end peg to bag Hallcroft’s best weight of the week, landing over 87lb on pellet feeder.

Ray Dennis came out on top at Lodge Farm, amassing over 67lb of Carp and F1s.

Pellet feeder with banded pellet and corn proved the winning method.

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood: 1st J Urrity, Alfreton Angling, peg 20, 18-5-0; 2nd F Bispham, Sherwood FF, peg 16, 11-1-0; 3rd D Round, Woodhouse Angling, peg 14, 7-12-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale: 1st M Langton, Sherwood FF, peg 32, 89-8-0. Mick fished pole pellet at 13 and 16m to land 24 Carp to 7lb and Bream to 4lb. 2nd P Hodgetts, Sherwood FF, peg 45, 55-2-0; 3rd N Shipman, Sherwood FF, peg 36, 18-1-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale: 1st P Hodgetts, Sherwood FF, peg 51, 83-9-0. Pete put pole pellet at 13m to good use, landing 28 Carp to 8lb. 2nd J Turton, DT Roofing, peg 41, 80-8-0; 3rd N Shipman, Sherwood FF, peg 9, 77-11-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft: Thu Veterans Winter League, Moat: 1st P Bagshaw, Frenzee, peg 73, 87-8-0; 2nd T Furby, peg 17, 39-12-0; 3rd N Wood, MAP Leegem, peg 60, 30-14-0.

Sat Open, Moat: 1st R Walker, peg 73, 64-6-0; 2nd A Berisford, MAP Leegem, peg 61, 31-10-0; 3rd N Wood, MAP Leegem, peg 67, 26-9-0.

Sun Teams of 4 Silverfish League, Moat/Bridge: 1st A Oldham, Frenzee, peg M40, 31-10-0; 2nd N Wood, MAP Leegem, peg B15, 29-2-0; 3rd B Sullivan, peg B13, 21-3-0.

Lodge Farm Fisheries: Tue Open, Field Pond: 1st N Escreet, peg 13, 27-2-0; 2nd C Perry, peg 11, 20-5-0; 3rd F Manaser, peg 15, 17-7-0.

Wed Over 50s, Lily/Long Island Ponds: 1st L Squire, peg 68, 46-8-0; 2nd S Niemas, peg 88, 46-6-0; 3rd I Temple, peg 54, 42-13-0.

Thu Open, Signal Pond: 1st G Jubb, peg 18, 62-12-0; 2nd C Shortland, peg 8, 51-15-0; 3rd G Brookes, peg 6, 37-11-0.

Sat Open, Lily/Long Island Ponds: 1st R Dennis, peg 54, 67-4-0; 2nd S Quibell, peg 88, 59-8-0; 3rd D Richmond, peg 91, 50-2-0.

Club News

Toft Newton: The first weekend of ‘any method’ fishing went well with hundreds of trout providing some great winter sport.

Plenty of bait thrown in ensures they remain in top form ready for the start of the new season.

Many anglers caught many very obliging trout, all of which were carefully returned. Several nice Brownies to 4lb and Rainbows to 7lb put in an appearance.

Perch also fell to lures and chopped worm.

George Picker fished dead baits, boating 4 pike to around 10lb.

Several other Pike to 13lb were tempted in by the lure anglers.

A reminder that re-stocking will take place following next weekend’s activities and the 2014 season gets underway on Saturday 1st February from 7.30am.

For those fishing the winter league there is another heat on the 2nd February, it’s still not too late to enter, call Andy on 07850 351695 for more details.

Worksop & DAA: I’m delighted to announce that general secretary Derek Brown is out of hospital and sends his regards to all well-wishers.

True to form Derek’s straight back into it and has already managed to re-schedule the club’s meetings.

Executive Meeting is now 27th Feb, Delegates Meeting 6th March at Manton Club, 7:30pm.

Club Secretaries are also reminded that Affiliation Fees are now due.

Worksop United AC: AGM to be held on Monday 10th February at Manton Athletics Club.

Meeting starts at 7pm, all members welcome.

If you have an angling story or a picture, email me at [email protected] or call me on 07815 308463.

Tight lines!