Club scene hots up as Mel wins first outing

Mel Kirton bagged almost a ton of carp to storm a win at Wetlands
Mel Kirton bagged almost a ton of carp to storm a win at Wetlands

The club scene is starting to hot up already this season.

The Tuesday Club got off to a great start with Mel Kirton bagging almost a ton of carp to win their first outing in style at Wetlands.

Pellet feeder did the trick for Mel, beating runner-up Russ Brown by 30lb at Wetlands.

Kilton Inn’s Toby Draper also got off to a good start, landing over 117lb at Bankend to take an early victory.


Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Mon Open, Holmedale: 1st C Greensides, Matrix Dynamite, peg 36, 106-8-0. Chris fished method feeder and pellet tight to the island to land 26 Carp to 7lb. 2nd A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 30, 101-1-0; 3rd A Birkin, Phil’s Bait & Tackle, peg 19, 97-4-0.

Tue Open, Sherwood: 1st F Bispham, peg 40, 83-9-0. Fred ‘the bread’ opted for popped-up bread to land 21 Carp to 9lb for an easy win. 2nd J Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 44, 62-0-0; 3rd S Richards, peg 41, 55-9-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale: 1st A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 17, 105-7-0. Andy put short pole and pellet to good use, landing 25 Carp to 7lb. 2nd L Parker, Phil’s Bait & Tackle, peg 51, 100-1-0; 3rd K Chaplin, peg 39, 87-1-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Open, Moat: 1st N Wood, Leegem, peg 105, 118-6-0; 2nd R Teigh, peg 67, 111-11-0; 3rd S Conry, peg 101, 91-6-0.

Tue PM Costcutter Open, Bridge: 1st S Bargh, Leegem, peg 19, 105-14-0; 2nd K Talbot, peg 1, 68-12-0; 3rd L Hewison, Leegem, peg 48, 65-0-0.

Thu Veterans, Croft/Reed/Canal: 1st M Cordall, peg C11, 106-0-0; 2nd R Turner, peg C10, 66-0-0; 3rd A Berisford, Leegem, peg C13, 63-8-0.

Fri PM Open, Moat: 1st A Berisford, Leegem, peg 56, 113-7-0; 2nd A Bailey, peg 49, 108-12-0; 3rd R Teigh, peg 48, 108-9-0.

Sat Open, Bridge: 1st A Crouch, Garbolino, peg 58, 65-12-0; 2nd A Sellars, R&R Sports, peg 20, 60-14-0; 3rd D Dare, Marukyu, peg 1, 59-11-0.

Sun Leegem League Round 10, Moat: 1st M Watson, Leegem, peg 100, 131-9-0; 2nd G Gibson, peg 70, 90-10-0; 3rd P Topham, Leegem, peg 63, 79-8-0.

Sun Open, Bridge: 1st S Clark, peg 1, 120-10-0; 2nd P Miles, peg 19, 91-0-0; 3rd M Brownell, peg 28, 84-6-0.


Tuesday Club: The first of what will be a 20-match series this season was held at Wetlands: 1st Mel Kirton, peg 39, 99-5-0, pellet feeder (pictured); 2nd Mel Morris, peg 19, 72-11-0, pole paste; 3rd Russ Brown, peg 1, 70-7-0, bomb pellet; 4th Andy Hill, peg 35, 66-11-0, pole pellet and feeder.

Kilton Inn AC: The Kilton boys are off to a good start with two matches already fished and over a ton of fish to Toby Draper to start the season in style.

Bankend Fisheries was the first venue on Saturday: 1st Toby Draper, peg 18, 117-8-0, sinking bubble float with pellet proved the winning method for over a ton of Carp. 2nd Graham Boddice, peg 20, 61-0-0. 3rd Malc Lodge, peg 19, 42-12-0.

Sunday at Little John Lakes: 1st Graham Boddice, peg 10, 32-11-0, pole pellet; 2nd Toby Draper, peg 7, 32-3-0, pole worm; 3rd John Brett, peg 1, 21-9-0, pole pellet in the margins.

The next match will be held on Sunday 25th at Woodhouse Grange.


Toft Newton Reservoir: Seventy-seven rods caught 358 trout for a rod average of 4.52.

Floating lines teamed with either nymphs or dries accounting for the majority of fish.

Mr Stewart took a rather notable catch, landing 23 fish in a single session.

Large Buzzers also working well in the evenings as fish are rising.

The usual Diawl Bachs, Hares Ear, Shipmans and small Hoppers, all worth a go.

Weekly stockings continue so there’s always a good head of fish to have a go for.

Toft’s famous ‘Money Tags’ are being attached to plenty of fish too so a good chance of a cash bonus for the lucky angler.

Get ready for some great catches as the weather improves this week.

For boat bookings or general advice, please call the fishery office on 01673 878453 or Andy’s mobile 07850 351695.

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