RIVERSIDE at Bawtry have had a busy week, hosting the Serlby Park School match last Monday and last Friday the John Hunt Memorial.
Thirty-four anglers turned out on Friday, for a match held with the usual good humour and banter that we have come to expect.
The pristine condition of the lake is a reflection of all the hard work that has been put in over the last few months by co managers John Bleakley and Terry Pixley.
It was therefore unfortunate that the conditions didn’t lend themselves to showing the fishery’s true potential, but this did not deter Garry Morris who fished paste down the margins for a net of 20lb 11oz from peg 44.
Tim Homes was second with a mixed net of 19lb 14oz from peg 27, with Stuart Lilley making up the frame with 16lb 14oz taken on pole fished pellet or corn from peg 4.
Bleak and Terry have asked us to thank everyone who fished the event, also the many who donated raffle prizes and John’s family for presenting the prizes.
A grand total of £287 was raised which will be used to purchase a memorial bench overlooking the lake.
The schools match on Monday saw Terry and Bleak playing host to the youngsters from Serlby Park, and we were impressed with the skill and dedication on display.
Top weight on the day fell to Robert Heaton who took a mixed net of 14lb 7oz from peg 16 bomb fishing meat.
Reece Colinson took the runners up spot with 8lb 4oz and third went to Anthony Atkins.
A big thank you must go to the parents and helpers who turned up on the day and to Richard Johnson for organising the day with Bleak and Terry.
For any of you venturing to the east coast on your holidays, it is worth throwing in a rod as Bridlington to Whitby is fishing extremely well at the moment both off the piers and the boats.
If you need any up to date information contact Roger on the above number.
Finally we would like to wish the Worksop & DAA senior squad all the best in their Division One National Championship match on the new Junction canal tomorrow.
THE members of Stanley Street Sports and Social AC visited Lindhome Lakes last Sunday where they fished the Loco lake.
Shaun Storey was a runaway winner taking a net of carp on the pellet waggler weighing 41lb 10oz to finish well clear of Pete Scott who pole fished worm for an ide and bream net of 29lb from peg 8.
Mick Pogson made up the frame with 22lb 4oz on the method feeder.
The anglers from Anston WMC were also out last Sunday at Lodge Farm, fishing the signal pond, with the match actually being won by one of the clubs junior anglers Jack Booth.
Jack took a carp net of 64lb 11oz fishing corn shallow from peg 4 with Andy Keyworth claiming second with a mixed bag of 41lb 8oz and Paul Webster was third with 32lb 10oz.
There are two results to report on from Batchelors AC, the first was a three hour evening match held at Lodge Farm last Thursday on the signal pond with all the main frame taking carp nets.
Garry Morris took the honours on peg 6 for 51lb 4oz with John Eaves a close second with 44lb 11oz falling to pole fished paste.
Andy Jardine took third spot weighing 38lb 13ozs.
The next event took place at KJS Fishery last Sunday where Neil Richards caught consistently fishing tight to the far bank to record 42lb 10oz of mainly carp.
In second place Chris Eves pole fished meat for a net of carp and barbel of 40lb 10oz, with Brian Heighton in third with 33lb 4oz.
The members of British Gas AC visited snake lake at Aston Ponds last Thursday with Mel Kirton pole fishing maggot to claim the win with an all ide net of 59lb 8oz.
Steve Hill was second with 47lb 4oz and Bill Richardson was one fish short at 46lb 2oz.
The Tuesday Club visited Bank End Fishery last week with all the main frame fishing pellet shallow on the long pole for carp nets.
Top spot went to Steve Pogson with an impressive 122lb 10oz, with Andy Hill weighing 105lb for second and Mick Pogson claiming third with 85lb 3oz.
The Greyhound AC held their latest match at Royston waters near North Scarle where Tracey Dickinson led the way on peg 2 bomb fishing meat for a net of 42lb 8oz, ahead of Russ Brown on next peg 3 who pole fished meat for 37lb 12oz.
Brett Northage employed the same method on peg 10 to claim third place with 30lb 8oz.
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WE start this week at Lakeside Fishery, Ranskill, where the match lake is throwing up ample nets of silverfish.
They have been responding to pole fished sweet corn in nets of 89lb with the low 30s being the place to draw.
Pole fished luncheon meat is accounting for mixed nets of carp and skimmers with the old favourite pole fished maggot proving effective for quality nets of skimmers and ide.
On the carp lake S. Bailey landed four specimens from peg 4 on his cell boilies which included a quality ghostie of 28lb 8oz.
Garry Croft banked seven fish to 24lb 10oz on his tangy squid boilie from peg 3.
On the trout lake Dave Parnell landed 11 fish to 6lbs on his orange fritz on a floating line, with Worksop rod Ian Wilkinson casting his orange blob on a sinking line to produce nine fish to 7lbs.
At Lodge Farm in Tuesday’s open on the long island Simon Drayton led the way with 89lb 4oz from peg 94, while Wednesday’s over 50s on the signal pond saw Pat Bailey amass 136lb 11oz pole fishing pellet on peg 37, with Sid Whitehouse in second with 99lb 11oz also taken on pole and pellet.
Thursday’s competition on the field pond was won by Simon Drayton who pole fished pellet on peg 14 for a level 94lb.
Andy Favell was runner up with 89lb 13oz on pole fished corn or pellet on peg 8.
At Sherwood Forest Farm fisheries Wednesday’s open on the Holmedale saw Andy Lakey take a winning weight of 114lb 10oz, and he also won the summer league with 69 points.