The match scene is still a bit tough with only modest weights being reported again this week.
That didn’t stop Andy Lakey (pictured) from taking three consecutive wins at Sherwood Forest.
Andy set the standard with a win last week then took top spot on Tuesday with an impressive lead on Sherwood Lake, followed by a repeat on Wednesday on Holmedale Lake.
Pete Bagshaw took the biggest weight of the week from Hallcroft’s Bridge Pool during Saturday’s Open after dropping into some good sized carp from peg 26 to weigh in over 70lb.
Piking Tips: Pre-baiting in stillwaters can hold pike in a particular area.
Do this often enough and the pike will add the area to their patrol route.
Use the same type and size of bait that you intend to fish with for best results.
Pre-baiting with blended fish groundbait or chunks is unlikely to hold the pike for long periods and encourages the pike to gulp baits straight down, causing deep hooking so better avoided.
Start pre-baiting a couple of weeks before you fish the swim.
A dozen baits every few days should hold the pike there till you decide to fish.
After fishing, add a few more free offerings to keep them interested till your next visit.
Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake (18 pegs): 1st Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 23, 35-9-0, 13m pole maggot over groundbait to land 40 ide to 2lb and 6 bream to 3lb; 2nd Paul Ashley, peg 27, 23-9-0, pole with 4mm soft pellet for skimmers and a few small carp; 3rd John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 14, 14-12-0; 4th Steve Richards, peg 26, 14-9-0; 5th Craig Brazier, peg 18, 12-6-0; 6th Fred Bispham, Peg One Angling, peg 20, 11-15-0.
Wed Open, Holmedale Lake (14 pegs): 1st Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 27, 66-2-0, pellet scoop with pellet on the hook accounted for 15 carp to 6lb and pole with maggot topped the catch with 10lb of roach; 2nd Craig Brazier, peg 4, 41-14-0; 3rd Geoff Mawby, Gateford Angling Supplies, peg 45, 34-3-0; 4th Nigel Shipman, peg 14, 27-12-0; 5th Mick Langton, peg 19, 19-0-0.
Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Costcutter, Bridge Pool (13 pegs): 1st R Mawer, peg 15, 35-13-0, bomb with corn and meat for carp and the odd skimmers; 2nd T Furby, peg 24, 23-6-0; 3rd R Brooks, peg 18, 19-14-0; 4th N Wood, Leegem, peg 8, 19-4-0.
Thu Veterans Open, Moat Pool (8 pegs): 1st G Hiley, Woodhouse Angling, peg 50, 29-10-0, bomb with dead maggots for a mixed bag of carp and bream; 2nd S Robbins, Leegem, peg 45, 16-6-0; 3rd S Richards, Woodhouse Angling, peg 4, 17-8-0.
Sat Open, Bridge Pool (10 pegs): 1st P Bagshaw, Team Frenzee, peg 26, 70-14-0, feeder corn for 12 good sized carp; 2nd S Quibell, peg 5, 44-2-0; 3rd P Miles, Kelly’s Stores, peg 15, 31-14-0.
Sun Teams of 4 Silverfish League Rnd 7, Moat/Bridge/Croft (52 pegs): 1st C Greensides, Northern Inn, peg B24, 26-9-0, 12m pole with maggot over groundbait and pinkies for skimmers; 2nd K Baxter, Daiwa Drawbags, peg M2, 18-8-0; 3rd S Plant, Max Tackle, peg B16, 17-0-0.
Worksop & District AA: Weirfield River Trent Open: Unfortunately the access road from the top weirfield gate past the telephone box to the cattle grid gate has been closed for resurfacing and won’t be re-opened for a few weeks so the match scheduled for Saturday 7th February has had to be cancelled.
Apolologies for any inconvenience.
The next Open will take place on Saturday 28th February.
Anyone interested should contact Stewart Goulding on 01909 540659 or 07860 142870.