Hayton Lakes Fishery open up trio of lakes to the angling public

Worksop junior Cameron Kennedy proudly displays a 3� lb bream
Worksop junior Cameron Kennedy proudly displays a 3� lb bream

Hayton Lakes Fishery has opened three of its lakes to the public.

Their pleasure lake is a mixed fishery of F1 carp, barbell and bream.

They have also opened their specimen lake, which has commons and mirrors to 20lb and match lake, which is heavily stocked with carp.

The 100 acre complex near Retford will eventually consist of several lakes with plans for a shop and café on site.

Day tickets £6, concessions £5.

Follow the A620 through Retford towards Clarborough, turning left onto Tiln Road and follow this road for about one mile and the fishery is sign-posted on the left.

For full details visit their web site at www.haytonlakes.co.uk or call 07508 903078.

Over the season I’ve reported on the success of our Worksop and District AA junior anglers, who have excelled at national level competing against some of the best junior anglers in the country.

Two of our juniors have also proved their worth as specimen anglers.

Cameron Kennedy (pictured) and Aaron Allen have both sent in numerous pictures of their catches this season, which include huge carp, bream, perch, eels and even sturgeon.

The national angling press often report on the lack of juniors coming into the sport but that is certainly not the case here thanks to the efforts of our local clubs and coaches.

Worksop team captain Bradley Hancock and manager Neil Nicolson must be very proud of their teams’ achievements over the years.

It’s great to see our juniors doing so well but equally important that we encourage as many juniors as possible to get involved with local clubs.

Many clubs now offer free junior membership; perhaps the Environment Agency should also do their bit and scrap license fees for juniors!

Match Scene

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Open, Bridge: 1st A Sellars, Bankside Tackle, peg 26, 43-12-0.

Andy fished bomb and feeder with maggots and hair-rigged corn for carp to 7lb.

2nd D Sewell, peg 19, 37-6-0; 3rd C Yves, peg 18, 28-10-0; 4th T Furby, peg 27, 20-10-0; 5th N Wood, peg 23, 18-4-0.

Thu Veterans Open, Moat: 1st R Walker, peg 57, 50-15-0.

Waggler with double red maggot and feeding casters proved the winning combination for Robin, who landed carp to 8lb.

2nd I Donaldson, peg 64, 41-10-0; 3rd S Robbins, Leegem, peg 35, 25-14-0; 4th P Bagshaw, peg 31, 15-7-0; 5th B Rance, peg 61, 15-6-0.

Sat Open, Moat: 1st S Else, peg 67, 55-4-0.

Stuart had a bumper day, not only did he win the match he also walked away with the link peg, netting him a £1,000 bonus.

Small feeder with hair-rigged pellet was the winning method.

2nd B Holmes, peg 49, 45-10-0; 3rd S Quibell, peg 70, 32-7-0; 4th N Potter, Leegem, peg 46, 30-4-0; 5th A Oldham, Frenzee, peg 43, 21-10-0.

Sun Open, Moat: 1st N Wood, peg 73, 58-15-0.

Nigel beat the 20-strong field using maggot and pellet feeder for carp to 12lb.

2nd S Clark, peg 64, 47-1-0; 3rd J Barningham, peg 68, 45-9-0; 4th S Twigg, Leegem, peg 60, 16-9-0; 5th S Gray, peg 54, 16-0-0.

Hayton Lakes Fisheries: This newly opened complex will be running a series of weekly open matches to be held each Tuesday, starting next week.

The Retford Angling Centre Open matches will be staged on the Kingfisher Lake, draw at the Reception Office at 8:45am.

Entry fees £17 with generous section and over-all winner payouts.

Contact Chris Line for further details or to reserve a place on 07747 015727 .

If you have a story or catch report, E-Mail me alan@pikemaster.co.uk, Tel 07815 308463 or call in at Retford Angling Centre.

Tight Lines! Alan.