Local anglers doing their bit for charity

Pete Hodgetts
Pete Hodgetts

Many local clubs hold charity matches and events throughout the year, with thousands of pounds raised for charities.

Of course this wouldn’t be possible if it were not for the fisheries giving up waters for free, tackle donations from local shops and the many anglers who make the effort to attend. Hats off to you all!

One such event was the recent Notts AA Children In Need charity match, at Sherwood Forrest Fishery.

Pete Hodgetts won with over 100lb of carp but more importantly, he and many others put themselves out to raise money for a great cause.

This week it was Lakeside’s turn to do their bit for charity. The Dave Wright Memorial Charity Match was held at the venue, with many anglers turning out to support the event.

A commendable £700 was raised for the MacMillan Nurses, in memory of Dave.


Lakeside Fisheries: Sun, Dave Wright Memorial Charity Match: 1st Andrew Morley, peg 17, 32-14-0, pole pellet for a mixed bag of Carp & Skimmers; 2nd Steve Forster, peg 6, 27-6-0; 3rd Alan Hopkins, peg 4, 26-4-0.

Many thanks to all those who attended and helped to raise money for the Macmillan Nurses.

A fitting charity in memory of Blue.

Carp Lake: Specimen Angler, John Thompson had a great session, landing 5 Carp, including a 25lb 4oz Common. John fished boilies from peg 3.

Trout Lake: Game specialist, Alan Dawson managed to tame 9 Rainbows to 8lb in a bumper fly session.

Alan used a floating line to present a Black Suspender Buzzer, which proved irresistible.

Lodge Farm Fishery: Wed Over 50s, Signal Pond: 1st Keith Walters, peg 4, 92-12-0, pole pellet and corn for an all-Carp net; 2nd Eric Fox, peg 3, 74-13-0; 3rd Shaun Millington, peg 18, 64-13-0.

Thu Open, Field Pond: 1st Nigel Shipman, peg 10, 120-7-0, pole pellet for Carp; 2nd Mark Brumpton, peg 8, 111-5-0; 3rd Simon Short, peg 31, 104-2-0.

Sat Open, Field Pond: 1st Leon Hardwick, peg 31, 86-10-0, pole pellet for Carp; 2nd Mick Brownell, peg 2, 86-4-0; 3rd Brian Chatterton, peg 37, 61-11-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft: Thu Open, Moat: G Bennett, peg 57, 45-1-0; 2nd S Butler, peg 40, 33-12-0; 3rd P Elliott, Map Leegem, peg 53, 21-10-0.

Thu Veterans, Bridge/Croft: 1st A Payling, Peg One Angling, peg B15, 50-12-0; 2nd R Brooks, peg B45, 33-12-0; 3rd I Donaldson, peg B18, 32-12-0.

Fri Open, Moat: 1st J Masson, Colmic/Marukyu, peg 67, 66-2-0; 2nd R Teigh, peg 45, 47-11-0; 3rd I Temple, peg 58, 39-12-0.

Sat Open, Moat: 1st L Hewison, Map Leegem, peg 40, 84-12-0; 2nd S Clark, peg 27, 72-4-0; 3rd J Masson, Colmic/Marukyu, peg 43, 67-2-0.

Sun Open, Moat: 1st A Berisford, Map Leegem, peg 32, 82-4-0; 2nd B Holmes, Matrix Trentmen, peg 29, 52-14-0; 3rd G Gibson, Max Tackle, peg 50, 46-14-0.

Sherwood Forest: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake: 1st Fred Bispham, Peg One Angling, peg 47, 58-15-0, pole with pinkies at short range amassed a mixed bag of Skimmers, Perch and Carp; 2nd Mick Burrell, Gateford Angling Supplies, peg 44, 57-12-0; 3rd John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling Centre, peg 41, 53-3-0.

Wed Autumn Fun League, Holmedale: 1st Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Centre, peg 45, 140-4-0, pole pellet fished shallow at 16m to land 50 Carp to 6lb; 2nd Mick Langton, Sherwood FF, peg 17, 100-12-0; 3rd Pete Hodgetts, Sherwood FF, peg 39, 67-7-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale: 1st Nigel Shipman, Subfish, peg 39, 142-11-0.

Nigel alternated between feeder pellet at range and pole worm at 6m to land Carp to 7lb, to win with 40lb to spare. 2nd Carl Brown, Sherwood FF, peg 17, 100-8-0; 3rd Sam Kelk, Sherwood FF, peg 14, 94-9-0.


Toft Newton: Up and coming events include; 16th Nov, Jim Tucks Fritz Flies Festival, competition briefing 8:45, fishing from 9am.

Ring Andy to book 07850 351695.

British Gas: Members are invited to the AGM at The Millstone Restaurant, Tickhill on 14th November. Be there for 7pm; meeting starts at 7:30.

Free membership to the Pike Anglers Club to all local juniors (under 18).

Got a youngster who wants to learn about pike fishing, simply send me their name, address, DOB and a parent contact number and I’ll sort the rest out for you.

They get access to the PAC online magazine and forum, attend teach-ins run by fully qualified coaches. They can also collect a free copy of the ‘Pikelines’ magazines from Retford Angling Centre.

If you have an angling story or a picture of you with your catch, email alan@pikemaster.co.uk or call 07815 308463. Tight lines!