LAST Saturday saw the annual Worksop & District AA senior citizens match at Daiwa Hallcroft.
As always this was not just about the fishing, but also a chance for all the participants to catch up with old friends and experience a great day out.
The match itself was contested on the moat pool and Mick Pogson made the most of a favourable draw putting together a net of 61lbs 10oz of carp, the majority if which were taken down the margins in the final hour and a half from outer peg 70.
Wilf Salmon on outer peg 50 utilised the feeder to good effect for a carp net of 55lb 4oz to finish in second, ahead of Brian Robson and Billy Barnett with 33lb 4oz and 30lb 12oz respectively.
The section winners were Fred Gunby, Abbo Lowe, Terry Evans, Jim Scott, Malcom Lodge, Ken Rowley and Gerald Yates.
It has to be said that yet again the event went smoothly due to the efforts of Derek Brown, who worked tirelessly to ensure that the proceedings went ahead without a hitch.
Derek has also asked us to pass on thanks to the Hallcroft team Terry, Nick, Luke, Tom Amanda, Lynne and Sophie and the staff of the Kingfisher Café and Greg Forester of Worksop Angling Supplies for his kind donation.
A further reminder for any youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 years that Friday 8th July see the annual Grafton AA juvenile match on their own waters on the Chesterfield Canal.
Tickets are available from Ken Wards Sports of Carlton Road at a very reasonable £3.
All participants will receive a tackle voucher as well as supervision from Mick Simpson and his team of helpers.
The draw takes place at the Lock Keeper car park at 5pm, with fishing 6pm to 9pm.
Friday is the final chance for any of you wishing to fish the Trevor Ogden Memorial Match at Aston Ponds (tomorrow) to register.
You can do this at Worksop Angling Supplies on Retford Road or if you cannot get to fish but would still like to support this year’s worthy cause – Bluebell Wood – you can donate a raffle prize at the aforementioned address or give Greg a ring on 01909 482974.
Alan Slater has asked us to pass on that all the members of the Manton AC would like to wish Billy Dawes a speedy recovery from his recent heart attack, and we would like to add our own regards.
THERE are two matches to report on from Manton AC, the first took place on the 18th at the Fox Covert Fishery, where Dave Wilson took the win with a carp net of 34lb 12oz taken on the feeder from peg 15, ahead of Arthur Bird in second with another all carp net of 31lb taken on bomb fished meat.
Keith Morris was third with a silver net 30lb 4oz taken on pole fished caster.
The second match on the 22nd at Lodge Farm’s long island pool saw the top frame all having exclusive carp nets.
Dave Wilson made it back-to-back wins with a net of 38lb 13oz taken on the bomb on peg 78, to finish ahead of Keith Morris who landed 31lb 4oz and Arthur Bird on 21lb 6oz.
The members of St Joseph’s AC visited the Cottham stretch of the Tidal Trent last Sunday where they found the river with a small tide and very bright, hot conditions which put the fish off the feed and bites were few and far between.
Top spot was taken by Ronnie Finch who showed his mastery of the waggler to take 9lbs 9oz of perch and small roach.
He finished well ahead of second placed Chris Davenport who fished the maggot feeder for 5lb 7oz but lost a barbell of roughly 8½ bs on the whistle.
Stuart Lilley made up the frame wit a level 5lb. A
special mention must go to Graham Cashmore, who took two barbell to finish just out of the money and Brian Kent who took a pike of 2½ lbs on pellet.