The Worksop and District Angling Association cadet squad fished the recent Angling Trust Junior Nationals, and came away with some gold.
No team medals were forthcoming this year, but Jay Gill’s individual efforts earned him top spot, picking up the 2015 Cadet Winners Trophy.
Well done Jay, a fantastic performance and a well deserved award.
Ten-year-old Molly McKay Smith also did tremendously well, putting Worksop on the map after taking seventh place over-all – what a great achievement for such a young angler.
Well done to all who took part.
You can’t win them all but what a sterling effort by each angler.
The WDAA are holding a series of fortnightly open matches at Sandhill Lake, Worksop, draw 9am at the lake, cost £10.00 all in.
For further details contact Mick Pogson on 01909486893 or Derek Brown on 01909486350 or alternately be at the lake for the draw.
Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tuesday Open, Sherwood Lake (14 pegs): 1st Dave Round, Woodhouse Angling, peg 41, 85-7-0, pole caster for skimmers to 2lb and a few carp to 5lb; 2nd Craig Brazier, peg 43, 31-6-0; 3rd Fred Bispham, Peg One Angling, peg 49, 20-5-0; 4th Steve Richards, peg 56, 19-15-0.
Finishing well out in front Dave fished the pole and caster short on the top two + one loose feeding three pints of casters he landed 68lb of skimmers – 2lb and 5 carp – 5lb making up the rest of his 85lb 7oz catch.
Wednesday Open, Holmedale Lake (22 pegs): 1st Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 27, 114-10-0, after a slow start pole pellet started methods started to pay off with a net of 44 carp to 6lb; 2nd Jeff Wiseman, Phil’s Bait & Tackle, peg 23, 97-4-0; 3rd Mick Langton, peg 20, 85-2-0; 4th Steve Shepherd,
Gateford Angling Supplies, peg 17, 73-7-0; 5th Craig Brazier, peg 39, 73-3-0; 6th Kris Garrett, Nott’s County, peg 14, 71-15-0.
Sunday Pm Open, Holmedale Lake (25 pegs): 1st Daz Staley, Woodhouse Angling, peg 34, 91-1-0, polepellet down the margins to land carp to 8lb; 2nd Carl Brown, peg 28, 75-7-0; 3rd Paul Close, peg 26, 67-1-0; 4th Matt Malia, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 9, 61-12-0; 5th Ian Rowney, peg 45, 54-7-0; 6th Nigel
Shipman, peg 39, 51-7-0.
Grafton AA: Lindholme Lakes, Loco Lake: 1st Ian Topham, 44-0-0, pole pellet to tempt mainly bream and small carp but enough to convert poor conditions into a win; 2nd Steve Ordiage, 37-0-0, pole pellet for carp; 3rd Bill Corbett, 31-8-0, shallow waggler for six bigger than average carp but not quite enough to beat Ian and Steve.
St Josephs AC: Candy Corner: 1st Barrie Armson, peg 9, 36-12-0, method feeder and pellet produced a fair bag of small carp; 2nd Brian Kent, peg 7, 29-6-0, pellet feeder for small carp and skimmers; 3rd Mark Pressley, peg 1, 19-5-0, also opted for pellet feeder to net carp and skimmers.
Tuesday Club: Oak Tree Fishery (17 pegs): 1st Mel Kirton, peg 12, 35-12-0, pellet feeder with corn or pellet on the hook; 2nd Alan Sargeson, peg 8, 35-5-0, fishing tight to the island for carp up to a massive 14lb: 3rd Russ Brown, peg 18, 25-2-0, bomb with pellet; 4th Keith Walters, peg 14, 23-15-0, corn presented on short pole for an all-carp haul.
British Gas AC: Loversall Lakes: 1st Polly Hill, peg 18, 57-3-0, pellet feeder; 2nd John Harding, peg 25, 29-4-0, pellet feeder; 3rd Mick Pogson, peg 24, 28-14-0; 4th Mel Kirton, peg 19, 27-12-0.
Toft Newton Reservoir: 108 Rods caught 236 trout for a rod average of 2.19.
The lower average was probably due the trout being pre-occupied feasting on newly hatched fry in the margins.
Not surprisingly, appropriate fish-type patterns did well this week.
Evening sport is on the up following Sedge hatches so the usual dry patterns are all worth a try.
Increase your chances by covering the margins before casting to open water.
With the promise of a heat-wave, sport should be better in the evenings or from boat in the deeper water.
Boats and coaching sessions to be booked in advance. Contact Jason or Andy on 01673 878453.
If you have stories, results or pictures of your bankside exploits, email Guardian angling expert
email@example.com or give him a call on 07815 308463. Tight Lines! Alan Dudhill.