Northern Inn win Silverfish League

This week saw the concluding match of Hallcroft’s Teams of Four Silverfish League.

The Matrix Trentmen were set for victory but The Northern Inn squad upset the apple cart after taking four section wins during the last event to steal top spot.

Lee Hassett bagged the first ton weight of the season at Sherwood Forrest, winning Wednesday’s Open with ease after netting just short of 104lb of prime carp.

Match Scene

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake (17 pegs): 1st Dave Hiley, Dynamite Baits, peg 27, 24-15-0, 11m pole maggot for skimmers and perch to 1lb; 2nd Lee Holtham, peg 20, 13-10-0; 3rd John Urruty, Alfreton Angling, peg 22, 13-4-0; 4th Craig Brazier, peg 26, 11-7-0; 5th John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 14, 9-15-0; 6th Steve Richards, peg 28, 8-14-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale Lake (20 pegs): 1st Lee Hassett, peg 32, 103-10-0.

Lee certainly earned the first ton weight of the year fishing 13m pole on two lines with pellet and corn.

He caught throughout landing 40 carp to 7lb. 2nd Nigel Shipman, peg 9, 46-5-0; 3rd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 17, 35-4-0; 4th Norman Powers, peg 42, 33-15-0; 5th Mick Langton, peg 36, 33-6-0; 6th Geoff Mawby, Gateford Angling, peg 27, 25-9-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale Lake (10 pegs): 1st Nigel Shipman, peg 27, 80-0-0, small pellet feeder with pellet on the hook to catch carp steadily to 9lb; 2nd Norman Powers, peg 18, 75-14-0; 3rd Sean Storey, Gateford Angling Supplies, peg 32, 42-5-0; 4th Carl Brown, Woodhouse Angling, peg 20, 40-2-0; 5th Lee Plackett, Leegem Tackle, peg 15, 35-2-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Open, Bridge Pool (12 Pegs): 1st C Yves, peg 41, 12-4-0; 2nd D Sewell, peg 47, 9-14-0; 3rd R Holmes, peg 44, 8-0-0.

Thu Veterans Open, Moat Pool (29 Pegs): 1st D Downes, peg 63, 64-2-0; 2nd C Yves, peg 58, 39-12-0; 3rd P Schoof, peg 46, 25-0-0.

Sat Open, Moat Pool (19 Pegs): 1st B Holmes, peg 56, 58-12-0; 2nd G Butt, peg 60, 45-0-0; 3rd T Butt, peg 64, 38-9-0.

Sun Open, Reed Pool (13 pegs): 1st P Wright, Leegem, peg 28, 62-14-0; 2nd S Robbins, Leegem, peg 33, 55-8-0; 3rd M Edgecombe, Leegem, peg 31, 53-14-0.

Sun Teams of 4 Silverfish League, Final Round, Moat/Bridge/Croft Pools (52 pegs): 1st I Donaldson, Veterans Originals, peg B14, 25-6-0; 2nd C Greensides, The Northern Inn, peg M52, 20-0-0; 3rd L Hewison, Wheato’s Hotshots, peg M39, 18-12-0; 4th B Holmes, Matrix Trentmen, peg C9, 16-10-0.

Teams of 4 Silverfish League Result: The Northern Inn stormed to victory in the end as they pulled off four section wins to come from behind to take the overall crown with 170 pts.

Their team plan not to bring bloodworm definitely paid off for them as they all caught more bonus fish.

Matrix Trentmen, who were leading up until the final event, had to settle for second place with 165pts.

The battle for third and fourth was a tie and had to be settled on count-back, with Kelly’s Stores taking third and last year’s winners having to settle for fourth spot both on 158pts.

Fifth place went to Sullivan’s Slappers with 157pts and Daiwa Drawbags were in sixth place with 156pts.

This year’s league was one of the closest fought in the eight year history of the league.

Hayton Lakes Fisheries: This newly opened complex are running a series of Tuesday Open Matches, sponsored by Retford Angling Centre.

The draw will take place at 8.45am at the Reception Office.

Entry fees are £17 with generous section and over-all payout as well as bonus prizes.

Contact Chris Line on 07747 015727 for more details.

Club Scene

Worksop and District Angling Association are on a recruitment drive for their Junior Intermediate Team.

This is a great opportunity for youngsters to receive expert coaching with one of the country’s leading squads.

If your child is between 13 and 17 and is a keen angler, contact Team Manager Neal Nicolson on 07901 795209 or