SATURDAY 1st July saw the long awaited Trevor Ogden annual memorial match at Aston Park Fisheries.
Many of you will remember Trevor from his days at Worksop Angling Supplies and it is a reflection on his polularity that 48 anglers competed on the split and lily ponds.
On the split pond the winner was Gary Dodsworth on peg 29 with a magnificent net of all silvers for 75lb 12oz.
Matt Godfrey claimed the runners up position from peg 22 weighing 65lb 4oz and Leon Hardwick was third on peg 40 with a net of 49lb 14oz.
On the lilly pond the weights were a little lower with a top weight which fell to Steven Goddard on peg 18 with 25lb 0oz.
The next weight fell to John Eaves on peg 26 which was 22lb 10oz, and Roy Davies made up the frame from peg 33 with 22lb 6oz.
Event organisor Greg Forrester of Worksop Angling Supplies said: “Thanks must go to all the anglers, Derek Brown for the speeches and the prize giving, Terry Picksley, Matt Godfrey and Shane for doing a great job with the raffle, Alex, Sarah and Axel from Aston Park for their hospitality and to everyone who kindly donated a raffle prize, in particular Albert.”
“We paid out £400 in prize money and raised a total of £665 for Bluebell Wood.Children’s Hospice.”
Last Friday 20 youngsters participated in the annual Grafton AA junior match on the Lock Keeper length of the Chesterfield Canal, where despite wind and rain all the lads and lasses approached the event with a fine enthusiasm.
This event could not have run without the organisation and endeavours of Mick Simpson and his merry band from the Grafton AA, Ken Wards Sports for their continued support and all the parents and guardians.
The best weight in the Under 16 category fell to Jordan Betts with a fine net of 1.900 kilos.
Jake Hodgekiss took second with 1.550 kilos and Elliot Morris was third with 0.4 kilos.
In the Under 12 age group Dylan Betts led the way with 2 kilos, and Arron Cumis was runner-up with 0.935, Domonic Williams claiming third with 0.14 kilos.
Ivor Jones of the Worksop Piscatorials would like to remind members that for this Sunday’s match at Aston Park fishery, the first 20 members to register will fish.
WORKSOP United’s latest match was fished last Sunday on the Weirfield section of the River Trent.
In top spot P. Martin took one barbell for 17lb-14oz from peg 1, to finish well ahead of second placed P. Storey, who took 7lb 7oz of bream/roach from peg 6.
S. Raisbeck was third weighing 7lb 3oz from peg 5.
The members of St Joseph’s AC visted the stable pond at Aston last Saturday where they had to contend with a strong wind throughout the duration.
Top rod on the day was Barrie Armson on peg 18 with 37lb 15oz of ide caught on pole fished worm and three carp taken down the edge late on.
In second place was the ever popular Ray Ancliffe with 20lb 11oz from peg 27 and Chris Davenport was third from peg 21 with 18lb 4oz of silvers.
The Tuesday club fished their latest match at Wetlands where Mick Simpson claimed victory on peg 17 with 62lb 15oz on bomb fished pellet.
Brod Perkins fished the same method as the winner for 58lb 9oz and Andy Hill took third with 55lb 1oz from peg 30.
STARTING at Lodge Farm – the venue match record was smashed by Craig Crosby in Tuesday’s open on the Long Island, with an incredible 239lb 1oz which consisted of 71 fish to 8lb.
Craig pole fished pellet on peg 98, finishing well ahead of Jason Swift who managed a credible 103lb 13oz from peg 96 on the pellet waggler.
Wednesday’s veterans competition on the lily pond saw Pete Gosney put together a winning bag of 141lb 11oz from peg 64 employing pole fished pellet.
Reg Turner settled for second with 87lb 6oz taken from peg 53 on pole fished meat.
Thursday’s match on the signal pond was won by Steve Nemass with 90lb 5oz from peg 12, with Sion Dayton in the runner-up position weighing 76lb 2oz, both utilising the method feeder.
At Lakeside Fishery Phil Morgan recorded the biggest match weight of the week with a net of 109lb 10oz of silvers caught on pole fished meat from peg 29.
Pole fished pellet also provided a viable option with competition nets in excess of 80lb and pole fished caster accounting for bags of silver approaching 70lb.
On the carp lake Pete Green landed seven specimens to 24lb 6oz with cell boilies from peg 3.
Over on the trout lake two Worksop fly caster Chris Watson who slipped his net under 58 fish to 5lb with his orange and green blobs cast on a floating line.
John Wilkinson landed 16 fish to 7lb with his black buzzers presented on a floating line.
At Riverside fishery Terry Pixley won Wednesday’s match pole fishing pellet for 70lb off peg 10.
John Bleakley weighed 37lb 12oz bomb fishing meat on peg 43.
Fridays contest was won by Cris Lines on the pellet waggler with a bag of 80lb 3oz from peg 34, with Pete Ware settling for second spot.