Trout anglers enjoy early season success at Toft Newton

Toft regular A. Bevan shows us the quality of the trout at Toft Newton
Toft regular A. Bevan shows us the quality of the trout at Toft Newton

The trout season has only just got underway but Toft Newton anglers are already enjoying some fantastic sport.

Ronnie Milloy had a bumper day, landing 29 fish in a single session on floating line.

More catches of this calibre are expected over the coming weeks as temperatures are set to increase, which should encourage Buzzer hatches.

Match Scene

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake (15 pegs): 1st Lee Holtham, peg 27, 33-8-0, pole pellet alongside weed beds accounted for a good net of roach, skimmers and a few bonus carp to 6lb; 2nd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 24, 15-0-0; 3rd Craig Brazier, peg 26, 11-7-0; 4th Steve Wheeldon, peg 28, 8-14-0; 5th John Urruty, Alfreton Angling, peg 14, 8-0-0; 6th Joe Wheeldon, peg 20, 7-14-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale Lake (21 pegs): 1st Mick Smith, peg 47, 74-5-0.

Strong winds didn’t deter Mick from fishing pole at 13m, landing 25 carp to 7lb. 2nd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 14, 73-0-0.

Andy continues his good form, only narrowly missing out on top spot after landing 25 carp to 5lb and 8lb of silvers. 3rd Brian Elliott, peg 9, 72-12-0; 4th Craig Brazier, peg 54, 38-3-0; 5th Gary Dodsworth, Mosborough Tackle Box, peg 45, 37-4-0; 6th Paul Unwin, Gateford Angling, peg 32, 33-12-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Open, Bridge Pool (12 pegs): 1st A Sellars, Bankside Tackle, peg 12, 11-10-0, waggler maggot for skimmers, roach and one bonus carp; 2nd I Donaldson, peg 26, 11-5-0; 3rd C Yves, peg 5, 10-3-0.

Thu Veterans Open, Moat Pool (28 pegs): 1st P Topham, peg 55, 35-10-0, groundbait feeder with micros and hair-rigged double corn tempted 6 carp; 2nd L Hewison, Leegem, peg 49, 25-12-0; 3rd M Edgecombe, peg 6, 22-14-0.

Sat Open, Moat Pool (25 Pegs): 1st M Thorpe, Leegem, peg 64, 83-12-0, pva bags with 6mm pellets gave Mark the edge, catching a steady run of carp to 8lb; 2nd A Berisford, Leegem, peg 73, 73-12-0; 3rd D Dare, peg 61, 66-12-0.

Sun Open, Moat Pool (35 Pegs): 1st A Berisford, Leegem, peg 94, 66-2-0. Arthur stepped up the leader board, fishing with small feeder with hair-rigged corn to bag 12 carp to 8lb. 2nd G Gibson, Max Tackle, peg 43, 54-12-0; 3rd D Oldham, peg 11, 51-10-0.

Hayton Lakes Fisheries: Wed Blue Fish Open: 1st Chris Line, Retford Angling Centre, peg 66, 36-7-0; 2nd Lenny Squires, R & R Sports, peg 69, 31-12-0; 3rd George Wallis, peg 67, 23-13-0; 4th Mark Cordell, peg 76, 23-11-0.

This Open event is run each Wednesday, draw 8:45am, £15 all-in. Contact Toby on 07508 903078 for full details.

Hayton Lakes is also running a series of Tuesday Open matches sponsored by Retford Angling Centre, draw 8:45am, £15 all-in with generous section pay-outs and bonus prizes. Contact Chris Line on 07747 015727 to book a place.

Club Scene

Worksop & District AA are still on the lookout for more youngsters to join their Junior Intermediate Team.

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

If your child is between the ages of 13 and 17 years and is a keen and enthusiastic angler, contact Team Manager Neal Nicolson to find out more on 07901 795209 or E-Mail:

Game Scene

Toft Newton Reservoir: 54 rods caught 312 trout, giving an impressive rod average of 5.8.

Numerous anglers returned from the bank with double figure catches as the rainbows went on the feed.

Best methods have been either floating lines teamed with small nymphs such as Diawl Bachs, Hares Ear and Cruncher with Booby on the point. Fish are feeding close in so the key is to fish 2-3 rod lengths out, casting at an angle along the shoreline.

The Iain Barr 2015 World Bank Master Championship will take place at Toft on Sunday 29th March.

Further details at