Worksop and District Angling Association recruiting juniors

The 2013 Junior Squad enjoying national success at the Angling Trust Championships
The 2013 Junior Squad enjoying national success at the Angling Trust Championships

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

This is a greatopportunity for youngsters to receive expert coaching within 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 email

Match Scene

Sherwood Forrest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake (17 pegs): 1st John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 27, 19-14-0, pole maggot to the weed beds for skimmers, roach and a bonus 3lb carp to tip the scales.

2nd Dave Hiley, Dynamite Baits, peg 11, 15-11-0; 3rd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 28, 12-2-0; 4th Steve Richards, peg 26, 7-12-0; 5th Brian Elliott, peg 12, 6-14-0; 6th Craig Brazier, peg 17, 5-6-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale Lake (19 pegs): 1st Craig Brazier, peg 54, 65-15-0, waggler maggot cast to the small island saw Craig catching carp from the off to 8lb. 2nd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 26, 54-11-0; 3rd Paul Unwin, Gateford Angling, peg 32, 40-12-0; 4th Nigel Shipman, peg 45, 30-4-0; 5th Pete Hodgetts, peg 24, 23-3-0; 5th Geoff Mawby, Gateford Angling, peg 36, 23-3-0; 7th Mick Langton, peg 15, 22-3-0.

Sun Open Practice Match, Holmedale Lake (19 pegs): 1st Norman Powers, peg 27, 67-11-0, small pellet feeder with pellet hook bait fished to the lily bed to temp carp to 8lb. 2nd Phil Shaw, peg 54, 42-12-0; 3rd Lee Plackett, Leegem, peg 15, 42-2-0; 4th Pete Hodgetts, peg 39, 40-2-0; 5th Carl Brown, Woodhouse Angling, peg 6, 36-7-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Open, Bridge Pool (10 pegs): 1st D Sewell, peg 49, 10-3-0, 4mm and 6mm expanders for skimmers; 2nd D Sellars, peg 40, 5-10-0; 3rd R Holmes, peg 52, 2-12-0.

Thu Veterans Open, Moat Pool (26 pegs): 1st A Berisford, Leegem, peg 73, 29-10-0, pellet feeder with corn on the hook for carp to 7lb to take top spot by a narrow margin; 2nd R Brooks, peg 64, 29-8-0; 3rd I Temple, peg 43, 24-8-0.

Sat Open, Moat Pool (28 Pegs): 1st T Butt, peg 61, 29-4-0, small maggot feeder with corn not only gave Tony a win but he also bagged a £300 bonus after drawing the golden peg; 2nd S Else, peg 6, 17-12-0; 3rd P Elliott, Leegem, peg 34, 13-10-0.

Sun Open, Moat Pool (27 Pegs): 1st S Twigg, Leegem, peg 61, 92-0-0, pellet feeder with hair-rigged corn helped Steve to catch steadily to take a convincing win; 2nd J Barningham, peg 64, 51-14-0; 3rd P Miles, peg 58, 47-12-0.

Hayton Lakes Fisheries: This newly opened complex are running a series of Tuesday Open Matches.

Sponsored by Retford Angling Centre, draw 8:45 at the Reception Office.

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

Contact Chris Line on 07747 015727 for more details.

Game Scene

Toft Newton Reservoir: 81 rods caught 269 trout for a rod average of 3.32.

Another good early season week at Toft with some great hard fighting fish gracing the nets.

The best method by a long way has been to fish Nymphs on the droppers with a small Booby on the point ‘washing line’ style.

The usual array of Diawl Bachs, Crunchers and Buzzers are all firm favourites and the point fly should be along the lines of a White and Green Booby pattern.

Keep the retrieve on the slow side and don’t cast too far; the shallow edges seem to be doing particularly well at the moment.

Best fish of the week at 5lb 12oz fell to Chris Davison’s Black Booby.

Predator regulars Ricky Varley and Danny Peet enjoyed a day afloat fly fishing for pike and were rewarded with some exciting sport and four fish to 13lb.