THE Worksop intermediate team has represented the region brilliantly with a second place at the NJAA Under 18 Championships in Cambridgeshire.
On Saturday 11th June eight local youngsters fished it Decoy lakes, having practised at Aston Park fishery and Lodge Farm.
Despite never previously fishing Decoy the lads and lasses managed a superb second in the team event, as well as the individual winner in Warren Heblethwaite with 33kg.
James Fleeman and Ryan Whittal were also section winners.
The team consisted of captain Ben Frost, Ryan Whittal, Adam Brown,Warren Hebblethwaite, Daniel Richardson, Joe Cotteril, Chelsey Jeffcoate and James Fleeman.
Dave Frost stood in for Neil Nicolson as coach for the day.
What makes the achievement even more remarkable is that two of the squad, Reece Nicolson and Joel Potts, were on England trials the same day, where they just failed in their endeavours.
The squad would like to extend their thanks to Alex Mitchel at Aston and Bill at Lodge Farm for their help and hospitality.
The Grafton AA kids match scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) evening has been rearranged for Friday 8th July.
The format will remain the same on the Chesterfield Canal with a 5pm draw at the Lock Keeper carpark, and fishing taking place between 6pm and 9pm.
There will be two age groups, 10 to 12 years and 13 to 15 years inclusive.
The entry fee is £3 with a guaranteed tackle voucher prize for all competitors.
Experienced or not, support will be provided and the tickets are available from Ken Wards Sports on Carlton Road.
Staying with the kids scene the Worksop & DAA junior books have gone on sale in the area’s five tackle shops, namely D & P Tackle of Dinnington, Gateford Angling Supplies, Ken Ward Sports, Worksop Angling Supplies and Retford Angling of Thrumpton Lane, Retford.
The cost of these books is a mere £5 which to our minds represents the best value fishing anywhere in the country, with all year round free access to Sandhill Lake, the Chesterfield Canal from West Retford Bridge through to Clayworth and the River Trent at Holme Marsh Winthorpe, Ness Farm and Footits Marsh as well as the Tidal Trent at Normanton, and also premier winter fishing at Torksey Farm from 1st October.
There are still a few pegs left for the prestigious Trevor Ogden Memorial Match, contested at Aston ponds on the split and lily ponds on 2nd july, with a 9am draw.
The chosen charity for this year is the Bluebell Wood children’s hospice at Dinnington, a very worthy cause and you can call in at Gateford Angling Supplies on Retford Road to register or drop off a raffle prize, or call 01909 482974.
Proprietor Greg Forester has now taken on all the match bookings for the South Yorkshire Police pond at Westwoodside, where there are 18 pegs on a pond full of real wild carp, with plenty of silvers and tench.
Any club secretarys requiring a match at £4 a peg contact him.
The anglers from the Greyhound AC as well as all his many friends would like to wish one of anglings true gentlemen Cliff Brailsforth a speedy recovery from his recent operation.
THE members of Worksop United fished at Lodge Farm on the signal pond on Sunday 12th with P. Martin taking the honours with 78lb ide caught on chop worm and caster.
M. Rushton was second weighing a 57lb and S. Armistead third with 48lb of carp caught on meat.
The anglers from Batchelors AC held their latest evening match on 16th at Lodge Farm on the signal pond, with pole proving effective for the top two, John Eves with 35lb 5oz off peg 6 and Ray Ancliffe with 32lb 9oz from peg 10.
Algy Wareham made up the frame on peg 14 with 24lb 9oz tempted on waggler and meat.
Last Thursday British Gas AC visited Bank End/West Lake with Andy Hill taking 154lb 4oz of carp up to 4lb on peg 11, ahead of Keith Walters on peg 12 with 126lb 8oz and Terry Cartwright settling for third with 98lb 12oz.
On Sunday 19th June the Stanley Street Social Club fished at Clearwater fishery near Mattersey with Mick Pogson weighing 40lb 12oz on the pole and pellet or the feeder.
In second was Steve Royle landing 26lb 4oz and Mark Jeffery was third with 17lb 8oz.
North Anston WMC fished their latest completion on the bonsai lake at Lindholme with Paul Webster weighing 46lb 10oz with a mixed net on pole fished pellet.
In second was Daz White on peg 53 weighing 36lb 3oz and in third spot was Tarl Bailey weighing 33lb 5oz.
Greyhound AC visited Westwoodside with Russ Brown claiming victory on peg 5 utilising the method feeder for 54lb 4oz ahead of Brett Northage, 33lb 4oz, and Tracey Dickenson, 29lb 12oz.
The Tuesday Club held their latest competition on the signal pond with Sid Whitehouse leading the way weighing 27lb 1oz, ahead of Mick Burrell who netted 24lb 14oz and Ian Mellish in third with 19lb 10oz.
Grafton AA fished their own waters on the canal on the Lock Keeper length where Pete Pendergest won with 5lb 14oz.
Bob Sleight was second weighing 2lb 5oz and Ian Scott third with 1lb 1oz.
D&P Tackle had their weekly run over to Lodge Farm to fish the lily pond, where Dave Marsh weighed 87lb 13oz on peg 55 ahead of Chris Crosby who netted 79lb 10oz and Julian Wilson, 59lb 6oz.
Also competing at Lodge Farm were Hodthorpe WMC, this time on the top pond, where George Adie led the way on peg 43 weighing 41lb 14oz pole fishing meat.
Mick Pickwell was a close second landing 40lb 14oz using the same method on peg 45 and Simon Hadfield third with 37lb 10oz.
AT Lakeside the match lake has been responding to pole fished meat with mixed match weighing up to 110lb and silver fish nets of over 84lb falling to pole and caster.
On the carp lake John Thomson had a 10-fish haul which included a common of 26lb 4oz taken on peg 1 on his tangy squid flavoured boilie.
On the trout lake Worksop’s J Wilkinson cast his midge dry fly on a floating line to tempt 10 fish to 6lb, with Neil Halliwell landing 12 fish to 7lb.
At Lodge Farm Tuesday’s open on the lily pond was won by Steve Nemus with 51lb 4oz.
Wednesday’s over 50s contest on the top pond saw Ivor Bilston put together a winning net of 56lb 9oz, while Thursday’s competition on the field pond was won by Shane Blades with 86lb 10 oz.
At Sherwood Park Wednesday’s open saw Andy Lakey take 97lb 9oz on peg 19.