Angling Association looks for new kids

Junior manager Neil Nicolson celebrates success with the WDAA Junior Squad
Junior manager Neil Nicolson celebrates success with the WDAA Junior Squad

Worksop & District Angling Association are on the lookout for new junior members.

This is an excellent opportunity not to be missed, for local youngsters to receive coaching from some of the area’s top anglers.

Matt Godfrey, Lee Kerry, Alan Scotthorne and Sandra Scotthorne are just some of the coaches on hand this year to give expert guidance to their juniors.

The Worksop based club has a long and very successful history.

Its previous junior squads qualified for Fish-a-Mania and won the Angling Trust Nationals an incredible eight times in a row.

Anyone from ages 14 to 17 with a little fishing experience are welcome.

Contact Junior Squad Manager Neil Nicolson for more information on 07901 795209 or 07788 789864.


Worksop’s Andy Lakey was on his usual top form this week, beating off the competition to take back-to-back wins at Sherwood Forest Fisheries.

Andy, who’s sponsored by Worksop Angling Centre, put pole to good use on the Sherwood Lake on Tuesday, fishing at 14m with maggot to fill his net with Ide and a few bonus Carp.

He adapted his methods on Tuesday while fishing the Holmedale Lake, targeting the Carp for another winning haul.

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood: 1st A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 26, 36-9-0.

Andy fished 14m pole maggot to land 48 Ide to 1lb and Carp to2lb.

2nd J Urruty, Alfreton Angling, peg 20, 27-9-0; 3rd J Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 25, 26-8-0.

Wednesday Open, Holmedale: 1st A Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 14, 74-8-0.

Again Andy came out clear winner, fishing 14m pole pellet to net 23 Carp to 8lb.

2nd B Elliott, Sherwood FF, peg 45, 43-7-0; 3rd R Evans, Sherwood FF, peg 19, 34-3-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans, Croft/Bridge: 1st N Wood, peg C7, 20-12-0; 2nd R Holmes, peg C4, 20-0-0; 3rd C Ives, peg C9, 16-11-0.

Thu Veterans, Moat: 1st A Payling, Peg One Angling, peg 6, 46-2-0; 2nd D Sewell, peg 64, 35-2-0; 3rd J Simms, Map Leegem, peg 97, 31-12-0.

Sat League Final Rd, Moat: 1st G Mumby, peg 67, 46-0-0; 2nd L Hewison, Map Leegem, peg 40, 38-5-0; 3rd D Oldham, peg 18, 33-3-0.

Sun Leegem League Rd 1, Moat: 1st B Sullivan, peg 11, 56-12-0; 2nd P Tatley, peg 63, 52-12-0; 3rd M Hazelwood, Map Leegem, peg 6, 39-12-0.

Toft Newton: One hundred and twenty-four rods caught 562 trout for a rod average of 4.53.

Numerous big fish showing and to almost all methods from lures to dries.

Steve Radford and Malcolm Bevan had some great results with trout to double figures on a variety of flies, including Buzzers and Minkies.

Toft will be hosting the National Bank Championships on 12th April.

Give them a ring and get your name down for the prestigious event.  

For the coming week prospects look good.

Conditions should favour the nymph and dry fly enthusiasts.

Diawl Bachs, Crunchers and Buzzers in sizes 10-14 should find you a few fish most days, with the lure worth a pull at other times.

For any further information on the activities at Toft Newton, please call the lodge on 01673 878453 or on mobile 07850 351695.


Stanley Street Social Club: The Spring League has started once more with Bank End Fishery the first on the list.

Sunday: 1st M Kirton, peg 22, 36-12-0.

Mel fished pole pellet up in the water to net mainly small Carp to take top spot; 2nd M Pogson, peg 16, 35-4-0; 3rd S Royle, peg 21, 28-12-0.

If you have an angling story or a picture of you with an impressive catch, email me at or call me on 07815 308463.

Tight lines!

Alan Dudhill