Angling clubs look for new members

Local match ace and Grafton AC Chairman Alan Pudley landing some big carp from Aston Ponds
Local match ace and Grafton AC Chairman Alan Pudley landing some big carp from Aston Ponds

A number of the local clubs have spaces for extra members.

This is a great opportunity to fish for a local club.

Match fishing may not be everyone’s cup of tea but few of the local clubs take things that seriously.

Matches are great social events with plenty of banter and give you the opportunity to fish some of the best waters in the area.

Check out the ‘Club Scene’ for further details.

Retford Angling Centre Fisheries has opened up new ponds at Lound.

Corner Ponds consists of three one-acre traditional ponds.

Carp, silvers and tench ponds set in beautiful surroundings.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to join a Members Only fishery.

Limited spaces available, season ticket only for £75 per year running January to January, no closed season, night fishing allowed.

This year’s membership will run till January 2016.

Call in at the tackle shop to apply or for more details call 07815 308463.


The windy weather kept the poles at short range this week but most fisheries still produced some good weights.

Wayne Woodland beat his dad John to the post during Sunday’s Open at Sherwood Forrest, weighing in a commendable 91lb.

Paul Elliot managed the biggest match weight of the week from Hallcroft’s Moat Pool with a 162lb of carp.

Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake: 1st Steve Richards, peg 24, 30-7-0, pole caster for silvers and a bonus carp of 6lb; 2nd Fred Bispham, Peg One Angling, peg 15, 19-0-0; 3rd John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 18, 12-6-0; 4th Dave Chilton, 6am Tackle, peg 21, 10-0-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale Lake: 1st Nigel Shipman, peg 36, 84-14-0, pellet feeder changing to 13m pole pellet for 38 carp to 4lb; 2nd Mick Langton, peg 23, 57-9-0, 13m pole with banded pellet; 3rd Sean Storey, Gateford Angling Centre, peg 14, 39-11-0; 4th Roy Butterfield, Gateford Angling Centre, peg 17, 38-9-0; 5th Pete Hodgetts, peg 45, 26-7-0; 6th Kristian Powers, peg 32, 25-12-0.

Sun Open, Holmedale Lake: 1st Wayne Woodland, peg 22, 91-4-0, short pole pellet to land 15 carp to 10lb to beat off the 28-strong field and gain a narrow victory over his dad; 2nd John Woodland, peg 39, 90-10-0, short pole with meat; 3rd Mick Langton, peg 20, 86-15-0; 4th Dave Fantom, Leegem Tackle, peg 47, 73-0-0; 5th Nigel Shipman, peg 27, 69-7-0; 6th Liam Kelk, Kinky Pellet Club, peg 29, 69-4-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft: Thu Veterans Winter League Rnd 2, Moat: 1st T Sears, peg 46, 49-6-0; 2nd B Rance, Retford Honda, peg 27, 32-15-0; 3rd P Tatley, peg 36, 31-7-0.

Sat Carp/Silverfish Open, Moat: 1st J Masson, Colmic Marukyu, peg 35, 86-0-0; 2nd P McIntyre, Matrix, peg 43, 72-7-0; 3rd P Bagshaw, Team Frenzee, peg 21, 69-10-0.

Sun Open, Moat/Bridge: 1st P Elliott, Leegem, peg M35, 162-4-0; 2nd S Gray, peg M6, 105-12-0; 3rd D Newman, Leegem, peg B10, 100-15-0.

Mon Veterans Costcutter, Bridge: 1st R Brooks, peg 8, 53-1-0; 2nd P Schoof, Leegem, peg 43, 48-8-0; 3rd N Wood, Leegem, peg 20, 46-7-0..

CLUB Scene

Kilton Inn AC: The Kilton guys are looking for a few more members to join them so anyone wanting to join this friendly club contact John Brett on 01909 487 752.

Greyhound AC, Worksop: Spaces are available for another 10 members.

They will be running a series of 12 local matches throughout the year ending with an annual match at Boddington Reservoir.

Cash prizes are paid out for all matches and points accumulated on aggregate for annual awards.

Contact Brett Northage for more details on 07514 470001.

Whitwell AS: A few spaces still available, write to Secretary Ian Aird at 38 Butt Hill, Whitwell, Worksop, Notts. To secure a place.

Nottingham PAC: The Nottingham region of the Pike Anglers Club are on the lookout for new members.

Novices and experienced anglers always welcome. Several talks, fish-in and events organised for this winter.

Speaker evenings are held at The Venue, Rainworth on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting 7:30pm.

ontact Regional Organiser Kev Berry for further details on 01623 627422 or 07877 281604.

If you have stories, results or pictures , email Guardian angling expert or give him a call on 07815 308463.