Angling: Results are on the up as spring begins

Specimen ace Gemma Kibart with a beautiful mirror carp tempted from Lindholme Lakes
Specimen ace Gemma Kibart with a beautiful mirror carp tempted from Lindholme Lakes

We might still be having the odd frosty start to the day but spring is here and the fish are finally starting to wake up.

Even the odd tench have been showing on Hallcroft’s Croft Pool and match results are generally on the up.

Chris Russell bagged the biggest match weight of the week, landing over 91lb of carp during Wednesday’s Open at Sherwood Forest.


Sherwood Forest Fisheries: Tue Open, Sherwood Lake (21 pegs): 1st John Urruty, Alfreton Angling, peg 28, 44-1-0, alternated between maggot waggler for roach and skimmers and pole with corn to land 6 carp to 5lb; 2nd Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 12, 37-8-0; 3rd Craig Brazier, peg 27, 35-8-0; 4th Nigel Shipman, peg 26, 34-10-0; 5th Dave Hiley, Dynamite Baits, peg 30, 30-14-0; 6th Martin Edis, Dawson’s Tackle, peg 22, 29-14-0.

Wed Open, Holmedale Lake (23 pegs): 1st Chris Russell, peg 4, 91-15-0, 14m pole with 6mm soft pellet on the hook, feeding micro pellets to land 25 carp to 8lb; 2nd Mick Langton, peg 51, 61-12-0; 3rd Roger Edmund, peg 32, 49-10-0; 4th Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 27, 45-12-0; 5th Pete Hodgetts, peg 9, 41-0-0; 6th Paul Unwin, Gateford Angling Centre, peg 36, 37-8-0.

Daiwa Hallcroft Fisheries: Mon Veterans Open, Croft Pool (12 pegs): 1st A Sellars, Bankside Tackle, peg 1, 31-9-0, maggot waggler and feeder for carp, tench and skimmers; 2nd D Sewell, peg 22, 29-0-0; 3rd R Holmes, peg 27, 28-0-0.

Thu Veterans Open, Moat Pool (30 pegs): 1st R Turner, peg 2, 41-2-0, alternating pellet, corn and maggot baits in marginal reeds for carp to 7lb; 2nd P Fisher, peg 32, 32-6-0; 3rd D Sewell, peg 23, 32-0-0.

Fri Open, Moat Pool (25 pegs): 1st G Gibson, Max Tackle, peg 37, 74-15-0, 6mm expanders over micros at 6m for 6 carp and 20lb of skimmers; 2nd M Thorpe, peg 12, 60-5-0; 3rd B Holmes, peg 9, 49-9-0.

Sat Open, Reed Pool (12 pegs): 1st P Shepherd, peg 31, 73-2-0, pellet feeder to net carp to 4lb; 2nd S Cook, peg 28, 33-12-0; 3rd B Rance, peg 15, 24-10-0.

Sat Leegem League Rnd 2, Moat Pool (60 pegs): 1st S Clark, peg 2, 83-12-0, alternated between pellet and meat fished down the margins for carp to 8lb; 2nd B Sullivan, peg 11, 62-14-0; 3rd S Twigg, Leegem, peg 6, 46-15-0.

Hayton Lakes Fisheries: Tuesday Retford Angling Centre Open, Results: 1st Mark Cordall, peg 53, 47-4-0; 2nd Roy Patching, peg 51, 34-13-0; 3rd Chris Line, peg 49, 44-6-0.

Game Scene

Toft Newton Reservoir: 81 rods caught 207 trout, giving a rod average of 2.55.

Best methods remain Boobies on intermediates with white/green and orange/black patterns doing particularly well.

On the calmer days, Floaters and Nymphs are certainly worth a go.