Fundraising match

Jake Hodkiss
Jake Hodkiss

OUR old friend Ian Turner of Fish O’ Mania fame and the captain of the Worksop & DAA senior squad, is to hold a fundraiser for the aforementioned squad.

It will take the shape of a teams of four event on the Lock Keeper/Woodend section of the Chesterfield canal.

This team match will take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May with the draw taking place at the Woodhouse Inn at Woodend at 8.30am.

Breakfasts will be available from 8am and and can be ordered in advance through Ian.

We personally know that this length has been throwing up some quality catches of roach, bream and chub and small carp so this promises to be an interesting competition.

The Grafton AA have kindly donated the £3 pegging fee to the fund and the total cost of entry is £40 per team of four, with an optional individual pool of £5.

Fshing takes place between 10am and 3pm and further details can be obtained from Ian on 01909 484776.


DOREEN and Garry Butt took the youngsters from Worksop Cadets to Aston Park Fisheries last Saturday, where the fishery owner Alex Mitchell pulled out all the stops to make it an enjoyable day.

Young Jake Hodgkiss recorded a fine 14lb 2oz with Jemma Whitworth netting 9lb 2oz and Elliot Marris landing 5lb 11oz.

The members of Kilton Inn visited the field pond at Lodge Farm last Sunday, where they were faced with rain and a strong breeze for the entire match.

In an extremely tight finish Alan Foster managed to grab the win with 46lb 13oz on chopped worm from peg 37, ahead of Toby Draper who was a mere 4oz behind on 46lb 9oz taken from peg 31, and Danny Tomlinson on 43lb 4oz.

There are two rounds of the Langold Lake Spring League to report on, with the first being competed on 8th May, when Pete O’Donovan claimed the honours on peg 34 with 46lb 13oz, ahead of Mick Bials on peg 33 with 31lb 7oz and Paul Unwin on peg 41 with 22lb 134oz.

The following Sunday’s match saw Dave Lawrence triumph with 37lb 6oz from peg 9, with Pete O’ Donovan having to settle for second place with 34lb 14oz off peg 3 and Mark Woodcock claiming third on peg 35 with 17lb 10oz.

All the main frame in both matches employed the ground bait feeder loaded with chopped worm and caster with a worm or red maggot hook bait.

The Tuesday club visited the Clearwater Fishery near Mattersey where the in-form Mick Simpson put together a winning net of 68lb 3oz from peg 4 fishing the pellet waggler or the bubble.

Ian Mellish was runner-up on the next peg 3 fishing the same method as the winner for 63lb 4oz, with Mel Kirton making up the frame on peg 14 with 57lb 11oz fishing wag and mag.

There are also two matches to report on from the Greyhound AC, the first taking place at Royston waters near North Scarle, where Cliff Brailsford put together a winning net of 64lb pole fishing meat on peg 3 .

Dave Robinson weighed 55lb on peg 14 and Stevie Basset was third with 53lb 12oz off peg 13.

The second event was contested at Woodlands Farm at Balborough where Alan Sargeson took the honours on peg 7 pole fishing worm for 13lb 8oz.

Dave Robinson again settled for second spot, on peg 5 this time with a level 13lb and Tracey Dickinson was third with 7lb from peg 3.

The anglers from the Station Hotel at Shireoaks fished the first match of their summer season on the island lake at Messingham Sands last Saturday in cold blustery conditions.

The resident carp refused to feed and the silver fish provided a better option.

This did not did not stop Phil Wright from putting together a winning net of carp employing the feeder cast to the island to record a weigh of 45lb 9oz.

Tommy Davie took a mixed net of 30lb 9oz on the pole or bomb and Tom Hunt settled for third with 30lb 4oz caught on pole or feeder fished pellet.

Whitwell AC visited the Fourways Fisheries for the second of their memorial tri cast series.

Kevin Askern on peg 26 fished the margins with worm for first place with 18lb 2oz, and in second was Ken Stevenson who fished at 12 metres with pellet for 7lb 5oz.

In third with Jordan Betts also fished in the margins with worm and corn for 6lb 10oz, and this leaves the series open with one match to go.


AT Lakeside Fishery pole fished meat produced a mixed match weight of 167lb 7oz from peg 29a for Phil Morgan in last Wednesday’s open match.

Pole fished caster or worm is providing a viable alternative for all silver fish nets in excess of 80lb.

On the carp lake specimen hunter Paul Williams bagged himself 10 lumps from peg 5 using boilies, which included a common of 23lb 8oz.

Over on the trout lake Worksop rod Ian Wilkinson cast his black buzzer on a floating line for 12 fish, with Roy Jarvis banking 19 fish to an impressive 9lb which were tempted on his cats whisker presented on a floating line.

At Lodge Farm Tuesday’s open event saw Andy Favill record 102lb 6oz fishing corn or caster on peg 17 to claim the win, with Chris Line in second spot fishing the method feeder on peg 8 for 79lb 8oz.

Wednesday’s over 50s contest on the top pond was won by Reg Turner with 65lb off peg 26 pole fishing meat.

Jerry Cockerel took second place pole fishing paste on peg 40 for 46lb 11oz.

Thursday’s open competition on the field pond saw Jason Swift take a win on peg 12 pole fishing corn for 74lb 4oz with Craig Crosby pole fishing pellet in next peg 13 for 70lb 15oz.