Windmill Tackle Open
A dozen anglers turned out last Saturday to fish the latest match in this series which was held on Marsh Lake at Tattershall.
It was the consistent Dave Taylor (Windmill Tackle) who continued his recent good form by winning this match.
Taylor was drawn at peg 29 where he fished pellet up in the water and sprayed 6mm pellet over the top.
His net of 104lb 2oz gave him a comfortable victory on the day. Bridesmaid on this occasion was another consistent angler Paul Harsley at peg 16.
Harsley (Dave's Peg) fished his customary long pole and pellet tactics for 78lb.
Ruskington rod Dave Daniels was third on the day at peg six.
Daniels fished meat to the far side and eventually tipped 64lb 7oz of carp onto the scales.
Martin Pestell (Dynamite Matchman Supplies) was fourth with 62lb 4oz taken on the long pole with pellet.
Next week's match is on Manor Lake and for anyone wanting to fish the draw will take place at 8.30am.
Whisby Tackle Trent Series
The penultimate match in this series was held last Sunday on the stretches of the River Trent at Laughterton and North Clifton.
The river was carrying between six and seven foot of flood water and although the river was coloured, the colour dropped out throughout the day.
The best weight of the 22 anglers that fished was taken by Shaun Ramplin from peg nine at Laughterton.
The Worksop rod fished the groundbait feeder with chopped worm and caster.
He took skimmers, hybrids and roach that took the scales to 16lb 10oz. Alan Henry was second on the day from the next peg 10.
Henry also fished the feeder with worm and caster and he caught a barbel of around 8lb, three skimmers and a hybrid for 11lb 15oz.
The result would have been a lot different if Henry had managed to land the two barbel that he hooked and lost in the match.
To be fair to Henry, there is a large tree that sticks out into the water at that peg which certainly hinders any attempt to land a decent fish, especially in flood conditions.
John Turner (Lincoln Whisby AS) was third from end peg one.
Turner had two bream on the groundbait feeder that took the scales to 9lb 2oz. River ace Roger Wakenshaw was fourth on the day from peg 39.
Wakenshaw had four skimmers on the feeder and some silver fish on the pole for 7lb 2oz.
With one match remaining it is Geoff Margetts and Wayne Bartholomew who are tying the series lead with 33 points apiece and Roger Wakenshaw is currently third with 30 points.
Lincoln Junior Section
The Lincoln Juniors entered the Lincolnshire Junior County Championships the weekend before last and the venue this year was the Sibsey Trader.
The Lincoln team entered three teams in total, with one intermediate team and two junior teams.
They also entered one youngster in the Cadet Division as an individual.
The water was crystal clear on the whole and the venue fished terribly.
This did not seem to stop the Lincoln anglers and I am pleased to announce that Lincoln now has the County Individual Champion in its team. Matt York won the match with a total weight of 6lb 1oz.
His team also supported his individual efforts and they managed to become the Lincolnshire Junior Team Champions.
The team consisted of Matt York (6lb 1oz, first in section), Luke Thompson (3oz, second in section), Jordan Allen (12oz, first in section) and Alex Green (6oz, section fourth).
To complete an excellent day by the Lincoln team, 11-year-old Luke Thompson became the Individual Cadet Champion with a weight of 2lb 1oz.
This was an excellent achievement for the lads involved and also the managers and supporters of the Junior Section.
North Hykeham AC
Members of North Hykeham AC visited the River Trent at Farndon a couple of weeks ago to fish a fixture and for most anglers the match was a complete grueller.
Most anglers failed to get bites or catch fish and the higher numbers seemed to be completely void of any fish.
The lower numbers did produce a few weights and it was noted barbel peg six that held the winner on this occasion.
Dave Stanney was the angler on this peg and he fished the feeder and baited with 8mm halibut pellet.
Stanney caught two bream and three barbel for a respectable weight of 28lb 10oz.
Peg 10 is also a noted barbel peg but on this occasion bream were caught.
Steve Hymers was on this peg and he fished the pole at fourteen metres and baited with worm over a bed of chopped worm and caster.
These seemed to be the right tactics as he took four bream for 15lb 10oz.
After that, the weights plummeted and Steve Revill on peg one needed only four roach on the feeder for 13oz to take third place in the match.
Last week, Hykeham AC visited Lindholme Fishery near Doncaster where they fished Oasis Lake.
The final results were very close indeed and less than a pound in weight separated the top three spots.
Best weight on the day went to Tom Hymers at peg 48.
Hymers fished the pole at 13 metres and baited with worm. He caught F1's and silver fish that took the scales to 33lb 14oz.
Just six ounces behind was Steve Roberts who was drawn at peg 56.
Roberts fished the maggot feeder where he caught F1's and some small barbel for 33lb 8oz.
Not too far behind was Dave Stanney from peg 46. Stanney continued his recent good form by fishing worm on the pole for a straight 33lb and third place in the match.
Ruskington Club Match
Manor Lake at Tattershall hosted this match last Sunday and there were some reasonable weights taken.
Best weight of all went to shop proprietor Ted Burks (Whisby Tackle) from peg 18. Burks fished down the track using a variety of baits to keep the fish interested and he finished the session with 100lb 6oz.
Runner-up on this occasion was Ruskington rod Dave Daniels. Daniels was drawn at peg six where he offered meat on the pole and on the feeder for a carp catch of 84lb 14oz.
Paul Harsley on peg two was third on the day. Harsley (Dave's Peg) fished the 20 metre pole to the far side for 79lb 6oz. Paul Mosley (Windmill Tackle) was fourth with 63lb 6oz from peg 20.
Next week's match is on Moon Lake and for anyone wanting to fish, the draw will take place at 8.30am.
Members of Lincat AC visited Hayfield Fishery where they held a match on Danny's Island.
The weather conditions on the day were cool and overcast, but the anglers were hoping for some sunshine which tends to encourage the fish to feed up in the water.
First was Phil Bunn at peg 45. Bunn mainly fished the method feeder halfway across the lake with pellet on the hook. Later in the day he switched to fishing the pellet waggler about two foot deep and he ended the session with 62lb 10oz.
Anthony Allen on peg 54 was bridesmaid on this occasion. Allen fished a mixture of method feeder, straight lead and pellet waggler for a final tally of 57lb 6oz.
Peg 58 saw Andrew Kotek secure third place in the match.
Kotek also fished various methods including the pellet waggler at two foot deep, and the bomb for a weight of 47lb 7oz.
Dynamite Baits / Scunthorpe & D.A.A. Thursday League
Match number 15 in the series took place last week on a flooded river.
The Trent was just over its bank and some anglers had to sit in water for the day as the river only dropped a couple of inches throughout the match.
The swollen river meant that most anglers were unable to fish at distance and Dave Ashmore (Grimsby) fished about three rod lengths out at peg 39.
Ashmore fished the groundbait feeder with chopped worm and caster and had a reasonably good day's sport.
He caught skimmers and bream that tipped the scales at 35lb 2oz.
Peg 44 in the Power Station Car Park saw Dave Thornley secure second place in the match. Thornley (Matlock) also fished chopped worm and caster through the groundbait feeder and he also caught a few bream and some skimmers for 14lb 12oz.
Tony Taff (Doncaster) was on peg 37 and he fished the feeder with caster and worm.
He mainly caught skimmers for a final weight of 9lb 4oz. Dave Padley (Brigg AC) was fourth from peg 34 with 8lb 1oz.
It is still Roly Moses (Brigg AC) who is topping the individual aggregate league with 82 points.
Malcolm Firmstone (Lincoln) is currently lying in second place with 74 points and Grimsby rod Dave Ashmore is third on 69 points.