Fossdyke Championship/ Frank Butler Memorial Match
A total of 42 anglers turned out last Sunday to fish this match and to remember the popular local fishing legend Frank Butler who passed away a few years ago.
The chosen venue to hold this match was the Woodcocks stretch of the Fossdyke Canal and this area has now been permanently pegged and can now accommodate 53 anglers.
The canal looked splendid on the morning and retained a bit of colour and pulled slowly towards Lincoln.
Everyone was expecting a good day's sport and for a few, this proved to be the case, although all of the big weights were taken from the high numbers.
The proud owner of the trophy this year was Phil Turner (Tackle 2 Fish) who was drawn at peg 39 two pegs passed the Marina.
Turner fished bloodworm over joker on a couple of lines and he was kept busy all day as he plundered 260 fish and also four perch on lobworm for a final weight of 11lb 5oz.
Bloodworm and joker was also the favoured bait of Brigg AC rod Dave Padley at peg 42. Padley also fished several lines and he eventually took 8lb 15oz to the scales.
Peg 50 saw Lincoln Whisby AS rod Dave Small take third place. Small fished bread punch and caught an all roach net of 8lb 7oz.
Rob Perking (Matrix Trentmen) was fourth overall from peg 45. Perkins alternated between bread and bloodworm for 8lb 4oz.
Windmill Tackle Open
The week before last, this match was held on Marsh Lake at Tattershall and once again it was the long pole with pellet tactics that produced the winner.
Paul Harsley (Dave's Peg) fished this method as he offered pellet to the island at peg eight.
His final weight of 83lb 14oz was enough for victory.
Louth rod Matt Evison also fished pellet as his chosen hook bait, but he fished it down the track. Evison was on peg 12 and at the end of the match took 72lb 8oz to the scales for second place.
Match organiser Barry Gadsby (Ruskington) has just had a couple of weeks away on holiday and he must be refreshed as he finished in third spot on the day. Gadsby fished meat in the margins and pellet on the long pole to the island for a final tally of 44lb 8oz from peg 28.
Shane Willcox was fourth on this occasion from peg 22. Willcox (Dave's Peg) had 36lb 8oz.
Last week this match was held on Marsh Lake and the winner on this occasion was once again Paul Harsley (Dave's Peg) from end peg draw 31.
This week Harsley could not get the fish to feed on the far bank so he swapped to fishing pellet in the margins and was rewarded with 98lb 2oz of carp.
Ruskington rod Dave Daniels was the bridesmaid on this occasion from peg 12. Daniels opted to fish meat to the far bank and he weighed in with 93lb 8oz.
Shane Willcox (Dave's Peg) was on peg 29 and he fished pellet on the long pole. His weight of 51lb 6oz was enough for third place on the day.
Dave Taylor was fourth with 46lb 8oz from peg 25 also taken on pellet.
Next week's match is on Manor Lake and for anyone who wants to fish the draw will take place at 8.30am at the lake side.
Members of Siemens AC held a match on the Fossdyke Canal the Saturday before last and they were met with a very dirty looking, fast moving canal due to the recent heavy rain that had been experienced further up the country.
Even though the conditions were not ideal, all of the anglers managed to catch fish.
The best weight on the day went to Dave Small (Lincoln Whisby AS) who had drawn the noted harbour mouth peg.
Small started by fishing worm towards the harbour where he caught perch.
When the canal slowed down a bit later in the day he fished punch at 14 metres where he caught roach.
At the final whistle he put 9lb 12oz onto the scales.
Rob Thorley came second on this occasion from peg 15. Thorley (Lincoln Whisby AS) mainly caught on pinkie at six metres, but he also snared a perch of about 2lb on lobworm that gave him a final tally of 9lb 4oz.
Malcolm Firmstone finished in third spot at unlucky peg 13. Firmstone fished the pole feeder for a mixed bag of roach, perch and skimmers for 5lb 8oz.
Dynamite Baits / Scunthorpe & D.A.A. Thursday League
It was match number 18 that was held last Thursday and once again, the weights were very low.
The match was fished on a big split tide which usually means that the bream and skimmers "have a go", but apart from the odd skimmer and small bream caught in the Car Park Section, things remained very quiet.
The winner on this occasion did not come from the expected area and Roly Moses (Brigg AC) took the honours from peg 32 on the shallows in the Ski Zone Section.
Moses caught the odd chub on the stickfloat and the straight lead and he also had a couple of flat fish on the groundbait feeder for a final weight of 7lb 14oz.
It was Grimsby rod Dave Ashmore that finished as the runner up on this occasion. Ashmore was on peg 45 in the Car Park Section where he fished the groundbait feeder with worm and caster.
His hookbait of lobworm tail tempted some skimmers to feed and he finished the session with 7lb 11oz.
The next best weight went to Colin Williams at peg 42. Williams (Brigg AC) also offered lob worm tail on the hook and he too caught a few skimmers that took the scales to 7lb 2oz.
Bob Pearson was fourth overall with 6lb of skimmers from end peg 46 that he caught on the feeder on worm and caster.
Ruskington Club Match
Marsh Lake at Moon Lake Fishery, Tattershall hosted the latest match in this series the Sunday before last.
The winner on this occasion was Ruskington rod Dave Daniels from peg eight.
Daniels fished meat in the margins, down the track and over to the island to keep the fish coming and he recorded a comfortable victory when the scales finally settled at 104lb 12oz.
Bridesmaid on the day from end peg four was Richard Bond of Ruskington. Bond fished pellet at the bottom of the far shelf and he finished the session with 73lb 14oz.
Match organiser Barry Gadsby made it two third places in two days when he took 60lb 6oz to the scales. Gadsby fished pellet down the track for his fish from peg six.
Paul Mosley (Windmill Tackle) was on 24 and he opted to fish pellet on the long pole to the island. His net of 51lb 2oz gave him fourth place in the match.
Manor Lake was used last week to host this match and it turned out that an end peg draw was essential.
Shane Willcox (Dave's Peg) was on end peg 10 and he won this match. Willcox fished pellet down the track and eventually took 97lb 5oz to the scales for victory.
The runner-up on this occasion was on the other end peg 22 and that angler was Dave Daniels. Daniels (Ruskington) decided to fish meat in the margins and he ended the day with 78lb 14oz of carp.
Richard Bond (Ruskington) drew peg eight where he fished pellet down the track. His weight of 53lb 10oz earned him third place in the match.
Ted Burks (Whisby AS) was just a few ounces behind and he finished fourth on the day. Burks also fished pellet down the track and he took 53lb 6oz to the scales.
Next week's match is the Ruskington Sponsored Match which is only open to members.
This match is being held on Marsh Lake and there is over £300 in prizes to be won
Harrisons Tackle AC
Members of Harrisons Tackle AC visited the tidal River Trent at Laughterton last Sunday and even though there was some confusion with the booking, there were still a few fish caught.
Best weight on the day went to shop proprietor Stewart Millar from end peg four.
Millar fished the groundbait feeder and baited with maggot. He caught four skimmers and a few roach for a match winning 8lb 15oz.
This was just enough to hold off the challenge of Steve Mills on the other end peg 18.
Mills offered a single red maggot on the hook as he fished the groundbait feeder and he caught five skimmers and a few roach, but finished agonisingly short with 8lb 11oz.
John Birmingham was on peg 12 and he finished in third spot. Barningham also fished the groundbait feeder with maggot for three skimmers that weighed in at 4lb 12oz.
Whisby Saturday Series
Tom Acar made it two wins on the trot last Saturday when he won the latest Whisby Saturday Series match.
He must have been pleased with his noted Lake Two peg one draw next to the bridge. Acar alternated between meat and sweetcorn on the hook on the method feeder for his winning weight of 56lb.
Keith Hage was second on the day from corner peg six in Lake Two. Hage fished polony on the hook on the method feeder and was just one fish short with 51lb 1oz.
Geoff Moore was on the next peg even and he fished on the pole and used paste as the chosen bait. His weight of 18lb 3oz was enough for third place in the match.