Angling: Malc Firmstone claims Fossdyke success
Fossdyke Saturday Series
It was the first match of the Fossdyke Saturday Series last week and in total 29 anglers fished the match which was held between pegs four and 34 on the roadside stretch.
The anglers found the canal covered in floating weed when they arrived at the venue.
Some pegs were not affected too badly while other pegs in the early numbers found it nearly impossible to present as clean bait through the floating debris.
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As it turned out it was end peg 34 that won the match. Malcolm Firmstone (Lincoln) was fortunate to draw this end peg and he did not waste this opportunity.
Firmstone fished lobworm in the edge and to the far bank at 16 metres.
He caught three good perch and two eels plus a few roach for a match winning 8lb 12oz.
Perch were also the bulk of the next best catch as Phil Chesterton finished in second spot from peg 22.
Chesterton (Maver Bait- Tech) also fished lobworm at 16 metres to the far bank. He caught perch to 3lb for a final bag of 8lb 2oz. Grimsby rod Dave Ashmore finished third overall from peg nine.
Ashmore caught perch to 2lb at eight and 16 metres on lobworm for a final net of 5lb 15oz.
Lincoln Whisby AS rod Clyde Ingles finished in fourth place. Ingles caught 5lb of small perch and roach on squatt at peg 26.
Hospital Club AC
Twenty members of the Hospital Club AC visited Mill Dam Fishery at Girton near Newark the Saturday before last and they fished the Old Lake.
It was Roy Bentley who took the honours on this occasion from his draw at peg 24.
Bentley switched between dead red maggot and pellet on the pole for a bag of skimmers and carp of 52lb 8oz.
Bridesmaid on this occasion was Mark Wilkinson at peg 16. Wilkinson fished worm and red maggot in the margins for a mainly carp catch that took the scales to 49lb 12oz.
Dave Abbott took third spot. Abbott, drawn at peg 20, fished double caster on the hook.
His net of mainly ide with the odd carp weighed in at 45lb 10oz.
Lincoln Junior Section
The Junior Section fished a match on the Fossdyke Canal last Saturday and there were a few fish caught.
Luke Thompson had the best weight of all.
Thompson caught five decent perch on lobworm in the margins and backed this up with some silver fish taken on maggot over a bed of groundbait. His bag of 11lb 14oz gave him a comfortable victory.
Tom Moat finished in second spot with a net of 7lb 10oz. Moat also caught a couple of good perch which fell to lobworm and he also caught silver fish on maggot over chopped worm.
Moat also hooked and landed a perch of nearly 12lb which took his worm hook bait but pike are banned in these matches.
Third spot went to Alex Green who caught perch and silver fish on maggot and worm and he eventually took 3lb 13oz to the scales.
Young “Cadet” Kavan Taylor caught his first ever pike. Taylor struggled to land the 1lb 6oz pike on 1lb bottom on a size 22 hook after it took his pinkie hookbait.
Barney Todd Open
Thimbelby Lake Two once again hosted this match last Sunday and there were 14 anglers who braved the elements and battle the strong gusting winds.
It was Dave Wilkinson who took the honours last week at peg eight.
Wilkinson did extremely well to fish the long pole in the windy conditions to catch 46lb 7oz of carp on banded pellet.
The runner-up last week was Roger Oxbring who was drawn at peg 12.
Oxbring fished soft pellet on the pole for a carp bag of 37lb 6oz. Peg one saw Lincoln rod Rick Wild secure third place in the match. Wild fished dead red maggot on the feeder for a net of 33lb 2oz.
Dynamite Baits / Scunthorpe & D.A.A. Thursday League
For once, the tidal River Trent held a tinge of colour and was carrying a bit of extra water after the recent heavy rainfall that we experienced last week.
This, accompanied by a big tide that topped an hour before the start of the match, meant that the 14 anglers that fished this match did not have to result to fishing for “flatties” as in recent weeks when the river has been low and clear.
The winner of match number 18 in this series was Paul Goulding (Diawa Dons) on peg 43.
Goulding caught skimmers and bream on a groundbait feeder with worm and caster and fishing worm on the hook.
He eventually put 14lb 4oz onto the scales to secure his win.
At the next peg was in-form angler Terry Moroz on peg 42. Moroz (Worksop AC) also fished worm and caster through the groundbait feeder. He ended the day with 11lb of bream and skimmers.
Veteran rod Terry Bontoft (Winterton AC) finished in third spot. Bontoft, on peg 25 in the Ski Zone Section, caught flatties and bream on a groundbait feeder fishing worm on the hook for a bag of 8lb 9oz.
Lincoln rod Malcolm Firmstone was fourth overall with 7lb 11oz taken on the feeder from peg 27.
Last Saturday’s match was attended by 14 anglers and overall the lake fished pretty well with the lowest weight recorded being over 15lb.
It was the in-form Pete Jubb who once again took the honours at this match. Jubb was on peg 26 where he opted to fish soft pellet on the 14 metre pole.
Jubb ended the session with 39lb of carp to take a comfortable victory on the day.
Consistent John Barningham was the bridesmaid last Saturday at peg 15.
Barningham fished dead red maggot at 10 metres for a carp bag of 29lb.
Peg 10 saw Dave Wilkinson secure third place on this occasion. Wilkinson fished corn on the feeder for 20lb 12oz.
Ruskington Club Match
The fishing was terrible last Sunday when nine anglers turned out for the latest Ruskington Club Match which was held on Manor Lake at
Tattershall last week.
Out of the nine anglers that fished only three weighed in and there were only four fish caught throughout the whole day.
The winner of this bizarre match was Paul Larthwell (Burgh le Marsh) at peg four. Larthwell fished pellet down the track and his one fish weighed in at a very respectable 14lb 15oz and this was easily enough to win the match.
Lincoln angler Trace Benson finished in second spot. Benson, on peg 14, managed to snare two fish in the margins on worm that took the scales to 9lb 5oz.
Mick Mummery was the only other angler to catch a fish. Mummery fished meat on the method feeder at peg 18 for one fish for 4lb 15oz.
Next week it is the sponsored Ruskington Angling Club match which is open to members only and this event is being held on Moat Lake.
Bonsai Lake at Garbolino Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster was the venue last Wednesday when 29 anglers fished for the Dennis Daley Memorial Trophy.
At the end of the match it was the consistent Dave Robinson who took the trophy home. Robinson, who was on peg 36 fished pellet on the pole for a carp bag of 48lb 14oz.
Danny Breslin finished as bridesmaid last Wednesday. Breslin was drawn at peg 81 where he opted to fish pellet in the margins. His net of 41lb 6oz was enough for second place in the match.
Peg 84 saw Ted Wroe finish third overall. Wroe fished pellet and maggot on the long pole to the far bank for a carp haul of 37lb 8oz.
Graham Farnsworth was fourth on the day from peg 55. Farnsworth fished pellet, worm and corn for 34lb 7oz.
Rushfield Midweek Open
The 11 anglers that fished this match last Wednesday had to contend with constant rain all day but it did not seem to put the fish off feeding.
The consistent Dave Wilkinson was the eventual winner from peg 10.
Wilkinson fished the feeder and tried various baits to keep the fish interested and he eventually took 39lb 8oz to the scales to secure his win.
Garbolino/Harrisons Lincs County rod Roger Woolhouse was second on the day.
Woolhouse was drawn at peg 13 where he switched between fishing paste on the pole and meat on the feeder for a bag of 29lb 4oz.
Bill White was third on the day from peg 16. White (Lincoln Whisby AS) fished meat on the feeder for 26lb of carp.