Angling: Youngsters put their lessons into practice at the Showground lake
Lincoln Junior Section
The Lincoln Junior and Cadet Academy often spend time in the classroom learning the finer points of angling and tips and methods that will help the youngsters catch fish in different conditions.
A recent classroom session looked at weather conditions and depth of water and how this can affect the fish feeding and where the fish are likely to be during these conditions.
This turned out to be a lesson well learnt when the Lincoln Junior Section visited the Showground Lake last weekend.
The lake was full and in some places the depth of water was about 20 foot deep.
At the beginning of the match most of the lads started off fishing the pole at various distances but hardly a fish was caught.
After a while the youngsters then started to switch to fishing the feeder at distance where they started to catch a few fish.
The best weight on the day went to Luke Thompson who fished the maggot feeder. Thompson caught small roach, perch and skimmers for a final net of 4lb 10oz.
The runner-up on this occasion was Harry Goble who also used the feeder. He caught small silver fish and perch for a weight of 3lb 11oz.
John Kenny was third on the day. He had a good bream of 3lb 8oz and a couple of small fish for a final weight of 3lb 10oz.
Newcomers Luke Hutchinson had 2lb 10oz of roach on the feeder and Tobias Hunter weighed in 2lb 7oz of roach.
New cadet Kavan Taylor finished the day with a feeder caught net of roach for 2lb 6oz.
Windmill Tackle Series
Priory Lake Two once again hosted the latest match in the Windmill Tackle Series last Saturday.
It was a bitterly cold day and overall, the fishing was lousy with fish and bites being hard to come by.
The winner on the day was Lincoln rod Brian McKeown from peg 108. McKeown had a carp and a few small skimmers on meat that took the sales to just 7lb 9oz and this was enough to win the day.
John Cullis (Leasingham) had to settle for second place on this occasion which continued his recent excellent good form. Whilst Cullis did not win this match he did manage to draw the Golden Peg 116 and with the way his good fortune has been over the last month or so must have fancied his chances.
He fished red maggot on the pole where he caught a carp and two roach for a final net of 6lb 11oz.
Ruskington ace Edgar Purnell was third from peg nine.
Purnell had a bream and a roach on red maggot for a weight of 4lb oz.
Peg 104 saw Dave Daniels take fourth spot. Daniels (Ruskington) had just one carp on the feeder with meat that took the scales to 2lb 4oz.
Lincoln Co Op Saturday Series
The penultimate round of the Lincoln Co Op Saturday Series took place last Saturday on the Fossdyke Canal on the West Common stretch behind the Golf Course.
While it was bitterly cold last Saturday the canal did not look too bad although it had become a bit clearer.
The fishing on the day was awful with everyone struggling for fish and there were only two anglers that broke the 1lb barrier.
The winner on the day from noted peg one was Gary Thompson (Lincoln Whisby AS).
This peg can often produce a few fish and it was no different for Thompson last week when he caught roach on bread punch.
His final weight of 3lb gave him a comfortable victory.
Runner-up on this occasion was John Small at the next peg two.
Small (Lincoln Whisby AS) also fished punched bread but struggled for most of the match.
A good last half an hour saw him finish the day with a weight of 1lb 12oz.
Teammate Dave Small at peg four was fourth on the day. He too fished punched bread and again, had a good last half hour of the match for 14oz.
Ruskington Winter League
Twelve anglers turned out at Moon Lake Tattershall last Sunday to fish the latest match in the Ruskington Winter League.
The series is split between two sections and the winner of Section One last week was Trevor Tute from peg 23.
Tute (Ruskington) fished dead red maggot on the bomb.
He caught three carp that took the scales to 24lb 13oz and this was enough for the section win.
Second in Section One was Paul Underwood (Windmill Tackle) at the next peg 21.
Underwood offered meat on the straight lead and he too caught three carp that weighed in at 23lb 6oz.
Section Two was won by Dave Daniels (Ruskington) at noted peg five.
This peg has been consistently good all winter and Daniels made good use of this draw by weighing in 39lb 9oz.
He fished the feeder and he took two carp on meat and another fish on popped up boillie for his weight.
Richard Bond (Ruskington) was second in Section Two from peg 11.
Bond also caught three carp by fishing the feeder and alternating between corn and dead red maggot on the hook.
One carp was an excellent specimen that took the scales crashing to a whopping 21lb 12oz and it is believed that this is the biggest fish taken from this venue.
His other two carp taken on corn gave him an overall net of 34lb 12oz.
With just three matches of this series remaining it couldn't be tighter at the top of the aggregate league.
Joint first place with six points apiece are Trevor Tute and Dean Smith (Lincoln Whisby AS).
There is also a tie for third place with Dave Daniels and Gary Thompson (Lincoln Whisby AS) both on seven points Nathan Underwood (Windmill Tackle) has the next best points with eight.
A dozen anglers turned out last Wednesday to fish this match at Rushfield Fishery at Ruskington and it proved to be hard going with fish and bites being hard to come by.
The winner on this occasion was Lincoln rod Brian McKeown from peg 11.
McKeown fished dead red maggot on the feeder where he caught four carp for a match winning 13lb.
Bridesmaid on this occasion was Roger Woolhouse (Garbolino/Harrisons Lincs County) at next peg 12.
Woolhouse also fished the feeder and baited with dead red maggot.
He caught three carp for a final tally of 10lb oz.
Lincoln Whisby AS rod Dean Smith was third on the day from his draw at peg 24.
Smith switched between polony and dead red maggot on the hook for a straight 10lb.