Roberts mixes it up to land the winning weight in Lincat match
Lincat AC held a match on Lily Lake at Lodge Farm Fishery near Bawtry a couple of weeks ago.
It was the first time that Lincat AC had visited this venue and after an excellent breakfast on site the guys enjoyed a good day's sport.
The winner on the day was Alan Roberts who had drawn peg 54.
Roberts fished various methods starting off by fishing a maggot feeder between a gap in the lilies where he caught small skimmers.
He then switched to a pellet method feeder looking for carp but again found skimmers.
Later in the day when the sun came through the carp seemed to appear. Roberts then switched to a maggot waggler about a foot deep and caught a carp a chuck for a bag of 50lb 5oz at the end of the day.
The runner-up in this match was Paul Cawkwell at peg 58. Cawkwell fished the method feeder and used dead red maggot and pellet as his hookbait.
At the end of the match he put 33lb 8oz of carp onto the scales. Kev Bowring finished in third place from peg three.
Bowring fished the long pole with pellet down the track and corn in the margins for a bag of 32lb 2oz.
Locklands Open Match
Open matches are still being held at Locklands Lake at Torksey and there are still a lot of fish being caught.
The Tuesday Open matches are drawn at 12pm and are fished from 1pm to 7pm.
The Tuesday before last was a very tight match with the top four spots only being separated by just over 1lb and there was a tie for first place.
Neil Barrat, at peg six, and Kevin Allen, at peg two, had the best weight of the dozen anglers that fished this match.
Barrat fished the method feeder to the island with banded pellet and later in the match switched to the margins with pellet and maggot for a bag of 62lb 14oz.
Allen caught on the long pole to the island also switching to the margin for carp and bream for the same 62lb 14oz.
Just a few ounces behind was third placed Alan Shepherd at peg 19. Shepherd fished soft pellet on the short pole and he was just shy when the scales settled on 62lb 5oz.
Steve Manchester, on peg 21, was fourth overall with 57lb 11oz taken on pellet.
Thirteen anglers fished Saturdays match and this time Kevin Allen won the match outright.
Allen caught on the method feeder catching four carp in the first hour.
He then switched to the eight metre pole with pellet and later switched to the margins for a final net of 54lb 6oz.
Wayne Brown was the runner up last Saturday from peg 21. Brown fished the long pole to the island with corn for an all carp catch of 47lb 5oz.
Neil Barrat, on peg three, finished in third place. Barrat fished the pole at 16 metres with soft pellet and again switched to the margins late in the match for 40lb 11oz.
If anyone wants to fish any of these Open Matches they can contact Neil Barrat on 07515 469220 to book their place.
It was the Kurt Schultze Trophy that was competed for last Wednesday when 24 veterans turned out at Wold View Fishery at Claxby.
The match was hosted on Silver Lake and for most anglers the fishing was hard with bites and fish being rare.
One angler that did not seem to struggle too much was Barry Giles at peg seven. Giles fished pellet and corn on the pole and he had a reasonable day's sport by nearly doubling the next best weight when he put 38lb 4oz onto the scales.
Bridesmaid last Wednesday was on peg 12 and that was Len Beaumont.
He opted to fish meat on the feeder and his net of 19lb 4oz secured him second place in the match.
Graham Walker finished third overall from peg 16.
Walker fished worm and corn on both the feeder and pole and he also fished in the margins for a bag of 16lb 2oz.
Consistent Bill Whitworth finished in fourth place with 14lb 4oz taken on the pole with worm at peg 24.
Dynamite Baits / Scunthorpe & D.A.A. Thursday League
This match was fished on an 8.5 metre tide that topped at 11.30am and big spilt tides normally mean that the skimmers and bream show up and feed.
This was not the case last Thursday for the 16 anglers that fished match number 12 in this series at South Clifton.
The river was running clear and low and this could be due to the filling of the new reservoir at Newton on Trent as water has been sent down from the midlands to compensate the water being pumped out of the Trent by Anglian Water.
Once again it was river ace Roly Moses that took the honours.
Moses made it two wins on the trot when he drew peg 44 in the Car Park stretch.
Moses fished the waggler and fed bronze maggot and hemp. He caught perch, dace and roach for a final net of 9lb 7oz. Colin Williams, of Brigg AC, was the runner-up on Thursday.
Williams was drawn at peg 41 where he also fished the waggler.
He too caught roach, perch and the odd dace for 8lb 9oz.
Steve Drage was third overall. Drage (Bawtry) drew end peg 46 and he resorted to fishing the waggler when the expected bream and skimmers did not show on the feeder.
His net of roach, perch and dace made 7lb 3oz was enough for third spot.
Rushfield Saturday Open
John Barningham made it two wins on the trot when he took the honours last Saturday at Rushfield Lake at Potterhamworth.
Barningham fished the long pole and he baited with banded pellet at peg 14.
He finished the session with an all carp net of 41lb and this just edged him victory on the day. Close behind was match organiser Les Smith at peg 26.
Smith (Lincoln) fished the method feeder in the middle of the lake and he too baited with banded pellet for a bag of 39lb 8oz.
Brian McKeown was third at peg 31. McKeown fished the pole at nine metres and fished paste and prawn on the hook for a carp net that took the scales to 27lb 12oz.
Rushfield Midweek Open
For the first time in six weeks peg 24 at Rushfield Lake did not win this match, in fact for the first time in months peg 24 didn't make the frame.
Last Wednesday's match was won by Leon Wood at peg 14.
Wood fished meat and corn on the long pole and he also caught a couple of fish on the feeder for a match winning 33lb 4oz.
Close behind was Lincoln rod Barney Todd at peg 26. Todd fished various methods and baits to keep the fish interested and he finished just shy with a straight 33lb.
Just 1lb behind him was third placed Pete Jubb at peg 28. Jubb fished bread on the pole for a bag of 32lb.
Ruskington Club Match
Eleven anglers fished this match last Sunday which was held on Manor Lake at Tattershall.
Due to a mix up on the bookings the match had to be switched to Manor Lake from the planned Moon Lake.
Due to this it was decided that a pole-only match should be fished.
The winner at peg four was Ruskington rod Dave Daniels.
Daniels fished meat in the margins where he caught just six fish for an impressive 43lb 4oz.
Paul Mosley (Windmill Tackle) was the bridesmaid on this occasion. Mosley was on peg 14 where he fished meat in the margins. He had a good last hour of the match catching a further six fish to give him a net of 42lb 3oz.
Tom Acar was third on the day at peg 10. Acar (Lincoln) fished paste and meat in the margin for 26lb 2oz.
John Seely (Heckington) was fourth with 21lb 15oz from peg 20.
Next week's match is on Moon Lake and you can turn up for the 8.30am draw or phone Barry Gadsby on 01400 273384 to book your place.
Lincoln Junior Section
The Lincoln Junior Section visited the Fossdyke Canal at Woodcocks for a match and overall there were plenty of fish to be caught.
The winner of the match was Jordan Allen from temporary peg six. Allen fished maggot over groundbait where he mainly caught small roach and perch.
He boosted his weight with a decent 10oz skimmer and 10oz perch to give him a bag of 5lb 5oz.
Tom York at peg eight was second on the day. York also fished over a bed of groundbait and he ended the session with 3lb 12oz of perch and roach.
Tom Moat was on peg five and he was third on the day. Moat fished chopped worm over groundbait for 2lb 14oz.
Youngster Alex Milne turned up for a day's sport and although interested in fishing he had never really given it a go.
After borrowing some tackle and being given instructions by junior manager Kevin Martin he successfully caught a few fish that weighed a total of 11oz.
Barney Todd Open
Last Sunday's match was held on the Canal Lake at Rushfield Fishery at Potterhamworth and there were 10 anglers in total.
The winner last week was match organiser Barney Todd at peg eight. Todd fished the long pole tight to the far bank in the very shallow water.
His all carp net of 30lb 1oz gave him victory on the day.
Lincoln rod Rick Wilde was the runner up last Sunday. Wilde fished corn tight to the far bank at peg 10 for a bag of 16lb 3oz.
John Bradley finished in third place at peg 24. Bradley fished pellet down the track for 15lb 11oz.
Pegs are limited at some of these venues and Barney has asked that anyone wanting to fish next week's match should book their place by phoning him on 01522 721549 to avoid disappointment.