Turner claims Ron Hobley Trophy by narrow margin of nine ounces
Ron Hobley Trophy
Saturday, August 3 saw the Ron Hobley Trophy take place on a river that was still carrying a little extra water and a tinge of colour.
Torksey, Laughterton and North Clifton were used to accommodate the 23 anglers that fished this match and it was very close at the top.
The winner on the day was Lincoln Whisby AS rod John Turner who had drawn at peg 35 at Torksey.
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Turner fed chopped worm and caster through a groundbait feeder.
He mainly caught hybrids and skimmers for a decent day's sport that totalled 18lb 15oz and this was enough to clinch victory.
Peg 28 at North Clifton produced the runner-up in this match.
Ian Snowden was the angler on this peg and he too fished worm through a groundbait feeder.
Snowden (Dynamite Matrix Trentmen) caught skimmers and hybrids and also caught a carp of just under 8lb that gave him a final net of 18lb 6oz.
River ace John Small took third place on the day from his draw at peg 22 at North Clifton.
Small (Lincoln Whisby AS) fished maggot and worm on the groundbait feeder for skimmers and hybrids that took the scales to 18lb 4oz.
Dave Bontoft (Lincoln) finished in fourth spot at peg 42 at Laughterton. Bontoft fished lobworm on the pole where he caught perch to 2lb for a final tally of 17lb 15oz.
Harrisons Tackle AC
Members of the Harrisons Tackle AC visited Messingham Sands near Bawtry last Sunday where they fished Merrys Lake.
There were some excellent catches recorded and the best weight on the day was taken by Alan Waters who was drawn at peg nine.
Waters fished banded pellet on the pole up in the water and sprayed pellet over the top. He had an excellent day's sport and finished the session with an impressive 143lb 8oz of carp.
Shop proprietor Stewart Millar also had a good day's sport. Millar, on peg five mainly fished pellet on the bomb.
He also had over 32lb of silver fish on maggot on the pole and had a bonus ghost carp in the margins of 14lb to give him a total of 121lb 1oz.
Steve Mills enjoyed his day's sport and he also broke his individual best weight at the same time.
Mills was on peg 10 where he fished the pellet waggler and also in the margins.
He recorded his first ever ton catch when he weighed in a total of 105lb.
Rushfield Saturday Open
Ten anglers turned out last Saturday to fish this match which was eventually won by newcomer Rob Jones from peg 26.
Jones fished corn on the bomb which he fished right down his swim for a carp net of 57lb 10oz.
Bridesmaid last Saturday was Chris Small who was drawn on the next peg 27.
Small also fished corn in the margins and he finished the day with 49lb 12oz of carp.
Corn seems to have been the favourite bait on the day as this was also used by Malcolm Green.
He had just three carp but they were all good fish and he ended the session with 28lb. If you want to book a place for next Saturday's match you can contact Les Smith on 01522 887182.
Dynamite Baits / Scunthorpe & D.A.A. Thursday League
Match number eight in this series was held at South Clifton as normal and for once it was not the feeder that dominated the results.
Twenty one anglers fished last Thursday and it was Colin Williams (Brigg AC) who was the winner from peg 25.
Williams fished bronze maggot on the waggler where he caught perch and roach for 9lb 14oz which just edged him the victory.
Close behind as runner-up was river ace Roly Moses at peg 41.
Moses (Brigg AC) also fished bronze maggot on the waggler for a bag of 9lb 13oz.
Tony Taff was third on the day at peg 28. Taff (Diawa Dons) caught roach and perch on the waggler with maggot for a net of 9lb.
Windmill Tackle Open
Manor Lake at Tattershall hosted the latest match in the Windmill Tackle series last Saturday.
There was not a massive turnout for this match, but for those anglers that did turn up there were some good catches taken.
Best weight on the day was taken by Lincoln rod Tom Acar who had drawn at end peg 24.
Acar fished the long pole with pellet and he enjoyed a good day as he caught and landed 72lb 9oz of carp to win the match.
Bridesmaid on this occasion was Paul Harsley at peg 18.
Harsley (Dave's Peg) also fished pellet on the long pole and at the end of the match he put 71lb 3oz onto the scales.
Match organiser Barry Gadsby was third.
Gadsby, on peg 16 fished meat in the margins and he ended the session with 49lb 13oz.
Next week's match is on Marsh Lake and you can book your place by phoning Barry Gadsby on 01400 273384 or you can turn up for the 8.30am draw.
Hospital Club AC
Twenty members of the Hospital Club AC visited Saltfleetby Lakes on Sunday to fish a match and they used Island Lake.
It was very close between the top two weights and the match was just edged by Dale Speck at peg 19.
Speck fished corn on the pole for an all carp catch of 76lb 4oz and this was enough to hold off the challenge of the runner-up Geoff Abbott.
He was drawn at peg three where he opted to fish pellet on the pole.
The scales settled at 75lb 6oz and this was comfortable enough to take second spot.
Third place on the day went to John Bradley at peg 24.
Bradley also fished corn on the pole and he finished the session with an all carp catch of 61lb 8oz.
Ruskington Open Match
Only seven anglers competed last Sunday in the Ruskington Open match that was held on Marsh Lake at Tattershall but most of these anglers had a good day's sport.
Paul Harsley (Dave's Peg) certainly enjoyed his day out. He was drawn at end peg 14 where he fished his usual long pole with pellet.
He recorded a comfortable victory when he put 119lb 14oz of carp onto the scales.
Ruskington rod Dean Senkiw was the runner-up. Senkiw, on peg four also fished the long pole to the island with pellet and he recorded a weight of 84lb 6oz.
Chris Mawer (Lincoln) took third spot from peg ten. Mawer fished paste in the margins for 50lb 13oz.
Barry Gadsby on peg 12 took 45lb 10oz to the scales to take fourth spot which he caught by fishing meat in the margins.
Next Sunday's match is on Moat Lake and you can book your place by phoning Barry Gadsby on 01400 273384 or you can turn up for the 8.30am draw.
Sturton Pond opened very recently and a small knock up was arranged there last week to see how the lake fished.
Eight anglers fished this match and overall there were some reasonable weights taken.
The best weight taken on the day was by Dave Flatman who had drawn peg seven. Flatman fished the long pole with corn for a carp bag of 89lb 14oz.
Deamo Rusynuik was second on the day at peg 22. Rusynuik fished the long pole with pellet to the island for 56lb 2oz.
Peg 15 saw Ted Burks (Whisby AS) take third spot. Burks fished meat on the pole for a carp catch of 41lb 8oz.
The Lincoln Veterans visited Messingham Sands near Bawrty last Wednesday where they fished Hollywood Lake for the George Hellman Trophy.
The winner of this trophy for 2013 was the consistent Dave Robinson who was drawn at peg 27.
Robinson fished banded pellet up in the water for a carp catch of 40lb 3oz.
Colin McMasters was on peg three and he finished in second place.
McMasters also fished pellet on the pole and he put 38lb 13oz onto the scales at the end of the match.
Consistent Bill Whitworth decided to fish worm on the pole at peg 24 and he caught 28lb 6oz of carp for third spot. Barry Giles was fourth overall at peg 30 with a carp net of 23lb 14oz.
North Hykeham AC
North Hykeham AC fished their own lakes last week and it seems that the same three names keep on getting the results.
Last Sunday's match was won by Steve Hymers who was drawn at peg 16.
He alternated between fishing meat on the method feeder, meat shallow and meat in the margins.
Hymers had a good end to the match by taking three carp shallow for 30lb that boosted his total to 68lb 12oz.
Dave Stanney was on peg 11 and he was the runner-up. Stanney fished dead red maggot in the margins for a carp net of 45lb.
Tom Hymers was third with 22lb 6oz. He fished meat on the banjo at peg eight to catch his fish.