Sunday Open

Holmedale Lake 2/2/2020

19 Fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 55-10-0

2nd Rich Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 23, 36-3-0

3rd Albert Parrot Barnsley Central peg 28, 35-4-0

4th Kieran Barns Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 34, 31-6-0

5th Phil Shaw Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 29-12-0

Alternating between a small pellet feeder cast to the Island and the pole and pellet fished on two lines Nigel caught carp – 5lb in his comfortable winning total of 55lb 10oz. Pictured, Nigel with a recent catch

Wednesday Open 29/1/2020

Holmedale Lake

1st Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 34, 40-11-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 23, 37-14-0

3rd Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 28, 37-10-0

4th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 34-4-0

A very tight match with any of the top 4 could have won it, but it was Vale ac’s Ian Taylor coming out top, fishing the bomb and bread cast to the spinner he had 2 fish before a change to his pellet line where he had 6 more carp – 7lb on the pole and soft pellet winning with 40lb 11oz.

Sunday Open

Holmedale Lake 26/1/20

1st Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 26, 46-12-0

2nd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 28, 43-4-0

3rd Dave Austin Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 34, 37-0-0

4th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 23, 24-12-0

5th Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 36, 18-2-0

Alternating between a small pellet feeder cast to the old lily bed and the pole and pellet Ian caught carp – 5lb in his winning total of 46lb 12oz.

A match of two half's

Wednesday Open 1221/20

Holmedale Lake 9 fished

1st Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 32, 45-1-0

2nd Graham Eden Mansfield Old Boy’s peg 30, 33-1-0

A delay to the start of the match for ice breaking on this cold morning, and that was going to make the fishing hard with most struggling for bites, it was hot pegs 30 + 32 first and second, Phil fishing the bomb and bread for 12 carp for 45lb 1oz and Graham had 10 carp on the pole and bread in is net of 33lb 1oz.

Sherwood winter league round 6

1st Mick Langton 11-12 peg 27

2nd Shane Wharton 8-11 peg 26

3rd Dave Round 3-04 peg 41

4th Ian Boyd 2-03 peg 14

5th Steve Richards 2-00 peg 40

Fishery boss Mick Langton blazed his way to a convincing win on a freezing cold Sherwood lake. Fishing through the ice on peg 27 Mick put together a mixed bag of perch, ide & roach.

Wednesday Open 15/1/20

Holmedale Lake 15 fished

1st Gavin Major 6am Tackle & Bait peg 39, 65-11-0

2nd Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 27, 62-3-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 53-0-0

4th Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 33-8-0

It ended up being a tight match despite the cold windy conditions making presentation impossible on the pole. In top spot Gav fished a small method with pellet cast to the point of the island landing carp – 4lb edging Paul Unwin into 2nd place by one fish, Gav’s day got even better when he drew out his peg for the contents of the golden peg.

Sunday Open

Holmedale Lake 12/1/20

19 Fished

1st Tom Batterbee Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 27, 82-4-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 63-5-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 34, 49-5-0

4th John Cotton Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 39, 46-11-0

5th Shaun Butler Tackleshack peg 42, 46-8-0

Alternating between a small pellet feeder cast to the old lily bed and the pole and pellet Tom caught carp – 5lb steady throughout the match.

Wednesday Open 8/1/20

Holmedale Lake 19 fished

1st Josh Paling Team Guru peg 39, 103-9-0

2nd Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 9, 58-1-0

3rd Roger Parnell Mansfield Old Boys peg 33, 50-3-0

4th Pete Ellis Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 46-0-0

5th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 23, 43-9-0

6th Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 41-8-0

A top performance from young Josh, drawn at peg 39 he fished a small hybrid pellet feeder with a wafter, casting tight to the island in two places he was kept busy all day landing carp – 4lb in his 103lb 9oz winning net. Best of the rest was Ian Taylor fishing the pole with corn and pellet for 58lb 1oz.

Josh Pictured with part of today's catch.


Sherwood Winter League Round 5 - all Sherwood lake


1st Michael Elliott 19-01 peg 12

2nd Ian Boyd 17-00 peg 10

3rd Rich Bonson 11-10 peg 16

4th Dave Round 10-11 per 27

5th Steve Richards 10-07 peg 41


Milder settled conditions made for a great match with everyone having plenty of bites. Superstar Michael Elliott edged a close contest from Ian Boyd with 19-01 of small skimmers, roach and ide

Sunday Open

Holmedale Lake 5/1/20


1st Leon Hardwick Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 91-3-0

2nd Albert Parrot Barnsley Central peg 27, 80-15-0

3rd Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 25, 60-0-0

4th Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 38, 59-15-0

5th Carl Brown Sherwood Fishery/Tackleshack peg 34, 56-6-0

A few degrees warmer and the carp put in an appearance, top angler today was Leon Hardwick drawn at 19 he alternated between the bomb and pellet cast to the island and the pole and pellet fished out at 14m landing carp – 6lb in his winning net of 91lb 3oz, in second place Albert fished a small pellet feeder cast to the old lily pad putting 80lb 15oz on the scales.