Sunday Knock-up Holmedale Lake

1/9/19

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 19, 244-1-0

2nd Ken Daws Mansfield AA peg 9, 239-2-0

3rd Mark Bower Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 24, 233-12-0

4th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 217-0-0

5th Roger Parnell Mansfield AA old boys peg 17, 154-9-0

6th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 146-4-0

Paul draw peg 19 on the edge of the bay and fished the pole and pellet short on two lines loose feeding over the top with 6mm hard pellet he had carp – 7lb queuing up finishing with 244lb 1oz on the scales. After a few years away Ken Daws returned to the fishery finishing 2nd with 239lb 2oz.

Wednesday Open 28/8/19

Holmedale Lake 20 fished

1st Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 201-11-0

2nd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 181-0-0

3rd Matt Thompson Gateford Angling Supplies peg 26, 174-6-0

4th Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 14, 158-10-0

5th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 51, 144-15-0

6th Kris Garratt Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 117-10-0

7th Richard Parker 114-6 8th Pete Ellis 113-5 9th Nathan Noon 103-4 10th Geoff Mawby 95-3

Another cracking match at this inform fishery, Young Will Evans at the top of the list, drawn at 28 he fished the pole and banded 6mm pellet on two lines on the top 2 +3 landing carp – 6lb and putting is best ever match weight of 201lb 11oz on the scales.

Bank Holiday Monday open 26/8/19

Holmedale Lake 16 fished

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 42, 197-14-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 183-2-0

3rd Steven Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 179-7-0

Wednesday Open 21/8/19

Holmedale Lake 19 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 27, 215-13-0

2nd Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 178-7-0

3rd Steve Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 165-13-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21 159-0-0

5th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 19, 133-6-0

6th Graham Eden Mansfield AA old boys peg 31, 124-15-0

Another cracking match at this inform fishery, Nigel making it back to back Wednesday wins with his 215lb 13oz net, drawn at peg 27 he fished the pole and 6mm hard pellet on two lines on the top 2 + 2 loose feeding 6mils over the top he caught carp – 8lb steady through the match. 2nd placed Neil fished the same as the winner and also caught down the margin later in the match.

Wednesday Open 14/8/19

Holmedale Lake 22 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 274-12-0

2nd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 216-9-0

3rd Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 39, 173-2-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42 156-14-0

5th Steve Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 135-1-0

6th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 51, 134-11-0

Nigel rocked the match record today with his 274lb 12oz catch being just two fish short, fishing the pole with banded 6mm hard pellet on two lines on the top two + 2 taking a fish from each line he landed carp – 7lb finishing with nearly 60lb to spare over Pete at the next peg, he had a late run of carp – 9lb fishing the pole and maggot down the margin in his 216lb 9oz catch.

Sunday Evening 3 hours Holmedale Lake

11/8/19

16 fished

1st Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 174-15-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 169-8-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 120-3-0

4th Steve Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 119-12-0

5th Simon Smith Gateford Angling Supplies peg 4, 119-9-0

6th Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 28, 102-3-0

A cracking match result for this last Sunday evening with the night’s drawing in. Top of the class was student Will Evans again, fishing the pole with pellet short and down the margins he put 174lb15oz of carp – 8lb on the scales finishing with a fish to spare over Nigel fishing the same method at peg 19 who weighed 169lb 8oz.

Wednesday Open 7/8/19

Holmedale Lake 29 fished

1st Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26 141-8-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 20, 127-12-0

3rd Jamie Wain Woodhouse Angling Supplies peg 15, 121-6-0

4th Pete Ellis Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 51, 121-1-0

5th Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 3, 111-6-0

6th Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 38, 103-3-0

A big turnout meant space was a premium but the lake still fished well with 6 weights over the ton and 6 weights in the 90s and only one angler failed to weigh in. At the top of the list was Mick Langton fishing the pole and 6mm pellet on two lines on the top 2+2 at peg 26 loose feeding 6mils over the top he landed carp – 7lb putting 141lb 8oz on the scales, in 2nd place Nigel draw in the bay fishing maggots in the margin for 127lb 12oz

Sunday Evening 3 hours Holmedale Lake

4/8/19

19 fished

1st Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 186-9-0

2nd Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 168-7-0

3rd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 131-10-0

4th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 131-1-0

5th Tom Clifton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 115-9-0

Fishing the pole and maggot over a bed of micro’s and maggots down his left margin at peg 9 Geoff was catching carp from the start, landing fish – 7lb finishing with a grand total of 186lb 9oz.

Wednesday Open 31/7/19

Holmedale Lake 24 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 186-15-0

2nd Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 14, 137-1-0

3rd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 135-1-0

4th Steve Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 115-13-0

5th Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 34, 114-1-0

6th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 99-1-0

Nigel was on for 200lb plus but for running out of maggots with 90 minutes to go and a change to pellet for just 4 more fish, fishing the pole short on the top 2 +2 and in the margins at peg 4 he caught carp – 7lb steady on maggot putting 186lb 15oz on the scales. One fish separated 2nd and 3rd with Gateford Anglings Paul Unwin coming out top with 137lb 1oz of pellet caught carp.

Saturday Holmedale Lake

27/7/19

19 fished

1st Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 197-2-0

2nd Steve Morgan Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 176-6-0

3rd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 171-9-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 144-15-0

5th Gary Hazelwood Vale AC peg 21, 107-0-0

6th Jason Hunt Co-op AC peg 28, 97-12-0

Despite the very wet conditions the lake fished very well.

Neil fished the pole and 6mm banded pellet out on the top 2 +2 on two lines catching from the off, he landed carp – 6lb in his winning catch of 197lb 2oz. In 2nd place Steve Smoky Morgan fished a pellet feeder with wafter’s down both of his margins landing carp -9lb in his 176lb 6oz total

Wednesday Open 24/7/19

Holmedale Lake 22 fished

1st Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 131-2-0

2nd Rob Green Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 111-3-0

3rd Wayne Cahill Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 109-13-0

4th Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 31, 106-9-0

5th Jason Hunt Co-op AC peg 24, 106-0-0

6th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 100-11-0

Schools out and it’s a return to the top of the list for teenager Will Evans, drawn at peg 28 he fished the pole out on two lines on the top 2 + 3 with banded 6mm pellets and the same distance in the margins, landing carp to 7lb for a total of 131lb 2oz his winnings boosted by £100 for drawing the golden peg.

Sunday

evening Holmedale Lake

21/7/19

19 fished

1st Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 147-0-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 142-8-0

3rd Simon Smith Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 130-6-0

4th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 125-6-0

5th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 39, 122-0-0

6th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 118-2-0

Neil fished the pole and 6mm banded pellet out on the top 2 +2 and corn in the margins having a busy 3 hours landing 147lb of carp – 5lb, his day better when he drew peg 26 out of the bag for an extra £100 from the golden peg.


Wednesday Open 10/7/19

Holmedale Lake 18 fished

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 31, 129-1-0

2nd Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 124-6-0

3rd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 4, 121-0-0

4th Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 101-13-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 98-6-0

6th Steve Hanrahan Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 83-6-0

Reports of that many fished lost from all the anglers, the result could have been so much different if the fish had got their heads down properly. It was Paul Unwin at the top of the list again drawn on the bore hole peg 31 he fished the pole and pellet shalla at 13m landing 129lb 1oz of carp – 4lb.

Sunday evening Holmedale Lake

7/7/19

21 fished

1st Paul Wilkinson Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 150-11-0

2nd Russ Brookes Rivendell AC peg 24, 126-2-0

3rd Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 99-1-0

4th Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 97-8-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 96-13-0

6th James Peet Drennan Leicester peg 26, 93-11-0

Paul fished the pole with pellet over hemp down the margin at peg 4, landing carp -9lb in his 150lb 11oz match winning weight.

Wednesday Open 3/7/19

Holmedale Lake 21 fished

1st Carl Brown Tackle Shake/Sherwood Fishery peg 4, 167-0-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 134-11-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 112-9-0

4th Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 31, 102-4-0

5th Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 36, 101-1-0

6th Steve Harahan Gateford Angling Supplies peg 19, 93-9-0

Carl drew peg 4 and struggled for the first half of the match having only 3 carp in the net when Will opposite him had clicked 80lb, but the carp turned up in the margin, fishing the pole and maggot over micro’s and groundbait he had a busy last half putting 167lb of carp – 7lb on the scales. Young Will in 2nd place put 40 carp – 4lb on the scales for 134lb 11oz fishing the pole and pellet shallow at the side of the island.

Sunday evening Holmedale Lake

30/6/19

21 fished

1st Neil Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 119-0-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 113-7-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 13, 89-5-0

4th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 20, 85-11-0

5th Wayne Chapman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 82-13-0

6th Luke Downing Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 80-5-0

Neil drew inform peg 24 fishing the pole with 6m pellet and corn out at 6m and down his right hand side margin landing carp – 8lb in his winning net of 119lb. Only other ton weight was Will Evans with 113lb 7oz from peg 28.

Wednesday Open 26/6/19

Holmedale Lake 18 fished

1st Pete Ellis Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 141-1-0

2nd Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 9, 105-10-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 99-7-0

4th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 26, 91-9-0

5th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 90-12-0

With extra water going in from the previous day and a very cold day today the weights were down, but that wasn’t a problem for veteran angler Pete Ellis fishing the pole and pellet out at 9m and down both margins, the 75 year old beat off the younger opposition with 141lb 1oz of carp – 8lb.

Sunday evening Holmedale Lake

23/6/19

15 fished

1st Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 144-9-0

2nd James Peet Leicester Drennan peg 14, 134-11-0

3rd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 106-9-0

Pete fished the pole with meat and bread down both margins for 144lb 9oz of carp – 10lb.

MAM Qualifier

Holmedale Lake 23/6/19

1st John Ashwell peg 4, 171-9-0

2nd Carl Brown peg 24, 137-4-0

3rd Mick Langton peg 28, 115-3-0

4th Colin Wood peg 38, 112-9-0

Despite the fish spawning the lake fished very well 4 weights over the ton 5 weights over 90lb. John drew peg 4 and fished the pole and maggot short and in the margins for carp - 7lb in his winning net of 171lb 9oz

section winners and qualifiers

John Ashwell

Carl Brown

Andy Birkin

Colin Wood

Wednesday Open 19/6/19

Holmedale Lake 22 fished

1st John Ashwell Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 166-0-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 116-5-0

3rd Darren Denton Sheffield’s KP Club peg 45, 110-5-0

4th Pete Ellis Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 106-4-0

5th Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 94-11-0

6th Steve Morgan Nott’s Forest Reserve’s peg 31, 92-10-0

Drawing a good peg (24) John had to work hard to catch, fishing the pole and pellet out and on the top 2 +2 for a few carp and the method feeder cast under the willow tree for a few more, taking a fish from all lines before going down the margins for some bonus carp – 9lb he finished comfortably in the lead with 166lb.

John pictured with part of today's catch

Sunday evening Holmedale Lake

16/6/19

19 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 147-9-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 126-11-0

3rd Dean Wright Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 124-2-0

4th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 119-9-0

5th Simon Smith Gateford Angling Supplies peg 23, 108-4-0

6th Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 14, 108-3-0

Top of the list in this evening sprint Nigel fished the pole on the top kit + 2 with 6m banded pellet he caught carp – 6lb most puts in to put a winning weight of 147lb 9oz. Will Evans was 2nd with 126lb 11oz in a match that had 9 weights over the ton.

Wednesday Open 5/6/19

Holmedale Lake 21 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 120-13-0

2nd Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 9, 119-8-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 49, 117-2-0

4th Dave Wilde Kinky Pellet Club peg 51, 97-3-0

5th Pete Ellis Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 96-14-0

6th Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 19, 93-9-0

One fish for any of the top three would have changed the result, but it was Nigel coming out at the top struggling for bites in the first half of the match he had a carp every put in, in the last two hours fishing the pole and 6mil banded pellet of the top 2 + 3 finishing with 120lb 13oz.

Sunday evening Holmedale Lake

2/6/19

15 fished

1st Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 195-4-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 156-10-0

3rd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 149-0-0

4th Dave Wild Kinky Pellet Club peg 19, 130-14-0


Pete fished the pole with meat and corn down both margins having a very busy 3 hours landing 195lb 4oz of carp – 9lb.

Thursday Sprint Sherwood Lake

1st Ian Boyd Sensas North peg 43, 34-08

2nd Dave Round Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 49, 25-05

3rd Jason Hunt Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 46, 16-00


Carp were hard to find but the skimmers made an appearance on short pole and margins.

Wednesday Open 29/5/19

Holmedale Lake 21 fished

1st Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 124-3-0 (Pictured)

2nd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 106-10-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 96-7-0

4th Neil Hurst Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 89-4-0

5th Graham Eden Mansfield AA Old boy’s peg 39, 79-2-0

6th Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 36, 78-15-0

Half term hol’s for young Will, he came to teach the adults how to fish, drawing peg 17 he fished the pole on the top 2 + 3 with banded 6mil pellet on two lines and corn in the margin he had a busy day catching carp – 4lb but he did manage one 10lber from the margin, winning with 124lb 3oz

Spring Festival 2 day Holmedale Lake

26 & 27/5/19

22 fished

Day one

1st John Ashwell Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 182-4-0

2nd Rich Evans Tackle Shack peg 17, 158-2-0

3rd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 147-1-0

4th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 120-7-0

5th Michael Elliott Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 39, 112-7-0

Despite the fish having other thins on the mind (spawning) the lake fished very well, John fished the pole with maggot and worm for carp -8lb to take the win with 182lb 4oz.

Positions on day one

John Ashwell, Michael Elliott, Rich Evans & Mick Langton all 1 point.

Day two

1st Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait and tackle peg 14, 133-3-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 113-9-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 95-1-0

4th Michael Elliott Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 24, 80-8-0

5th John Ashwell Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 72-1-0

Andy fished the pole and paste on the top kit + 2 landing carp – 9lb in his winning weight of 133lb 3oz.

Overall positions

1st John Ashwell 2 points (winning on weight count back)

2nd Michael Elliott 2 points

3rd Nigel Shipman 3 points (on weight)

4th Mick Langton 3 points

Thursday evening sprint 3 hours

Sherwood Lake 23/5/19

1st Michael Elliott Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 53, 98-14-0

2nd Mark Bower Dynamite Matrix Trentman peg 43, 58-0-0

3rd Ian Boyd Woodhouse Angling peg 51 45-3-0

4th Ant Swinscoe Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 33-9-0

Back to back Thursday wins for Michael fishing on the pole down the margin on corn and pellet for a mostly carp catch.

Wednesday Open 22/5/19

Holmedale Lake 17 fished

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 154-14-0

2nd Carl Brown Sherwood Fishery/Tackle Shack peg 17, 134-6-0

3rd Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 39, 131-6-0

4th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 14, 108-2-0

5th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 104-14-0

Paul fished the pole and banded 6mil pellet out at 13m on the top 2+2 and in the margins he was kept busy the entire match landing carp – 6lb in his winning weight of 154lb 14oz. In 2nd place Carl had a late run of margin carp in his 134lb 6oz catch.

Holmedale Lake

19/5/19

22 fished

1st John Ashwell Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 160-8-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 137-11-0

3rd Phil Hill Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 135-2-0

4th Dean Seymour Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 133-7-0

5th Nick Oakley Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 116-15-0

6th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 109-12-0

Winning back to back Sunday matches John drew inform peg 17, fishing the pole and pellet out and paste down the margin he landed carp – 7lb in his 160lb 8oz winning weight. In second place was 17 year old Will Evans weighing 137lb 11oz of carp from peg 14.

Sherwood Fishery Thursday evening sprint 3 hours

Sherwood Lake 16/5/19

1st Michael Elliott Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 45, 90-8-0

2nd Josh Paling Woodhouse Angling/Dynamite peg 49, 41-8-0

3rd Will Evans Sherwood Fishery peg 51 39-6-0

4th Russ Brookes Rivendell AC peg 43, 37-6-0

Michael pictured with part of his catch, mostly caught on the pole down the margin on corn and pelle

Wednesday Open 15/5/19

Holmedale Lake 17 fished

1st Daz Staley Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 17, 165-5-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 118-12-0

3rd Steve Renshaw Dynamite Derbyshire peg 4, 115-0-0

4th Lee Richmond Dynamite Derbyshire peg 36, 96-5-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 93-8-0

6th Russ Brooks Rivendell AC peg 24, 81-1-0

Daz fished the pole and banded 6m pellet on the top 2 +3 and paste down both margins for a steady run of carp – 7lb for 165lb 5oz making it back to back Wednesday wins. 2nd place for the 2nd time to Daz, Mick fished the pole and banded pellet out at 13m and corn in the margins for 118lb 12oz of carp – 10lb.

Holmedale Lake

12/5/19

16 fished

1st John Ashwell Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36,111-12-0

2nd Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 4, 83-12-0

3rd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 83-5-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 80-11-0

5th Danny Higgins Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 9, 80-9-0

6th Lee Simcox Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 79-8-0

First visit to the fishery and his first win, John drew peg 36 and started off on the pole at 13m with 6m banded pellet on the hook pinging pellets over the top and late in the match he fished the paste down the margin for carp – 8lb weighing in the only ton of the day 111lb 12oz.

Wednesday open Holmedale Lake

1st Daz Staley Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 24, 121lb 4oz

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 116lb 13oz

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 98lb 6oz

Daz fished the pole and paste short at peg 24 landing carp - 7lb in a late run for 121lb 4oz . One fish short Mick put 116lb 13oz on the scales for 2nd place

Wednesday 1/5/19

1st Neal Hurst peg 24,131lb 4oz also winning £100 from the golden peg.

2nd Sam Woodhouse peg 28, 115lb 10oz

3rd Richard Parker peg 19, 90lb 12oz

Sunday 5/5/19

1st Pete Hodgetts peg 19, 152lb 4oz

2nd Nigel Shipman peg 45, 145lb 5oz

3rd Martyn Brown peg 4, 117lb 3oz

4th Danny Higgins peg 36, 102lb

Monday 6/5/19

1st Pete Hodgetts peg 24, 166lb 11oz

2nd Andy Birkin peg 4, 144lb 7oz

3rd Mark Bower peg 39, 122lb 8oz

4th Nigel Shipman peg 45, 107lb 1oz

Wednesday Open 24/4/19

Holmedale Lake 17 fished

1st Andy Lakey Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 26, 160-11-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 129-7-0

3rd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 36, 116-5-0

4th Neal Hurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 102-8-0

5th Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 54, 92-2-0

6th Ian Moon Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 83-9-0

Due to work commitments Andy hasn’t been fishing as often as he would like, a day off and he drew peg 26, fishing the pole and banded pellet out at 13m and the pole and paste down the margins he landed carp – 12lb and bream – 3lb in his winning net of 160lb 11oz.

Easter Monday Open 22/4/19

Holmedale Lake 20 fished

1st Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 9, 157-5-0

2nd Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 132-10-0

3rd Mark Bower Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 39, 132-6-0

4th Daz Staley Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 36, 118-3-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 54, 111-5-0

6th Rich Carline & Lee Parker both 100-15-0

Two wins in two days for Andy, today drawn at peg 9 he fished the pole and paste on two lines at 6m and pellet in the margin he landed 157lb 5oz of carp – 7lb. In 2nd spot young Will fished the pole and banded pellet for carp – 6lb in his 132lb 10oz net.

Holmedale Lake

21/4/19

22 fished

1st Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 1, 118-5-0

2nd Paul Turner Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45,116-4-0

3rd Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 24, 105-14-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 94-9-0

5th Carl Brown Tackle shack/Sherwood Fishery peg 14, 92-12-0

6th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 92-5-0

A change to pole fished paste in the margin changed Andy’s fortune landing 32 carp – 8lb put him at the top of the list with 118lb 5oz, one fish short in 2nd place Paul fished the pole and pellet shalla at peg 45 for carp – 5lb weighing a total of 116lb 4 oz.

Wednesday Open 17/4/19

Holmedale Lake 19 fished

1st Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 115-12-0

2nd Ian Rowney Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 9, 103-7-0

3rd Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 80-15-0

4th Jason Hunt Co-op AC peg 19, 71-2-0

5th Lee Hassett Gateford Angling Supplies peg 45, 70-8-0

6th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 61-8-0

Drawn at peg 4, 17 year old Will fished the pole and pellet on three lines, out at 13m sort at 6m and in the margin landing 39 carp – 6lb to finish with 115lb 12oz. In 2nd spot Ian had a late run of margin carp on the pole and corn for the only other ton + weight of 103lb 7oz.

Holmedale Lake

14/4/19

24 fished

1st Albert Parrott Barnsley Central peg 41, 63-12-0

2nd Drew Richmond Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 60-0-0

3rd Andy Lakey Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 59-12-0

4th Josh Paling Woodhouse Angling /Dynamite baits peg 28, 58-12-0

5th Dave Dare Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 50-5-0

6th Lee Plackett Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 47-5-0

A very cold day reflected in the weights, but there still as to be a winner and this time it was Barnsley’s Albert Parrott at the top of the list fishing a pellet feeder and a wafter hook bait cast tight to the island he landed 63lb 12oz of carp – 5lb.

Wednesday Open 10/4/19

Holmedale Lake 17 fished

1st Kyle Wood Tackle Shack peg 45, 151-2-0

2nd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 14, 112-7-0

3rd Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 83-6-0

4th Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 4, 75-10-0

5th James Peet Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 70-0-0

6th Simon Smith Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 66-4-0

Kyle drew peg 45 on the roadside and fished the pole and paste out at 6m and the pole and corn down the margins landing carp -7lb making up his winning net of 151lb 2oz. The only other ton+ weight came from Graham Eden drawn opposite the winner on peg 14 he put 112lb 7oz of pole caught carp on the scales.

Holmedale Lake

7/4/19

19 fished

1st Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 4, 99-1-0

2nd Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 14, 95-6-0

3rd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 24, 90-15-0

4th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 88-12-0

5th Will Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 73-4-0

6th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 72-3-0

Andy fished the pole and soft pellet on two lines at 14m for carp – 3lb, in the last 90minutes he fished the pole and corn down both margins landing some proper carp – 9lb catapulting him up into top spot with 99lb 1oz, Just one fish short of winning Nigel had a busy day landing 95lb 6oz of carp – 4lb on the pole and banded pellet fished out and on the top kit + 2.Andy B pictured with part of today's catch.

Wednesday Open 3/4/19

Holmedale Lake 16 fished

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 14, 85-2-0

2nd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 4, 64-10-0

3rd Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 36, 59-12-0

4th George Rigley Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 57-9-0

5th Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 56-6-0

6th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 27, 51-12-0

Second place last week and first place this week Paul fished the pole and banded pellet out at 16m and down both margins late in the match, catching carp – 7lb in his winning weight of 85lb 2oz.

Holmedale Lake

31/3/19

23 fished

1st Lee Plackett Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 4, 114-10-0

2nd Andy Chippendale Kinky Pellet Club peg 17, 76-7-0

3rd Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 14, 69-14-0

4th Rich Evans Tackle Shack peg 28, 69-5-0

5th Steve Stead Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 21, 64-11-0

6th Dan Petney Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 51, 62-12-0

Lee fished the pole and pellet out on two lines at 13 + 16m and down both his margins to land carp – 14lb in his 114lb 10oz winning total.

Wednesday Open 20/3/19

Holmedale Lake 18 fished

1st Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 98-4-0

2nd Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 4, 85-3-0

3rd Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 19, 70-10-0

4th Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 42, 49-15-0

5th Keith Stacey Vale AC peg 39, 49-14-0

6th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 32, 49-4-0

Mick fished the pole and pellet out at 13m and later in the match fished the pole & corn over pellets down both margins landing 27 carp – 7lb in his total of 98lb 4oz. 2nd place went to Paul Unwin fishing the pole and pellet at peg 4.

Holmedale Lake

24/3/19

21 fished

1st Julian Chadwick Vale AC peg 45, 111-9-0

2nd Dave Wild Kinky Pellet Club peg 9, 104-15-0

3rd Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 32, 87-2-0

4th Pete Stead Six AM Tackle peg 4, 64-3-0

5th Dean Wright Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 57-5-0

6th Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 28, 51-15-0

Winning yesterday’s club match on the Holmedale lake from peg 14 made Julian hungry for some more, drawn opposite 14 on peg 45 he fished the pole and paste out at 7m and corn in the margin landing 111lb 9oz of carp – 8lb. Sheffield’s Dave Wild was the only other angler to break the ton fishing the pole and pellet at peg 9 he put 104lb 15oz of carp on the scales.

Wednesday Open 20/3/19

Holmedale Lake 19 fished

1st Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 32, 64-7-0

2nd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 36, 57-14-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 28, 56-5-0

4th Tony Swinscoe Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 9, 54-0-0

5th Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 54, 43-2-0

6th Richard Parker Gateford Angling Supplies peg 24, 41-11-0

A late run of margin fish saw Pete come from nowhere to the top of the list, fishing the pole and corn down both margins he landed carp – 8lb for a total of 64lb 7oz.

Holmedale Lake

17/3/19

21 fished

1st Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 45, 62-2-0

2nd Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 4, 54-10-0

3rd Rich Evans Tackle shack peg 24, 46-9-0

4th Nigel Shipman & Drew Richmond both 44-10-0

Ian fished the pole and soft pellet short at 5m because of the wind, landing carp -7lb in his match winning total of 62lb 2oz.

Holmedale Lake

24/2/19

22 fished

1st Danny Higgins Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 32, 47-12-0

2nd Ian Palfreman Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 54, 46-6-0

3rd Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 34-0-0

4th Chris Graves Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 33-1-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 28-4-0

6th Lee Placket Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42 28-1-0

A white over frost greeted us this morning followed by a sunny flat calm day with the fish cruising round the surface made it hard for all, but you have to be good in the draw bag as well as good at fishing and that’s Danny Higgins drawn at peg 32 he fished the pole and pellet at 16m towards the bore hole building in peg 31 landing carp – 3lb, he finished with a modest 47lb 12oz

Wednesday Open 20/2/19

Holmedale Lake 16 fished

1st Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 32, 97-5-0

2nd Chris Graves Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 45, 68-12-0

3rd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 17, 50-6-0

4th Gavin Major Gateford Angling Supplies peg 9, 32-13-0

4th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 36, 21-4-0

Phil Fished a pellet feeder with a 6mm pellet on the hook landing 31 carp – 7lb for 97lb 5oz. In 2nd place Chris fished the pole down the margin because of the wind landing 17 carp - 7lb in his net of 68lb 12oz

Wednesday Open 13/2/19

Holmedale Lake

1st Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 36, 72-10-0

2nd Simon Sparkles Smith Gateford Angling Supplies peg 27, 65-5-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 39, 30-8-0

4th Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 45, 27-12-0

Graham alternated between a pellet feeder cast to the island and the pole (when wind permitted) with corn and pellet catching steady all of the match he finished with 17 carp – 7lb winning with 72lb 10oz, in second spot Simon had that many fish in his swim he was foul hooking them, fishing the pole and 4m expander he had a late run of carp – 6lb for 65lb 5oz.

Graham pictured with part of today's catch

Wednesday Open 6/2/19

Holmedale Lake

1st Roy Butterfield Gateford Angling Supplies peg 28, 28-7-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 13-12-0

3rd Graham Eden Mansfield AA peg 45, 11-6-0

A lot of ice water as gone into this lake over the last few days making the going a bit tough, but it was Gateford anglings Roy Butterfield at the top of the list after a slow start on the pole and pellet he switched to double red maggot over his pellet swims and landed 6 carp 2 skimmers and a roach for 28lb 7oz to take the win.

Holmedale Lake

27/1/19

15 fished

1st Rich Evans Tackle Shack peg 28, 69-8-0

2nd Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 9, 44-9-0

3rd Ian Taylor Vale AC peg 26, 35-10-0

4th Nigel Shipman, Paul Margeson & Dave Austin all

14-1-0

With a very strong gusting northerly wind only the sheltered pegs on the field side were used making presentation a little easier. Rich drew peg 28 alternating a small scoop feeder cast to the old lily bed and the pole and pellet he had carp -7 lb in his 69lb 8oz catch.

Holmedale lake 23/1/19

It got colder and colder with the lake freezing up round us

1st Graham Eden peg 9, 5-12-0 1 carp and one skimmer

2nd Mick Langton peg 49, 2-5-0 1 skimmer + 2 roach

3rd Geoff Mawby peg 1, 8 oz 1 roach.

Holmedale Lake

20/1/19

17 fished

1st Danny Higgins Dynamite Matrix Trentman peg 32, 116-15-0

2nd Rich Evans Tackle Shack peg 42, 26-15-0

Wednesday Open 16/1/19

Holmedale Lake 18 fished

1st Carl Brown Sherwood Fishery/Tackle Shack peg 54, 47-4-0

2nd Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 39-8-0

3rd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 37, 34-3-0

4th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 27, 32-10-0

5th John Littler Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 32, 31-5-0

6th Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 17, 30-3-0

Carl fished the pole with corn and pellet down the deep margin in peg 54 landing 12 carp – 8lb his 47lb 4oz was enough to take the win. 2nd placed Phil fished the pole and expander pellet for 10 carp – 7lb in his total of 39lb 8oz. Carl pictured with a recent catch.

Wednesday Open 9/1/19

Holmedale Lake 12 fished

1st Paul Unwin Gateford Angling Supplies peg 32, 51-4-0

2nd Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 1, 40-12-0

3rd John Littler Mansfield AA peg 30, 36-4-0

A cold and frosty start to the match made it hard for all, drawing peg 32 Paul fished the pole 6mm expander pellet out at 16m landing 14 carp – 6lb, winning with 51lb 4oz.


Holmedale Lake

Sunday 6 /1/19

19 fished

1st Drew Richmond Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 32, 81-1-0

2nd Phil Shaw Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 30, 50-11-0

3rd Danny Higgins Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 4, 43-12-0

4th Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 54, 42-7-0

5th Pete Hodgetts Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 9, 40-7-0

6th Rich Evans Tackle Shack peg 45, 36-4-0

Drew had a busy day at peg 32 fishing the pole and 6mm expander at 14 + 16m towards the bore hole, he landed lots of small carp – 4lb in is match winning total of 81lb 1oz.


Wednesday Open 2/1/19

Holmedale Lake 20 fished

1st Nigel Shipman Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 15, 64-6-0

2nd Geoff Mawby Gateford Angling Supplies peg 1, 46-3-0

3rd Phil Carline Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 42, 45-2-0

4th Danny Higgins Matrix Dynamite Trentman peg 21, 43-3-0

5th Phil Shaw Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 13, 42-14-0

6th Jason Singlehurst Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 30, 42-7-0

Finishing in top spot with nearly 20lb to spare Nigel fished the pole and pellet on two lines out at 16m landing 22 carp – 6lb for 64lb 6oz.