Daiwa Hallcroft Tournament League (Wednesday) Croft / Reed (20 pegs)
1 E Buxton, Leegem, 38-9-0; peg Reed 38
A close match which was split between Croft and Reed pools with Eddie Buxton just edging out Arnie Payling for first spot. Eddie fished pole and pellet at 12m from Reed 38 to catch carp and skimmers for 38-9-0
2 A Payling, Peg One, 34-4-0; peg Reed 31 Arnie put 34-4-0 on the scales fishing similar tactics
3 M Thorpe, Ultimate Int Leegem, 32-3-0; peg Croft 27 Mark Thorpe was third with 32-3-0
4 J Masson, Maver BCUK, 31-9-0; 5 P Morgan, Triana North, 30-4-0
Daiwa Hallcroft Veterans (Thursday)
Moat (40 pegs)
1 A Tait, Leegem, 67-13-0; peg island 17 Alan Tait on island 13 was this week’s veteran winner with 67-13-0, a mixed bag of carp and skimmers taken on meat up in the water
2 R Taylor, Imperial Anglers, 48-10-0; peg outer 26 Second was Rob Taylor with 48-10-0 of mainly carp to 6lb fished on pole and pellet at 8m full depth
3 H Barton, Hallcroft, 40-0-0; peg island 29 Harry Barton weighed 40lb for third place
4 D Fantom, Leegem, 39-12-0; 5 A Payling, Peg One, 35-12-0 6 J Hobson,
Daiwa Hallcroft Tournament League (Friday pm) Moat (23 pegs)
1 I Littlewood, Triana, 67-11; peg outer 22 Windy conditions forced many anglers to adopt a shorter pole line than usual.
Ian Littlewood fished on expander pellet over feed pellet at 6m and caught mainly carp for his winning weight.
2 J Hobson, Hallcroft, 56-4-0; peg outer 30 Jack Hobson also caught on a 6m pole line, but chose catmeat as his favoured bait to hold the bottom in the strong undertow.
3 M Hall, Sun Inn Tuxford, 50-12; peg outer 46 Mick Hall fished the pole at 8m and caught a mixed bag of carp and skimmers in his third place weight on pellet.
4 K Pacey, Crooked Billet, 48-3-0; 5 D Newman, Ultimate Int. Leegem, 48-2
Pleasure fishing weights have remained steady this week with still no exceptional match weights, however, pleasure anglers are still reporting decent day’s fishing. Croft and Bridge have provided the most consistent sport with good weights coming to pellet, corn and meat. Cautious feeding seems to be the best method at present, so feed little and often as opposed to big pots of pellet.
Moat Pool : Decent nets of skimmer bream with the odd bigger carp being taken on pole and pellet or meat at 6 and 10m. Try feeder fished right across and hair-rigged corn or meat for larger carp, or bomb and cat-meat.
Croft Pool : Carp to 5lb on pole and pellet or meat at 6 and 10m, also corn to the margins working well in the afternoons.
Bridge Pool : Still producing mixed nets of 40lb+ with the odd big carp as a bonus on corn or catmeat down the edge.
Reed Pool : Larger carp showing early and late on larger baits. Bream and other silver fish coming to pellet or maggot at 8 and 11m.
Some decent weights this week have come to shallow fishing with pellet or meat when conditions have been right.