Holmedale Lake Open Match
Sunday 19/5/13
31 fished  
1st Richard Evans Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 1, 106-15-0
2nd Greg Cooper Subfish/Middy peg 31, 98-2-0
3rd Andy Birkin Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 54, 91-8-0
4th John Woodland Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 24, 86-3-0
5th Steve Barraclough Bait Tec peg 13, 82-1-0
6th Martin Brown Eastwood Angling peg 44, 81-9-0
Richard drew peg one and fished the pole and pellet on two lines down the margin at 9 + 14m landing carp – 7lb all match and weighing in the only ton of the day 106lb 15oz. It was a close field behind with Greg Cooper fishing the pole and pellet up in the water at peg 31 for skimmers and carp – 5lb and Andy Birkin at 54 landing carp – 10lb on the pole and paste fished out and down the margin.

Wednesday Fun League 15/5/13
Holmedale Lake
24 fished
1st Mick Langton Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 17, 96-2-0
2nd Matt Malia Wickersley Angling peg 56, 72-5-0
3rd John Darby Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 19, 62-5-0
4th Jon Smith Phil’s Bait & Tackle peg 51, 55-4-0
5th Gary Hazelwood Vale AC peg 9, 54-4-0
6th Tim Hayes Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 49-15-0
Cold overnight rain taking the water temperature down to 10 deg C was the making of a harder than usual match. In top spot Mick fished the pole on two lines with meat and paste at peg 17 landing just 17 carp – 9lb and winning with a weight of 96lb 2oz. In second place Matt fished down both margins at end peg 56 landing 16 carp – 9lb on the pole and pellet and taking 72lb 5oz to the scales.

Tuesday open 14/5/13
Sherwood Lake
15 fished
1st John Holmes Woodhouse Angling Centre peg 41 69-5-0
2nd Martin Rouse Mansfield Busman AC peg 40, 66-7-0
3rd Steve Richards Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 38, 58-7-0
4th Jason Jones Mansfield AA peg 46, 43-7-0
John had 3 ten pound carp on popped up bread cast to the weed beds and a further 12 more – 6lb on the pole and corn fished down the margin for 69lb 5oz. In 2nd place Martin fished the pole with corn down both margins for a mixed net of bream Ide and carp finishing with 66lb 7oz.