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Nottingham Federation Senior Citizens Match Wednesday August 2nd Four Islands Lake at Portland Fishery.

Twenty Four Fed Veterans fished the match today conditions were far from ideal with a blustery wind blowing all day, fortunately the rain managed to limit itself to showery out bursts. The fish decided that they were going to play hard to catch also with odd fish turning up in most of the pegs through the match but on the day most managed to put a few fish together, with once again the Inner pegs being the ones to draw.

Pete Tomlinson [ Midland A.S.] drew peg 19, a favoured peg and after a frustrating couple of hours started to catch on banded pellet taking the honors with 107 lbs - 03 ozs.

Second place went to Derek Brough [Notts Castle A.C.] who caught steadily all day from peg 18 on meat down the track to finish with 83 lbs - 10 ozs.

Third place was taken by John Rick [ Midland A.S.] at peg 20 once again after a barren 2 hours started to catch steadily close in on meat to finish with 56 lbs - 06.

Fourth place went to Dave Hillyard [ Power Gen A.C.] peg 28 weighing in 52 lbs - 06 ozs.

Fifth place went to Garry Smith [Midland A.S.] peg 29 weighing in 51 lbs - 03 ozs.

Sixth place Roy Toulson [ Notts Fed.] peg 12 weighing in 46 lbs - 06 ozs.

We would like to thank all those who turned out to fish the match today and special thanks to Dynamite Baits who sponsored the Match for their Bait Products gifts to all the Anglers.

Tuesday evening open,2/8/17

"The best ever Summer series!" that was the overwhelming response at the bar after the 2017 Summer Evening series of matches drew to a close tonight and it's hard to argue against that statement. Every match except the first round yielded multiple double figure weights. Saying that, the first match still came very close with a winning weight of 9lb 13oz and tonight's match continued the exceptional set of returns on the Trent at the Viaducts. Bearing in mind these are 3 hour events, over the 7 match series there have been 23 weights over 10lb and an AVERAGE weight per angler of 7lb 10oz. The results speak for themselves and go a long way towards cementing the middle Trent amongst the very best river sport to be found anywhere in the country at present.

Tonight's winner was Jim Clayton (Matchman Supplies) fishing from peg 2. Jim found the fish eager to feed over his "balled in" groundbait and maggot tactics at 8m. The steady stream of roach and dace on a 3 gram rig was interrupted by a bream of 4lb boosting his weight up to 10lb 10oz and resulted in a brown envelope containing £60 and a big bar bill!

Close runner up was Anthony White (Midland) who had a lovely net of mainly roach on maggot up to 10oz from peg 11 going 10lb 6oz. Anthony caught on pole at 11m utilising a 2 gram rig over "balled" groundbait then switched to stick float after the fish backed off down his peg.

3rd place went to the irrepressible Tony Marshall (Shakespeare) who caught on pole and hemp from peg 12. His net of roach went 6lb 12oz meaning Tony only had a minor bar bill.

4th place and unlucky first out of the prizes went to Dave Limbert (Matchman Supplies) with a stickfloat and maggot derived net of roach and dace going 6lb

10oz.

The organiser would like to thank all the participants this year without whom the series wouldn't be possible. We all hope that this year is only a precursor to even better things in the future, but if not, we will reflect on 2017 as a vintage year and hope that 2018 equals or surpasses this one.


Tuesday Evening July 25th Open Match Result.

The Matchman Supplies Trent Summer League came to an outstanding climax tonight, on the Trent at Clifton and Power Gen Waters. Going into the match Tony Jennifer Marshall
[ Shakespeare ]was clear leader and although Tony was in a pretty unassailable position, runner up was by no means clear. Going into the match Dave Clayton [ Drennan Leicester ] held a slight advantage over Simon Heaton [ Matchman Supplies] so it was all to play for.

Tony Marshall once again won the match with a superb performance catching Dace to 6oz with some Roach on Hemp at 13 m from peg 8 on Clifton to register another comfortable victory with 16lbs 9oz. Tony was bitted out on Maggot so fed Hempsteadily and after switching to seed the Dace kept coming enabling Tony to register his perfect record on Cliftonof 3 wins out of 3 matches and he walked away £70 richer for the match win and a further £65 from the League win plus £25 tackle voucher donated by Tim Aplin, redeemable at Matchman Supplies. For the record Tony amassed a combined weight over his best 4 matches out of 6 of 58 lbs 15 ozs, meaning he was a mere 18 lbs plus ahead of second place.

Runner up on the night was Clive Fletcher [ Matchman Supplies ] who had a mixed net of Roach, Dace and Perch from peg 6 on Powergen on stick float and maggot. Clive found the fish eager to feed in the slightly slacker water behind the big boil in the peg due to the 5" of extra water on the river after recent rains and his weight of 11lbs 7oz meant he went away £60 better off.

Third place and League runner up went to Simon Heaton Matchman Supplies ] from peg 7 on Powergen with a net of Roach on Hemp going 8 lbs 13 oz. Simon had a frustating night as his peg was solid with Roach but lost many to maurading Pike that meant he was left feeling he ought to have pushed Tony for the outright win on the night. However 3rd place and £50 plus a further £45 and a 310 tackle voucher went a long way to making him feel better. His combined weight of 40lbs 7oz was just enough to see off Dave Clayton [ Drennan Leicester ] who couldn't improve his toatal on the night and ended the League with 40 lbs 1 oz.

Fourth place went to Wayne Truman [ Drennan Leicester ] from Clifton peg 11 with a weight of 7 lbs 15 oz of Dace and Roach but lost two big fish which he thought were Barbel on stick float and whip with maggot hookbait.

Overall the venue fished very well if a little patchy due to the extra water, saying that, the lowest weight was still over 4 lbs.

The Summer League is now over but there will still be another Match next week at the Viaducts Section with a 5 pm Draw. To book in please contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Aplin the Proprietor of Matchman Supplies for his continued Sponsorship of the Tuesday Evening Summer League, it is much appreciated by the Federation. Tuesday Evening July 18th Open Match Result.

This weeks Match was fished on Radcliffe Viaducts the 11 Anglers who fished on the night with a strong upstream wind or in your face, which as Trent regulars will appreciate , makes for testing conditions with a swell on the water that is unusual. As a consequence the returns didn't quite match the outstanding results of the previous weeks but nevertheless, were still very good.

First place was taken by Dave Clayton [Drennan Leicester] from peg 18 who "Balled" the Waggler line and caught very well for the first hour whilst priming up a Hemp line at 11 metres for later. The switch worked very well and a good stamp of Roach fell to the seed for the following 2 hours to give him a lovely net of Roach with the odd Perch from the Waggler to weigh 12lbs 5oz and a comfortable win.

Second place went to Nicky Moss D[rennan Leicester] who drew peg 40 and amassed a net of small fish mainly Roach and Dace on 13 metre pole with maggot over groundbait weighing in 10lbs 3oz.

Third place was taken by Wayne Trueman [Drennan Leicester] who weighed a level 7lbs of Roach, Dace and Perch from peg 34. Wayne had areally enjoable night catching on Maggot and Bolo Tactics at around 20 metres.

Completing the Drennan Leicester shut out was Match Organiser Neil Pitfield. Neil had a steady night catching small fish all evening on maggot and 13 metre pole over groundbait eventually taking 5lbs 14oz to the scales.

Overall a good evenings fishing despite the conditions as there were a further three 5lbs plus weights on a variety of tactics.

The Matchman Supplies Summer League is looking very interesting, Tony Marshall is still well ahead, but with his winning weight tonight Dave Clayton is consoldidating second position.. All very tight with one match to go.

Next weeks Match is fished at Clifton Bridge and Power Gen Waters, if you want to book in to fish or for further information please contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.

Tuesday Evening July 11th Open Match Result.

This weeks match fished at Clifton Bridge & Powegen Waters was once again produced another Bonaza set of weights for the 12 Anglers who braved the change of weather to fish, not only did they have to brave the weather but once again the canoeists did their best to ruin another Evening Match on the Federation Water at Clifton. I have already taken issue with the Canal & River Trust over the Canoeists Blatent Bloody Minded Approach to any water users bar themselves, but all Anglers who fish our Waters can rest assured that the Federation are not sitting back and allowing them to ruin our Sport we will continue to fight our corner on behalf of all Anglers fishing our Waters.

Match Organiser Neil Pitfield suggest that the Trent in Summer conditions is once again right up there with the very best river sport to be had anywhere in the Country, he was talking with a well known Yorkshire Angler at Clifton Sunday who remarked, " How much better does this River have to fish before match attendances hit the sellout point ?" That is a question that Neil told me he has also pondered, last nights Match was no exception.

Tony Marshall Shakespeare took the Honours from Peg 6 Clifton fishing Pole at 11 metres over groundbait and Caster taking 18lb 3oz to the scales including a bonus 2.5lb Ide. Tony is leading the Matchman Supplies Summer League with 48 lbs from 4 matches averaging 12 lbs per match not bad going for a total of 12 hours fishing.

Runner Up was Nicky Moss Drennan Leicester from Peg 3 Powergen with 13lb 7oz of mainly Roach on a 3g rig and maggot over groundbait. Nicky remarked on how he caught 15 Roach at 4ozs apiece in 15 casts and summed it by saying, "This is PROPER Fishing!"

Third place went to Anthony White Midland A.S. with a net of Dace to 6oz from peg 4 at Clifton on Waggler and maggot,weighing in 10lbs 6oz.

Fouth place went to Clive Fletcher Matchman Supplies fishing peg 8 at Clifton with 10ibs 5oz of Dace also taken on Waggler and maggot.

Firthpalce went to Dave Clayton Drennan Leicester who also had an all Dace Net weighing 9lbs 10oz taken on 8 metre whip on maggot over groundbait from peg20 at Clifton.

Last place on the match weighed 4lbs 14oz which just demonstrates how brilliantly the Trent is currently fishing this year.

Next weeks match is back to Radcliffe Viaducts to book in please contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.

If there are any Clubs or Fishing Groups reading these Match Reports and would like to enjoy the fine sport that the Federation has to offer on their waters around Nottingham all of which have behind Peg Parking and good access please contact Mr Paul Warwick our Water Booking Secretary on 0115 8089232 or nottsfed@gmail.com We still have some offers available on discounts if you book a certain amount of matches with us. TUESDAY JULY 4TH EVENING OPEN RESULT

The 15 anglers that attended tonight's Tuesday evening open were treated to yet another bonanza on the River Trent at the Viaducts section that is yielding some truly remarkable sport. The top 5 all having 10lb + and 6lb only good enough to make the bottom 4! The prolongued mild Spring weather and low water conditions have seen the fish feeding ravenously and the anglers enjoying this bumper spell.

Tonight's winner was Anthony Fyson (Notts AA) who included a 10lb 2oz barbel in his weight of 19lb 3oz.. Anthony fished stick float and maggot from peg 10 taking roach and dace as well as his bonus barbel. Anthony lost one early and then geared up ready for any more and was duly rewarded netting his barbel after a tense 30 min battle to take the winning purse of £70 and a match win in only his second ever match!

Second place went to Trent stalwart, Simon Heaton, (Matchman Supplies) who took a fantastic net of roach up to 1lb from peg 18 on tare and pole tactics. Simon had his best roach first put in and went on to catch steady all evening taking his 11lb 6oz to the scales and pocketed £55.

3rd place went to Drennan Leicester skipper, Nicky Moss, who had a bream of 2lb and a net of quality fish for 10lb 11oz from peg 33 on maggot and pole with some stick float fish later in the evening just pushing his weight up enough to claim the £40 prize.

4th place went to Rob Chesterton (Measham) who had a net of roach and dace all caught on pole with  maggot hookbait over groundbait from peg 39. Rob had a very busy evening as his best fish was only 3oz but still managed to amass a very respectable 10lb 10oz and took the last prize of £30

5th place went to Tony Marshall (Shakespeare) who had a quality net of roach from peg 5 on hemp to weigh 10lb 2oz.

A fantastic evening's fishing for everyone involved which only bodes well for this Saturday's first open of the season on this water.

Next week's evening match will be at Clifton/Powergen.. To book in call Matchman Supplies on 0115 813834


TUESDAY JUNE 27th EVENING OPEN MATCH RESULT.

The match this week moved to Clifton Bridge and Power Gen. Waters, 13 anglers fished the results were totally outstanding for a three hour match on the Trent, proving once again that this great old River is returning to its former glorious past.

Winner on the night was Tony Marshall [ Shakespeare ] with a level 14lbs, taken on pole. Tony had Bream to 2.5 lbs along with some big Roach & Dace on Caster from Peg 9 [Clifton Bridge].
Second was Jim Clayton [ Matchman Supplies ] from Peg 3 [Power Gen ] 13lbs 7oz of Roach & Dace taken on Pole & Maggot over "balling" tactics, with Roach to 10oz keeping him busy all evening.
Third place was taken by Billy Bywater [ Matchman Supplies ]employing a 6 metre Whip and Pole at 8 metres from Peg 21 [ Clifton Bridge ] amassing a great weight of 12lbs 11oz comprising of mainly big Dace to 8oz on Maggot over Ground bait for a fantastic evenings sport.
Fourth placed Dave Clayton [ Drennan Leicester ] also had a great evenings sport weighing 12lbs 3oz taking Dace to 8oz from Peg 16 [ Clifton Bridge ].
Fifth Place was taken Stu Raynor [ Matchman Supplies ]with mainly Dace weighing in 11lbs 6oz from peg20 [ Clifton Bridge ]
Sixth placed Simon Heaton [ Matchman Supplies ] took another weight of Dace taking 10lbs 6oz of them from Peg 5 [ Clifton Bridge ].
Some cracking weights taken on Pegs which are avialble on Day Ticket to or by purchasing our Year Book full details available on our Web Site.

Next weeks match returns to the Viaducts to Book in or for more details please contact :-
Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.


TUESDAY JUNE 20th EVENING OPEN MATCH RESULT.

The first round of this seasons Summer League / Open Matches was fished on Radcliffe Viaducts last night 12 anglers turned up to fish.
First on the night was Wayne Trueman [ Drennan Leicester ] 9lb 13oz fishing pole Hemp & Tares taking Roach to 8 oz on Peg 2.
Second place went to Dave Clayton [ Drennan Leicester ] 7lb 6oz taking Roach & Chub to 1lb on Pole & Maggot on Peg 4. Third place was taken by Match / League Organiser Neil Pitfield [ Drennan Leicester ] weighing 5lb 14 on Pole & maggot Perch to 8oz on Peg 19.
Fourth place was taken by Simon Heaton [ Matchman Supplies ] 5lb 13oz Dace & Chub to 1lb on Stick Float & maggot on Peg 3.
Fifth Place Billy Bywater [ Matchman Supplies ] 5lb 12oz of Chub & Dace on Pole & maggot on Peg 20. A good close fought match, there were lots of Chub caught with some big ones being lost, a good match which augers well for the new season.
If you want to book in for next weeks match which is at Clifton Bridge or for more information, please contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834.....



Federation Winter League 26/3/17. Final Round

The canal returned to something like its very best form, the weights of fish caught will indicate why this canal must be the best inner city canal for fishing in the country, certainly in the Midlands. Whilst not all the field made double figures which were needed even for a section win I don’t think any angler left disappointed by the the fish he caught on the day.

First on the day from a peg on the Narrows Section was Match Organiser Gary Smith, who took a mixed net of fish to the scales all taken on Maggot for 23 lbs – 11 ozs, In Second place was Mr Canal Clive Williams fishing Caster from just below the Willows Bridge taking a mixed bag to the scales weighing 16 lbs – 9 ozs. Third place was taken by Chris Shaw drawn just up stream of Meadow Lane Hump Back Bridge fishing Bread Punch and Caster baits weighing in 16 lbs – 00 ozs of Roach and Skimmers. The canal produced a great days fishing for all the field the back up weights would have done many canals proud on another day.


TOP SIX ON THE DAY.

lbs oz
1] GARY SMITH                    MIDLAND A.S. 23 11.
2] CLIVE WILLIAMS              MIDLAND A.S. 16 09.
3] CHRIS SHAW                    MIDLAND A.S. 16 00 
 4] RICHARD TURNER         MIDLAND A.S. 14 15.
5] PETE TOMLINSON          MIDLAND A.S. 12 09.
6] ROB SHERRIFF               MIDLAND A.S. 7 15.


FINAL LEAGUE POSITIONS.
POINTS. 
 1] RICHARD TURNER              MIDLAND A.S. (on weight) 29.
2] CLIVE WILLIAMS                  MIDLAND A.S. 29.
3] GARY SMITH                        MIDLAND A.S. 24.
4] PETE TOMLINSON               MIDLAND A.S. (on weight) 22.
5] CHRIS SHAW                        MIDLAND A.S. 22. 
 6] JOHN SIMPSON                  NOTT’S CASTLE 20.


WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 5

Round five of the Federation Winter League was fished on Sunday February 19th, we moved the pegs about a little in view of the disappointing results witnessed in the previous match, the canal had been on the Tow Path leading up to the match with little flow taking place strange conditions really the colour of the water pointed to the fact that it was carrying a lot of snowy salty water from the recent bad weather we witnessed in the Derbyshire Peaks.
First on the day was the Clive Williams a canal wizard and good at the Draw Bag to boot, he took a mixed net to the scales weighing 11lbs – 10ozs taken on mainly Punch and Caster baits from the upstream end pegs. Second place fell to Dave Hillyard with a mixed bag weighing 7lbs – 11ozs taken on Punch & Maggot. Lou Nightingale came in third place with a mixed net weighing 6lbs – 5ozs taken on Maggot & Pinkies. The top five weight were taken from pegs at the top of London Road, which we do not usually include in the matches.
RESULTS ON THE DAY.
LBS. OZS.
1] CLIVE WILLIAMS MIDLAND A.S. 11 10.
2] DAVE HILLYARD POWER GEN. 7 11.
3] LOU NIGHTINGALE MIDLAND A.S. 6 05.
4] MICK EDGE NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 5 12.
5] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.S. 3 13.
6] JOHN SIMPSON NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 3 10.
LEAGUE TO DATE.
POINTS,
1] CLIVE WILLIAMS MIDLAND A.S. 24.
2] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.S. 24.
3] GARRY SMITH MIDLAND A.S. 18.
3] PETE TOMLINSON MIDLAND A.S. 18.
3] MICK EDGE NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 18.
6] DAVE HILLYARD POWER GEN. 17.
If there is a Tie on Points after Round Six the Final League Table will be decided on Weight.
Round Six will be fished on Sunday March 19th with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub Meadow Lane.



WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 4

The fourth round of the League was fished on a the canal yesterday Sunday February 5th, the Canal was pulling hard on the day and was carrying salt water from all the Grit being spread on the roads due to the recent frosty conditions, whilst there were no blanks in a strong field weights were very much down from the last round before Xmas, with most of the field struggling to catch fish in any numbers. The top three weights on the day came from the noted pegs on the length that always tend to hold fish.
First on the day from a peg on the Willow section was Mick Edge who took 6 lbs 7 ozs to the scales of small Roach, taken on bread punch fishing at the bottom of he far shelf taking in total 140 fish in total. Second place was taken by Rob Sherriff also fishing punch from a peg just below the Road Bridge on the Tins stretch weighing 2 lbs 14 ozs of Roach. Third place was secured by Lou Nightingale at the next peg weighing 2 lbs 9 ozs of small Roach also. It was a hard fought match with with all the field struggling to put a run of bites together.

TOP SIX ON THE DAY.


1] MICK EDGE NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 6 07.
2] ROB SHERRIFF MIDLAND A.S 2 14.
3] LOU NIGHTINGALE MIDLAND A.S. 2 09.
4] CHRIS SHAW MIDLAND A.S. 1 13 1/2.
4] JOHN SIMPSON NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 1 13 I/2.
6] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.C. 1 00.


LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE 
.
1] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.S. 23.
2] CLIVE WILLIAMS MIDLAND A.S 18.
3] PETE TOMLINSON MIDLAND A.S. 17.
4] MICK EDGE NOTTS CASTLE A.C. 15.
5] GARRY SMITH MIDLAND A.S. 14.
6] DAVE HILLYARD POWER GEN. 12.

The top six reflects how close the league is and with two matches left to fish almost all the dozen anglers are in with a chance of a top six finish. Next match is on Sunday February 19th with an 8 am Draw at The navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.


Winter League Round 3.


Yesterday saw Round Three of the Nottingham Federation Winter League fished on the London Road Length of the Nottingham Canal, despite a big drop in the water temperature due in part to the heavy rain fall on Saturday the venue still managed to produce some very good weights with most of them being made up with Roach taken on a variety of baits.
 
First on the day was the evergreen Clive Williams who drew well once again with a peg just above the Hump Back Bridge at Meadow Lane, taking a fine net of mainly Roach on Punch and Caster to finish with 11 lbs  11ozs. Second place went to Richard Turner drawn in the Bay above the County Road Bridge, fishing Pinkie and Maggot over Ground Bait taking an all Roach net to the scales for 11 lbs  2 ozs. In third place from the peg above Turner, Chris Shaw made it a Midland A.S. top three taking a fine net of Roach caught on Caster weighing in 9 lbs 1 1/2 ozs. There were no dry nets with most of the field taking between 4 and 5 Lbs of fish, the canal is still fishing really well so with the Xmas holiday period approaching there is some cracking sport to be had for the price of Day Ticket which is great value at just £4-00.
 
                                                     TOP SIX ON THE DAY. 
                                                                                                                      
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS                    MIDLAND A.S.                                       11          11.
2]  RICHARD TURNER                 MIDLAND A.S.                                       11           02.
3]  CHRIS SHAW                          MIDLANDA.S.                                        09           11/2.
4]  PETE TOMLINSON                 MIDLAND A.S.                                       08           07.
5]  DAVE BRIGGS                        MIDLAND A.S.                                       08           05.
6] PETE  BROUGH                       NOTTM. DEAF.                                      06           11/2.
 
  Next match in the series is Sunday February 5th 2017, with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.

 




Winter League Round 2

Despite a change in the weather conditions for the worst with heavy overnight rain and a severe drop in the air and water temperatures aided by a strong North Easterly Wind the canal still managed to produce some decent weights for the conditions on the day for Round Two of the Federation Winter League.

For the second match of the series Richard Turner had the golden hand in the draw bag drawing in a favoured area two pegs away from his last draw in the first round, once again his favourite method of fishing Pinkies over Ground Bait produced the Fish on the day taking a net of mainly small Roach to the scales to finish with 7 lbs 15 ozs. In second place from a peg just beneath the County Road Bridge Pete Tomlinson fishing Pinkie & Maggot Hook Baits took a catch of Roach & Skimmers to the scales weighing 6 lbs 6 ozs. Clive Williams secured third place with another all Roach catch from a peg at the top of the Bay weighing in 6 lbs 3 ozs. Yet again in horrible conditions the Canal produced some excellent returns with no dry nets on the day.

TOP SIX ON THE DAY.

1] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.S. 7 15.
2] PETE TOMLINSON MIDLAND A.S. 6 06.
3] CLIVE WILLIAMS MIDLAND A.S. 6 03.
4] DAVE HILLYARD POWER GEN. 5 14. 
5] PETE BROUGH NOTTM. DEAF 5 05.
6] GARRY SMITH MIDLAND A.S. 4 05.

If your Club or Association wish to book a match on the canal or any of our other waters please contact our Water Booking Secretary Paul Warwick on 0115 8089232 or paulwarwick61@gmail.com

Next round of the Winter League is Sunday December 11th with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.


Winter League round 1 Result fished 6/11/16

Sunday November 6th saw the first round of the Federation Canal Winter League fore this season a strong field of anglers booked into this years series and once again the canal proved what a great stretch of water it is, despite a drop in temperatures and a strong Northerly wind blowing down stream, with the colour dropping out despite the unusually heavy boat traffic on the day the weights would have graced many a match. At the price of a £4-00 Day Ticket it has to be worth visiting if its Roach & Skimmer fishing you get your angling fix from but beware of the Traffic Wardens during the working week, do your parking space homework before visiting.

First on the day from a peg below the Willows Bridge on the Tins was Richard Turner who fished Maggot & Pinkie over ground bait for a mixed net of Roach & Skimmers weighing 19 lbs –14 ozs. In second place from the same area was Mick Edge with 9 lbs – 2 ozs of caster caught Roach & Skimmers. Third place was taken by Pete Tomlinson drawn in the Bay above the County Road Bridge with a mixed net of Roach & Skimmers plus a bonus Perch weighing 7 lbs – 13 ozs taken on maggot. The match was overall was a really close affair all the way down the field as the top six weights indicate. The next Round is on Sunday November 20th with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, on Meadow Lane.

TOP SIX ON THE DAY.


1] RICHARD TURNER MIDLAND A.S. 19 14.
2] MICK EDGE NOTT’S CASTLE . 9 02.
3] PETE TOMLINSON MIDLAND A.S. 7 13.
4] DAVE BRIGGS MIDLAND A.S. 7 11.
4] CLIVE WILLIAMS MIDLAND A.S. 7 11.
6] CHRIS SHAW MIDLAND A.S. 7 08.



Open Match 15/10/2016

Open match result fished on the Viaducts on 15/10/16.

13 fished the river today, the river was in fine form and it has fished really well.


1. Tony Marshall - 26lb 10oz - roach and dace on stick float
2. Stu Raynor - 23lb 10oz - roach on stick float
3. Rob Perkins - 21lb 10oz - roach on stick and bolo
4. Jeff Margetts - 18lb 4oz - roach and dace on stick and pole
5. Andy Starkey - 13lb 6oz - perch and dace on pole
6. Simon Heaton - 13lb 4oz - dace and roach on waggler
7. Anthony White - 12lb 5oz - dace and roach on waggler
8. Neil Fisher - 9lb 14oz - roach on stick



Open Match 10/9/2016

The latest open match was fished yesterday on the viaducts and the weights were good but attendance was down due to recent problems with pleasure anglers. 1. D Jones 22lb Perch on flat float P32 2. S Raynor 16lb Roach on stick P22 3. A Starkey 15lb 2 Bream and a few perch flat float and feeder P3 4. H Clapham 14lb Roach on wag P18 5. S Heaton 13lb Roach on wag and pole P30 6. A White 10lb Roach on wag and pole P10 Ten fished Next match 15 Oct

Senior Citizens match 2016

Thursday the 4th August was the Federations annual Senior Citizens Match fished this year at Aldercar Lane Fishery, Aldercar. twenty anglers fished on the day and all enjoyed the day out special thanks should go to Pete Thexton, the proprietor for making us all very welcome and allowing us to have Railway and Acorn Lake for the match and also a big thank you to Dynamite Baits for the Goody Bags to each angler fishing, it was a very nice gesture and finally thanks to all those who joined us on the day next year bring a friend providing he is a member.
 
The only down side was that the weather could not see its way clear to behave its self for the duration of the match better luck next year on that front is needed. On the day former Trentman veteran Roy Toulson led the way with a level 67 lbs of carp taken on banded pellet on Acorn Lake. Second place was taken by Bob Bent on Railway Lake weighing 57 lbs  - 15 ozs of mainly Carp. Third place Alan Hatton Federation President on Acorn Lake weighing 55 lb -  04 ozs  in a mixed bag of Carp and Silver Fish.
 
Once again many thanks to all those who took the time to support the match, we look forward to meeting again next year and don’t forget to bring a mate along.
 

OPEN MATCH RESULT 23/7/16

Although there were problems with pleasure anglers the match produced some good weights.
Winner Tony Marshall, Shakespeare weighed 19lb 8oz of quality Roach on Hemp plus a bonus 2lb Eel on worm.
Second placed England International Steve Hemmingray, Drennan weighed 10lb 12oz made up of mainly Dace on waggler and maggot plus some bonus Perch on worm.
Nigel Bull, Derby was third with 10lb 2oz mixed bag of Dace, Roach and Perch on pole and running line.
Fourth placed Neil Fisher, Bottesford weighed 8lb 8oz of Roach on hemp plus Perch and Dace.
There were plenty of 6 to 8lb backing weights of mainly Roach and Dace.
Next match Saturday 6th August. Book on with Matchman Supplies. 0115 9813834

Open Match Result 9/7/2016

The Matchman Supplies Notts Fed Open has fished well today on a rising river at Radcliffe Viaducts after heavy rain before the match. Winner Dan Varney, Drennan weighed 35lb 2oz of Bream (x7) plus a few decent Perch on pole and flat float. Stable mate Steve Hemingray, Drennan came close with 30lb 13oz, 3 Bream plus big Perch also on pole and flat float. Third was Neil Pitfield, Drennan Leicester with 19lb 9oz of silver fish plus 2 Bream on long pole. Fourth David Clayton with 17lb 14oz - 3 Bream on feeder plus silver fish on pole. Fifth with 16lb 1oz was Tony Marshall, Shakespeare - 2 Bream and some big Perch on pole feeder.
There were good back up weights on running line - stick float and waggler - with 4 weights between 10 and 12lb.
Next match Saturday 23rd July
Draw at Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay at 9.00 am
Good breakfast from 8.15
Book on with Matchman Supplies 0115 9813834

Open Match Result.

Match fished 18/6/16 at Radcliffe Viaducts

River in flood with 5 foot of extra water on
1st Pete Wills, Leicester 17lb 8oz
2nd Neil Fisher, Bottesford 8lb 13oz
3rd Wayne Swinscoe, Drennan 8lb 8oz
4th Stu Raynor, Matchman Supplies 7lb 2oz

Winner caught 4 Bream and a few silver fish on pole feeder off peg 16. Neil Fisher had 2 Bream and some silver fish on pole feeder off peg 43. Wayne Swinscoe caught mainly Dace on short pole and maggot. Stu Raynor had 2 Bream on pole feeder.

Winter League Round 6.

The last round of the Federation Winter League was fished on the London Road Match Length of the Nottingham Canal on Sunday March 20th, the conditions were excellent with the canal carrying a good colour, the water temperature though still suffering from the cold snap of recent days. On the day the Master of the Canal Clive Williams once again drew a sought after peg on the Tins and fishing caster took a fine net of Roach to the scales weighing 15 lbs  04 ozs. In second place from the next peg peg was Richard Turner who weighed 9 lbs 14 ozs of Roach & Skimmers taken on maggot fishing a Lollipop Float. Third place was taken by match organiser Garry Smith from a favoured peg just above the Meadow Lane Hump Back Bridge 7 lbs 11 ozs of Roach & Dace taken on caster & maggot baits. Once again there were no dry nets and all though the top four weights were well exceptional on the day the back up weights ensured that it remained a competitive match through out for the section prizes and points for the final League placing's.
 
Although Clive Williams had already won the League after match 5, his win today  cemented the result for him.
 
 
                                    TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
                                                                                                                  LBS.       OZS.
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS                            MIDLAND A.S.                                 15           04.
2]  RICHARD TURNER                         VICTORIA TACKLE.                            9           14.
3]  GARRY SMITH                                MIDLAND A.S.                                   7            11.
4]  BOB BENT                                      POWER GEN.                                     6            02.
5]  MICK EDGE                                     VICTORIA TACKLE.                           4             13.
6]  DAVE HILLYARD                             POWER GEN.                                    3             14.
 
                                           
                                                 FINAL LEAGUE TABLE.
 
                                                                                                                                   POINTS.
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS                     MIDLAND A.S.                                                            34.
2]  GARRY SMITH                         MIDLAND A.S.                                                            25.
3]  MICK EDGE                             VICTORIA TACKLE.                                                     24.
4]  RICHARD TURNER                  VICTORIA TACKLE.                                                     23.
5]  CHRIS SHAW                           MIDLAND A.S.                                                            20.
6]  IAN MAC                                  MIDLAND A.S.                                                            19.
 
 

Winter league Round 5

Sunday  February 21st saw Round 5 of the Federation Winter League on the London Road length of the canal, the strong gusting wind made presentation of baits almost impossible at times, once again the those who were lucky enough to draw the areas where the fish are shoaled up reaped the rewards. With one match still to fish Clive Williams has won the league with another great performance from a sought after peg, taking 11 lbs 10 ozs of Roach caught on Caster & Hemp baits from a peg just above the Meadow Lane Humpback Bridge. Second place was taken by match organiser Garry Smith fishing maggot, he took 8 lbs 8 ozs to the scales despite having his pole blow in. Richard Turner took third place with a mixed net of fish on Pinkies weighing 6 lbs 9ozs . Once again there were no dry nets. The last match sees plenty of opportunity for the top ten to fish for second and third places.
 
 
                                            RESULTS ON THE DAY.
                                                                                               LBS.        OZS.
 
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS            MIDLAND A.S.                              11           10.
2]  GARRY SMITH                MIDLAND A.S.                               8            08.
3]  RICHARD TURNER          GERRY’S.                                       6             09.
4]  JOHN RICK                     MIDLAND A.S.                               5             11.
5]  MICK EDGE                    VICTORIA TACKLE.                        3             11.
6]  ROB SHERRIFF               MIDLAND A.S.                               3              05.
 
                                            LEAGUE TO DATE.
                                                                                                   POINTS.
1] CLIVE WILLIAMS                  MIDLAND A.S.                                 28.
2] MICK EDGE                          VICTORIA TACKLE                           21.
3] GARRY SMITH                      MIDLAND A.S.                                 19.
4] ROB SHERRIFF                     MIDLAND A.S.                                  18.
5] RICHARD TURNER               GERRY’S.                                          18.
6] JOHN RICK                           MIDLAND A.S.                                  16.
 
The last match of the series is on Sunday March 20th with an 8 am Draw at The Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane. 

Winter League Round 4 (Fished 7/2/2016.
Sunday February 7th was round four of the Federation Winter League fished on the London Road length of the Nottingham canal, the conditions were far from ideal with a strong upstream wind gusting at times severely, with the fish being shoaled up in pockets a good draw was essential on the day.
 
Mick Edge took the honours on the day weighing in a mixed net of small Skimmers, Roach and Dace for 5 lbs 10 ozs on maggot hook bait from a favoured peg just above the Meadow Lane Hump Back Bridge. Second place went to the Evergreen Clive Williams, drawn on the Tins fishing Pinkies and Bread Punch he put together a net of small Roach and Dace, plus one specimen Roach in a fine net of silver fish weighing 5 lbs 51/2 ozs.  Third place went to Dave Hillyard drawn in the peg above the  match winner, fishing Bread Punch weighed 4 lbs 14 ozs taking Roach and Skimmers. There were several mixed nets of nets of 3lbs plus taken on the Tins section of the match and once again there were no dry nets in the strong field of anglers.
 
TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
                                                                                                                    LBS.        OZS.      DRMS.
 
1]  MICK EDGE                                VICTORIA TACKLE.                                  5           10          00.
2]  CLIVE WILLIAMS                        MIDLAND A.S.                                          5           05          08.
3]  DAVE HILLYARD                        POWER GEN A.C.                                     4           14           00.
4]  ROB SHERRIFF                           MIDLAND A.S.                                          3           13           08.
5]  RICHARD TURNER                     VICTORIA TACKLE.                                   3           12           00.
6]  CHRIS SHAW                              MIDLAND A.S.                                          3           06            08.
 
 
LEAGUE TABLE TOP SIX TO DATE WITH TWO MATCHES TO FISH.
 
1]   CLIVE WILLIAMS                      MIDLAND A.S.                               22 points.
2]   MICK EDGE                              VICTORIA TACKLE.                        17 points.
3]   ROB SHERRIFF                         MIDLAND A.S.                                16 points.
4]   PETE TOMLINSON                   MIDLAND A.S.                                 15 points.
5]   CHRIS SHAW                            MIDLAND A.S.                                 15 points.
6]   GARRY SMITH                          MIDLAND A.S.                                 14 points.
 
The league table is very tight and any of the top ten are still well placed to finish in the top three, which makes for an interesting race to the finish over the last two matches.
The next match is on Sunday February 21st with an 8 am Draw at Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
 
Winter League Round 3 (Fished 13/12/2016.

Sunday 13th was the latest round of the Federation Winter League fished on the London Road match length of the canal, despite the drop in temperature and the persistent rain and drizzle once again the venue lived up to its good name with a double figure weight taking the honours and no dry nets, it must be one of if not the best stretch of canal in the east midlands, for those who have not visited it they are not aware of what they have on their doorsteps, Day Tickets available on the Bank from the Bailiff at £4-00, definitely worthy of a visit.
 
Clive Williams took the honours on the day with a net of mainly Roach up to 10 ozs taken on Hemp, Caster & Maggot taking 12 lbs 15 ozs to the scales from a peg just upstream of the Meadow Lane Humpback Bridge. Stu McLellan took second place fro a favoured peg on the reliable Tins section of the canal, in recent matches the Tins have produced the winning weight but to day had to settle for second and third places. Stu weighed 8 lbs 2 ozs of Caster caught Roach & Dace. Third place went to Chris Shaw who was at the next peg weighing in 7 lbs 11 ozs of Roach & Dace also taken on Caster.
 
The next match in the series is on Sunday February 7th 2016, with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
 
                                                           TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
                                                                          LBS.      OZS.
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS           MIDLAND A.S.         12         15.
2]  STU McLELLAN             NOTTS. CASTLE.        8         02.
3]  CHRIS  SHAW                MIDLAND A.S.           7         11.
4]  MICK  EDGE                  VICTORIA TACKLE.    6         04.
5] PETE  TOMLINSON        MIDLAND A.S.            5         11.
6]  DAVE  HILLYARD.          NOTTS. CASTLE.        5         08.
 


Winter League round 2  (Fished 22/11/2015)
Yesterday was the second round of the Federation Winter League fished on the London Road match length of the Nottingham Beeston canal, as in round one you needed to draw a peg in Section Two to win the match currently the fish are residing in the Bay and the Tins length above the County Road Bridge. Section One from Meadow Lane Hump Bridge to below County Road Bridge whilst holding plenty of small Roach, Perch, Dace & the odd Skimmer does not provide the quality fish showing above the Bridge.
 
Taking the honours was match organiser Garry Smith from a peg in the middle of the Tins length, fishing maggot & feeding small balls of ground bait he put together a net of Skimmers & Perch weighing 16 lbs  4 ozs. Second place went to club mate Pete Tomlinson drawn in the Bay above the Bridge fishing maggot he caught Roach & Skimmers to weigh in 10 lbs  6 ozs. Third place was taken on the next peg by another club mate Clive Williams fishing caster he put together a net of quality Roach & dace weighing 9 lbs  2 ozs. As a comparison the best weight in Section One below the County Road Bridge was 4 lbs  14 ozs. so the section to draw at present is Section Two.
 
Next Match Round Three is on December 13th with an 8 am draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
 
 
                                                   TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
                                                                                   LBS          OUNCES
 
1]  GARRY SMITH             MIDLAND A.S.                      16                04.
2]  PETE TOMLINSON            ::     ::     ::                       10                06.
3]  CLIVE WILLIAMS               ::     ::     ::                       09                02.
4]  MICK EDGE                 VICTORIA TACKLE.               06                08.
5]  IAN MAC                      MIDLAND  A.S.                    04                14.
6]  STU McLELLAN            NOTT’S CASTLE.                  04                11.
 



Winter League round 1 (Fished 1/11/2015)

Sunday was the first round of the Federation Winter League and all six matches will be fished on the London Road Match Length of the Nottingham / Beeston Canal. On the day despite the amount of rain that had fallen the canal was carrying very little colour which did not help the cause of an eighteen strong field. Just like last seasons League the area of the canal to draw proved to be the Bay and the Tins length above the County Road Bridge. The length above above the Hump Back Meadow Lane Bridge saw most of the field struggling to put fish in the net on a regular basis, but hopefully as they move down the length as the series progress that will change.
 
Taking the honours from a favoured peg in the Bay above County Road Bridge was Rob Sherriff weighing in 8lbs – 03ozs of Skimmers & Roach taken mainly on maggot. Second place went to Pete Tomlinson drawn higher up the canal on the Tins stretch weighing in 7lbs – 10 ozs of Skimmers taken on maggot over ground bait. Third place went to Richard Turner with a mixed net net of small Roach, Dace & Perch taken on maggot weighing 7 lbs – 8ozs from  the next peg Tomlinson.
 
  TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
                                                                                                LB.            OZS.     DRMS.
1]   ROB SHERRIFF                              MIDLAND A.S.            8               03           00.
2]   PETE TOMLINSON                        MIDLAND A.S.           7               10           00.
3]   RICHARD TURNER                        GERRY’S.                     7               08           00.
4]   CLIVE WILLIAMS                           MIDLAND A.S.            7                05          08.
5]   BOB BYRNE                                  NOTT’S CASTLE A.C.   6                14          00.
6]   LOU NIGHTINGALE                       MIDLAND A.S.            6                04          00.
 
Next match is Sunday November 22nd, with an 8 am draw at the Navigation Public House, Meadow Lane.



Open Match Result (8/8/15)

30 fished,numbers were down a bit due to the first division national,at this latest fixture the river conditions were poor very low and clear but it didn't stop Shakespeare's Tony Marshall drawn peg 33 ,dismissing his usual hemp tactics in favour of long pole chopped worm he amassed 17lb 13oz of perch and eels for his third win in four matches.Runner-up Nigel Bull balled it with groundbait on the long pole,later switching to waggler and maggot for a level 15lb of roach.Third off peg 45 was Nicky Moss again fishing groundbait and long pole for 10lb 14oz of roach and dace.
1 T Marshall Shakespeare 17lb 13 oz
2 N Bull Shakespeare 15lb
3 N Moss Drennan Leicester 10lb 14 oz
4 M Hall Sensas 10lh 4oz
5 J Margetts 9lb 12oz.
Thanks swinno


Senior Citizens and Disabled match result.

The match was fished this year on Railway Lake at Aldercar Lane Fishery, near Langley Mill, this is a new venue for the Seniors Match & those fishing were not disappointed in the change of venue, Pete Thexton the proprietor made all the anglers welcome with an excellent Breakfast on offer for those choosing to take advantage. 
First place on the day fishing banded pellet was Golden Oldie Roy Toulson former Trentman when the Federation ruled the waterways of England & Europe, fishing to the island & down the side he weighed in 66lbs – 02ozs of Carp + a few Sliver fish. 
Second place was taken by Ian Parfrement {Calverton Colliery A.C.} with a fine net of all Carp weighing  62lbs – 11ozs, taken on pellet fishing to the island & down the side. 
Third place went to Federation President  Alan Hatton {Power Gen A.C.} with a weight of 41lbs – 03ozs of mainly Carp taken on Paste  fishing down the track.
Fourth place was taken by Garry Smith (Midland)A.S.} with a mixed net of fish weighing 37lbs – 41/2ozs. taken on Banded Pellet.Fifth was Dave Hillyard (Powergen) weighing 29lbs – 15ozs and completing the frame was Pete Tomlinson (Midland)26lbs – 03ozs.
All who fished enjoyed the day, the only black spot was two anglers who had booked in failed to turn up without letting us know.

Evening Open Result for 28/7/15.

Once again the viaducts section came up with goods for the anglers on Tuesday evening despite carrying 8 inches of extra water.  
1st was the in form (Matchman Supplies) angler, Wayne Truman, with another outstanding all Roach catch of 15lb 14oz containing samples to over 1lb. Wayne fished peg 3 and caught on Tares at 8m. 
2nd was Stu Raynor (Matchman Supplies ) with another fabulous net of Hemp caught Roach going 13lb 6oz from peg 10 at 13m.3rd as Neil Pitfield ( Drennan Leicester Sensas ). Fishing from peg 11 he caught Dace and Roach on stick and Maggot for another double figure catch on the night of 12lb 8oz. In 4th place was Dave Limbert  (Matchman Supplies )  with 8lb of Roach and Dace on stick and maggot from peg 3.
 
Next week will be the last match of the summer series as the nights are drawing in sharply now and many of the regulars are away on holiday,. It is not expected that the attendances will   improve when they return as the evenings are drawing in. The last match will be a pairs match with the anglers drawn into pairs rather than anglers having to find a partner and decided on a points basis with weight coming into it in the event of a tie. Despite being a pairs match it is still open for those that just want to fish as an individual.
 
To Book in please contact Matchman Supplies on  0115 9813834 / 0115 9140210.
 


Last round of the evening summer league.

On a breezy night the 15 anglers that turned up for the last round of the matchman supplies/Notts fed. summer league were treated to a roach bonanza on the viaducts section. 1st with an outstanding weight of 13lb 14oz was Wayne Truman ( matchman supplies ) who caught roach to 1lb at 13m on hemp and tares from peg 10. He caught straight from the start on a .5 gramme rig alternating between hemp, tare and maggot on the hook. 2nd from next peg 11 was match stalwart Wayne Swinscoe ( Drennan ) who fished pole at 13m using maggot over groundbait for a cracking net of roach and dace to 8oz going 11lb 5oz.3rd was Clive Fletcher ( matchman supplies ) with an all roach catch of 9lb 9oz from peg 4 caught on stick float and caster,4th placed neil pitfield ( Drennan Leicester Sensas ) had a mixed net of fish from peg 8 which included 2 large 2lb perch amongst roach and dace on waggler and maggot going 8lb 10oz
It was particularly pleasing to see the river responding to a variety of methods and it is expected that the remaining matches will just keep getting better and better.
The league was close right up to the very last match with the top 4 all within 4lb and with the weights improving every week it was all to play for. Match winner Wayne Truman ( matchman supplies ) took the honours following his excellent performance on the night with a combined 4 match weight total of a level 38lb winning £60 plus a tackle voucher.
Despite leading the series since the second round Neil Pitfield ( Drennan Leicester Sensas )  faced a battle to stay in top spot but had to be satisfied with second place just holding off Wayne Swinscoe ( Drennan ) 34lb 10oz to 34lb 3oz. 

Despite being the last match of the summer evening league there will still be further matches for the next few weeks. To book in contact matchman supplies on 0115 9813834 /0115 9140210.


 


Round six evening open match results.

The Roach have now taken up residence on the water which is great news for all float anglers Waggler, Stick float plus pole, all these methods guaranteed to bring the Red Fins to the net, with either Hemp, Tares or just the humble Maggot as hook bait. Twelve Anglers fished the latest match and once again they were not left disappointed.
Taking the honours tonight from peg 41 was {Drennan Leicester Sensas] & Match Organiser Neil Pitfield ...fishing Stick float & Maggot 3 Rod lengths out he caught Roach to 8 ozs to finish up with 9 lbs --- 4 ozs.
Second place was taken by Simon Heaton [Matchman Supplies] weighing 8 lbs --- 10 ozs of Hemp caught Roach & a 1 lb Eel plus a few Dace from peg 3.
Third place Wayne Trueman [Matchman Supplies] with 8 lbs of Roach & Dace taken on Pole & maggot from peg 1.
Fourth place Wayne Swinscoe [Drennan] with 6 lbs --- 15 ozs of Hemp caught Roach from peg 38.
Fifth place Stu Raynor [Matchman Supplies] 6 lbs --- 6 ozs of Roach taken on Waggler & Maggot from peg36.
The League to date is still very tight with five rounds fished, still all to fish for.

1st Neil Pitfield 28 lbs ----- 05 ozs.
2nd Wayne Trueman 26 lbs ----- 14 ozs.
3rd Simon Heaton 24 lbs ----- 07 ozs.
4th Wayne Swinscoe 23 lbs ----- 02 ozs.

The next match is Tuesday July 21st, to Book in please contact Tim Aplin at Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834 / 9140210.


Forth Evening open Match Result.

Round Four evening open match results.

The Roach have now taken up residence on the water which is great news for all float anglers Waggler, Stick float plus pole, all these methods guaranteed to bring the Red Fins to the net, with either Hemp, Tares or just the humble Maggot as hook bait. Twelve Anglers fished the latest match and once again they were not left disappointed.
Taking the honours tonight from peg 41 was {Drennan Leicester Sensas] & Match Organiser Neil Pitfield ...fishing Stick float & Maggot 3 Rod lengths out he caught Roach to 8 ozs to finish up with 9 lbs --- 4 ozs.
Second place was taken by Simon Heaton [Matchman Supplies] weighing 8 lbs --- 10 ozs of Hemp caught Roach & a 1 lb Eel plus a few Dace from peg 3.
Third place Wayne Trueman [Matchman Supplies] with 8 lbs of Roach & Dace taken on Pole & maggot from peg 1.
Fourth place Wayne Swinscoe [Drennan] with 6 lbs --- 15 ozs of Hemp caught Roach from peg 38.
Fifth place Stu Raynor [Matchman Supplies] 6 lbs --- 6 ozs of Roach taken on Waggler & Maggot from peg36.
The League to date is still very tight with five rounds fished, still all to fish for.

1st Neil Pitfield 28 lbs ----- 05 ozs.
2nd Wayne Trueman 26 lbs ----- 14 ozs.
3rd Simon Heaton 24 lbs ----- 07 ozs.
4th Wayne Swinscoe 23 lbs ----- 02 ozs.

The next match is Tuesday July 21st, to Book in please contact Tim Aplin at Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834 / 9140210

Round Two Saturday Float Only Opens.
Sat 11th July

Shakespeare's Tony Marshall continued his great form to win this match with 20lb 8oz of Roach on pole and hemp. Second was Rob Quinn, Shakespeare with 13lb 10oz of Roach on both stick float and waggler and maggot. Sean Ashby, Sensas was third with 10lb 6oz on the same methods. Harvey Clapham completed the main list with 9lb 9oz on waggler and maggot. There were good backing weights with the sections won with an average of 8lb.
Next match Sat 25th July. Book on with Matchman Supplies.

Third Evening Open Result

The glorious weather and bright sunshine did not knock the recent good start to the new seasons Tuesday evening matches on the head, in fact it appears to have encouraged the Roach on the Viaducts to go on a feeding spree which is what this water has been noted for in recent years. The warm weather is forecast to continue for the for see able future, which could the next few weeks could see some cracking Roach catches for all the anglers fishing this water.
Fifteen Anglers ...turned out for last nights Match which is slightly down on the last two matches but still very pleasing for an evening match and augers well for River Matches in general.
Taking the Honours & £85 winners purse was Garry Smith,[Drennan Leicester Sensas] weighing 9lb – 6ozs of Roach & Dace, with Roach to 8 ozs taken on Stick float & maggot 3 rods out from peg 42, he also lost a big Chub at the net.
Second place was the evergreen Wayne Swinscoe, [Drennan] from peg 40 fishing Pole with Hemp & Tares taking Roach to 10 ozs weighing in 7 lb – 5ozs.
In Third Place was Sam Merry, [Bait Tech], fishing 14 Metre Pole & Hemp from peg 36 weighing 6 lb – 11ozs.
In Fourth place Ian Saiger, [Browning], fishing Waggler & Maggot from 38.

In Fifth place Simon Heaton, [Matchman Supplies], weighing in 5 lb – 1 ozs of Hemp caught Roach from peg 14.
LEAGUE TO DATE.
Is still very tight, with all to play for with the Summer League reaching the half way point.

1 Neil Pitfield 19 Lb ---- 4 ozs.
2 Garry Smith 18 Lb ---- 14 ozs.
3 Wayne Swins.coe 16 Lb ----- 09 ozs.

Next Match Tuesday July 7th to Book in contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834 9140210.

Round one Saturday Float Only Opens

40 anglers fished this opening match of a series of 6 float only matches on the Trent at Radcliffe Viaducts. Veteran Terry Dorman rolled back the years to win with 11lb 8oz. The bulk of the catch consisted of a Barbel weighing 10lb 8oz, which he skilfully landed on light stick float tackle. Mark Godfrey was second with 10lb 13oz of Roach and Dace on waggler and maggot. Dave Limbert was third with 10lb 9oz of Roach and Dace on stick float and maggot. Matt Hall was fourth with 6lb of Roach and Dace on stick float. A notable capture was England international Simon Wilsmore's Brown Trout, weighing a staggering 8lb 8oz. Unfortunately for Simon Trout don't count!

 

The venue showed good promise for a successful series, although the hot bright conditions were not ideal and kept weights down. The next match is on Saturday 11th July. Draw at Poppy and Pint at 9.15 am. To book on phone Tim Aplin at Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834. Places are filling fast.

 


Senior Citizens Match.

There are a few places left for the above match which will take place on the 30th of July at Aldercar Fishery. Any one whishing to book a place should contact Brian Cross on 01159275980.

Viaducts Evening Open Series.   Match Two Result.

Perfect weather conditions greeted the nineteen strong field for the second of the Nottingham Federation Tuesday evening Open Matches on the Radcliffe Viaducts Fishery on the River Trent.
On a near perfect river Clive Fletcher, [Matchman Supplies} took the Honours with 8 lb -- 8 ozs of Roach to to 6 ozs on Pole fished Hemp from peg 14 winning him £127 for three hours work.
Second place was taken by match organiser Neil Pitfield, [Drennan Leicester Sensas] for the second week running Neil was left cursing his luck with lost fish that cost him the match, fishing Waggler & maggot he took Roach & Perch to finish with 7 lb – 11 ozs one Perch weighing in at a lb from peg 42, but it was the three Big Billy’s he lost that cost him dearly.
Third place was taken by “The Young” Lee Morley, [Drennan Leicester Sensas] fishing Stick Float & maggot from peg 40 he took Dace steadily all match to weigh 5 lb – 11 ozs.
Fourth place was taken by Nick Moss, [Drennan Leicester Sensas} he drew peg 32 took a Perch of 2lbs plus some bits to weigh in 4 lb – 3 ozs.
Fifth place was taken by Stan Piecha fishing Stick Float & maggot finished with a mixed net of Roach & Dace weighing 3 lb 14 ozs.
Sixth place was taken by Wayne Swinscoe [Dennan} taking a mixed net weighing 3 lb 12 ozs.
Another good turn out for the second match in the series really enjoyed the evening & cannot wait for next Tuesday June 30th for the next match.
To Book in or for Information contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834 / 9140210.


Viaducts Evening Open Series.   Match One Result.

The first match in this seasons series of eight Tuesday Evening  Open Matches on the Federations Radcliffe Viaducts Fishery took place on the opening evening of the new season last night, after four months of hard work on the water, re siting pegs cutting back trees & bushes, the laying of a new track behind the pegs with a parking bay at each peg, the water was put to the test by a seventeen strong field field for the first match. Neither the anglers who booked in or the match organisers Neil Pitfield, Wayne Swinscoe or  Simon Heaton were disappointed with the result or the turn out for the first match. Which turned out to be a really close top three weights. 
Taking the honours after three hours of fishing was Wayne Truman [Matchman Supplies], using Waggler & maggot tactics from peg 42, running his float through to the first buttress of the Viaduct Bridge, he was kept busy all night with plenty of bites, no fish weighing more than 6 ozs, catching Roach & Dace steadily to finish with a net of fish weighing 8 lbs – 9 ozs. & £90 first prize on the night for his efforts. 
Second place was taken by Golden Oldie  Colin Walton [Newark Fed.], fishing Stick Float & maggot from peg 10, he finished with a nice net of quality Roach & dace weighing   8lbs -- 7 ozs, he was left ruing many pricked fish that cost him the win. 
Third place was taken by Neil Pitfield weighing 7 lbs – 14ozs [Drennan Leicester Sensas], fishing Stick Float & Maggot,he caught two Bream plus some bits from peg 32 but sadly lost two Bream & a Barbel which would have won him the match. 
Fourth place was taken by Garry Smith [Drennan Leicester Sensas] weighing 6 lbs 10 ozs, of Roach & Dace taken on Stick Float & Maggot from peg 40. 
Fifth place was taken by Wayne Swinscoe [Drennan], weighing 5 lbs – 12 ozs, of Roach, Dace & Perch taken on Stick Float & Maggot from peg 36. 
Sixth place went to Jim Clayton [Matchman Supplies], weighing 4 lbs – 15 ozs taken on Waggler fished maggot at peg 20. 
Seventeen Anglers fished on a river still carrying 6 inches of extra water after the weekends heavy rain it fished really well, all anglers took fish to the scales the lowest weight recorded was 2 lbs –14 ozs. Every one agreed it was a great start to the series which on the evidence of these results will only get better as the weeks pass.
 
For further information about the Evening Series & the Saturday Opens or to book in please contact Matchman Supplies on 0115 9813834 / 9140210.
 
 
 
WINTER LEAGUE ROUND SIX.
 
The final round of the Federation Winter League was fished on the London Road Match Length of the Nottingham canal yesterday, once again it did not disappoint a strong field had another good days fishing, this canal must be the best in the country at present with most of the field finishing with respectable weights.
 
On the day match organiser Garry Smith took the honours drawing a peg on the Tins length he took a mixed net weighing 13 lbs – 15 ozs taken on maggot over ground bait. Second place went to Bob Byrne who caught mainly quality Roach from a peg near the Hump Bridge at the Meadow Lane end of the length using caster & maggot baits weighing 12 lbs dead.
Third palce went to Stu McLellan drawn on the Tins next peg to the winner another mixed net weighing 11 lbs – 15 ozs taken on maggot & caster over ground bait.
 
                                         TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
1]   GARRY SMITH         MIDLAND A.S.                    13 LB – 15 OZS.
2]   BOB BYRNE            VICTORIA TACKLE               12 LB – 00 OZS.
3]   STU McLELLAN          ::         ::    ;;   ;;                 11 LB – 15 OZS.
4]   P TOMLINSON         MIDLAND A.S.                     8LB -    9OZS
5]   JOHN RICK                VICTORIA TACKLE              6 LB – 13 OZS.
6]   CLIVE WILLIAMS         ;;        ;;   ;  ;                       6 LB – 09 OZS.
 
                                    TOP EIGHT IN THE LEAGUE.
 
1]  CLIVE WILLIAMS        MIDLAND A.S.               27 PTS.
2]  GARRY SMITH               ;;       ;;    ;  ;                25 PTS.
2]  STU McLELLAN          VICTORIA TACKLE          25 PTS.
4]  PETE TOMLINSON     MIDLAND A.S.                21 PTS.
5]  BOB BYRNE               VICTORIA TACKLE          19 PTS.
5]  RICHARD TURNER     GERRYS TACKLE              19 PTS.
6]  MICK EDGE                VICTORIA TACKLE.          17 PTS.
6]  BOB BENT                  POWER GEN                    17 PTS.
 
Would just like to add many thanks to Garry Smith for running the series & to all who fished it, see you next season & bring a fellow Fed Member along with you next time around, not forgetting a special thank you to Leigh Curtis for his support on the Post Angling Page.
 



WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 5.

Well nice to the Sun in the sky after Sunday not ideal fishing conditions by a any stretch of the imagination, but the fifth round of the Fed. Winter League was fished on the London Road Match Length yesterday.
 
Conditions were not ideal the Canal carrying cold water it had a greyish tinge of colour & once again if you failed to pull out a peg number on the Tins Section you were in for a Grueler, it was no so long ago that the Tins were the Kiss of Death now it is the in place to draw.
 
Once again Clive Williams the man with the “Golden Hand” took the Honours weighing in 5 lbs – 15 ozs of Skimmers & Roach taken on Caster. Second place went to club mate Chris Shaw fishing Caster taking a net of Roach weighing 4 lbs -- 15 ozs with one Roach weighing in at 1 lb –10 ozs. Third place went to Bob Byrne with a mixed net  of fish once again taken on Caster weighing in at 4 lbs – 07 ozs. Sadly those drawing in Section One below County Road Bridge struggled to catch any quality fish & as a result the League Table has really turned around with some new faces in the top six places.
 
The final match Round Six will be fished on Sunday march 22nd with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
 
                                             RESULTS ON THE DAY.
 
             1} CLIVE WILLIAMS        MIDLAND A.S              5 LBS --- 15 OZS.
             2} CHRIS SHAW              MIDLAND A.S.             4 LBS --- 15 OZS.
             3} BOB BYRNE               VICTORIA  TACKLE.    4 LBS --- 07 OZS.
             4} PETE TOMLINSON     MIDLAND A.S.             3 LBS --- 06 OZS.
             5} STU. McLELLAN         VICTORIA TACKLE.    2 LBS --- 03 OZS.
             6} BRIAN SANDOM        EAST LEAKE A.C.        2 LBS --- 1 0ZS –08 DRMS.
 
                                          LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE.
 
             1] CLIVE WILLIAMS            MIDLAND A.S.            24 PTS.
             2] STU McLELLAN              VICTORIA TACKLE    20 PTS.
             3} GARRY SMITH                MIDLAND A.S.           19 PTS.
             3] RICHARD TURNER         GERRY’S TACKLE    19 PTS.
             5} PETE TOMLINSON         MIDLAND A.S.           16 PTS.
             6} CHRIS SHAW                  MIDLAND A.S.           15 PTS.
 
 

WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 4.

Round four of the Winter League was fished on Sunday February 8th on the London Road Match Length & despite a heavy frost & snow & salt water in the canal it fished pretty well overall there were no dry nets. The three top weights came from consecutive pegs on the Tins Section which normally does not throw up winners but on this occasion the fish were shoaled in that area.
 
Taking the honours was Clive Williams fishing Bread Punch & Caster baits to put together a mixed net of Roach & Dace weighing 10 lb – 13 oz. Second Place was taken by Stu McLellan fishing Caster for 6 lb – 09 oz of mainly Roach. Third place was taken by Pete Tomlinson who fished Bread Punch & Maggot to take a mixed net of Roach & Perch weighing 5 lb – 13 oz.
 
Once again despite the recent cold spell the Canal produced a really good match for those who turned out on the day & the League is really tight. Next match is Round five with an 8 am draw as usual at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
        
                                                                                                                                 TOP SIX ON THE DAY.
 
                                                     1} CLIVE WILLIAMS      MIDLAND A.S.                          10 – 13.
                                                     2} STU McLELLAN        VICTORIA TACKLE.                   6 – 09.
                                                     3} PETE TOMLINSON    MIDLAND A.S.                           5 – 13.
                                                     4} MICK EDGE               VICTORIA TACKLE                    5 – 07.
                                                     5} IAN MAC                   MIDLAND A.S.                             3 – 07 – 08.
                                                     6} RICHARD TURNER    GERRY’S TACKLE                     3—03. 
                                                                                                              
 

WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 3.

Winter League Round Three fished was on London Road & despite the drop in temperature it fish pretty well overall or though as you would have expected the weights were reduced somewhat from the last Round due to the conditions.
 
In first place we had a tie, both anglers weighing 4  lbs 11ozs, Pete Tomlinson drawn on London Road a few pegs down from the County Road Bridge put together a mainly Roach net taken on maggot. Drawn above the Bridge in the Bay Ian Mac caught a mixed net of Roach & Perch on maggot one Roach weighing a pound.  Third place was taken by the evergreen Bob Bent well into his later years & still giving all a run for their money, he was pegged at the bottom of London Road & once again fishing maggot took 4 lbs 1 oz to the scales which included an Eel weighing 11/2 lbs, once again there were no dry nets.
 
                                                                                                                                          TOP SIX WEIGHTS.
 
                            NAME                CLUB                       LBS.                    OZS.                    
 
 
 
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                              1) PETE TOMLINSON     MIDLAND A.S.                  4                     11.
                                      1) IAN MAC                      MIDLAND A.S                   4                     11.
                                      3) BOB BENT                   POWER GEN.                  4                     10.
                                      4) GARRY SMITH            MIDLAND A.S.                 4                      08.
                                      5) RICHARD TURNER    GERRY’S TACKLE.          2                     10.
                                      5) BOB BYRNE                VICTORIA TACKLE.         2                     10.
                                      5) IAN FOULDS               EAST LEAKE A.C.            2                      10.
 
 
Round Four to be fished on Sunday February 8th with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.

WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 2.

The second round of the Federation Winter League was fished on the London Road stretch of the Nottm. Beeston canal today, despite the heavy rain which had fallen most of the night the canal fished pretty well through the length of the match with all anglers facing the scales, as the top six weights indicate it was very close match through out the whole field.
 
On the day Stuart Mcllelan  Victoria Tackle, took the honours, he fished maggot for a mixed net of small Perch, Roach & Dace weighing in 7 lbs dead from a favoured peg just above Meadow Lane Humped Back Bridge. Second place was taken by match organiser Garry Smith Midland Anglers, weighing 6 lbs 11 ozs of Roach & Perch with a bonus Skimmer Bream taken on maggot from a peg on the Tins. Third palace fell to club mate John Rick at the next peg being narrowly beaten by 1 ounce weighing in 6 lbs 10 ozs of caster caught Skimmer Bream & Roach.
 
The next match in the series is on Sunday December 14th with an 8am draw at the Navigation Pub, Meadow Lane.
 
Top six weight shown below Leigh.
 
                     NAME.                                           CLUB.                                         .
     1    STUART McLLELAN.                      VICTORIA TACKLE.                                 7                     00.
     2    GARRY SMITH.                               MIDLAND A.S.                                          6                     11.
     3    JOHN RICK.                                     MIDLAND A.S.                                          6                     10.
     4    PAUL COATES.                               BUILDING TRADES.                                 6                      05.    
     5    BOB BENT.                                      POWER GEN.                                           6                      03.
     6    CLIVE WILLIAMS.                            MIDLAND A.S.                                          5                      15.
 
 


Winter League Result.
 
RESULT.
 
 
It was the first round of the Fed Winter League today (2/11/14), this season all the matches will be fished on the London Road Match Length, if todays match was a taster of what is to come it was a real appetizer for the six match series, eighteen anglers fished on the day with a couple of absentees due to other commitments booked in. Even the rain cleared away before the match started & it managed to keep off for the whole match.
 
Clive Williams of Midland A.S. the honours with 10 lbs – 11 ozs of mainly Roach to 10 ounces on Caster. Second place went to Richard Turner weighing 10 lbs – 09 ozs of small Roach & Dace taken on Caster & Maggot. Third place went to match organiser Garry Smith weighing 8 lbs – 14 ozs of small Roach & Perch taken on Maggot. The next match in the series is on Sunday November 23rd with an 8 am Draw at the Navigation Public House, Meadow Lane.
 
The top six weights shown below.
 
                            NAME.                                                  
   {1}     CLIVE WILLIAMS          MIDLAND...................................10lb 11 oz
   {2}      RICHARD TURNER      UNATACHED............................ 10lb  9 oz
   {3}      GARRY SMITH             MIDLAND......................................8lb 14oz
   {4}      CHRIS SHAW               MIDLAND......................................7lb 14oz     
   (5}      BRIAN SANDOM         RUDDINGTON.............................. 7lb   9oz
   {6}      MATT WINSTON          UNATACHED................................6lb 12oz



The 2014 / 2015 winter league date are as follows.

November 2nd
November 23rd
December 14th
February 8th
February 22nd
March 22nd

For further details and to book in contact Gary Smith on :- 0115 9875852.




2014 senior citizens match result.

Twenty one Federation members fished the match on Four Islands, which was a pleasing turn out for the organisers. A cool breeze helped to keep the temperature down for all the field but the hot weather made fish  hard to come by for most of the field. With the exception of the winning weight it was a very close match, there were a few D.N.W's. but that was down to the fact they chose not to weigh in.

 

First on the day was Dave Hillyard  (Powergen) from peg 18, weighing 89lbs - 07 ozs, mainly Carp taken on dead maggot, on the day this was more than enough to win the match but the next three places were separated by only 2 pounds. Full result below.  Thanks go to Brian Cross and Mick Lakin for taking time to organised the match.

 
 
 

1st   Dave Hillyard  Power Gen   89.7.0

       2nd   D. Waitt   Matchman Supplies   29.4.0

3rd   Chris Shaw   Midland A.S.   27.8.0

                 4th  Ian Foulds   Ruddington Estates A.C.    27.6.0

 

SECTION WINNERS.

 

        (A) Ian Parfrement Calverton Colliery.  17.8.0

                                                                    (B) B. Bent Power Gen.    26.14.0
                                                                    (C) D. Brough Hucknall.    25.13.0
                                                                    (D) Garry Smith Midland A.S.   25.05.0

(E) Pete Tomlinson Midland A.S.    24.8.0

 

 

 
 
Due to unforeseen circumstances all the matches below have been cancelled
 
2014 Open matches on the Viaducts
 
Tuesday Evening Opens:-
 
JULY:-                 1st,   8th,   15th,   22nd and the 29th.
AUGUST :-         5th,  12th,  19th,  and the  26th.
SEPTEMBER :-   9th.
 
 
The draw will be at 4.30pm to 5pm and fishing from 6 - 9 pm, pools will be £10.00 all in.
 
Sunday Opens:-
 
JULY 27TH
AUGUST 10TH AND  31ST   
SEPTEMBER 21ST
 
The draw will be at 8.30am and fishing from 10am - 3pm, pools will be £10.00 all in.
 
 
 
 

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Executive Match Result.   2013
 
1st        S Knowles       113lb   10oz
2nd       K Pashley        101lb     0oz
3rd        A Hatton            87lb   10oz
4th        P Tomlinson      74lb    2oz
5th        M Kirkland         73lb  12oz 
6th        M Dawes            67lb    8oz
7th        M Lakin              67lb    6oz
8th        C Williams         60lb  10oz
9th        D Bottemley       53lb   8oz
10th      I Foulds              50lb   0oz
 
 
FEDERATION MATCHES 2013 /2014
 
The match secretary  has announced the new match list for 2013/2014. There will be a new evening summer league run on Tuesday evenings at the Viaducts fishery. The dates are as follows, July:- 9th 16th 23rd and 30th, August 13th and 27th. The draw will be at 4.30pm to 5pm and fishing from 6 - 9 pm, pools will be £10.00 all in.
 
There will be two open matches at Clifton and Powergen on Sunday 11th of August, Sunday 1st of September and one at the viaducts on Sunday 22nd of September. The draw will be at 8.00am and fishing 9.30am-3.30pm.
 
The Winter league has been extended to 9 matches this year and the dates are:- November 3rd and 17th, December 15th, January 12th, February 9th, March 9th and 23rd, April 13th and 27th.
For further details and booking information
 
 SENIOR CITIZENS MATCH
 
The senior citizens match will be fished at Portland water on Heron and Long Island lakes on Wednesday the 31st of July. Draw will be at 9.00am and fishing from 10.00am to 3.00pm and the pools will be £10.00 all in. There are 30 pegs available for the match. The cafe will be open at 7.30am for breakfast. To qualify you need to be 60 years of age or registered disabled. Interested anglers should contact :-
 
Brian Cross, Telephone 0115 9275980
 
Match result:-
 
The match was fished in wet and some times windy conditions but the anglers who braved the weather had some good sport. Many thanks go to the organisers and to the four tackle shops who donated some very good prizes for the top four anglers.
 
1          A. HATTON         POWERGEN       54  -  11 + CENTRE PIN       DONATED BY WALKERS of TROWELL.
 
2          C. WILLIAMS       MIDLAND A.S.    49  -  09  + ROD              DONATED BY GERRY’S of  NOTTINGHAM.
 
3          P. TOMLINSON   MIDLAND A S:     47  -  08 +  KEEP NET+ BAG      DONATED BY VICTORIA TACKLE.
 
4          D. BROUGH        RALEIGH             44  -  10  +  LANDING NET   DONATED BY MATCHMAN SUPPLIES.
 
 
                                                                                                          SECTIONS.
 
1  ---    4      C. SHAW.                    MIDLAND A.S.      26   -  00
5  ---    8      B. CROSS                   RALEIGH               37  -  10
9  ---  12      C. WOLFE                   MIDLAND A.S.      38  -  05
13 --- 16      E. NIGHTINGALE       RALEIGH               40  -  08  
17 --- 20      M. LAKIN                    CALVERTON         27  -  07
21 --- 24      K. SHAW                    RALEIGH               28  -   02