Nigel Shipman, Fred Bishpham and Andy Lakey seal Sherwood Forest Fishery wins

Matt Malia
Matt Malia

Nigel Shipman won Sherwood Forest Fishery’s Open Match practice event at Holmedale Lake on Sunday.

He fished the pole and pellet out at 16m and the pellet waggler cast to the old lily pad.

Nigel landed 22 carp – 7lb plus 10lb of roach finishing with 81lb 7oz.

In second Mick Langton fished the pole and pellet out at 13m on two lines for bream – 5lb and carp – 6lb.

Fred Bispham won the Tuesday Open after a delayed start to break the ice.

It was the pegs in the 20s that produced all the top weights. Fred fished the pole and maggot tight to the weed bed in peg 26, landing a mixed net of roach and skimmers and a late bonus 6lb carp that took his weight up to 18lb 8oz.

Andy Lakey finished second after fishing the pole and maggot over ground bait at 13m for mostly skimmers – 3lb.

But Lakey tasted the winning feeling during the Wednesday Open as he fished the pole and pellet out on two lines at 13m landing carp from the off.

He had 20 carp – 8lb and 8lb of roach coming out a clear winner with 84lb 15oz.

In second place Mick Langton had 25lb of roach and skimmers on the pole and maggot and two late carp on the pole and pellet.

Third-placed Matt Malia fished the pole and maggot short for 31lb 2oz of roach and skimmers landing a total of 62 fish.

Results

Open Match Practice

Holmedale Lake

1st: Nigel Shipman, Sherwood Forest Fishery, peg 27, 81-7-0; 2nd: Mick Langton, Sherwood Forest Fishery peg 36, 55-5-0; 3rd: Ian Rowney, Woodhouse Angling, peg 45, 40-6-0; 4th: Matt Malia, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 39, 35-8-0: 5th: Daz Staley Woodhouse, Angling peg 24, 35-1-0; 6th: Pete Hodgetts, Sherwood Forest Fishery, peg 33, 32-1-0.

Tuesday Open

Sherwood Lake

1st: Fred Bispham, Peg One Angling, peg 26, 18-8-0; 2nd: Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 24, 18-4-0; 3rd: John Holmes, Woodhouse Angling, peg 21, 16-12-0; 4th: Craig Brazier, Sherwood Forest, Fishery peg 23, 11-11-0;

Wednesday open

Sherwood Lake

1st: Andy Lakey, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 32, 84-15-0; 2nd: Mick Langton, Sherwood Forest Fishery, peg 24, 35-4-0; 3rd: Matt Malia, Worksop Angling Supplies, peg 39, 31-2-0; 4th: Pete Hodgetts, Sherwood Forest Fishery, peg 47, 19-14-0; 5th: Nigel Shipman, Sherwood Forest Fishery, peg 36, 19-7-0; 6th: Geoff Mawby, Gateford Angling Supplies, peg 27, 17-3-0.