Angling update: Sun shines on Scotthorne

THE sun was shining on Garbolino Lindholme fishery which was on top form for last weekend’s matches, writes Roger Baker.

Saturday’s match was fished by 79 anglers on Bonsai, Oasis and Willows lakes.

Alan Scotthorne (Drennan) won the match from peg 48 on Bonsai where he fished pole and caster for 133-13-0 of carp and barbel.

Steve Rothery (Garbolino Lindholme) was also on Bonsai, peg 69, and fished waggler and pellets for 128-6-0 for second spot.

Third placed Alan Barker (Garbolino Elton) 121-11-0 was followed by 4 Andy Whitehouse (Scunthorpe Tackle) 120-10-0, 5 John Allerton (Tricast) 109-7-0 and 6 John Ibbotson (Morley) 104-8-0.

A fantastic turnout of 92 anglers fished the Sunday open which saw Ben Fisk (Middy) win from peg 67 on Bonsai where he fished pole and caster shallow for 154-15-0.

Ian Hughes was two pegs away on 69 and also fished shallow baits for 151-12-0 and second place.

Third placed R Holt 89-6-0 was followed by 4 T Watson 87-5-0, 5 Sean Cameron (Marukyu) 83-5-0 and 6 D Frost 79-14-0.

n The final open match before the Winter League semi-final was fished on the canal at Thorne by 60 anglers.

Lee Wright (Trentmen) won the match from peg 205 with 10-12-8 of hybrids and skimmers taken on the pole with bloodworm and caster.

Runner up Rob Quinn (Shakespeare) was on peg 221 and had a similar 10-12-0, just half an ounce adrift of the winner.

Alan Scotthorne (Drennan) continued his impressive form with a third placed finish with 10-8-0.

He was followed by 4= Adie Higginbottom (Trentmen) and Rob Perkins (Trentmen) both 10-4-0, and 6 Paul Slack (Sensas North) 9-7-0.

n You can read Roger Baker’s full angling report and results round-up in the Free Press every Thursday.