Angling: Pasture House re-opens and continues search for new owner
BARTON'S Pasture House fishery has re-opened its doors.
The fishery has yet to find a new owner – but passes have been issued to access the venue.
I understand there were more than 160 applicants for limited passes, of which there are around 50.
The fishery gets a lot of interest from both sides of the river due to its location.
Offers for gents and ladies.
This afternoon due to a cancellation Aimee is offering a cut and blowdry for £15.00
Terms: Present voucher on arrival, with Aimee only
Contact: 01472 802985
Valid until: Saturday, May 18 2013
The guideline price to buy the pond and house is around £350,000. There was quite a lot of interest last year and I actually thought the sale had gone through.
But, surprisingly, it is still on the market.
The match last Tuesday had a decent attendance.
Shaun Burnett was first – he fished the main lake on peg 43 and had 26lb.
Next in was Dave Clarkson, he had 25.13lb again from the main lake. He was on peg 39.
Hull-based angler Chris Mack fished the canal on peg four and had 21lb. Then it was Glen Collins with 18lb from peg 19 on the neck of the lake.
On the Thursday, Chris Mack did even better. Fishing the canal again, he was on peg 17 and had a very decent weight of 47.8lb.
Glen Collins improved on his last match, he had 31.9lb from the neck on peg 19. It was the same peg that he was on in the Tuesday match.
Waltham all-round ace Andrew Hutson was third. He was on the canal and had 26.11lb from the canal (peg 11).
Then on Sunday, first in was Dave Clarkson from the main lake, on peg 37, with 22.6lb.
At Wold View, Claxby, the Saturday match was held in very blustery conditions.
It was held on the Silver lake, and the weather also put the fish off, as the day before it fished really well.
First in, making good use of a week off work, Chris Mack had 17lb from peg 28. Carl Graham was second with 14.8lb off peg 20 and third was Vince Gibney with 10lb off peg 32.
There was also a match on the Friday, again on Silver. Mack was the winner yet again with an excellent weight of 67lb from peg 36. Then it was the magician from Market Rasen, Mark Critcher 65lb off peg 35. Gary Hansford was third off peg 12. Then it was Maver-backed angler Matt Pilay who had 40lb from peg 37.
Top local angler Rob Thompson, who does a sterling job for Pelham Angling Club, has news of future open matches at the club's pond.
The first match is on March 24 starting at 10am and fishing until 4pm. The draw is at 8.30am.
There are eight matches in the series and they go through until October.
The Pelham Pond is near Louth and is a mixed fishery.
Most methods work well for big nets of silver fish and carp.
There is carp in the pond to 17lb. F1s were introduced into the pond in October 2012.
The average weights to frame are between 10lb and 20lb. The pond record stands at 67lb.
You will require two nets, one for carp and the other one for silver fish. For more information, contact Rob Thompson on 07903044390 or Gary Foster on 07813200448.
At Saltfleetby, the Thursday matches have started up again.
Over at Messingham Sands, winter has returned with a vengeance for last weekend's Silverfish Open on the Swan Pond.
Brigg angler Keith Harrison made the best of his draw on peg 13 with a winning 30lbs net of good quality perch, roach and skimmers, he even included a specimen-sized perch which weighed over 3lbs, taken on pole-fished maggot.
Sunday proved to be a good day for Grimsby angler Jordan Mesner and Hull's Tony Noon. With most people struggling to find bites on the Islands Lake in a freezing cold wind, pegs 62 and 63, either side of a large bed of reeds, were very productive for small carp on the pole.
Noon came out ahead with 64lbs to Mesner's 59lbs in a fairly even contest.