Barston Lakes (Big Lake) – 12th July 2020

  1. Andy Paton       85lb 15oz
  2. Mark Baker       72lb  8oz
  3. Ricky Smith       68lb  9oz

Barston proved to be a popular venue choice, as evident in this sell-out 25 pegger.

This was the first time that the club has been pegged down the far end of the lake, and also with pegs spread over both banks.  Pegging was tight in places and rumours were that a lot of fish were being caught down the other end.

Andy ‘Cupcake’ Paton secured another win by catching large F1’s on pole fished shallow, and also pellet waggler, from peg 73.  Mark Baker was on peg 53 and caught five good sized carp on hybrid feeder fished both long and short to take second place.  Ricky had a slow start on peg 69 before switching to pellet waggler.  His catch included a new club record common carp of 19lb exactly.

River Trent (Viaducts & PowerGen) – 21st June 2020

  1. Nic Wort                   30lb  1oz
  2. Phil Johnson             26lb  4oz
  3. Andy Paton               20lb  4oz

This was a teams of four challenge match for the Lamcote Cup with a total of 14 teams taking part split over RoTAS, Barnstone, Long Eaton and Bottesford clubs.

On the day, Bottesford Gold won with 16 points, ahead of RoTAS Black on 20 points. The RoTAS Black team consisted of Mark Baker, Gary Pilsworth, Phil Aldridge and Nic Wort.

Nic took individual victory with a catch of bream on the pole feeder down the edge at peg 33 on the Viaducts.  Phil Johnson also had a cracking day just a couple of pegs away, catching 8 bream and losing a couple at Viaducts 35.

Mark was drawn not far from the Viaducts bridge and was left licking his wounds, along with Dave Burton, as they both lost big barbel which cost their respective teams potential 1st and 2nd places. Just to rub a little salt into those wounds, Rich Nickels had a short session on the Trent just a day or two later and landed the superb 12lb 12oz fish seen in the photo below! Apparently, Mark’s hook was nowhere to be seen!

Tom Skelton progressed to the next round in the KO cup.

Janson Fishery (Munroes Pool) – 14th June 2020

  1. Andy Paton        264lb 15oz
  2. Dave Burton      194lb  4oz
  3. Ricky Smith        166lb 14oz

A total of 23 anglers fished this match and, as predicted, the weights were high with plenty of bites and fish for everyone throughout the match.  Andy ‘Cupcake’ Paton took his first win of the season, catching out of his margins at peg 6 from the off.

Dave ‘Bagger’ Burton drew peg 16 and also put in a great match, narrowly missing out on the 200lb barrier.

Special mention should go to Junior member Keanan Staley, who weighed 93lb 8oz from peg 4, enough for him to claim 13th spot.

There were Knock-out Competition wins for Phil Aldridge, Ricky Smith, Dave Burton and Greg Wain.

Sherwood Forest Fishery (Holmedale Lake) – 31st May 2020

  1. Greg Wain               86lb  3oz
  2. Charlotte Baker      80lb  9oz
  3. Mark Baker             75lb  8oz

This was the club’s first match on Holmedale for at least ten years. It was also our first club match of the season following the lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 21 RoTAS warriors turned up and enjoyed being back out on the bank in the lovely sunny weather. The draw had taken place the night before over Zoom, which saw 13 of our club members tune it. Overall, the venue fished well and produced a close-run thing for the top four positions. Greg Wain took top spot with 86lb 3oz and also knocked Mark out the KO Cup in the first round. Greg also managed to prevent Charlotte from winning her first club match! She put in a great performance, catching throughout the day on the hybrid feeder. Although a little disheartened not to win, Charlotte was smug in the knowledge that she beat her husband Mark, yet again!

A mention should also go to Craig Rumford and Tom Skelton who have re-joined the club after a 15 year break – welcome back lads.