Tuesday, 19 June 2018

19th June 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

19th June, 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Committee member Ade Green and myself had a trip to the River Severn at Loton Park on Tuesday mainly to assess the vehicle access situation. I must admit although some work has been carried out by the agents it only gives vehicle access to one field and there is 4 miles of fishing! We really need members who visit to give their views and catch reports. Please email me direct. From there we travelled to our Warrington Anglers owned stretch of the river at Bicton where access was very good and some kind person had even strimmed the carpark. After a walk to the river we checked another member who was fishing and set about beating down the vegetation to our chosen swims. I have to say that Ade had twenty dace and small chub on stick-float and maggot over hemp whilst I only managed four fish. The other member fishing was Colin Stott who first tried the feeder but soon changed to stick-float and ended his session with thirty chub and dace taken on maggot and caster.

Working party volunteer Rod Walker fished Offa's Dyke Fisheries last week and reports a good catch of roach, hybrids, perch, and rudd taken on maggot. This fishery is ideal for introducing a youngster to the sport of angling, and a reminder that an adult member can take a non-member youngster aged twelve years and under on a one to one basis to this fishery for free.

Mike Pritchard fished the River Mersey on opening day at Victoria Park where he fished a waggler and maggot although he tried caster but only had one bite.  Mike ended his four hour session with a tally of ten roach, a hybrid, perch, and eight small chub ranging in size from 6oz to a pound. The chub are definitely a very welcome sign that they are breeding successfully.

The first Mersey Match of this current river season was drawn at Mersey Walk on Sunday where winner John Green targeted the skimmer bream which made up the bulk of his weight of 8lbs taken on groundbait feeder and maggot. Not far behind match organiser Ray Boden was the runner-up fishing his favourite pole and maggot tactics for a mixed net of skimmers, roach, and perch for 7-13-0.

This week our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match was fished on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Billinge where George Hollis fishing bread punch and pinkie put together a net of small roach for a winning weight of 3-10-4. Lennie Dutton was in second place with a similar net for 3-8-4.  

Your catch reports are always welcome, but more important, it is nice to let follow members know how waters are fishing. Please email frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk or give me a ring on 01928 716238.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for 2018 night permits/membership renewals, new members, subscriptions, and any queries.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Sunday Mersey Series

1)      John Green                8-0-0

2)      Ray Boden                 7-13-0

3)      Bob Clough                7-8-0

4)      Jimmy Byrne             6-6-0

Monday Disabled & Over 60's

1)      George Hollis            3-10-4

2)      Lennie Dutton           3-8-4

3)      Bernie Lea                  3-5-4

4)      Graham Belton          1-14-10

COMING EVENTS:

SATURAY:

Mersey Series draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9am. Victoria Park.

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Bridgewater Canal Keckwick Bridge.


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

12th June 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

12th June, 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Matty Carter has been catching well from the dam end at Appleton Reservoir and reports eleven carp on Saturday and losing nine. I chatted to him at the Res on Sunday when he caught ten fish with the best weighing 18lbs. All fish are landed and weighed or photographed safely at the bottom of the wall. Matty is taking advantage of the fact that ducks are fed by members of the public from this area and naturally that's where a good number of carp hang out. He keeps it simple, floater fishing using mixer biscuits and with the layout on the fishery the method does not interfere with other members bottom fishing from other areas of the reservoir. Tom O Connell fishing nearby only had one carp but the consensus was that it was the best looking fish, although all the fish we introduced from The Ocean have really come on leaps and bounds. One note of warning that members must park sensibly in the carpark provided and not on the road.

We are keeping a close watch on the Sankey St Helens Canal at Carterhouse that is presently covered on duckweed due to interruption in flow by the Runcorn/Widnes bridge works. Halton Council are very supportive but its ironic that there has been precisely zero reaction from the 'bridge management' who assured me at the outset that there would not be any detriment to what was an excellent fishery, now a shadow of its former self. 

With Saturday 16th June heralding the start of the river coarse fishing season the first Mersey match takes place, draw 9am at Mersey Walk. I have no doubt that members will be visiting a number of our river venues so I would really appreciate some catch report info. I never miss an opportunity to put out the word that this ninety day closure is now outdated and an absolute waste of time and effort by both club and Environment Agency bailiffs who are already overstretched. Members fishing help to deter the poachers.

This week our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match was fished on the Bridgewater Canal at Pickerings Bridge and Jimmy Byrne who picked up some coin at the Irish Angling Festivals last week added to it with a win on his return with a weight of 4-11-0 of small roach taken on the pole alternating between punch bread and pinkie. Vice President Geoff Brooks was in the frame again in second place with 3-6-10.

Your catch reports are always welcome, but more important, it is nice to let follow members know how waters are fishing. Please email frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk or give me a ring on 01928 716238.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for 2018 night permits/membership renewals, new members, subscriptions, and any queries.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Monday Disabled & Over 60's

1)      Jimmy Byrne            4-11-0

2)      Geoff Brooks            3-6-10

3)      Ron Durr                   3-1-0

4)      Graham Belton        2-15-8

COMING EVENTS:

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Trent & Mersey Canal, Billinge.