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 email@example.com 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.
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
Mersey Series draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments
Mersey Series draw 9am. Victoria Park.
Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Bridgewater Canal Keckwick Bridge.