Wednesday, 24 May 2017

23rd May 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

23rd May, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes[f1] 

Grace Rigby at the tender age of ten made an impression on her dad Dave following her first introduction to angling at Statham Pool. She started off with a cracking tench and some small roach taken on the pole and red maggot at 5metres. Changing over to a method feeder Dave was kept busy casting for her but by the end of the session Grace had got the hang of it. She caught carp and bream on both banded pellet and dead red maggots on the hook. Dave and Grace are already planning their next trip…..watch this space I am certain we will hear more of this young lady.

Jay Simmonds last fished Woodshaw Reservoir about six years ago having heard it contained very good crucians and caught a dozen or so fish, but was disappointed that although he had some sizeable fish, none looked like proper crucians.  He returned to the venue last week for a short session and float-fished fairly close in where he found the fish in a good feeding mood. Jay ended up with about sixteen 'crucians' plus a few bream, but again reckoned there were a lot of goldfish hybrids up to a couple of pounds or so but the good news was that six were 100% crucian carp.  

 Eric J Smith was on Grey Mist on Sunday with his grandson Callum and Fishless Fletcher and it would be an understatement to say it wasn't the most productive of days. Eric and Co. spent around seven hours waiting for a bite and when it came Eric hit into what he thought would be a good tench. As Callum rushed to set up his camera Eric cringed as Fishless grabbed the landing net just as the head of a rather large Eel broke surface. Having only ever caught one eel of a decent size in the whole of his angling career this one looked either to be a PB or the second largest he had ever caught. When the line parted after Fishless had made at least half a dozen attempts with the net, commenting, 'that wasn't my fault, it kept swimming out of the net.' I'm afraid he rest of the report was unprintable.

Our Disabled & Over 60's match on Monday was fished this week on the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick where our Vice President Geoff Brooks was the winner with 4-15-0. He fished pole and pinkie to catch a brace of bonus bream plus some roach and almost doubled the weight of second placed George Barber who fished bread punch for 2-8-12 made up of small roach. Please note there is no match on the 29th May bank holiday.

There is a working party at Appleton Reservoir starting at 10am on Saturday 27th May as it is the intention to reinstate night fishing on a trial basis. It will go ahead if enough turn up to help in a clean-up and peg tidy with hopefully a number of the old pegs brought back into use. Only those volunteers attending the working party will be allowed to fish that night.

Last chance…..Still looking for a member who is a surveyor that is willing to help our club by producing a couple of drawings relating to the access dispute on our stretch of the River Wye. Anybody out there please get in touch.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for new members, subscriptions, night permit renewals, and any queries. Please email catch details to frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk or give me a ring on 01928 716238.

Frank Lythgoe

MATCH RESULTS:

Disabled & Over 60's

1)      Geoff Brooks        4-15-0

2)      George Barber      2-8-12

3)      Roy Rogers            2-1-2

4)      Graham Belton     1-12-0

 

COMING EVENTS:

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Please note no match this week.


 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

16th May 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

16th May, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes[f1] 

It was forty-eight years since re-joining member John Greenall fished Grey Mist Mere, in fact as he stated he hardly recognised the place with all the trees that are now present. He still has a photo of his last visit all those years ago with his son on his knee in addition to an 8lbs carp! This veteran seventy-eight years young (as he insists sounds much better than 'old') angler float-fished feeding hemp and ground bait with caster on the hook. Fishing the second peg on the carpark he sat for three hours without a bite and commented that two other anglers nearby outgunned him rod-wise four to one and had fared no better. That alone didn't make him feel any better but a change to double red maggot did in the shape of a personal best tench that was just knocking on 5lbs.

Regular contributor to this column Eric J Smith informed this week that his old partner in crime and one of my favourite angling characters, Fishless Fletcher is back on the scene. Fishless who is recovering from surgery on his neck has renewed his WAA membership and put in an appearance on the bank at Woodshaw Reservoir over the weekend. Contrary to his nick-name he caught a hybrid of around 2.5lbs, the first fish he has caught since last September when he managed to land a couple of roach from the Mount. Eric commented that it was really good to have him back on the bank with the proviso that at least he makes a good brew. Anyway, I wish him a speedy recovery to full fitness and look forward to reporting his angling exploits.

Neil Plunkett managed another pass from 'she who must be obeyed' on Sunday so a trip to Cicily Mill Pool was planned but on arrival at 7-30am the carpark was full, no doubt due to members taking full advantage of the good weather. However, he found a tasty looking swim on the right bank and ended up by mid-afternoon with nine large bream, four crucians, and a solitary roach taken on feeder tactics fished tight against the far bank.

The local volunteers have been hard at work for some time at Rixton Claypits and have cleared a fair number of pegs so there is plenty of room for everyone. Our bailiffs removed four poachers over the weekend who clearly thought that our club membership did not apply to them. They were told in no uncertain terms that if it happened again they would be liable to prosecution for 'theft of fishing rights'. Oh, I really do love this bit of legislation that has added some real teeth to our armoury.

 Our Disabled & Over 60's match on Monday was fished this week at our Woodshaw Reservoir fishery at Wigan. Local rod, John Garry made full use of his knowledge of the water using meat on the hook to take a comfortable win with a net of crucian carp and a brace of bream for a combined weight of 9-2-0. Committee member Graham Belton was second with 5-12-0 made up of a couple of small bream plus roach using pole and caster.   

I am still urgently looking for a member who is a surveyor that is willing to help our club by producing a couple of drawings relating to the access dispute on our stretch of the River Wye. Anybody out there please get in touch.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for new members, subscriptions, night permit renewals, and any queries. Please email catch details to frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk or give me a ring on 01928 716238.

Frank Lythgoe

MATCH RESULTS:

Disabled & Over 60's

1)      John Garry           9-2-0

2)      Graham Belton   5-12-0

3)      Jimmy Byrne       4-12-0

4)      Alan Brown         4-0-0

 

COMING EVENTS:

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Bridgewater Canal, Delph Lane peg 101.

 

 


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