Tuesday, 11 December 2018

11th December 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

11th December 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Dave Gardner and Ken Hewitt decided on a pike and perch trip to the Bridgewater Canal on Tuesday and first tried the Moore area but after no action moved to Preston Brook, again zilch. In the clear water conditions, it was a matter of find the fish and decided on a trek to the end of the Bridgewater where the Preston Brook tunnel connects up with the Trent & Mersey Canal. A change of tactics using the old favourite, maggots at last brought results and they both caught roach and skimmers to just over the pound mark.

Sandiway Lakes catch reports are rare as some members seem to think that keeping them to themselves is the way, whereas such information undoubtedly helps to both keep and attract new members. Thankfully our bailiff Andrew Hewson doesn't subscribe to this way of thinking and reports catching a lovely 31lbs mirror on Big Sandiway during his Monday session using his homemade boilies.

Our Saturday Mersey Match Series have now ceased until June 2019. However, the Sunday Mersey Series are still continuing until the end of the season. This week's event at Mersey Walk was won by Alan Faulkner fishing a groundbait feeder and maggot with a net of skimmers, roach, and eels, plus a bonus bream of around 5lbs for a total weight of 12-8-0. Arthur Plumb was second fishing the same method with 10-3-0 and also included a bonus bream of 6lbs and 3lbs topped up by a few small eels and roach.

Our Disabled & Over 60's match on Monday was held at Woodshaw Reservoir where despite the good pleasure catches the previous week bites were harder to come by than expected. Graham Belton fishing pole and pinkie was the winner with a net of small perch and roach for 5-1-12. Tim Dwerryhouse was the runner-up fishing the same method with a weight of 4-3-4. I'm sure they all appreciated the tea and biscuits served by the team after the match.

Please send me your catch reports, good, bad, or indifferent as they help follow members to gauge how waters are fishing and to plan their outings. 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 & 8-30pm. The new 2019 night permits are now available from HQ.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Sunday Mersey Series

1)      Alan Faulkner          12-8-0

2)      Arthur Plumb          10-3-0

3)      Roy Everson              3-7-0

4)      Derek Bibby              2-1-0

Monday Disabled & Over 60's (Bridgewater Canal Hough's Bridge)

1)      Graham Belton       5-1-12

2)      Tim Dwerryhouse   4-3-4

3)      Alan Brown              3-1-4

4)      Jimmy Byrne            2-14-2          

COMING EVENTS:

SUNDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9-45am Victoria Park

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Hough's Bridge, Walton.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

4th December 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Column

4th December 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

After a slow start John Sayer enjoyed a session on The Mount at Buckley when after going three hours without a touch, he had his first fish a carp of around 8lbs which was quickly followed by a further eight fish, the best at 16-8-0 plus a tench for good measure.

Our Wigan bailiff team report that Woodshaw Reservoir is producing reasonable catches of roach and skimmers plus the occasional crucian. Our Disabled & Over 60's match is there on Monday where those taking part get pampered with tea and biscuits served by the team.

Saturdays Mersey Match Series on the river at Kingsway North was won by Derek Bibby with 6-6-0  of roach and perch caught on ground-bait feeder and maggot. Barry Chamber aka 'The Caster Master' was in second place with 5-8-0 of roach taken on pole and caster.

Our Sunday Mersey Series match was fished at Victoria Park this week and saw match organiser Ray Boden take the win with 8-6-0 made up of roach plus a solitary perch all caught on pole and maggot. Derek Bibby fishing groundbait feeder and maggot tactics was the runner-up with an all roach catch for 5-15-0.

Our annual Disabled & Over 60's prize match was fished this week on the Bridgewater Canal at Hough's Bridge more commonly known as 'The Dead Length'. On form Derek Bibby who just missed out on a treble with a first and second on the Mersey clocked up another win with a weight of 6-3-13 no doubt thanks to the fairly recent boost stocking of the canal by the Environment Agency Fisheries Team. Second place came from the adjacent peg drawn by Barry Chambers who weighed 4-13-6. The catches were made up of mainly roach, skimmers, a few rudd, and even a small chublet. There were eight weights over 4lbs and as you would expect with so many fish tightly shoaled there were a few pike striking. Thanks to Graham Belton everyone who fished won a prize.

I really appreciate members reports, good, bad, or indifferent as they help follow members to gauge how waters are fishing and to plan their outings. 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 & 8-30pm. The new 2019 night permits are now available from HQ.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Saturday Mersey Series

1)      Derek Bibby              6-6-0

2)      Barry Chambers       5-8-0

3)      Ray Boden                 5-2-0

4)      Jimmy Byrne             3-6-0

Sunday Mersey Series

1)      Ray Boden                 8-6-0

2)      Derek Bibby              5-15-0

3)      Eddie Frangleton     5-13-0

4)      Roy Everson              4-6-0

Monday Disabled & Over 60's (Bridgewater Canal Hough's Bridge)

1)      Derek Bibby            6-3-13

2)      Barry Chambers     4-13-6

3)      Geoff Brooks          4-11-9

4)      Ron Durr                 4-11-6          

COMING EVENTS:

SATURDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9-45am Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9-45am Mersey Walk

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Woodshaw Reservoir.