Tuesday, 21 November 2017

21st November 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

21st November, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Reg Lewis who was one of our long serving Committee members sadly lost his fight with cancer earlier this week. He joined the management team on the 4th July 1988 and served for 29 years until recently. Reg motivated a team of volunteers and tackled the majority of the peg construction work around our fisheries and was also a past member of our netting team. Our condolences go out to his wife and family.

Thank goodness that a move to a known winter fish shoaling up area on the Bridgwater Canal at Walton saw weights improve dramatically from the previous week for our Disabled & Over 60's Christmas prize match. Whereas last week the winner only needed twelve ounces, on Monday Alan Brown put an impressive 6-7-5 on the scales to take the main prize money. He fished the pole alternating between bread punch and pinkie for a mixed net of roach and perch. George Hollis was in second place with 5-10-10 fished the same method. The fish were concentrated between Houghs and Walton Hall Bridges so that's where I would be looking for a spot of predator fishing this weekend. Twenty-two fished.

Martin Lenihan won our River Mersey Christmas Fayre match on Sunday with a weight of 5-10-0 of mainly roach plus a few hybrids taken on groundbait feeder and maggot. In joint second were Jimmy Byrne and Alan Morris with 2-15-0. All of the eighteen anglers who fished received a prize.

Martin Harrison reporting on his first fly fishing season with WAA had some very enjoyable game fishing on the Alyn, Dee and Dane. On his seven visits to the Alyn at Rossett fishery he reports seven brown trout, fourteen grayling and solitary chub. A change of scenery to the Dee at Worthenbury saw him catch four grayling and nine salmon parr. On the Dane at Holmes Chapel three decent grayling and three small ones that bodes well for the future of the species. Successful flies were, Klinkhammer, Olive Jingler, Pink Tag, Greenwell's (beadhead), Griffith's Gnat, Pheasant Tail Nymph, and Waterhen Bloa (tungsten bead).

Chorley based Anglers Mail photo-journalist Ian Chapman was joined on the WAA stretch of the Dane with Steve Collett where they created an autumn feature which will appear in this weeks paper. Steve put his stick float skills to the test and was rewarded with some fine grayling and chub.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 8-30pm for new members, subscriptions, 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)      Alan Brown      6-7-5

2)      Geoge Hollis    5-10-10

3)      Ronnie Durr     5-6-11

4)      George Barber 5-0-7

Sunday Mersey Series:

1)      Arthur Plumb    6-5-0

2)      Ray Boden         6-3-0

3)      Jim Gannon       5-10-0

4)      Alan Morris/Jimmy Byrne 4-10-0

COMING EVENTS:

SUNDAY:

River Mersey Series… Draw 9am Kingsway allotments.

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's draw 10am Trent & Mersey Canal, School Road

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

14th November 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Column

14th November, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Chris Connell enjoyed a good session at Worthington Lakes on Monday after bringing his old Shapespeare Graphite Glass Dennis White Clubman waggler rod out of a twenty-seven year retirement following a 're-fit'. Chris bought the rod with his paper round money from George's Tackle in Frog Lane, Wigan and coupled with his classic Mitchell Match reel using a slider float set-up he varied baits between caster, worm, maggot, and pinkie to catch some quality perch and roach. He followed this up with a return visit on Tuesday when using casters he caught some more clonking roach and perch. He is giving his old rod a rest tomorrow, well, actually Chris's arm was 'dropping off' so its back to more modern lighter tackle to give his aching muscles a chance to recover.

On Saturday I took fellow committee member Ade Green for a stick-float session to my favourite stretch of the River Dee at Worthenbury. Obviously, I gave him the best swim where he managed a couple of grayling in the first hour, and yours truly zilch. So, we ended up moving swims leapfrogging each other to find the fish until there were only two possible swims remaining. Bingo, Ade had four grayling in quick succession and like a true angler let me know, so I dropped in the other swim. I ended up with lucky for some thirteen fish, a trout and a dozen grayling whereas Ade won the day with two trout and seventeen grayling. We both fished the stick-float and fed hemp and bronze maggot. No records broken, but nevertheless an enjoyable day.

I have received an email today from the Angling Trust:-  They have been advised by Jelf Insurance Brokers that the cover provided under the Sportscover Sports Liability Policy in as far as it applies to individual members of Angling Trust member clubs and syndicates, covers your members only when they are engaged in activities connected with the member club or syndicate. We would respectfully ask that your club committee or syndicate leader takes action to ensure that your members are aware of this limitation to the cover. Individual anglers who wish to ensure that they have the benefit of public liability insurance for all their angling activities worldwide, whether connected with a member club or not, can join the Angling Trust as an individual member and receive this cover as an automatic benefit of membership.

A heavy frost on Monday morning put paid to any chance of decent weights on our Disabled & Over 60's match on the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook. Roy Rogers put his pre-match practice on the venue to good use and fishing pole and bread punch he caught small roach for a winning weight of 12-4. It was ironic that fishing in the same area only six days before he had enjoyed a fish every put in; that's angling. An and peg draw saw veteran angler Ronnie Durr take second place with 9-10.

On his first visit to the Mersey this season Arthur Plumb edged ahead of match organiser Ray Boden by a few ounces to put 6-5-0 of roach and perch on the scales to take the win. He fished bolo and maggot whereas runner-up Ray Boden went for a groundbait feeder and maggot attack catching a bonus brace of hybrids plus roach and perch for 6-2-0.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 8-30pm for new members, subscriptions, 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)      Roy Rogers       0-12-4

2)      Ronnie Durr     0-9-10

3)      Jimmie Byrne   0-2-12

4)      John Dagnall    0-2-4

Sunday Mersey Series:

1)      Arthur Plumb    6-5-0

2)      Ray Boden         6-3-0

3)      Jim Gannon       5-10-0

4)      Alan Morris/Jimmy Byrne 4-10-0

COMING EVENTS:

SUNDAY:

River Mersey Series… Annual Christmas Fayre Match, book in with Ray Boden. Draw 9am Victoria Park

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's draw 10am Bridgewater Canal, Houghs Bridge


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