20th February, 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes
It's the Northern Angling Show this weekend the 24th and 25th February at Event City, Manchester and the good news aside from it being a cracking event is that our members can use the advertising leaflet included in the envelope with their 2018 membership card for a £2 discount on the door. Warrington Anglers Association have had a stand every year since the show started and I know our team of hard working volunteers wouldn't miss it for the world…and yes, despite the best of intentions we all end up buying some 'essential piece of tackle'. Come and see us on stand 372.
Ian Swainscough enjoyed a great couple of sessions this past weekend on the Bridgewater Canal at Lymm. On Saturday he caught pike of 11-8-0, 6-0-0, and 4-4-0 and on Sunday he moved further along the canal and not expecting a repeat of the previous day he was more than happy with a brace weighing 8-4-0 with the biggest a PB. Of 13lbs exactly. New to pike fishing he caught all the fish on sprat.
Ant Higham (aka King or the River) won our Sunday Mersey match Series on the Mersey this week with five roach for a weight of just over a pound (1-0-7). Derek Bibby was in second place with 0-11-8. All fish were caught on groundbait feeder and maggot.
From last weeks lowest match weight on record on our Disabled & Over 60's event, certainly during the thirty years or so that I have been writing this column, has this week has improved slightly, although still nothing to write home about. Derek Bibby was one up on his runner-up position the previous day by securing a win with 1-7-10 made up of eighty, yes 80 tiny roach for 1-7-10 taken on pole and punch bread tactics. Lenny Dutton missed out on an end peg but was in second place with 0-8-4.
Any catch reports good, bad, or unusual are always more than welcome, please send to 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) Ant Higham 1-0-7
2) Derek Bibby 0-11-7
3) Pete Jones 0-10-10
4) Ade Green 0-5-13
Monday Disabled & Over 60's
1) Derek Bibby 1-7-10
2) Lenny Dutton 0-8-4
3) George Barber 0-7-11
4) Roy Rogers 0-7-5
River Mersey Series, Draw 10am Kingsway Allotments.
Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Bridgewater Canal, Daresbury Labs.