Tuesday, 16 April 2019

16th April 2019 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Column

16th April 2019 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Many thanks to Grey Mist regular Philip Brown who agreed to fish the water for an Anglers Mail tench article which appeared in last weeks edition. It was superb and I am certain will be a great help to both fellow and future members. I visited the Mist myself today on a management issue and chatting to members all except one who was targeting carp had caught tench. By far the stars of the day were Paul Jones and Chris Penny who fishing adjacent pegs and encouraged by Philips article really got amongst the tincas in what Paul described as a red-letter day. Both fished feeder tactics introducing chopped worms with small red worms on the hook. Chris ended up with nine with the best at 7-7-0 but his PB set on this fishery seven years ago at 8-7-0 remains unchanged. Whereas Paul ended up with sixteen fish and surpassed his previous PB of 6-5-0 no less than five times with the biggest at 7-11-0. Fellow member Graham Ashton reported catching eleven fish last Tuesday with the best at 8-7-0 and as I left the fishery, he had just caught his first tench of the day.

Some encouraging recent carp catches from both Sandiway Lakes and Moore Quarry that certainly back up our current annual top-up stocking policy. The good news is that these fish have been consistently putting on weight and are producing some stunning specimens.

Dave Stansfield managed to slot in a brief two-and-a-half-hour session on Budworth Mere last Wednesday where he half expected to 'be going through the motions' but at least he would be out in the fresh air. Well, with expectations not too high his catch of eleven decent roach with one he estimated at around the 1.5lbs mark plus a single bream were very welcome. Dave fished a heavy groundbait feeder and double red maggot.

Our Disabled & Over 60's match was on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Billinge on Monday ended up with a tie for first place between Graham Belton and Rod Fraser both with a weight of 3-3-0. Rod had mainly small roach on bread punch and pinkie whilst Graham stuck it out on his privately sourced small red worms that attracted a small skimmer, a few small roach, but more importantly a bonus 2lbs perch. Not too far behind third placed Alan Brown put together a net of roach for 3-1-14.

Keep those catch reports coming, as they help follow members to weigh up how waters are fishing to plan their outings. And equally important they give me something to write about! 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 & 9pm. New members are welcome to call in and join, current ones can renew their subscription, or night permit. 

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:          

Disabled & Over 60's Bridgewater Canal, Delph Lane

1)      Graham Belton/Rod Fraser  3-3-0  

3)      Alan Brown        3-1-14

4)      Jimmy Byrne      2-11-12

COMING EVENTS:

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's draw 10am Woodshaw Reservoir, Wigan

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

9th April 2019 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Column Notes

9th April 2019 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Kyle Tilbury has recently re-joined Warrington Anglers after a seven-year spell away from the sport and decided on Grey Mist to mark his return. On Saturday there was nothing happening, not even a sign of a fish, but determined to 'crack it' he was back on the bank on Monday after work for a few hours. Again, no action whatsoever but undeterred he was back the following day and was finally rewarded with a double figure common and on Wednesday he landed a leather, whilst on Thursday he managed to bag himself a mirror. Kyle used simple multi rigs and all fish have fell to a simple snowman presentation. Tom Fahey also enjoyed his Sunday evening session landing a 17lb 2oz Common Carp from the fishery on Sunday taken on Sticky Baits Krill boilie.

Neil Plunkett braved a cold wind that swept across our Cicily Mill Pool on Tuesday and had to move swims three times to find the fish. He ended his session with fourteen roach with some in the 6 to 8oz bracket plus a crucian of 2lbs. Fish were caught on single maggot using both waggler and a small groundbait feeder. Chatting to our bailiff they both came to the conclusion that for sport to really switch on a few weeks of warmer weather was needed.

Ste Pielow caught a nice looking 19lbs mirror from Appleton Reservoir on Tuesday Morning and shared it on our Facebook group along with catch details which really is one of the prime reasons for the group. Thanks Ste and wish more members would be more forthcoming with such information.

The Bridgewater Canal is always worth a visit for some predator action with either pike or perch and Elwyn Jones wasn't disappointed when drop-shotting at Statham on Sunday. He landed a brace of stripeys of 2-4-0 and 2-6-0 and lost a decent pike at the net which took a liking to his small lure.

The Monday Disabled & Over 60's match on the Bridgewater Canal at Hough's Bridge was won this week by George Barber with an all roach catch of 3-5-11. I haven't got method details but I will lay odds that he was using bread, hence his handle of The Breadman and possibly pinkies for good measure. Alan Brown was in second place with 2-0-9.

Keep those catch reports coming, good, bad, or indifferent as they help follow members to weigh up how waters are fishing to plan their outings. And equally important they give me something to write about! 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 & 9pm. New members are welcome to call in and join, current ones can renew their subscription, or night permit. 

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:          

Disabled & Over 60's Bridgewater Canal, Delph Lane

1)      George Barber  3-5-11  

2)      Alan Brown        2-0-9

3)      Mike Worley      1-13-13

4)      Rod Fraser          1-4-11

COMING EVENTS:

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's draw 10am Trent & Mersey Canal, Billinge.