Tuesday, 14 August 2018

14th August 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

!4th August 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Our smaller 17.5acre lake at Sandiway will forever be engraved the memory of Millie Wailes aged 6 years who on Sunday fishing with her dad Darren clocked up her first ever twenty. The memorable mirror was marginally over the magical 20lbs which is the target for most budding carp anglers, and some with a great deal more bankside hours under their belts. The question is where will Millie go from here…watch this space.

There is no doubt that due to the efforts of our team of volunteers who look after Woodshaw Reservoir visiting members cannot fail to be suitably impressed with this Association owned fishery. Dave Gardner and his fishing mate ken Hewitt are definitely among them as they returned this past week to enjoy a cracking mornings fishing in pleasant surroundings. Ken's tally was 18 perch 4oz to 1.5lbs, a bream, and a half dozen or so roach taken mostly on maggot. Dave had 30 perch of the same stamp, 2 crucians the best a shade over 2lb, chub, and a bream taken on maggot, meat, and strangest of all blackberry.

Our Saturday Mersey Series this week fished again at Kingsway Allotments saw Martin Kettle really draw on past match winning methods to fish a whip to hand loose-feeding maggots to win with a weight of 14-2-5. Martin added a bonus bream of 6lbs nice to his mixed net of roach and perch. Second placed Chris Wray by contrast fished the more usual Mersey method of a groundbait feeder and maggots for 14-8-0 which included bream of 6lbs and 4lbs plus roach and perch.

Weights got even better the following day on our Rod Only Match at Mersey Walk when Steve Brooks fished my favourite method, the stick-float to win with 17-4-0 made up of roach, perch, and skimmers taken on maggot. Jimmy Byrne was the runner-up with 15-9-0 and a similar mix of fish taken on groundbait feeder and maggot. As you can see from the weekends results you can frame with almost any method which makes the river as fair avenue as you can get.

Our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match which this week was fished on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Billinge. Jimmy Byrne put together a net of roach and perch for a winning weight of 8-3-4. He fished the pole at 11metres alternating between pinkie and caster for better stamp of fish. Rod Frazer was second with 7-6-8.

Good news this week thanks to the rain the Bridgewater Canal levels are back almost to normal which meant that the feed from the canal to Ackers Pit is flowing again. Thanks to the guys who manned the pump in the interim to keep fresh water going into Ackers. Cicily Mill Pool still remains closed and we are looking at High Legh fishery which may be closed if there is no improvement in its algae problem.

Your catch reports are always welcome, but more important, it is nice to let follow members know how waters are fishing. 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 & 9pm for 2018 night permits/membership renewals, new members, subscriptions, and any queries.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Saturday Mersey Series

1)      Martin Kettle          14-2-5

2)      Chris Wray              13-8-0

3)      Jimmy Byrne           13-0-0

4)      Alan Birchall           10-0-0

Rod Only Match, River Mersey

1)      Steve Brooks           17-4-0

2)      Jimmy Byrne           15-9-0

3)      Derek Bibby             13-5-0

4)      Neil Davies               12-6-0

Monday Disabled & Over 60's (Woodshaw reservoir)

1)      Jimmy Byrne          8-3-4               

2)      Rod Frazer              7-6-0

3)      George Barber       6-1-0

4)      Geoff Brooks          5-8-0            

COMING EVENTS:

SATURDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9am Victoria Park

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Tent & Mersey Canal, School Road


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

8th August 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

8th August, 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

A very rare report indeed from Andy Barnes who fished our stretch of the Trent at Alrewas this week. Before fishing he spoke with the farmer who said that he had only seen three anglers fish the venue in the past five years and they only had small fish! Obviously that information was not exactly a confidence builder. Undeterred Andy set up and started feeding four or five maggots when suddenly the float shot under, he missed the bite but the maggots were smashed. Dace, small chub, and perch followed before he moved swim and had a fish every cast but much of the same so another move and a better roach about 8oz followed by others of the same stamp. Andy saw some better fish rolling but nevertheless it was a good evening fishing on a new venue. Could be worth a visit as Andy recons the fish had never seen a hook before.

Our Saturday Mersey Series this week fished at Kingsway Allotments saw match organiser Ray Boden  notch up another win with a nice mixed net of roach and perch for 14-1-0 taken on pole and maggot. Jimmy Byrne was second with 13-12-0 caught on the same method. With the current good weights the question has been asked, "Where do they go in winter?" Well, I would hazard a guesss that they go upriver to the old arm behind Thelwall Eyes where there is more cover from the cormorant predator pest.

The Challenge Shield Match fished on the Mersey at Victoria Park saw Rod Frazer really turn up the heat with a cracking winning weight of 18-7-0 caught alternating between pole and maggot feeder methods. His net was made up of roach, perch, hybrids to 10oz, with the best fish a perch of 1.5lbs. His partner in crime Steve Brooks took the runner-up spot with a similar mix of fish, the best a chub of 1.5lbs taken on pole and maggot for 15-12-0. Next Sunday it is a case of 'leave your poles at home' as it is Rod Only Match.  

Our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match which this week was fished on our Association owned Woodshaw Reservoir Fishery. WAA Vice President Geoff Brooks took an impressive win leaving second placed Alan Birchall trailing by a margin of 6lbs. Geoff weighed in a mix of roach and bream for a weight of 17-6-0 with Alan on 11-6-0.

The Environment Agency Fisheries Team who are no doubt rushed off their feet this hot weather kindly checked out Cicily Mill Pool on Monday following the fish kill just over a week ago when we lost thirty to forty older bream and small fish due to low oxygen levels and high temperatures. Anyway, the upshot is that they confirmed our actions in closing the fishery and so until it gets back to normal it will remain closed. Hopefully as a bonus if there is such a thing it will give us time to carry out much needed work….so any volunteers please get in touch with me so we can get a team together.

The recent work organised by Halton Council on the Sankey St Helens Canal at Carterhouse saw rafts of weed removed and deposited along the far bank to allow the escape back into the water of invertebrates. However, the surface duckweed is a different issue as I think many are of the opinion that all this would have also been removed, well unfortunately at the rate this reproduces it will soon be back as currently there are no chemical control measures as the product successfully used by another local club has been taken off the market and the firm ceased trading. Again, many thanks to Halton Borough Council.

Your catch reports are always welcome, but more important, it is nice to let follow members know how waters are fishing. 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 & 9pm for 2018 night permits/membership renewals, new members, subscriptions, and any queries.

Frank Lythgoe

RESULTS:

Saturday Mersey Series

1)      Ray Boden              14-1-0

2)      Jimmy Byrnes         13-2-0

3)      Alan Birchall           10-0-0

4)      Jim Gannon               6-6-0

Sunday Challenge Shield River Mersey

1)      Rod Frazer                  18-7-0

2)      Steve Brooks              15-12-0

3)      Jimmy Byrne               13-9-0

4)      Jim Gannon                   9-15-0

Monday Disabled & Over 60's (Woodshaw reservoir)

1)      Geoff Brooks        17-6-0               

2)      Alan Birchall         11-6-0

3)      Jim Gary                10-0-0

4)      Terry Poole             8-11-0            

COMING EVENTS:

SATURDAY:

Mersey Series draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

Mersey Rod Only Match draw 9am Mersey Walk

MONDAY:

Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Tent & Mersey Canal, Billinge.