Wednesday, 20 September 2017

19th September 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

19th September, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

The water levels are down on Worthington Lakes but that did not affect sport for Ian James whilst fishing Arley Reservoir (the middle fishery) on Monday. He used a groundbait feeder and double maggot to target the lakes bream but all he could catch for the first two hours were roach up to a pound. Eventually his tip shot round and Ian struck into a better fish and a bronze beauty of around 3lbs soon lay in the landing net. This was followed by eight more fish around the same stamp, all in all an enjoyable days fishing.

It is more years than I care to remember when we stocked tench into the Bridgewater Canal from the old Neptune Club car park at Preston Brook. Well this week my neighbour showed me a photograph of a cracking olive coloured beauty around 3.5 to 4lbs he had caught the day before from the very spot. He has also been catching quality roach and bream from the same area.  His tip, early morning or evening when there is less chance of boat traffic.

There are several working parties on our waters this weekend, the first on the large lake at Sandiway, some areas where the work is being carried out will be closed during Saturday and also members on the small lake may have some slight disturbance whilst volunteers remove line.

The Mount fishery will be closed for dangerous tree removal works from Friday evening over the weekend until late on the Sunday 24th September (depending on when the job is completed).

We have had a few grumbles regarding the lilies at Grey Mist, well, they are being treated in the next week or so, but it will be an ongoing job as we are restricted to the chemicals that we can effectively use thanks to an EU dictate.  Many thanks to the Council who will be treating the Japanese knotweed that has spread over from their refuse site.

Our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match was on the Bridgewater Canal at Acton Grange Bridge where a good number of years past if you drew on the Moore side you were in with a chance of a win. That's not the situation nowadays as the top four weights came from the opposite side and Vice President Geoff Brooks was the top weight in a hard match with 3-7-12 of pole caught roach and gudgeon taken on pinkie and caster in the last hour. Graham Belton was the runner-up with 2-12-0.

Derek Bibby won our Saturday Mersey Series match using feeder tactics and maggot for a weight of 6-2-0 made up of three skimmers, roach, and perch. In form Jim Gannon was in the money again taking second place with 4-8-0 on the same method.

Derek Bibby followed his previous days success by also winning our Sunday Mersey match with 6-4-0 taken on the pole and groundbait feeder. Jimmy Byrnes was second with 5-11-0. Don't forget it is the Mersey Championship on Sunday.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for new members, subscriptions, night permit renewals, 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)            Geoff Brooks      3-7-12

2)            Graham Belton  2-12-0

3)            Stu Patterson     2-5-10

4)            Jimmy Byrne       1-14-5

 

Saturday Series (River Mersey)

1)            Derek Bibby          6-2-0

2)            Jim Gannon          4-8-0

3)            Ray Boden            3-9-0

4)           Jimmy Byrnes       3-3-0

 

 

Sunday Mersey Series

1)            Derek Bibby           6-4-0

2)            Jimmy Byrnes        5-11-0

3)            Ray Boden             4-3-0

4)           Jim Gannon           3-0-0

COMING EVENTS:

SATURDAY:

River Mersey Series, draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

River Mersey Championship, draw 9am Victoria Park

MONDAY:

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

TUESDAY:

River Mersey draw 9am Kingsway Allotments

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

12th September 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

12th September, 2017 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes

Congratulations to Dan Anderson who caught a cracking mirror carp last weekend from our Association owned 53acre lake at Sandiway. The stunning looking fish weighed 36lbs, but unfortunately when the report of this memorable catch was posted onto our Facebook page it brought some adverse comments from some members as to why it was made public. Well, it may come as a surprise to these people but as a club such good publicity not only encourages existing members but helps bring in new members to help pay for such fish and fund our ongoing stocking program.

Stuart Peters fished our stretch of the River Wye on Saturday and reports catching only one barbel using halibut pellet but a change to maggot and hemp in the feeder brought a bite every chuck. Loads of dace, chublets, grayling, and a handful of larger chub plus a couple more barbel for good measure. Worth the trip.

On Monday, our Disabled & Over 60's match was on the Bridgewater Canal at Preston Brook and Lenny Dutton famous for his end peg draws put his hand in the bag and drew yet another.  Lenny made it pay with a winning net of roach and skimmers for 6-15-0. Bread man, George Barber took second place using pole and punch for 5-6-6.

Our Tuesday Mersey series match this week was won by Baz Chambers with 8-5-0 on roach and perch caught fishing the pole and casters. Only an ounce behind Rod Frazer and Derek Bibby shared second place with identical weights of 8-4-0.

Jim Gannon tackled a flooded River Mersey on our Saturday Series event using his favourite groundbait feeder and maggot method to take a well-deserved win with 5-7-0. Jim who does lots of work keeping the clubs fishing pegs and undergrowth in trim included skimmers, roach, and perch in his catch and could easily have doubled his winning weight had he not lost a 6lbs bream at the net…that's fishing. Alan Morris fished the same method to take second place with 4-1-0.

Bob Clough had 5lbs to spare when he won our Sunday Mersey match with a weight of 11-6-0 that included two 3lbs bonus bream plus roach and perch taken on groundbait feeder and maggot. Jim Gannon was in the frame again following on from his previous days win to take the runner-up spot with 6-6-0.

For a trial period, the committee has increased the night fishing at Worthington Lakes to two consecutive nights with immediate effect to encourage more members to fish this excellent fishery.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7 & 9pm for new members, subscriptions, night permit renewals, 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)            Lenny Dutton     6-15-0

2)            George Barber   5-6-6

3)            George Hollis     3-15-4

4)            Jimmy Byrne      3-1-0

Tuesday Series (River Mersey)

1)            Baz Chambers                    8-5-0

2)            Rod Frazer/ Derek Bibby  8-4-0

4)            Ray Boden                           7-5-0

 

Saturday Series (River Mersey)

1)            Jim Gannon           5-7-0

2)            Alan Morris           4-1-0

3)            Jimmy Byrnes       3-10-0

4)           Ray Boden             3-9-0

Sunday Pairs Match (River Mersey).

1)            Bob Clough            11-6-0

2)            Jim Gannon             6-6-0

3)            Derek Bibby             6-3-0

4)           Roy Everson             5-3-0

COMING EVENTS:

SATURDAY:

River Mersey Series, draw 9am. Kingsway Allotments

SUNDAY:

River Mersey Series, draw 9am Victoria Park

MONDAY:

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

TUESDAY:

River Mersey draw 9am Kingsway Allotments


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