16th October 2018 Warrington Anglers Association Guardian Notes
Tom Fahey and Stu Underwood managed to fit in a four-hour session at Statham Pool on Friday and hooked four carp but lost one. They included a small pristine mirror around 5lb, 10lb common, a 15lb common. And Stu had a nice bream of 5lbs on the feeder. Not bad sport taking in consideration the gale force but temperate conditions.
Jim Broadhurst reports a good few hours fishing a Phoenix Park Lake this week when despite struggling with weed he landed five tench with the best at just under 7lbs. He fished a small block-end feeder with micro-pellets and banded halibut on the hook and lost a carp at the net.
Saturdays Mersey Match Series fished at Kingsway Allotments was won by Jimmy Byrne who included a 3lbs bonus bream in his catch of skimmers for a weight of 22-4-0. He fished groundbait feeder and maggot as did second placed Barry Chambers for 11-11-0.
The Sunday Mersey Series drawn at Mersey Walk saw another new match record set by Derek Bibby surpassing the one he claimed on the 22nd September of 40-13-0 by a margin of over 15lbs! He cemented his place in Mersey match history with a phenomenal weight of 58-15-0 taken groundbait feeder and maggot. Derek's catch was made up of fourteen bream to 6lbs, skimmers, and hybrids. Ant Higham aka King of the River was in second place but may have to abdicate following the new record. He fished the same method as Derek and included two 5lbs bream in his net of skimmers for 15-14-0.
Our Monday Disabled & Over 60's match was fished this week on the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick and saw local match ace Jimmy Byrne repeat his last week's win but with a much lower weight of 3-12-4. George Hollis was in the runner-up spot with 3-6-4. Most catches were made up of small roach and perch with not much to divide the field.
Thanks to all those who have volunteered to help clear swims on the River Dane we will sort out dates after leaf fall to make the job easier. Also, thanks to the small but hard-working team who cleared weedy swims at Cicily Mill Pool this week.
At this time of the year when there are not so many anglers on the bank I really need your catch reports and it is also nice to let follow members know how waters are fishing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a ring on 01928 716238.
WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between (please note winter times) 7 & 8-30pm for 2018 night permits/membership renewals, new members, subscriptions, and any queries.
Saturday Mersey Series
1) Jimmy Byrne 22-4-0
2) Barry Chambers 11-11-0
3) Ray Boden 10-8-0
4) Jim Gannon 5-12-0
Sunday Mersey Series
1) Derek Bibby 58-15-0
2) Ant Higham 15-14-0
3) Ade Green 12-14-0
4) Ray Boden 8-0-0
Monday Disabled & Over 60's
1) Jimmy Byrne 3-12-4
2) George Hollis 3-6-4
3) Graham Belton 3-4-8
4) Geoff Brooks 3-3-12
Mersey Series draw 9am Kingsway Allotments
Mersey Series draw 9am Victoria Park
Disabled & Over 60's Draw 10am Bridgewater Canal, Houghs Bridge.