THE Association-owned small lake at Sandiway was successfully stocked with 100, mainly mirror, carp on Saturday afternoon.
The 10 volunteers who turned up were kept busy photographing, weighing and carrying the fish to the three members who came kitted up with chest waders.
I think the latter possibly drew the short straw, but they did not complain as they stood in the freezing water, engrossed in ensuring all fish swam away safely.
The VS Fisheries-bred carp ranged from around 6½lbs to more than 8lbs and should pack on weight in their new home.
Sunday saw an equally good turnout to the advertised working party at Moore Quarry, where the teams removed overgrown and self-seeded trees to greatly improve access to fishing areas.
Likewise, the three members who are qualified divers worked tirelessly all day removing underwater snags.
It certainly was a cracking start and there is still a long way to go, but if anyone is interested there is another chance to get involved on Sunday, February 2 at 10am on the car park.
Phil Hancock fished The Mount at Buckley on Thursday, where he used a small maggot feeder to tempt 30 to 40 perch and roach between 4ozs and 1½lbs. It was another hard match on the Mersey on Sunday, when Paul Harding made it two wins in a row, with a weight of 1lbs 0ozs 10drs of small roach taken on a groundbait feeder from peg 51.
Our Monday Disabled and Over 60s match on the Bridgewater Canal at Houghs Bridge saw Lenny Dutton back in the frame with a mixed net for 3-10-0.
Martin Griffiths has started a new series on a Saturday on the Bridgewater and young rod Adam Harman put his winning net of roach onto the scales for 11-5-0 Keep sending catch reports to 01928 716238 or firstname.lastname@example.org HQ 52, Parker Street is open as usual between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits.
Results: Members Flyer: 1, Adam Harman 11-5-0; 2, Phil Cross 8-10-0; 3, Martin Griffiths 8-8-8: 4, Bob Campbell 5-4-0. Mersey Series: 1, Paul Harding 1-0-10; 2, Roy Everson 10-6; 3, Pete Jones 7-0. Disabled and Over 60s: 1, Lenny Dutton 3-10-0; 2, Bud Lea 3-5-4; 3, Ron Durr 2-12-10; 4, George Barber 2-7-0.
Forthcoming events: Saturday: Members Flyer Bridgewater Canal Draw at 9am. Call Cheshire Angling on 635486 for draw venue. Sunday: Mersey Series, draw at 9am at Victoria Park. Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, draw at 10am on Gun Club car park. Call John Dagnall on 635486.