ERIC Smith and his 12-year-old grandson Callum Postill chose Grey Mist Mere as a venue for their first visit to a Warrington Anglers' Association fishery.
They were impressed with this Association-owned water and the fishing wasn’t too bad either.
Callum had four runs missed two, hooked two and lost a near double figure fish at the net.
He ended his session with his first pike, a fish of 5lbs and just maybe thoughts of what could have been, but nevertheless a catch that he will never forget.
To quote Eric: “We are new members and this day alone has made it worthwhile joining.”
Mike (Spike) Bamber reports catching a 23lbs-plus distinctive mirror from this fishery on Sunday, which was only stocked three years ago at 14lbs.
Not too bad a growth rate, a gain of just over 3lbs per year.
Currently fish are already ordered two years in advance but this is information that more members should be sharing as it can have a bearing of future stocking requirements.
Just a couple of lines to quell rumours, the latest that we have given up the Mount. One word, no!
Also that Coppull Anglers are no longer one of our licence depots, again total bilge.
In fact, Mike and Ellen are superb ambassadors of our club.
Our regular Mersey Series match was cancelled but that did not stop match co-organiser Paul Harding from fishing his usual feeder tactics he ended up with 20 roach and a skimmer.
Veteran angler George Barber elevated himself from last week’s second place to first in Monday’s Disabled and Over 60s match, with a roach and skimmer catch of 6lbs 1ozs 12drs on bread punch.
Our Members Flyer fished on Saturday at Lymm again saw cracking weights, with national squad manager Jeff Stoll leaving the opposition in his wake with an all-roach catch of 13-15-11 taken on pole and red maggot.
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, Jeff Stoll 13-15-11; 2, Ste Hirst 10-5-14; 3, Martin Griffiths 9-6-0; 4, Graham Belton 6-1-0. Mersey Series: No Match. Disabled and Over 60s: 1, George Barber 6-1-12; 2, John Dagnall 4-11-0; 3, Derek Bibby 4-5-5; 4, Lenny Dutton 3-0-0.
Forthcoming events: Saturday: Members Flyer, Bridgewater Canal, draw at 9am. Call Martin Griffiths on 07760 204039 for details. Sunday: Mersey Series, draw at 9am on Mersey Walk. Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, draw at 10am (Gun Club car park). Call John Dagnall on 635486.