OUR regular Mersey Series match was back on again following its cancellation last week due to atrocious weather and high tides.
Winner Roy Everson, wearing his brand spanking new Drennan waterproofs, christened them in good style with 4lbs 13ozs 9drs.
He didn’t have a fish in the net, but with 15 minutes to go and out of the blue came a welcome almost 4lbs bream to earn victory.
Runner-up was match organiser Ant Higham on the next peg, who thought that he had it in the bag with his five roach and a skimmer bream for 1-8-0.
Monday’s Disabled and Over 60s match was fished on the Bridgewater Canal at Red Lane Bridge and turned out to be one of the worst results on record.
Match organiser John Dagnall put it down to a severe overnight frost, which apparently suited his style of fishing as he clocked up his first win of the year with 13-4.
Bob Wallwork, back on the match scene following a long absence, was second with 8-0.
In one section only two anglers actually caught but Lenny Dutton with 2-12 suffered his lowest ever result where he actually drew coin, just edging out Graham Belton on 2-4.
I know I recently wrote that it can’t get any worse, well surely weights cannot go any lower otherwise anglers will be issued with raffle tickets at the draw. Martin Griffiths, who organises our Members Flyer matches every Saturday, battled it out with Stu Hardman fish for fish on the Bridgewater Canal at Lymm.
It was close, but Martin ended up with 7-10-5 on pole and bread punch plus a few caster fish , pushing Stu’s 7-3-0 into second.
Members regularly email or ring me asking where the current best venue is and you cannot go far wrong than watch the match results, for example this week avoid Red Lane at all costs but get down to Lymm for some silver fish action. It’s a no brainer.
Please call me if you saw the person who fly-tipped rubbish at Grey Mist Mere on Tuesday.
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, Martin Griffiths 7-10-5; 2, Stu Hardman 7-3-0; 3, Mike Dench 4-9-0; 4, Jeff Stoll 3-6-14. Disabled and Over 60s: 1, John Dagnall 13-4; 2, Bob Wallwork 8-0; 3, Alan Brown 7-10; 4, Paul Bibby 5-10.
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.