Minnnows can learn from top quality coaches

Warrington Guardian: Minnnows can learn from top quality coaches Minnnows can learn from top quality coaches

MONDAY sees the start of our Junior/Intermediate Summer Series with the initial draw at 6pm at Euclid Avenue.

On Tuesday our Minnows (absolute beginners) start, same time and place, where if you fancy learning how to fish from top quality coaches including England Ladies International Helen Dagnall, then simply turn up.

More fish safely in the net, well you can sign me up after yet another blank at Moore Quarry.

Any member who fancies catching more fish safely should get in touch with Warrington Anglers’ Gav Astley, who is getting together a team of volunteer coaches and helpers from within the club.

Drawing on their vast depth of knowledge and varied skills they should be able to advise and demonstrate most aspects of our sport.

It is intended to trial the first event at Grey Mist Mere and Gav would like to hear from interested members. Email him at onegav@btinternet.com Lee Chapman enjoyed his first three-night session on Sandiway large lake when at 3am he caught a 25lbs mirror from ‘No Fish Bay’.

It was a new PB and he caught it on a chod rig fishing a 60 yards. A few decent tench specimens are also reported but the smaller 17acre lake was producing more carp action.

David Poole and Chris McGuiness had, ‘probably the best day's fishing we have ever had’, at Rixton Claypits on Sunday.

They started with a few tench to just under 5lbs before the bream moved in and mugged any bait presented. They used their own concoction of method mix and switched their hook baits between maggots, corn, and soft pellets to catch bream ranging from 1lb to 5lbs and they stopped count at 40 fish.

The Environment Agency Fisheries Team were out checking licences over the holiday weekend and found a number of anglers fishing without them, including some at Rixton Claypits.

It is not worth spoiling your day wondering where and when you will be asked to produce it. It is far cheaper purchasing one before you fish than paying a large fine plus court costs when caught.

Bob Campbell won our Spring League on Saturday with 3-9-0, ensuring him another single point that maintained his overall lead. Jeff Shaw was second with 3-7-0.

The results of our Disabled and Over 60s’ re-arranged match on Tuesday were again poor due to fish having other things on their minds, namely spawning.

Veteran angler Stan Charnock found a few from his end peg draw near Keckwick Hill Bridge to clock up his first win of the year with 2-6-1. Mike Daniels was runner-up with 15-10.

Our planting project got under way at our Offa’s Dyke Fishery on Saturday with more than 150 marginal and other native plants sited. The reported fish-in didn’t turn up too many fish, a few bream, small roach, and several chub. There is lots of work and stocking needed to bring this fishery up to an acceptable standard.

Keep catch reports coming in. Contact me on 01928 716238 or frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk. HQ 52, Parker Street is open between 7 and 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits or queries.

Results: Spring League round six: Individuals: 1, Bob Campbell 3-9-0; 2, Jeff Shaw 3-7-0; 3, Phil Cross 1-12-7.

Leaders: Bob Campbell 8, Phil Cross 9, George Barber 16. Graham Belton 17.

Disabled and over 60s: 1, Stan Charnock 2-6-11; 2, Mike Daniels 1-5-10; 3, Lenny Dutton 13-0; 4, John Dagnall 9-0.

Forthcoming events, Saturday: Cheshire Spring League: Macclesfield Canal, draw 9am McDonalds, Congleton. Monday: Disabled & Over 60s: Bridgewater Canal, draw 10am Star Inn, Statham. Contact John Dagnall at Cheshire Angling 635486. Junior Summer Series: Bridgewater Canal, draw 6pm Euclid Avenue. Contact Helen Dagnall 635486. Tuesday: Minnows: Bridgewater Canal, draw 6pm Euclid Avenue. Contact Helen Dagnall 635486.

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