SANDIWAY small lake is really producing the goods for a number of members.
Ste Wharton, Aka Big Tree Ste, the tree surgeon booked on for a three-day stint on big Sandiway. After spotting fish moving on the small lake he managed to rebook his remaining two nights there.
The first peg he fished was vacated by a member who caught four carp to 24lb and gave Ste all the info needed.
Fishing pva bags of pellet and crushed boilie with hi-viz pop ups on the hook, within an hour he had a lovely 16lb common followed by two more carp, eight tench up to 7lb6oz and four bream during the night.
His swim went quiet and he spotted a lot of carp crashing near the far bank, he packed up next morning and moved, adding11 carp and four more tench.
The biggest carp were 21 and 26lb with a total tally of 14 carp, 12 tench and four bream. Ste commented: "What a great water little Sandiway is, with a little effort the rewards are there to be had."
Meanwhile at Grey Mist, Mark Lindley reported a mirror (Houdini?) of 27lb 8oz. The fish was caught a month earlier at 26lb 8oz, the increase verified on two sets of scales.
It was caught close in by the weed. His Dad hooked it on his son's rod but being an absolute gentleman handed the rod over to his son to play and land the fish. Isn't that what Dads are for?
Our head bailiff at Buckley (The Mount), where there is an awful lot of work going on, reports lots of single figure carp being caught from the back pool. Ian Grayson caught 11 carp best 13lb 8oz from the first peg on the car park using floaters.
Offa's Dyke is looking well but is still a work in progress, fish are being caught and surprisingly a few chub have featured in catches.
There is a working party on Sunday, general tidying up and some weed removal, working for a few hours then having a fish into the afternoon.
Everyone welcome, chest waders will be a big advantage if helping out, if not just come along and have a fish.
HQ open Fridays, 7 pm to 9pm, for new members, subscriptions, night permits and information.
Results: Disabled and over 60s: 1, Jimmy Byrne 5-2-8; 2, Richard Wernham 4-5-0; 3, Stu Patterson 3-13-0; 4, John Dagnall/Graham Belton 3-3-0.
Juniors: 1, David Smith 1-10-0; 2, Morgan Adawee 1-8-0; 3,Daniel Burton 15-8oz.
Forthcoming events, Monday: Disabled and over 60s: Draw, Star Inn, 10 am. Junior Series: Draw, Bridgewater Canal, Euclid Ave, Grappenhall, 6pm. Contact Helen Dagnall, 01925 635486.
Tuesday: Complete beginners (trainee Minnows): Bridgewater Canal, 6pm, Euclid Avenue. Contact Helen Dagnall, 01925 635486.