Anglers mourn loss of long-term member

Frank Lythgoe, pictured, paid his respects to long time member Arthur Hankinson

Frank Lythgoe, pictured, paid his respects to long time member Arthur Hankinson

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IT is with great sadness that I have to report the death of long time member Arthur Hankinson, aged 64, who was cremated on Monday.

The order of service was replaced with a pictorial booklet of his life that certainly brought back many fond memories for those present.

Arthur served on our management committee for many years where he worked selflessly to make angling better for other Warrington Anglers members.

Nothing was too much trouble for him, his classic reply when asked to do any job was, "I can't promise, but I'll see what I can do."

True to type he always found a way to fit it in around work and family. To those that knew him, Arthur was simply one of those nice guys who loved his family, his work, and would do anything for anybody.

At this time our condolences go out to his wife Viv and family. Any donations will go to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Due to spawning fish some pegs or fisheries may be closed without notice. As responsible anglers we all have a duty of care to our quarry at this time.

No anglers should be attempting to catch spawning fish and anyone caught under such circumstances will be reported by bailiffs and members.

The results of our Disabled and Over 60s' re-arranged match on Monday improved this week as winner Jimmy Byrne tempted a few bream from his end peg for a clear win with 8-1-0.

The next three weights were close but he still had 5lbs to spare against second-placed Geoff Brooks on 2-14-0 from the opposite end peg.

Please note that due to the Bank Holiday this next weekメs Junior/Intermediate and Minnows teach-in (absolute beginners) will be held on Tuesday at Phoenix Park Lake, meet 6pm on car park.

Please keep those catch reports coming in as they are invaluable to this column and fellow members planning fishing trips. Either ring me on 01928 716238 or email frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk.

HQ 52, Parker Street is open as usual between 7 and 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits, or any queries.

Results: Juniors/Inters Summer Series: 1, Daniel Burton 1-11-0; 2, Morgan Adawee 1-10-5; 3, Charlie Forster 1-0-0.

Minnows: 1, Harvey Ryan 11-0; 2, Jake Braid 6-6; 3, Owen Stoll 3-3.

Disabled and Over 60s: 1, Jimmy Byrne 8-1-0; 2, Geoff Brooks 2-14-0; 3, Stu Patterson 2-11-8; 4, Trev Bainbridge 2-6-0.

Forthcoming events: Tuesday, Disabled and Over 60s: Bridgewater Canal, draw 10am on bank Daresbury Labs. Contact John Dagnall at Cheshire Angling 01925 635486.

Inters/Juniors and Minnows (complete beginners): Draw Phoenix Park Lake 6pm on car park. Contact Helen Dagnall on 01925 635486.

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