THE Mount at Buckley is hard work if you fish an overnighter, as three members found last weekend when they had 48 carp between them, making sleep impossible.
Still, what a way to be totally out of the game the next day! Best fish was a 14 pounder, although there have been a few 20s coming out.
Seventy-eight-years-young Tony Ward caught a PB from this fishery in the shape of an immaculate mirror that sent the scales to 13lbs.
It looks as though a father and daughter fishing the corner swim on Sunday at the Mount left an item of tackle. It has been safely retained by a member so please get in touch with me.
Jim Gannon proved yet again that he is magic on the Mersey with a convincing win in our Saturday Mersey Series with a 12-2-6 net which included a 6lbs slab, two skimmers, roach and perch.
That more than doubled the weight of runner-up Derek Bibby, who caught roach and perch but missed out on any bream.
The Rod only match on Sunday saw anglers having to contend with blustery winds and showers but this did not deter Bob Clough, who after a spell in the doldrums bounced back in some style and annihilated the rest of the field with a decisive 19-3-0 win.
Bob drew peg 74 and fished the groundbait feeder throughout to include four quality bream and a few small silver fish in his winning catch.
There was hardly anything separating the next three anglers, but Mike Dench took second spot with 7-12-0.
Our Disabled & Over 60s match was fished on the Mersey and saw Jim Gannon weave his spell yet again with another decisive win on his favourite groundbait feeder method with 10-2-8 of bream.
I have been assured by match organiser Ray Bowden that a number of anglers have sidled up to Jim during the match but came away scratching their heads as he didn’t appear to be doing anything different. Runner up was Jim Byrne with 7-3-14.
We have been handing out sample sachets of food to members provided by Stowaway Foods and would appreciate more reports and comments of how much you enjoyed them.
We still have some to distribute, but if you wish to purchase more you can see the full menu and obtain them at www.stowawayfoods.com. If you fancy something quick, wholesome and tasty that doesn’t break the bank they have permanently lowered their prices by 20%, offering anglers a delicious selection of bankside food at a bargain price. Main meals will be reduced from £2.99 to £2.39 and the soups will be reduced from £1.75 to £1.39. Each product has a shelf life of 12 months from the time the product reaches you.
There is another working party on Saturday at Grey Mist Mere, so be aware there may be some disruption but it is all to the general benefit of members.
Anyone who fancies helping just turn up on the morning, these guys do start early but come when you can they will find you a job.
False alarm the report of last week of botulism at High Legh Fisheries was a none event, however thanks to the members who made the report as you cannot be too careful.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. HQ 52, Parker Street is open as usual between 7 & 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits, or any queries.
Results: Mersey Saturday Sweepstake: 1, Jim Gannon 12-2-0; 2, Derek Bibby 5-7-0; 3, Ray Bowden 4-4-0; 4, Jimmy Byrne 4-0-0. Rod Only Match (Mersey): 1, Bob Clough 19-3-0; 2, Mike Dench 7-12-0; 3, Derek Bibby 7-10-0; 4, Paul Harding 6-15-0. Disabled & Over 60s: 1, Jim Gannon 10-2-8; 2, Jimmy Byrne 7-3-14; 3, Derek Bibby 4-3-3; 4, Nick Daniels 3-4-12. Junior Summer Series: 1, David Smith 13-14-0; 2, Mordan Adawee 4-11-0; 3, Jake Braid 4-5-0.
Forthcoming events, Saturday: Mersey Sweep, draw 9am on the bank at the Kingsway North Allotments, contact Ray on 07790317714. Sunday: Mersey Series, draw 9am near allotments Victoria Park (fish 34 back). Monday: Bank Holiday Special, draw 9am near allotments Victoria Park. Tuesday: Disabled and Over 60s, (Bridgewater), draw 10am on canal bank at Keckwick Hill, contact John Dagnall on 01925 635486. Inters/Juniors Summer Series, contact Helen/John Dagnall on 01925 635486. Minnows Summer Series, Contact Helen/John Dagnall.