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Warrington Anglers’ Association
11:11am Thursday 16th February 2012 in Angling
WITH an increasing number of our canals and stillwater fisheries becoming free of ice anglers are starting to think about a fishing session.
Our Disabled and over 60s match organiser on Monday managed to find a section of the Bridgewater Canal at Moore large enough to accommodate the hardy regulars.
The fish were, as expected, tightly shoaled but local rod Jimmy Byrne put a mixed net of roach and skimmers on the scales fora little more than 5lbs.
He fished the pole alternating between bread and pinkie.
Our Honorary and over 65’s match organiser Stan Charnock has retired after a good number of years successfully running these events.
On behalf of everyone, a big thank you to him for what he has done, which on occasions can seem like a thankless task.
Hopefully he will now be able to spend more time actually fishing.
The good news is that Cheshire Angling’s John Dagnall has stepped into the breach and volunteered to run the matches, including the John Lavery Series alongside his events.
The only change is that they will in future be held on a Monday, but anglers who qualify can fish two matches in one from the same peg if they so wish, which should be very interesting indeed.
I understand that small pike are showing at the Woolston end of the river behind Grey Mist.
New member Mark Davies was chomping at the bit to get out on our fisheries for a session, but due to the freeze was forced into a river session on the Alyn.
It was his first ever go at trotting a stick-float but his loose fed maggots soon attracted some interest and he caught 12 grayling to around 12oz, four feisty brown trout and a salmon parr.
His three hour session proved to be a pleasant afternoon out and his first ever grayling to boot!
New members can join in person at any of our tackle shop licence depots as advertised on our website and club card.
They can also join at our HQ, by post to PO Box 71, Warrington WA1 1LR, or at www.warrington-anglers.org.uk I would welcome any catch reports on 01928 716238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HQ 52 at Parker Street is now open as usual between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits or any queries.
Frank Lythgoe Forthcoming events: Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, draw at 10am at Star Inn, Statham. Call John Dagnall on 635486.
Results: Mersey Series: 1, Peter Jones 1-3-0; 2, Anthony Higham 1-2-3; 3, Ross Whiteman 10-3. Disabled and Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1, Jimmy Byrne 5-0-5; 2, Mike Daniels 3-14-2; 3, Trev Bainbridge 1-6-4; 4, Alan Clark 5-2.