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Warrington Anglers’ Association
11:38am Thursday 23rd February 2012 in Angling
MATCH results are not too great this week, when only a single pike was more than enough to win our Disabled and Over 60s match on Monday.
It was fished at Daresbury, a normally productive stretch of canal where winner Pete Critchley pole-fished worm hoping for anything that swam.
His luck was in and he snared the small jack pike weighing 3lbs 2ozs 8drs.
Weights went downhill after that and veteran Alf Seddon came in second with 9ozs 8drs.
Our Mersey Series was won by Jimmy Byrne, who included a bream of 5-10-0 and added a few roach for a total weight of 7-0-0 using small groundbait feeder and maggot.
Members found a few fish feeding at Grey Mist Mere and seven carp came out on Saturday night with the best a 17 pounder.
A number of anglers have got together and are purposely feeding quality high-protein bait in order to increase growth rates.
They are already reporting promising results as the carp are packing on weight and an added bonus will be some even bigger tench later in the year for those members who target this species.
Roach and rudd have suffered from heavy cormorant predation the past few years and as a consequence the resident pike are emaciated, with their major food source eaten by this avian pest.
The Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme is back, where you can collect vouchers for clubs.
Last year we exchanged those that you kindly gave us for various useful items such as first aid kits for use at our Junior matches and coaching events. You can either drop them in our Sainsbury’s Active Kids box at Cheshire Angling or post them though our office door at 52, Parker Street, Warrington.
The 2012 memberships will be posted out to all members towards the end of the month, whereupon they can be renewed at any of our tackle shop depots advertised on our website and club card, at HQ on a Friday evening, or by post to PO Box 71 Warrington WA1 1LR New members can join now by any of the above methods/places in addition to our website www.warrington-anglers.org.uk I would welcome any catch reports on 01928 716238 or email@example.com.
HQ 52, Parker Street is now open as usual between 7pm and 9pm every 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, Jimmy Byrne 7-0-0; 2, Jimmy Gannon 3-10-7; 3, Martin Lenihan 1-7-0.
Disabled and Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1, Pete Critchley 3-2-8; 2, Alf Seddon 9-8; 3, Bud Leigh 2-12; 4, Jimmy Byrne 1-8.