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Warrington Anglers’ Association
2:29pm Thursday 15th March 2012 in Angling
OUR last match of the coarse fish season was held on the River Mersey on Sunday and Jimmy Gannon finished the campaign in style.
He followed up his win last week with an impressive 16lbs 8ozs 0drs of bream and roach taken on a maggot feeder.
He lost a large fish that he had played from across the river when his line became entangled with a boat.
The weights then plummeted and Lee Clarke needed only 2-7-0 for runner-up spot.
With regards to the coarse fish close season on rivers, I think it is high time that the Environment Agency got its act together and canvassed every angler who buys a mandatory licence to fish.
The matter could then be concluded by a democratic majority vote and its current closure not remain reliant on an unrepresentative survey that nobody was aware had happened.
There is no close season on the majority of stillwaters, lakes and canals, and also no known scientific reason for it to be retained on rivers.
Gary Hughes had six mirror carp from 1½lbs to 4lbs as well as a few small roach on High Legh Pools.
Ackers Pit was the choice venue for Ian Heesom, who, in a four hours session, had a couple of 4lb-plus mirror carp, three quality crucians and plenty of good sized roach. Fishing waggler, he took the carp on pellet and the roach alternating maggot and pellet.
Laurence Pearson was hoping for a few tench on Rixton Claypits but in their absence wasn’t too disappointed with 19 skimmers up to 2lbs. All were caught on the tip and red maggot.
Both of our teams have got through to the next round of the Angling Times Supercup competition at the weekend.
Geoff Stoll’s team was drawn away and Warrington Black was drawn at home against Lymm.
Geoff’s ended up with both teams on equal points and just secured the win on a countback on weight. Warrington Black had 14 points against Lymm’s 10.
I would welcome any catch reports either by phone 01928 716238 or email frank@ warrington-anglers.org.uk. Our HQ, 52, Parker Street is open between 7pm and 9pm every Friday for subscriptions, new memberships/night permits, or any queries.
Frank Lythgoe Forthcoming events: WAA Local Winter League: Draw is at 8.30am, McDonald’s, Congleton. Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, draw 10am, Star Inn, Statham. Contact John Dagnall on 635486.
Results: Mersey Series: 1, Jimmy Gannon 16-8-0; 2, Lee Clarke 2-7-0; 3, Bob Clough 1-12-0. Disabled and Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1, Alan Brown 7-4-0; 2, Bud Lea 6-1-8; 3, Lennie Dutton 3-5-4; 4, George Barber 2-10-0.