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Warrington Anglers' Association says goodbye to long-time member
IT is with sadness that I report the death of well known Warrington Anglers’ member Bill Worrall, whom many will have met at either Cicily Mill Pool or Grey Mist Mere.
I have known Bill for many years and he seems to have always been on the fishing and shooting scene for as long as I can remember.
He will be missed and our sympathy goes out to his family.
I understand the funeral arrangements are noon on Saturday at Walton Lea Crematorium.
Tench sport at Grey Mist gets better by the day as Paul Floyd reports yet another good session on this popular urban fishery.
He fished corn on one rod but it was his hair-rigged double 8mm pellet on the other that saw all the action.
He had half a dozen tench with the best at 6lbs 13ozs 0drs plus one of the original carp at 14-14-0 and one of the new mirrors at 17-5-0.
This latter fish went off like a rocket and, size for size, Paul reckons it was one of the best scraps he’d had in 20 years on his trusty 1.75lbs test curve rod.
Michael Simpson got amongst the tench with fish to 4lbs.
Rixton Claypits are producing good catches of roach and skimmers on maggot to both pole and waggler tactics.
A few tench are also starting to show but the best catch this week was by Andrew Walmsley, who endured a night of torrential rain to be rewarded at 1.15am with a cracking mirror carp of 19lbs.
The fish took 15 minutes to come to the net and fell to a Rod Hutchinson boilie.
Our weekly Disabled and Over 60s match chased the fish, or at least that was the general idea, when members fished the event on Monday at Hilltop where we released 1,000 or so roach a few weeks previous.
However, things didn’t go quite according to plan because Derek Bibby found only big bream in his swim for a 10-9-8 winning net closely followed by Jimmy Byrne, again all bream for 9-13-0.
Pole-fished caster and bread accounted for most catches.
Another reminder if you have not yet received your 2012 membership through the post, contact me straight away.
Keep sending catch reports to 01928 716238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HQ 52, Parker Street is now open as usual between 7pm and 9pm every Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/ night permits or any queries. Forthcoming events: Monday: Sid Jones Open: Draw 10am Star Inn, Statham. Contact John Dagnall at Cheshire Angling 635486.
Results: Disabled and Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1, Derek Bibby 10-9-8; 2, Jimmy Byrne 9-13-0; 3, Alf Seddon 5-1-10; 4, Barry Owen 4-13-6.