WHAT a stunning array of catches there's been around Warrington Anglers' Association waters this summer.

Fishing enthusiasts young and old have been sharing pictures of the fish they have tempted with their juicy offerings, using a wide variety of baits and methods.

Appleton Reservoir, Grey Mist Mere, Rixton Claypits, Moore Quarry, River Mersey, Statham Pool, The Mount, Cicely Mill Pool and Bridgewater Canal have all been popular choices for the 10,000+ members.

Many of the beauties featured in these pictures are carp.

Among the highlights is seven-year-old Millie Wailes landing a 30lb 4oz mirror carp affectionately known as 'Raspberry'.

It is the achievement of a lifetime for many anglers, yet the Cinnamon Brow Primary School pupil has broken the magic '30' milestone at such a tender age and in only her second year involved in the sport.

The beauty was brought out of Sandiway Lakes when Millie was accompanied by her father Darrel and struck gold only a few hours into their session.

Millie had made headlines last year when she caught a 20lb fish at the age of six at the same venue.

"The mirror carp is named as Raspberry because of the hint of colours towards the rear," said Darrel.

"We arrived on Friday around lunch time in the rain, set up and within two hours she bagged the 30lb 4oz beauty.

"Rasberry is a sought-after fish for most anglers who fish the 52-acre low stocked Warrington Anglers' Association water."

He added: "What a way to enjoy the summer holidays!

"It took me 15 years to catch a 30lb carp and Millie is into year two of her fishing."

Matti Crowder was particularly proud to acquaint himself with 'Houdini', Grey Mist's big girl weighing 28lbs 12ozs.

And father and son Darren and Declan Evans seem to have the knack as a pair, judging by the carp they both landed at Appleton Reservoir and the barracuda they got their hands on while on holiday.

David Bailey from Great Sankey looks to have had a prolific summer, with the best of the bunch day or night being a 27lb 4oz mirror carp out of Moore Quarry.

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There was an exciting moment too for Latchford youngster Cameron Daley, 6, after he landed his personal best bream of 3lbs 12ozs from the Bridgewater Canal.

Residents should note you have to be a member of Warrington Anglers' Association to fish these particular waters legally.

An Environment Agency licence is also required

Call in at the club's headquarters in at 52 Parker Street between 7pm and 9pm any Friday for further details.

Other clubs, such as Lymm Angling Club, also own rights in the area.