Frank Lythgoe's Warrington Anglers' Association Column

HEATHER-MAY Spiers accompanied by her mum Kelly visited Ackers Pit on Monday to try to fit in a quick hour’s session after school.

The keen 10-year-old fished waggler and red maggot and was rewarded with two carp. Well done Heather-May.

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Heather-May Spiers catching and showing her carp

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Following a family Monday morning walk around Hay-on-Wye Neil Plunkett managed to fit in four hours fishing on our association owned River Wye fishery in the afternoon.

He had eight nice chub to over 4lbs, all caught on the tip using luncheon meat or pepperami as bait, a 5-foot hook link and ground bait with added dampened pellets in a heavy feeder as the river was fining down after the recent rain.

Directions to our car park at the Wye should now read: As you drive through the entrance gate from the road our parking area is just twenty yards or so further on the right-hand side of the lane. No vehicles beyond this point.

Paul Gaskell set out to fish at Appleton Reservoir but was disappointed to find on his arrival that every peg was taken so a quick change of plan saw him at Rixton Claypits. As it turned out he enjoyed a cracking session catching decent roach all afternoon up to 8ozs. He fished waggler and caster.

Our Sunday Mersey Match Series was fished this week on the Mersey Walk stretch but despite being a bright sunny day the river was carrying lots of extra water.

Another member drew match organiser Ade Green the end peg number 75, and after setting up a new tip rod for the first time he christened it on his third cast with a 6lb bream.

Unknown to him as it turned out it was enough to give him first place, but in angling anything can happen, so he carried on landing A further three smaller bream, a skimmer, and 20 roach which gave him a total weight of 11-4-0. He fished feeder alternating between pinkie and maggot.

Our Disabled & Over 60’s Monday match was fished on the Bridgewater Canal at Moore where the winner Richard Baker drew the stick-ups. Fishing the pole using both maggot and caster, he ended up the clear winner with a net of four bream with over 20 roach for a weight of 15-3-0 and he lost three further bream.

Jimmy Byrne drew the ‘Tramps Grave’ peg and maintained his runner-up position of the previous day with 3-15-8 made up of small roach and perch caught on pinkie. Seventeen fished.

WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street are closed on Friday evenings until further notice. Members renewing can put their book or request in an envelope with their payment, a stamped addressed envelope, and post it through our HQ door where mail is dealt with most days. If you need any further information please give me a call or email as below.

Especially at this time of the year as sport slows, I really need your catch reports coming in as they are all very much appreciated by fellow members. Email or give me a ring on 01928 716238.


Mersey Match Series: 1 Ade Green 11-4-0; 2 Jimmy Byrne 4-6-0; 3 Alan Faulkner 2-12-0; 4 Ed Frangleton/Roy Everson 2-4-0 Monday Disabled & Over 60s: 1 Richard Baker 15-3-0; 2 Jimmy Byrne 3-15-8; 3 George Hollis 3-7-8; 4 David Hill 3-6-10.


Sunday: Mersey Match Series, members only (27 pegs), must book on, draw 7am Mersey Walk. (£5 pool or £10 all-in, no coins, no change given). Monday: Disabled & Over 60s, draw 9.45am, Bridgewater Canal, Stage Lane. (£5 all-in, no coins, no change given).