ANGLERS have been sending their pictures this week from lockdown fishing sessions across the area.

Gerard Unsworth took his five-year-old son fishing for the first time at the weekend and enjoyed a fruitful day.

"We decided to head up the River Mersey leaving from Spikey Island canal and lock system. These are just some of our catches," he said.

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"First fish he’s ever caught and what a fish it was!" said Gerard.

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"Small dog fish he thought was a snake haha," said Gerard.

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"Small whiting, that proud face is what it’s all about," said Gerard.

Meanwhile, Martyn Fairbrother revealed this as as his first fish of lockdown after 'blanking' on his previous four outings - a humongous 50lb 8oz mirror carp.

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Among them are some of George Roby with his carp catches from Appleton Reservoir in Warrington.

George is a young professional rugby league player who has been on the books of Warrington Wolves and has represented his country at Academy level.

But Academy and Reserve level rugby league both got cancelled after the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.

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He said: "After not being able to play rugby for months I turned a bit of my attention into fishing and had a few banging fish out of Wally Rez."

Fir Tree Flash in Wigan and White Door Dam in Golborne are a couple of other venues local anglers have been venturing to.

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And here's some of the fantastic catch pictures readers have sent us this year after their sessions across Cheshire.

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> Fascinating insight into how Louise goes about her pike fishing

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> What anglers can and can't do during lockdown

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