Frank Lythgoe’s Warrington Anglers Association column

ANDREW Sangam enjoyed four daily sessions on Worthington Lakes fishing at Adlington (No.3) before this smaller of the three fisheries closed for three months on Sunday, March 14, as this operates a close-season opening again on June 16.

The total catch from his sessions was eight carp and two bream taken on garlic grill pop-ups with the best day resulting in five carp – the biggest a common weighing 18lbs 11ozs 0drs.

Jade Webb – aka ‘Ninja B’ – sent me some information regarding her brother Jack’s catch from Grey Mist Mere on Friday of a 25lb mirror carp. Jack had used essential cell wafter topped with fake corn and PVA mesh.

As the time he had available was short, he completed the baiting-up, hooking and landing in the space of 60 minutes!

Not only that but the previous week, Jack landed a carp from Ackers Pit within the same timescale. The question is, what would be the outcome of a five-hour session?

Jack Webb with the 25lb mirror carp he caught at Grey Mist Mere

Jack Webb with the 25lb mirror carp he caught at Grey Mist Mere

Good news from Angling Trust is that from March 29 with the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions, match fishing and night fishing can resume.

Night bookings can be taken from 9am to 6pm by text only on March 26. All updates and any restrictions will be posted on the Warrington Anglers Association Facebook group page and our website.

Our WAA headquarters at 52 Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT remain closed on Friday evenings until further notice.

Members can simply post to this address or put their book or request in an envelope with their payment and a stamped addressed envelope through our HQ door, where mail is collected and dealt with most days.

Alternatively, you can post to Warrington Anglers Association PO. Box 71, Warrington WA1 1LR where mail is collected weekly.

There is another working party for essential maintenance (tidying pegs) at Sandiway Small Lake this Saturday, March 20. Meet at the lake at 9am when volunteers must book in with Matt Akery on arrival in order that he is aware of those attending.

The areas where the work is taking place will be closed during the day from 9am to 3pm to all who are not involved in the working party.

This is for the benefit of all members so I would ask that members cooperate.

Please note reasonable travel is allowed by volunteers for such tasks and the usual Covid-19 restrictions – social distancing etc – must be observed.

Our volunteers have been working this week clearing overgrown and self-seeded saplings from our Appleton Reservoir car park.

The top has been scraped down to base stone with crush & run limestone hopefully being spread and rolled on Thursday.

When this work has been completed, there should be room for at least 16 vehicles – possibly more – so there will be zero tolerance to members parking anywhere but within the car park, which is annoying to local residents.

Thanks to a member on Tuesday who helped by moving his van numerous times. He didn’t catch but it was a glorious day to be fishing and as he said, better than work!

You can still renew memberships along with your night permit online from our Warrington Anglers Association website. It works a treat on mobile, tablet, or laptop.

You must use the required numbers from both your postcode and membership number as printed on your booklet address label. Most tackle shops advertised in your membership book are open for click & collect.

Reports from members, pics or funny stories are always welcome. Email or give me a call on 01928 716238.