PHILIP Brown was back at Grey Mist for a morning tench session on Saturday.

Although he found it slow going at first, he kept on feeding his swim ‘little and often’ with Sticky Baits Krill micro-pellets and Dynamite Baits krill method mix.

He finished- up with 15 tench caught with hair-rigged fake corn at the business end.

Keith Starkey also enjoyed his day on Tuesday when he reported landing eight tench with the biggest weighing in at 6lbs 6ozs 0drs.

Andy Corr pre-baited the number one (Worthington) reservoir on Saturday night with the hope of a good net of bream when he fished the following morning.

Well, not a bite on the tip in over three hours! So, a change of tactics to waggler and maggot for the last two hours saw Andy on ‘a bite a chuck’ from some quality perch. As he said: “Wish I’d done it earlier.” For whatever reason members invariably give this, the largest reservoir, a miss, preferring either Arley or Adlington.

I managed to escape for an evening session on the Weaver Navigation on Tuesday and thankfully missed out on the rain which was forecast. Sport was on the slow side but my elderly maggots and groundbait/micro-pellet mix did attract a few skimmers, roach, gudgeon, and perch with one a decent specimen.

The Tom James Open Match on Sunday was fished on the Mersey Walk stretch of the river which was sluggish. However, the conditions didn’t deter Jeff Shaw who drew peg 64 and notched-up his first Mersey win of the season with a weight of 5-2-0. He fished maggot on both pole and bolo for a net of roach and perch with the ‘stripeys’ definitely in abundance and striking at fry in the margins throughout the match.

Eddie Frangleton took second place from peg 70 with a similar catch of roach and perch for 4-13-0. Twenty-four anglers fished.

There is a Warrington Rowing Club rescheduled racing event being held downstream of Kingsway Bridge on Sunday so please avoid fishing this length. The Mersey Match Series on the same day has been moved back to the Mersey Walk area.

Our Disabled and Over 60s Monday match was fished this week on the Bridgewater Canal pegged from Daresbury Labs along the short length back towards Moore.

Jimmy Byrne put together a winning catch of roach and perch for a weight of 5-13-0. (This is the area that following the water main burst in early May this year saw anglers making gloomy predictions when countless gallons of chlorinated water flooded into the canal). Anyway, Jimmy fished the pole starting off on bread-punch but changed to maggot and caster to take a better stamp of fish.

Stu Patterson took second place with 4-13-0 and included a bonus bream of around 3lbs in his catch. Sixteen anglers fished.

Thanks to the members who turned out to the working party at Grey Mist last week during the boiling hot weather which saw a lot of clearance work achieved….we can now get some long-awaited stone delivered.

Forthcoming working parties: Saturday, 9.30am onwards, Small Sandiway Lake, and Sunday, 10am onwards, Rixton Claypits. If you fancy doing your bit to help your club simply turn up to either.

Our WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT remains closed on Friday evenings but 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.

Catch reports from members are always welcome. Email or call him on 01928 716238


Disabled and Over 60s: 1 Jimmy Byrne 5-13-0; 2 Stu Patterson 4-13-0; 3 Richard Baker 4-9-3; 4 Alan Brown 3-12-0.

Tom James Open Mersey Match: 1 Jeff Shaw 5-2-0; 2 Eddie Frangleton 5-0-0; 3 Jimmy Byrne 4-13-0; 4 Peter Jones/Nick Burrows 4-11-0.


Sunday: Mersey Match Series (members only): Draw 8.45am, Mersey Walk, £5 and £5 optional pool, exact money only, no change given. Covid-19 rules apply.

Monday: Disabled and Over 60s, Woodshaw Reservoir. Draw 9.45am, £5 all-in, exact money only, no change given. Covid-19 rules apply.