NEW member Mick Clitheroe marked his first trip out on Sunday with a personal best equalling chub of 5lbs 1oz 0dr on the River Wyre.

He fished a quivertip with a small cage feeder filled with crushed micros and small pellets and a 3lb hook-length baited with a good old lobworm on a size 8 hook.

Paul Knowles, fishing at Grey Mist, was ready to pack up his gear and go home when he decided on the proverbial ‘one last cast’. A cracking tench of 7-2-0 was his reward.

Committee members Jay Makin and Andy Burrows were rewarded after sorting out an issue at The Mount with a few fish for their troubles. Jay landed three mirrors and a chunky roach and Andy two mirrors and a common just short of 19lbs. Jay used Munch Baits Bio-Marine 18mm boilies in mesh and PVA bags with Andy preferring Krill Sticky Baits 16mm boilies and 4mm pellets.

Michael White, targeting perch on the Bridgewater Canal again, had cracking fish on consecutive days, with the best being just over 2.5lbs. A few small pike have been reported from the Moore to Preston Brook length.

Our last Sunday Mersey Match of the season before the closure of coarse fishing on our rivers from March 15 until it reopens again on June 16 was fished at the Mersey Walk end of the river by 21 anglers.

Bob Campbell was the winner with almost 3lbs to spare when he put his catch of 15 roach on the scales to record a weight of 6-12-0. He fished a feeder down the middle of the river using liquidised bread and a big bread punch.

Organiser Jimmy Byrne was the runner-up drawing peg 57 next door to where he took first place the previous week. He fished a feeder alternating between bread punch and white maggot for 3-15-0 made up of 20 roach and a brace of perch. Jimmy also was presented with the River Mersey Match Angler of the Year by Alan Faulkner.

Our weekly Monday Disabled & Over 60s match on the Bridgewater Canal was at Houghs Bridge. Winner Jimmy Byrne needed only 1-4-0 of six roach and perch taken on pole-fished bread punch, worm, and maggot. Alan Faulkner took second place with small roach caught on bread punch. Fifteen anglers turned out.

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.

I really appreciate any catch reports from members, especially at this time of the year when they are understandably few and far between with there being not many anglers out fishing.Email or contact 01928 716238 with your catch reports.

Results: Mersey Match Series: 1 Bob Campbell 6-12-0; 2 Jimmy Byrne 3-15-0; 3 Neil Davies 3-5-0; 4 Alan Faulkner 2-14-0.

Disabled & Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1 Jimmy Byrne 1-4-0; 2 Alan Faulkner 1-2-0; 3 Neil Buist 0-13-0; 4 George Barber 0-11-0.

Fixtures: Monday: Disabled & Over 60s match: Bridgewater Canal, draw 9.45am at the Tramps Grave, Moore. £5 all-in, no change given. Covid-19 match rules apply.