Secretary Ade Green pens this week’s Warrington Anglers’ Association column...

OUR head bailiff James Makin was flying solo this week when he fished Grey Mist for a night session.

His traps consisted of two rods rigged with Formula pop-ups by RG Baits on a helicopter rig over a bed of freebies.

He finished his session with three tench, the biggest being 8lb, and two carp, the biggest 22lbs 6ozs also a smaller very old original 18lb on the nose.

Woodshaw Reservoir was the venue for a dawn raid by Kev Brindle in search of crucians.

This was his first trip to the water so he surveyed the lake and settled on peg 22.

After setting up two swims either side of the peg with hemp and caster he tackled up and watched as fish were topping.

From the start he had roach instantly but after 30 minutes there were no signs of his intended quarry so he switched to corn on the hook and hey presto. Eight crucians later and numerous roach in between left him well pleased with his visit and he also commented on how well looked after the lake was.

Regular contributor to the column Gary Whitehead visited Statham intent on catching roach, so he set up for pole fishing three feet deep with a single maggot on a 18s hook under a .3g float feeding loose maggots.He finally got the roach on the feed when the pike gate crashed the party. Unperturbed, he went to his car where he always carries a lure rod and proceeded to add two small jacks to his catch using a 10g Fox Rage Spikey.

Sonny Suroso paid a visit to The Mount on Saturday and was well chuffed with the 14lb common taken on a Ronnie rig with krill wafter.

I bumped into Daniel Martin, on the Mist, on Friday while I was helping with some maintenance and we got chatting.

It seems Daniel has been giving the tench a right good hiding and proof was in the pudding has he hooked into the 10th of Friday’s session.

This had increased to 11 by the time his catch report came in, the biggest went 7lbs 3ozs on the scales and all were caught using flat method feeders with micros and 8mm banded dumbbell wafter. Keep searching for that 8lber Daniel.

Thank you to all our volunteers who were out and about on our fisheries this past week. Your work is much appreciated and you know who you are. Please be patient with our volunteers if you’re out fishing. Just remember, they’d probably prefer to be where you are.

This week’s disabled and over 60s match held close to the Broken Cross was won by George Barber with an all-roach catch on bread punch. Close behind was Jimmy Byrne after contending with a rogue pike.

Best action was by the conker trees.

Geoff Brookes was third, catching small roach and perch. Twenty anglers fished and all but one weighed in which is a good sign following the pollution last year.

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 membership book or request in an envelope with their payment and a stamped addressed envelope, through our HQ door at 52, Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT 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 would welcome any info of your visits/catches from any of our fisheries. Email or use the catch report link at the top of our Facebook page.

Results: Disabled & Over 60s, Trent and Mersey Canal: 1 George Barber 4-3-0; 2 Jimmy Byrne 3-14-12; 3 Geoff Brookes 3-6-3; 4 Al Faulkner 3-2-0. Fixtures: Monday: Disabled & Over 60s match, Bridgewater Canal at Pickering’s Bridge, draw 9.45am in car park, £5 all-in, no change given. Thursday, June 2: Disabled & Over 60s match, Woodshaw, draw in car park and subs as above.