DARREN Grant decided has vowed this year to target our river stretches, and the first on his list was the Dee at Worthenbury.

A bumpy journey along the rough track was soon forgotten when he reached the water, and from the first peg it looks so fishy.

He returned home happy after he was rewarded with a chub well over 5lbs and a few grayling.

Appleton Reservoir is producing carp action but a downside is that our volunteers, while strimming the access points and bank-sides, found used bacon packaging stuffed into the undergrowth.

Those who leave their rubbish are not true anglers and we don't want them in our club.

The levels on the River Mersey were well down last week, almost to a trickle.

Pegged at Kingsway Allotments, our match on Saturday saw Ray Boden and Arthur Plumb tied for first place with 8-5-0.

The latter caught roach and perch to 8oz, while the former backed up a single roach with perch to 4oz.

Both fished pole and maggot.

The Mersey Series match on Sunday, held at Victoria Park, was won by Barry Chambers who fished the pole - alternating between maggot and caster - for a weight of 9-15-0 made up of quality roach and perch to 8oz.

If there had been a prize for ‘Fish of the Day’ then third-placed Martin Kettle would have won easily after he landed a bream touching 6lbs after a tussle on light tackle.

Many thanks to our hardy band of volunteers for making the pegs fishable.

Our disabled and over 60s match was fished on the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick Bridge on what was officially the hottest day of the year so far.

Veteran Jimmy Byrne took overall honours with a net of small roach, perch, and gudgeon for 3-6-2 taken on pole and pinkie.

There are quality bream to 8.5lbs being caught at Worthington Reservoirs.

Meanwhile I'm told the small lake at Sandiway is ‘fishing its head off’.

Thanks are due to working party volunteers for rebuilding pegs on both lakes at that venue.

Keep sending your catch reports - it's always nice to let fellow members know how waters are fishing - by email to frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk or call me on 01928 716238.

Our association headquarters at Parker Street are open every Friday, between 7pm and 9pm, for night-permits, membership-renewals, subscriptions and any queries.


Saturday, Mersey Series: 1=, Arthur Plumb, Ray Boden 8-5-0; 3, Alan Birchall 7-0-0; 4, Dave Brooks 6-6-0.

Sunday, Mersey Series: 1, Barry Chambers 9-15-0; 2, Ray Boden 9-13-0; 3, Martin Kettle 8-6-0; 4=, Pete Jones, Neil Davies 4-6-0.

Monday, Disabled and over 60s: 1, Jimmy Byrne 3-6-2; 2, George Barber 2-13-6; 3, Lennie Dutton 2-10-0; 4, Geoff Brooks 2-9-8.


Saturday, Mersey Series: Draw 9am, Kingsway Allotments.

Sunday, Mersey Series (Sid Jones Open): Draw 9am, Mersey Walk.

Monday, Disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am, Woodshaw Reservoir in Aspull.