KYLE Tilbury recently rejoined Warrington Anglers after a seven-year spell away from the sport and decided on Grey Mist to mark his return.

On Saturday, there was nothing happening – not even a sign of a fish – but determined to ‘crack it’ he was back on the bank on Monday after work for a few hours.

Again, no action whatsoever but undeterred he was back the following day and was finally rewarded with a double-figure common.

On Wednesday, he landed a leather whilst he managed to bag himself a mirror on Thursday. Kyle used simple multi rigs and all fish have fell to a simple snowman presentation.

Tom Fahey also enjoyed his Sunday evening session, landing a 17lbs 2ozs common carp from the fishery on Sunday taken on sticky baits krill boilie.

Neil Plunkett braved a cold wind that swept across our Cicely Mill Pool on Tuesday and had to move swims three times to find the fish.

He ended his session with 14 roach – with some in the 6 to 8oz bracket – plus a crucian of 2lbs. Fish were caught on single maggot using both waggler and a small groundbait feeder.

Chatting to our bailiffs, they both came to the conclusion that for sport to really switch on a few weeks of warmer weather was needed.

Ste Pielow caught a nice looking 19lbs mirror from Appleton Reservoir on Tuesday morning and shared it on our Facebook group along with catch details, which really is one of the prime reasons for the group.

Thanks Ste – I wish more members would be more forthcoming with such information.

The Bridgewater Canal is always worth a visit for some predator action with either pike or perch and Elwyn Jones wasn’t disappointed when drop-shotting at Statham on Sunday.

He landed a brace of stripeys of 2lbs 4 ozs 0drs and 2-6-0 and lost a decent pike at the net which took a liking to his small lure.

The Monday disabled and over 60s match on the Bridgewater Canal at Hough’s Bridge was won this week by George Barber with an all-roach catch of 3-5-11.

I haven’t got method details but I will lay odds that he was using bread – hence his handle of ‘The Breadman’ – and possibly pinkies for good measure. Alan Brown was in second place with 2-0-9.

Keep those catch reports coming – good, bad, or indifferent – as they help fellow members to weigh up how waters are fishing to plan their outings.

Email or give me a call on 01928 716238.

WAA headquarters at 52 Parker Street are open as usual every Friday between 7pm and 9pm. New members are welcome to call in and join and current ones can renew their subscription or night permit.


Disabled and over 60s – Bridgewater Canal, Delph Lane: 1, George Barber 3-5-11; 2, Alan Brown 2-0-9; 3, Mike Worley 1-13-13; 4, Rod Fraser 1-4-11


Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Trent & Mersey Canal, Billinge.