IAN Millington reckons The Mount at Buckley is a brilliant place to fish – no doubt borne out by his morning session on Friday when he had a mixed catch of silvers, a bream, and a tench, losing a better one when it snagged-up. All fell to either corn or red maggot.

He was back again on Sunday but tried the smaller back lake, where he included a decent bream and a small carp in his catch.

Thanks to those members who are openly sharing their experiences with fellow anglers to help make both existing members and newcomers’ fishing experiences more productive.

Phil Brown had a busy day session at Appleton Reservoir on Thursday fishing with his mate Jess Steele, catching eight carp that included three twenties but Jess landed the biggest at 25lbs.

A few nice carp reported from Grey Mist and Appleton Reservoir over the Bank Holiday weekend with a fair amount of tench action also from the Mist.

Ian Simpkin had eight in a session with the best a 7lbs 12ozs specimen caught on double red maggot using a small groundbait feeder.

I finally managed to get out on Monday, fully intending to fish with the ‘over the hill mob’ at Woodshaw but I got absolutely soaked whilst loading the car and being a weather wimp, I took it as a sign and went to Cicely Mill Pool instead after I had changed.

There was only one other angler on the fishery, who had been there since early morning targeting carp but he hadn’t seen any signs of one.

Perhaps I should have taken this as an omen but I carried on regardless.

Fishing pole and maggot, I missed a bite, hit one that shot off and slipped the hook – that was it. Need to get out more.

Our disabled and over 60s match at Woodshaw Reservoir on Monday was won by local rod Alan Pendlebury with a catch of crucians and roach for a weight of 9lbs 4ozs 0drs.

They were all caught on the pole at 10metres alternating between caster and pellet. Jimmy Byrne took second place with a similar catch of 7-4-0 taken on red maggot.

Thanks to those members who send catch reports as they help follow members to weigh up how waters are fishing to plan their outings and give me something to write about.

Email frank@warrington-anglers.org.uk 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, current ones can renew their subscription, or night permit.


Disabled and over 60s, Woodshaw Reservoir, Wigan: 1, Alan Pendlebury 9-4-0; 2, Jimmy Byrne 7-4-0; 3, Alan Birchall 7-2-0; 4, Ralph Seddon 6-0-0


Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Bridgewater Canal, Stage Lane, Lymm