MIKE Pryer and Steve Draper have fished The Mount at Buckley on the past two Sundays and the roach fishing was brilliant.

They fished a six-metre margin pole catching roach to over 1lb and plenty of small bream, plus bonus tench and carp up to 8lbs but a few carp didn’t quite make to the net.

Successful method was red maggot over a bed of groundbait. Mike recommends that if members give the silvers a try, they will not be disappointed.

Dave Spencer enjoyed a good evening’s fishing at Ackers Pit on Friday considering that he went on the spur of the moment and only took a couple of rounds of bread for bait.

He fished a waggler with bread flake and had a small roach before being pulled all over the pit by a mirror carp that tipped the scales at 9½ lbs.

It was in great condition and is the best fish he’d had out of Ackers Pit during the 60 years that he has been fishing the water. Dave also had another mirror of 7½lbs.

After four decades of carp fishing, Craig Stubbs decided to turn the clock back to how it all started when he was a youngster.

The result was a lovely day’s fishing at Rixton Claypits catching roach, rudd, a few hybrids and some perch. Craig’s still into his carp fishing but just fancied a nostalgic trip.

Mark Akery finally managed to catch his first carp from Little Sandiway – a 20lbs common that fought like a demon.

The action continued throughout the night with a nice low double mirror and a linear of 19lbs 8ozs 0drs and a final tally of five fish. His mate Carl Jones caught a 19-12-0 linear and a 13-10-0 common.

This week’s disabled and over 60s match was on our Woodshaw Reservoir fishery at Wigan, which is in pristine condition thanks to our team of volunteers.

Local rod Tim Dwerryhouse was well ahead of the rest of the field with a weight of 13-4-0 made up of nine crucians caught using the pole at 10 metres on double red maggot with a small ball of ground bait every put-in.

The runner-up was Alan Brown with 4-8-0 of small skimmers and roach.

Members who take the trouble to send in catch reports earn the appreciation of fellow members as it helps them to know how waters are fishing and plan their outings.

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, Tim Dwerryhouse 13-4-0; 2, Alan Brown 4-8-0; 3, Johnny Johnson 3-12-0; 4, Graham Belton 3-2-0


Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Delph Lane, Keckwick.