THE Mount at Buckley is still producing some excellent sport and working party member David Trusler reports a couple of days’ excellent fishing on the middle and main lake catching quality roach and tench on quiver tip using corn and home-made cheese paste.

He also gave heartening news that tench up to ¾lb have been showing.

Dave Mather enjoyed a four-hour session with some cracking roach well over 1½lbs taken on pole and hemp.

After a few weeks when weekends were taken up with other unavoidable priorities, Kyle Tilbury decided on a quick overnight session on Grey Mist on Sunday where he fished his usual tactics of a snowman set-up over a scattering of boilies.

His first run came just as he was settling down for the night – a leather carp of 16lbs.

Just after the bewitching hour, his other rod went and a 15lbs mirror, followed by another of 14lbs, were the result. He reckons the midge bites were a small price to pay.

Also on the Mist, a new member christened his card with a 22lbs common on his first visit to a WAA water.

Phil Lacy followed up a new PB carp of 19lbs 8ozs 0drs last week on double red maggot and corn and went on to smash his tinca PB on Sunday, landing fish of 6-12-0, 8-2-0 and 8-8-0.

He had set himself a modest season target of 6lbs so to say he is chuffed is an understatement. What happens next season, Phil?

Reports have filtered back that a new member was told ‘the unwritten rule’ on Sandiway of where day anglers can fish as it is unfair to night permit holders.

Let me dispel this completely – there are no unwritten rules and every member has the absolute right to fish any peg on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Working Party on Sandiway Lakes on Saturday, meeting on bottom car park little lake at around 9.30am. Anyone fishing ‘the beach’ is asked to vacate by 10am for necessary works.

There’s plenty to do – peg repairs, general tidying and snag removal so all volunteers welcome.

This week’s Monday disabled and over 60’s match on the Bridgewater Canal at Keckwick was won by Lennie Dutton with a weight of 2-9-8 of small roach and gudgeon. Graham Belton in second place was less than 2ozs adrift with 2-7-12.

There wasn’t 8oz between the first four weights albeit they were on the low side.

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 to plan their outings and give me something to write about!

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, current ones can renew their subscription or night permit.


Disabled and over 60s: 1, Lennie Dutton 2-9-8; 2, Graham Belton 2-7-12; 3, Jimmy Byrne 2-3-8; 4, Rod Fraser 2-2-4


Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Bridgewater Canal, Daresbury Labs