OUR Mersey Series match at Victoria Park on Sunday saw Ade Green take his first win of the year on what was the last river match of 2019, with a weight of 1lbs 6ozs 0drs made up of small roach taken on feeder and maggot tactics.

Yes, it was hard fishing but despite the scarcity of bites, the competition was still just as intense and a win is a win!

Second place was taken by Roy Everson with 0-14-0. Further matches will be advertised in the new year.

Our Bridgewater taster match last Saturday at Boothstown produced some really good winter canal results, which saw Bob Campbell putting together a winning catch of skimmers and roach for 11-1-0.

Warburtons bread was the bait of the day – liquidised and sieved – with punched bread on the hook.

Dave Brookes took second place with an all-roach net weighing in at 9-8-0. The match is on again on Saturday, see details below in the fixtures.

Our Monday disabled and over 60s match on the Bridgewater Canal was drawn this week on the bank opposite the Walton Arms.

Winner Alan Brown, who drew a peg adjacent to Walton Gardens Bridge, alternated between bread and caster for an all roach catch of 7-4-10.

Dave Hill was on the opposite side of the bridge where he fished bread but a change to pinkie brought more fish and second place with a weight of 6-0-2. Eighteen anglers fished.

This is the time of year when there are not many anglers on the banks, so I would really welcome any catch reports – good, bad, or indifferent – as these help fellow members 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.


Saturday, Bridgewater taster match: 1, Bob Campbell 11-1-0; 2, Dave Brooks 9-8-0; 3, Neil Davies 8-5-0; 4, Ray Boden 6-7-0

Sunday, Mersey Series match: 1, Ade Green 1-6-0; 2, Roy Everson 0-14-0; 3, Eddie Frangleton 0-11-0; 4=, P Howard/A Higham 0-6-0

Monday, disabled and over 60s: 1, Alan Brown 7-4-10; 2, Dave Hill 6-0-2; 3, Ron Durr 5-15-0; 4, Ray Boden 5-2-0


Saturday, Bridgewater Canal Match (members only): Draw 9.30am on bank at Boothstown opposite the Moorings Pub (postcode M28 1YB). Call Ray Boden for further information on 07790 317714 and to check any cancellation if the canal is iced over.

Monday, disabled and over 60s: Draw 10am at Bridgewater Canal, Hough’s Bridge