Frank Lythgoe's Warrington Anglers Association column

LAST week, Craig Lynskey enjoyed his best session so far at Appleton Reservoir.

He fished in the trees – now colloquially known as “the swamp” – on Tuesday night to land his new personal best mirror carp at weighing 17lbs 10ozs 0drs followed by another mirror carp two hours later, a couple of pounds lighter at 15-2-0 – two cracking fish and a very happy member.

Ian Sangster fished a short feeder session on the reservoir on Monday and reckoned that although he forgot his keepnet, he had over 25 roach with some around the 12oz mark all taken on double red maggot.

Statham Pool, where sport has been pretty quiet so far this year, has now started to wake up with our bailiff reporting decent roach catches, the occasional bream and lots of carp cruising on the surface near the inflow.

Last week, Andy Corr enjoyed a cracking roach session on the Bridgewater Canal at Lymm despite a Suez Canal style blockage when a barge that had become adrift lodged itself bank to bank. Andy even managed a small jack-pike.

Anthony Rough also enjoyed his early morning trip to the Bridgewater at Delph Lane on Sunday where along with plenty of bites and a few nice roach, he had a crazy heron to contend with that took a good roach as he was netting it.

As Anthony commented, “That was a first for me.”

This week, our disabled and over 60s match was held on the Bridgewater Canal at the rear of Daresbury Labs and saw Stuart Patterson the winner when his roach catch was boosted by a 4lb bream, which took a single pinkie boosting his overall weight to 4-11-0.

A foul-hooked bream of a couple of pounds which when added to his roach and gudgeon net gave Ray Boden second place with 4-3-0. Twenty-one anglers turned out.

I hate having to mention litter as anyone who leaves it, angler or otherwise, disgusts me. Our rule 28 clearly states, any member fishing with litter in their immediate vicinity will be held responsible. All litter must be taken home. This means that you do not stuff it inside the nearest public bin.

Members agree on joining Warrington Anglers Association to abide by the rules so please read them as ignorance is no excuse.

Please note that following a change of ownership – we now do not have the fishing rights anywhere above the A56 at Mickle Trafford, which includes the stretch at Plemstall Church.

Members, please note that all bookings for night sessions must be carried out strictly between 9am and 6pm by text only to the night permit number. Any sent outside of these times will be ignored.

Also, anyone not tuning up after booking will face a month suspension from night sessions as they are potentially depriving fellow members of the opportunity to fish.

To renew membership from our Warrington Anglers Association website, simply use the numbers from both your postcode and membership number as printed on your booklet address label which is your individual ID.

Please note you can only obtain a night permit at the same time as your online renewal. Tackle shops advertised in your membership book are now open for business.

Our WAA headquarters at 52 Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT remain closed on Friday evenings but members can simply post to this address or put their book or request in an envelope with their payment and a stamped addressed envelope through our HQ door, where mail is collected and dealt with most days.

Alternatively, you can post to Warrington Anglers Association PO. Box 71, Warrington WA1 1LR where mail is collected weekly.

Catch reports from members, pics or funny stories are always welcome. Email or give me a call on 01928 716238

n Results:

Monday, disabled and over 60s: 1, Stu Patterson 4-11-0; 2, Ray Boden 4-3-0; 3, Steve Lewis 3-6-0; 4, Jimmy Byrne 3-5-0

n Fixtures:

Monday, disabled and over 60s, Bridgewater Canal, Tramps Grave, Moore: Draw 9.45am. £5 all-in. Exact money only, no change given. Covid-19 rules apply