Frank Lythgoe's Warrington Anglers' Association column

TONY Siddall ignored the weather forecasts on May Day bank holiday for an unexpected enjoyable three hours fishing.

Setting up with a small groundbait feeder and single red maggot he was taken by surprise by his first fish at Phoenix Park Lake, a tench he reckoned was around 2.5lbs.

It turned out to be the only one he caught as it was followed by 20 or so roach and three perch.

Michael Lawton enjoyed a memorable day session at Rixton Claypits when he caught his first ever tench weighing exactly 7lbs. The specimen fell to feeder-fished single corn.

Bob Trueman fished the small River Banwy at Cyfronydd and reports catching three grayling around 10 inches plus a 12 inch brown trout.

Now discovered, I am sure that he will soon be back for further session on this Association owned 600 yards of double bank fishing upstream of the A458 bridge which I would think rarely sees an angler.

Thanks go to a member ringing me promptly on Sunday reporting a torrent of water flooding from the fields into the Bridgewater Canal just up from the Tramps Grave towards Moorefields Bridge.

It turned out to be a burst water main on the A56 making the canal chocolate coloured as it washed soil and hopefully no contaminants from the fields.

This week our Disabled and Over 60s event was held on our Woodshaw Reservoir fishery at Wigan in unseasonal cold and windy conditions.

Ron Durr pulled out peg 2 and made it pay with a winning net made up of a crucian, skimmers, roach, and perch for a weight of 5lbs 9ozs 0drs caught using pole and red maggot.

Only ounces separated the following weights but match organiser Jimmy Byrne ‘ounced out’ local rod Joe Garry to take second place with an all skimmer catch for 3-15-0. Unusually only three crucians were caught throughout the match where fifteen anglers turned out with some obviously put-off by the weather.Our WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT remains closed on Friday evenings but members can 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, pics, or funny stories are always welcome. Email or give me a ring on 01928 716238

n Results: Disabled and Over 60s: 1 Ron Durr 5-9-0; 2 Jimmy Byrne 3-15-0; 3 Joe Garry 3-14-0; 4 Alan Brown 3-9-0. Fixtures: Monday: Disabled and Over 60s at the Bridgewater Canal, Pickerings Bridge, draw 9.45am. £5 all-in exact money only, no change given. Covid-19 rules apply