NEIL Plunkettt and Neil Buck enjoyed a nice day’s fishing at Woodshaw Reservoir.

Following helpful advice from one of our local bailiff team, they went from small silvers to crucians catching 13 between them, some to well over 2lbs.

Neil Plunkett followed this up with a visit to Grey Mist, originally aiming for the silvers but thinking he might possibly hit a tench took his heavier test curve rods just in case.

Luckily he did as he hooked and landed his personal best mirror carp of 24lbs which fell for an 8mm wafter intended for tench.

He was also appreciative for the kind assistance of another angler from the adjacent peg. All in all, definitely a red-letter day.

Josh Bamber’s trip to Ackers Pit - for the first time in three years using a float rod rather than carp tackle for a change - resulted in 15 fish. He caught roach, rudd, a perch and two eels. Josh will definitely be back for more.

Ken Hewitt was also at the venue this past week and, fishing waggler and red maggots, he ended up with nine roach ranging 4 to 10ozs and an unexpected mirror carp around 8 to 10lbs.

The carp came after Ken cast in, setting his rod with the reel on bait runner, or so he thought, and when reaching for his flask he looked up just in time to see his rod sliding off his rests.

Thankfully, knowing the water well, his lightening reaction saved the day, but not the drive home wearing wet boots and trousers

Following a 4am start, Gary Chadwick fished the Trent & Mersey Canal at Little Leigh where he set up on the stick-ups.

He enjoyed a cracking morning's fishing catching big perch, skimmers, and lovely rudd on worm and red maggot.

For those members that tend not to fish our canal systems there are some really excellent and picturesque spots.

Our Monday Disabled and Over 60s match this week was fished on Woodshaw Reservoir where match veteran Jeff Stoll won the day with a weight of 5lbs 9ozs 8drs.

His winning net was made up of roach, perch, and crucians caught on both worm and two dead red maggots. Dave Blears was the runner-up with 3-15-4.  Nineteen anglers fished.

Our WAA Headquarters at 52, Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LT remains closed on but members can simply post to this address or put their membership 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.

Get in touch as your catch reports are always welcome as lots of members rely on your shared information for their angling visits. Email


Trent & Mersey Open (Saturday) Red Lion, Barnton: 1 Kevin Simpson 6-9-4; 2 Jeff Stoll 5-10-0; 3 Graham Sixsmith 4-2-0; 4 Jimmy Byrne 3-11-12.

Disabled and Over 60s (Woodshaw Reservoir): 1 Jeff Stoll 5-9-8; 2 Dave Blears 3-15-14; 3 Jimmy Byrne 3-15-12; 4 Ron Durr 3-12-0.


Monday: Disabled and Over 60s: Bridgewater Canal, Pickerings Bridge, draw 9.45am (£5 all-in, exact money only, no change given).